149 – I Want Your Skrulls

I call the one on the right H’kee C’medion.

148 – Bat-Mite

Another request for Joe Grunenwald (who hasn’t updated his blog in almost two months).

The only comics I’ve read with Bat-Mite in them are the Evan Dorkin World’s Funnest Bat-Mite/Mxyzptlk team-up/battle, and the Grant Morrison Batman: RIP storyline, which was hilarious.

But I do remember him from the old Batman cartoon I used to watch as a kid, and I probably loved the crap out of it. I can guarantee you that I’m too afraid to watch it now, cuz I’m sure it’s terrible.

Look forward to Joe and I reviewing every episode when we’re done with the Justice League cartoon.

147 – Dazzler

One year ago, I posted a cover recreation of Dazzler # 1 for my friend Kathleen, for her birthday. Dazzler is her favorite character, and has amassed a collection of Dazzler sketches and art from different folks. When I saw her over the weekend, she forced me to promise to draw her another Dazzler for her birthday this year.

Definitely not as complex as the cover recreation, though I deeply wish I could redraw most of that. I can’t look at it.

I went with ’80s X-Men Dazzler for a change-up, also, because when I started reading X-Men, this was her costume, and I’ll always associate that with this character.

As an added bonus, years ago, I used to make these little gif things called Microheroes. I animated quite a few of them, and would redesign costumes and whatnot. Here’s the Dazzler Micro, for your enjoyment. I kinda miss making them every now and then.

Happy Birthday, Kat!

146 – Astro Boy

This fulfills a request for Jim Purcell, a guy who has been one of my biggest supporters for a few years now, despite the fact that I am constantly letting him down. We met online at the old Newsarama message boards, and we were both members of the weekly art group there.

I don’t know a thing about Astro Boy. I’ve never seen any incarnation of his cartoon, I’ve never read any of the manga or have seen the most recent CGI movie. The only thing I know about him is from the Frank Miller/Geoff Darrow homage/parody Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot. Which is to say, not a lot.

Also Frank Miller has lost his fucking mind, right?

145 – Sad Monster

Sketched this while waiting for my friend at the Urgent Care.

144 – Punisher

143 – Daredevil Yellow

142 – Mysterio

Sad that we’ll never see Bruce Campbell built up to be the villain he was playing in all the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies.

141 – Dr. Strange

140 – Frankenstein’s Monster