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It’s Phil Healy Week. I don’t know Phil that well. He’s one of the gents behind MY NAME IS JONAH, a long-time real-life pal of JB Sapienza (of JB Sapienza Week), and the guy I always get confused and think is Brian Collins (Horror Movie-a-Day).

Phil had asked about getting a theme week while I was in the middle of JB’s week. I had a lot of reservations about JB’s week, but then I got Phil’s list.

I rejected it. Every single one.

So here’s the deal, I’ve been doing the Sketch-a-Day for a long time. At this point, it’s been a total of about 5-6 years or so with some breaks. I have a very distinct thing I do, and mostly it’s just a simple sketch, something that takes a minimum of 10 minutes to a maximum of an hour. Anything more complex is something I’ve either gotten paid to do or is for some sort of publication or mass-produced whatsawhosit. When I do theme weeks or months or take requests, it’s to have something simple or easy so I don’t have to put much thought into it. It also usually is because I’m trying to work on something bigger that I can’t share so I just need filler. That’s all the sketchaday is – filler. It’s to force me to draw SOMETHING so I’m not just sitting around contemplating suicide all day long.

After the JB debacle, I made sure to emphasize “simple” to Phil. He may have missed that part. JB’s list of requests is now light, airy and easy in the grand scheme of things.

That said, I re-read the list and figured out a way to do some of it. But seriously, some of his list was absolutely insane and so very, very specific. I seriously wondered if he was pranking me.

But, anyway. It’s Phil Healy week. I am not going to comment on any of these. They’re my interpretations of his requests, best and as comfortably as I could pull them off (some of his requests were for things that – even if he’d offered money – I would never draw, some were even just impossible for me to figure out HOW to draw).

But I’ll admit this: I thought all his requests were clever and funny ideas for someone else to tackle.

Lastly, every one of these is a digital sketch – the first time I’ve ever done that for a requested theme. My desktop computer – and thus my scanner – crapped out on me. I could not get my scanner to connect to either of my laptops. Which, quite frankly, sucks. This also means I’ve now lost everything on my PC. I mean, for now. I don’t have the time to figure out how to fix it just yet. So, I guess I’m gonna get proficient on drawing on my phone for a while.

Fuck.

Anyway, Phil Healy Week. Get a job.

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1161. Deadman

As far as I’m concerned, Kelley Jones absolutely owns two characters: Batman and Deadman. While his Batman is my favorite version, I also like & appreciate other versions too. Deadman, however, always looks weird to me drawn in any other style. Everytime I draw him, I go for the Jones version. I recently picked up a 7 issue Deadman reprint series with Carmine Infantino & Neal Adams art. Deadman has a bulky muscley superhero bod in those. It’s so weird to see. Not a fan. But I decided to try it anyway. Kinda fun. Still prefer the ghastly, skinny Jones style.

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1160. Robin

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1159. Bloodshot

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1158. Magnus, Robot Fighter

If anyone has issue 2 of the Magnus, Robot Fighter vs. Predator crossover, hit me up.

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1157. Doctor Solar

Never read the Valiant books or anything like that, but I distinctly remember being but a wee lad and having a Porky Pig comic book that had ads for Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom in the back. Just one of those things that always burned in my mind.

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Couldn’t think of an April Fool’s or Easter thing, so, monster.

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1155. Mara Jade

Con sketch. Ok. So. A Star War, I guess? I seriously do not know.

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