First up-- BAT MAN 1939 - pages from a 96 page graphic novel looking at the early Batman who was originally a blood thirsty vigilante who took the law (and punishment) into his own hands.
The pages read left to right top to bottom. (c) DC Comics
Then some additional comic work of mine including pencils and looks at various projects.
The reason I love doing comics is the storytelling aspect of it-- I'm a failed (never even tried) movie director. I love to study cinema and the works of some of the true giants like Karl Fruend and Robert Burks who saw things through a lense that most of us would never think of.
Finding that shot-- that emotion or expression that captures the moment and marries the image to the dialogue or the plot is what I enjoy.
Take a look around, I hope you find it interesting.
Graphic Novels-- like comic books but usually with larger more epic stories. Pages here from WEREWOLVES OF WISCONSIN, a book which explores Urban horror legends from around the good ol' USA. Published by McFarland Books
Then pages from Geeks & Greeks my latest work with the amazing Steve Altes. The book is loaded with Easter eggs, comedy and drama and I have no doubt it'll be a major motion picture someday (and I'll have a cameo).
Lastly, pages from DRACULA'S ARMY which was my follow up with McFarland Books. It retells the classic Stoker vampire classic but with some slight twists, I know I hate when people tweak a classic too, but my idea here was to make Mina more a 20th Century woman stuck in the 19th Century and to use a Dracula who owed more to FW Murnau's NOSFERATU than the Stoker book which pretty much described Dracula as an old man with white hair.
The book was really done to pave the way for a sequel I've had in mind for years, in which Dracula is not actually killed at the end of the book, but rather used his shape shifting ability to make it appear he was. Van Helsing and Harker are arrested as grave desecrators after their trail of destruction is discovered. Dracula, meanwhile, has found himself in 1931 Germany amidst the rise of the Nazi movement and the beginning of a World War.
Sketches, Commissions and other unpublished pieces of art. I'll show some process work and even a peek now and then inside my sketchbook.
If you're interested in commissioning a piece of original art, prices start at $50 and go all the way up-- just email me via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for looking-- and check for frequent updates.
Commission for a good friend featuring one of my absolute favorite characters, MISTER MIRACLE.
ILLUSTRATIONS & POSTERS
Various projects, poster design, dvd box art, limited edition prints and spot illos for magazines.
Airship 27 is keeping the pulp genre alive with a series of new pulp adventures. I've been hired to do several of them for them.