Sunday, June 27, 2010


Do it more like this, do it more like that, taper it more, draw the rib cage line cause I do so, do it like the board, no don't do it like the board make it better, move that line a millimeter to the left, no! move it to the right, draw less think more, never do parallel lines, make negative shapes, that's weak do it again, keep it rough keep it rough, that looks too clean, no that's too rough, that's too flat and stiff and some other extra nit-picky trivial little stuff...Those are some of the things I heard during my carer that helped me become a better artist, at that time I didn't take it so well because of the way it was said. Nevertheless there are always better ways to communicate with people, it seems not everyone has social skills. Regardless, who knew rude people with no manners or social skills were teaching me how to become a better artist, a blessing in disguise. This Galactus is dedicated to them.

In the other note, a few days ago some artists I stopped bye to say hi at work where all incidentally drawing Galactus. It was a bit inspirational and I've been wanting to draw this piece for a while now. This is the way I think Galactus should look for an animated show, without any of those purple gay tights. It looks like he's saying...Hey, how'd you doing neighbor? The poor Silver Surfer seems to have a hard time with Galactus not using deodorant.
I started at 2:32 am after a great Saturday night and finish at 6:16 am.
All that for spirituality after a Constance Demby concert night.
Oh yeah I almost forgot, for those clueless uneducated comic book people here is the explanation of who Galactus is:

Galactus is a fictional character appearing in comic books and other publications published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist and co-plotter Jack Kirby, the character debuted in Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966), the first of a three-issue story later known as "The Galactus Trilogy."
Galactus was originally an explorer called Galan from a planet called "Taa" in a universe which existed before the Big Bang. When the impending cataclysm gradually killed all life in his universe, including almost all of his own people, he and other survivors sought to escape the decay of their world. They left Taa via a space vessel, but it was eventually engulfed in the cataclysm that ended the old universe and spawned a new one. Galan, however, did not die, but was transformed through a bonding with the Sentience of the Universe, and gestated for billions of years, emerging - partially due to the inactivity of a Watcher - into the new universe as Galactus.

Cosmic consciousness man, cosmic consciousness...

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Justice League

Right before the JL TV show started, the producers asked me to do this piece for publicity purposes. Little did I know Bruce was going to take a pass at it and make it better. Next thing you know it was everywhere, and I mean everywhere...

All I got, other than a paycheck, was this little business card dispenser with the revised version on it. Pretty cool nevertheless.

Forever People

It's not every day that you get to draw the Forever People in the Jack Kirby and Bruce Timm style and get paid for it.
Good times!!! Good ol' happy days...
For a Justice League Unlimited episode called Twilight (not the new Vampires movies).
The League is tricked into defending Apokolips, Darkseid's homeworld against the threat of Brainiac. The team solicits the aid of the New Gods, including Orion, Lightray, and Highfather. The resulting destruction of Brainiac's base is thought to be the end of Darkseid, until the events of the JLU episode "Alive," where he is inadvertently reconstituted by Lex Luthor.


The alternative version of Superman from a parallel Universe.
The Justice Lords are anti-heroes who first appeared in the two-part Justice League episode, "A Better World" (airdate November 1, 2003...on my birthday).
The Justice Lords' world diverged from that of the Justice League when their Lex Luthor was elected President of the United States. The Flash was executed personally by Luthor for unknown reasons, and Luthor's policies eventually resulted in the country "being on the brink of a war that could destroy the whole planet". The alternate Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman decided to try and stop the impending war, storming the White House and confronting President Luthor. After Luthor goaded the alternate Superman, that no matter how many times Superman sent him to prison Luthor would find a way back into power all over again in an unending cycle, the enraged Kryptonian targeted Luthor with heat vision and killed him. This decision led to far-reaching consequences, as Superman decided he liked this new brand of "justice". Soon, the other Lords lost faith in humanity's ability to do what was right, as well as their own moral compasses.

Teen Titans

Sometime at the end of the 90's Thomas Zellers approached me about helping him with a presentation for a "Teen Titans" TV Show . For some reason it didn't go as expected and it didn't get picked up. Besides the majority of people at WB laughed at the idea of making a Teen Titans TV Show. Ironically a few years later, somebody else went for it and the show became a hit.
Here is my first pass for that pitch. Keep in mind that was in 1996 and I didn't draw so well.

Man Bat

From a Batman Beyond episode where Terry becomes the Man-Bat Beyond.
I think the episode was called Splicers. First Aired: 9/17/99
Gotham teens are crazy over "splicing", augmenting animal genes onto their own to change their appearance, thanks to the Chimera Institute. But the institute's sinister head, Dr. Cuvier is much more dangerous then he appears, and has the power to bring out the Bat in the Batman.

Code Mc. Callum

Studying my Cassegrain. Quick 1 minute sketch based on the European graphic novel Code Mc. Callum # 4.
Made on the inside of one of The Simpsons scene folders.

Brainiac 5

Some freelance for The Legion of Super Heroes when they first started the show.
Brainiac 5, body turn, rough pencil.
The Legion of Super Heroes was an animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation that debuted on September 23, 2006, based on characters appearing in the DC Comics series. The series centers on the young Superman's adventures in the 31st century, fighting alongside a group of futuristic superheroes known as the "Legion of Super-Heroes".

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Plumbers

From my Ben 10 freelance a few years ago.
That's Ben's grandpa in the middle, back in the day with the Plumbers.
The Plumbers is a secret organization that makes use of many high tech gadgets to protect their planet from various alien & paranormal threats. The Earth Plumbers were said to have officially disbanded shortly after Vilgax was defeated by Max Tennyson.