The Invisibles

Grant Morrison’s Invisibles is my all-time, absolute, #1 favorite comic of all time, of any genre. It almost changed my life, if not for the fact that my laziness and unmotivated ways won out over life-alteration, and simply just gave up.

I didn’t draw Boy a) because I thought I’d make her look too manish, especially when I was already trying to draw a dude look like a lady b) she was the absolute least interesting character in that book. Unfortunately, this is just more evidence that I might actually be a racist. *sigh*

The World’s Finest

A week ago or so, my friend Jason and I reviewed Jeph Loeb’s “Daredevil Yellow” for our podcast, Gutter Trash. Afterward, we decided to watch Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the animated DVD (blu-ray!) movie based on Loeb’s first Superman/Batman arc. While watching the movie, Jason and I both drew different versions of The World’s Finest. I decided to go with the Golden Age versions, mostly just ’cause. I like to freak out the normies. Batman’s got a gun? Wha?! So for every comic fan that doesn’t want to embrace any change whatsoever, and wants the characters to stay true to their original versions: Suck it, fuckers.

Now go check out Jason’s version.

Teen Wolf

In a moment of panic, I realized I had nothing to update the blog with. I posted this on facebook, and jokingly blamed Jeph Loeb for my lack of work. My friend Joe responded, joking that I should write an article about Teen Wolf. I call Joe my friend, because he’s a nice guy and I like talking to him and hanging out with him the rare times that it is possible. But clearly, Joe has never seen my blog before. But still it gave me the idea to do this, and maybe I can lure Joe to check this site out. I’ve read his blog, it’s only fair.

Green Goblin

Fanboy Boner!

Yup. The ultimate fanboy wetdream. It’s the Wolverine of G.I. Joe versus the Snake-Eyes of the X-Men! Brought about by a desire to break out of a drawing slump, and recently watching “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” and being shocked – SHOCKED! – by how much I enjoyed it.

Trick ‘r Treat

This adorable li’l guy is Sam, the murderous spirit of Halloween who punishes all who do not celebrate the rituals of his holiday properly. He’s the “cryptkeeper” type character who ties the four tales together in a great movie called Trick ‘r Treat, Written and Directed by Michael Dougherty, who co-wrote X-Men 2, and the unfairly maligned Superman Returns. Trick ‘r Treat features a great cast and is incredibly creepy, and most importantly, a fuck of a lot of fun. It’s easily the most enjoyable Halloween themed movie I’ve ever watched.

Happy Halloween, everyone.

Fraggin’ a world he never made

By request, Lobo the Duck, which was a hell of a lot of fun to draw. Makes me want to tackle the main Main Man hisself, as well.

J’onn J’onzz: The Manhunter from Mars

A redesign of Martian Manhunter.

Moon Knight

Inspired by the new Moon Knight series, Vengeance of Moon Knight, by Gregg Hurwitz and Jerome Opeña (who is fucking amazing, by the way).

First of all, I’ve always liked Moon Knight in a way. So a few years ago when the series was being relaunched, I was excited. I checked out Charlie Huston’s novels to get a feel for his writing, and I set myself to tolerate David Finch’s art. The novels I read by Huston were excellent, especially the Joe Pitt vampire/noir series, so my excitement escalated. However, the Moon Knight comic sucked. One of the most boring, awful comics I’ve ever read. Dropped after 4 or so issues, burned so bad that I never even checked it out after Huston and Finch left.

I’m not really sure why I picked up the first issue of the new one. But I’m glad I did, holy fuck was it good. Maybe it was the low expectations, but I was blown away for certain.

As for the drawing, the intent for it was something completely different for a) my usual style and b) how it actually turned out. I was going to go for a sorta very simple, indie-comics sorta style, but not in a mocking way. I failed completely, and wound up with a bastardized Frank Quitely (but if Quitely had broken hands) style.

Believe it, or not.

Recently, thanks to Netflix, I’ve been renting the Greatest American Hero on DVD. I remember loving the show when I was a kid, but as with most things, those cherished memories usually come crashing down as we come across them as adults.

Well, while certainly dated, G.A.H. holds up to a certain extent. It’s got a lot of charm and wit, and the concept still works, and Robert Culp is great. I think an update of the show in either movie form or even still on television would be great, as long as care could be taken not to “CW” it up, or load it with pop culture references. And it’s certainly too bad that the recent comic was as terrible as terrible can be, as that’d be a fine place for a revival as well.