Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Oh, yeah. Here it is, batches! I've had a stiffy for this piece ever since I came up with the idea (dare I say it) months ago!

After beating my head against the composition of the characters, environment, and major supporting elements like, I don't know, style- I've finally created this post-apocalyptic nightmare for mass consumption.

So eat up!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

EROL OTUS - keeper of the old school flame

I can get pretty crazy about certain artists. I have quite an extensive list. And I'm pretty particular, too. But there's this superfly, old school, mofo that I've been trying to keep tabs on that I've only recently found more of his stuff.

Good old Erol Otus. Dungeons and Dragons wouldn't have been the same without him (eternal hails to Gary Gygax for being the penultimate Dungeon Master though, RIP). He is like the Jack Kirby of RPG artists to me. There's even a strange esoteric nod to Cubism and German Expressionism in his style that also reminds me of Kirby.

Maybe I'm just fishing but I am obsessed, no doubt about it. I just acquired some sweet images that I'll share with you here. These are from a generic d20 RPG system by Goodman Games from their Dungeon Crawl Classics, keeping it old school. Check it... radness.

The Sunless Garden

Mysteries of the Drow

Crypt of the Devil Lich

The Mysterious Tower

Citadel of the Demon Prince
So, nothing of mine to show on this blog despite being at the drawing board most of the day. I've been pounding out pencils and inks for the Thundarr the Barbarian piece I'm doing for the Velocity Comics DRAW! contest. The theme is Jack Kirby this go 'round.

I'm an obsessive Kirby-phile and I thought about this and that for the project. I thought New Gods to start, a nice piece with Orion and Darkseid squaring off amidst chaotic devastation and cosmic battle. But I figured with the Death of the New Gods arc that DC is running that I wouldn't do that.

So many good Kirby characters. The Demon would've been sweet but I came to the conclusion that Thundarr was it.

In about a day or two or three, I'll have my piece drawn, inked, scanned, colored and layed-out, not to mention printed and submitted to the contest. I'm having fun with this. Word!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ookla the Mok

This is a character design sketch for a Thundarr the Barbarian piece I'm doing for Velocity Comics' DRAW! contest. I just squirted this little puppy out but the fangs make nursing... uh... really tender. (Sorry about the crap scan.) Rarrrarrrrarrrrrrr!