Friday, August 24, 2007


So, I just watched the trailer for "The Spectacular Spider-Man", which is the new Spidey cartoon coming sometime in 2008 to Kids WB.
Feel free to go watch it here and then come back.
While I'm fine with the "The Batman"-lite design of the characters, the quality of the animation just looked really cheap.
Is it just me?

On the other hand, this looks great...

Jim Henson's Time Piece

Watch your six..

Superboy by Joel Priddy
One of the best things I brought back from San Diego was this great sketch of Superboy by
I see Joel all the time here at home (we had dinner last night as a matter of fact), but within the confines of the Comic-Con it seemed okay to force him to draw something for me.
The Priddy/Haley Team-Up!
There are 3 notes on this picture.

I even made a point of taking a fanboy picture with him.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It has been adapted...

This is a
Robin I did probably two weeks ago that I planned to post last week, but I didn't feel like doing so in the midst of my Mike Wieringo posting.
Mike had a great, though short, run on Robin which made me even less inclined to post this last week.

Anyway, the whole point of this picture was to try something different stylistically.
I don't know that it's any good, but I think it was somewhat of a success in that it doesn't look like my usual "style".

They eat they're Wheaties..

Caleb over at Every Day Is Like Wednesday has a fun feature up on Black Lightning featuring Caleb and BL discussing his current and past costumes and what's wrong with all of them.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

We feel so left out..

The Hulk is cowering from the pummeling he's received courtesy of The Thing.

I hate having to wear glasses.

I was at The Vault on Sunday night, and this girl (Katie) drew a picture of me really quickly as a joke.
She drew me wearing glasses which immediately put me off, because when I think of myself, I don't see glasses.
Apparently it's all people can see though when I'm wearing them.
A different Sunday I was at The Vault (it's my Sunday night thing) and a friend of Katie's told me I looked like a different person when I took my glasses off.
I would do contacts, but I've got this disease where I can't shove things in my eyes.
I've tried.
I wish I knew more about that eye surgery with the laser beams.
You know the one?
The one where you can shoot laser beams out of your eyes.
That seems like the way to go.


The kind I'd like to meet...

The Orphan by Scott Kurtz
Here's another Guy Smith I got at Comic-Con.
This one is by Scott Kurtz of
PVP fame.
As you should be able to tell from the sketch, Scott was well acquainted with the character, which equals to awesomeness.
I had originally asked him to draw Superman because I'd been having such poor luck with people knowing who Guy was. Fortunately, Scott seemed to be having a hard time coming up with something Superman-y, so I thought, "Why not ask if he read X-Statix?"
He lit up at the prospect of drawing The Orphan instead of the Man of Steel.
Lesson learned.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Just when you get on a roll..

The Orphan by Ryan Ottley
Here's one of the great pieces of art I got while I was at Comic-Con.
This is
The Orphan/Mr. Sensitive/Guy Smith from X-Force/X-Statix as drawn for me by Ryan Ottley.
He wasn't familiar with the character, but after flipping really quickly through an issue I had with me, Mr. Ottley was able to come up with a pose and expression that was so appropriate for Guy.

Ryan Ottley is an incredible artist.. who has no idea who Deathstroke is.
Well, that's what Scott Kurtz told me.