Inspired by Nick Marino, who mentioned Ecto-Cooler in a comment about a recent sketch, plus remembering that Kurt Dinse and I were once gonna do competing Slimers. Plus, yknow, ghosts, October, Halloween, all that.
My friend Bruce and I used to talk about how Rhino would be a perfect one-scene villain in a Spider-Man movie. It’s a James Bond opening, Rhino rampaging through the city. Spider-Man stops him. 1st 5 minutes, credits, then we get the rest of the movie with a main villain. It establishes other villains without needing to dedicate two hours to a character that might not be able to fill that time. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 came close to doing that, but still fucked it up.
Hey, it’s Deadpool, again. Also, another commission! This one was purchased by my friend Shiloh and her husband Anthony. I had posted a photo of all the blank covers I own, and she asked for this one, but wanted Deadpool as a zombie. It was fun to do. Even painting over the printed parts of the cover was kinda fun and kinda made me want to paint something. That feeling will pass.
The back cover… I decided I wanted to draw regular Deadpool too. This was before the previous Deadpool commission came around, so I decided to draw Original Flavor popping out of the grave and decided I’d write something to go with it. It is The Merc with a Mouth, after all. Once I drew it, I scanned it in, wrote and lettered the piece in Illustrator, printed out the word balloons, cut them out, and used some 17 year old Studio Tac to adhere it to the cover. I also enjoyed the writing process, even if it was just a short piece. I just hope I captured Wade’s voice.
Mostly recognized as a Daredevil villain. Started as a Spider-Man villain, though. HE’S ON MY POSTER!
After drawing tiny Aquaman last weekend, I wanted to draw hook-hand 90s Aquaman. I kinda love Aquaman. Never really read too many of his comics, though. The Rick Vietch, Will Pfiefer, and John Arcudi runs. A little bit of the weird Sword and Sandals version. Pretty much it. It seems like DC fights so hard against the Super Friends version of Aquaman so damn much, they have no idea what to really do with him. Kind of a shame.