Friday, June 23, 2006


HIM/Adam Warlock was a request by HardCactus (such odd names parents give their kids these days...makes one long for the simpler times when names like Jebediah and Gaylord were more the fashion). I didn't know that much about the character but when I found out he was created by Kirby I had to, once again, draw two versions. The first is my take on the birth of HIM...who first appeared in the Fantastic Four #66 and #67 for all of two panels. I don't have colour copies of those issues but was told that HIM was basically nude. I've also seen HIM coloured with red briefs but I opted to go for the slightly-lighter than skin tone variant.

Incidentally, one of the scientists who created HIM is a totally hot bearded guy in a tight t-shirt! God Bless Jack Kirby! He knew how to draw MEN!
The second version is the Jim Starlin re-design which I know almost nothing about. I had a couple of issues of Infinity Watch (?) with lovely art by Tom Raney...but I don't know what happened to the character to make him Adam Warlock. What I liked about this guy was the red and gold in his costume. Anyone who wants to complain about the near nudity and impossible costumes of female superheroes need look no further than Adam Warlock to see that the same rules apply to the men! Honestly, who would think to match a collared cape with a tunic and short-shorts!?! Richard Simmons maybe?

I also want to wish a Happy Pride to everyone! I went out last night and Church street (here in Toronto) was packed to the gills! I'll be keeping an eye out for the perfect Jett Vector model and if I'm brave enough I'll snap a picture or four!

Special note to Francois - I haven't forgotten about Myles and Phat! HIM was just so cool looking and I knew exactly what I wanted to draw that I just had to work on HIM first.


Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Straight Scoop!

Yup, I've resorted to using the same image again just to fill out a Blog!

Ha! Just kidding. I used that image because it's a nice two man pic to illustrate the news that MEATCUTE interviewed little ol' me! MEATCUTE is a great site for finding new and old Homoerotic artists! He who goes by the "name" Klahd kindly honoured me with this months "On The Grill". Check it out!

Also, I'm posting something new! To me it doesn't really qualify as Beefcake because it wasn't drawn to be sexy...but it is a guy, and a usually handsome one, too. Poor Tony Stark.

The story behind this drawing is this: It's a recreation of a drawing I saw by Bob Layton. Bob was the artist on Iron Man when they made the character an alcoholic. Never having read Iron man I have no nostalgia for this particular era...I just thought the image of Tony Stark staggering around in his Iron Man outfit was really funny!


Thursday, June 15, 2006

Captain Britain!

Man, Alan Davis draws some sexy men. His Captain Britain was a drunken lout who sat around shirtless alot. Davis was the only artist I knew of at the time who wasn't afraid to draw his male heroes as sexy as his female's.

As I said in my previous post I had a little trouble with this drawing. My first attempt had really bad anatomy...I think it was worth the redraw and this version (although it still has problems) is a gajillion times better than the first (which you will never see). This one's for Matt over at DudeTube! And just for fun I took the exact same pose and drew Cap in his green sweats as seen in issue #47 of Excalibur. The Captain Britain costume is hot but, c'mon, it's always nice to see some flesh! If I knew how to work Flash I'd have done a cross dissolve or hot-button version of these two costume...out of costume...out of costume...that'd be cool...



Monday, June 12, 2006

Life Drawing!

Today's post contains some nudity! I know, I don't expect that from me and normally I don't draw it. Well, I wanted to post some life drawing today and it's pretty hard not to have nudity. Erasing or covering it up would just be silly and, honestly, I'm sure I'd hear from you guys if I did!

These are from two years ago, which is kind of embarassing. I really should get to a life drawing class again and refresh my skills. Especially considering the trouble I'm having on some of my Jett Vector pages. When I draw characters with more realistic anatomy I sometimes forget exactly how the body should move and what muscles overlap the others. My digital camera has saved me a few times (posing myself and using the timer setting to get the shot) and I search online for reference. But sometimes you just can't find the pose you need. It's on days like that I wish I had a life model handy. Sadly, paying someone to hang around until I need them for a photo shoot would just be too darned costly...and maybe a little too distracting...

Oh, my other reason for posting life drawings was that I haven't had much time to draw some real beefcake. I actually have a drawing of Captain Britain done but his legs are really bad...his proportions are almost gorilla-like. More reason to go to life drawing. So, I'm working on another.
I can't wait for my work to wrap up so I can draw Myles/Vivisector, Phat, and that Warlock guy.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Jett Vector: The Pencils!

Zipping through the cosmos to a planet near you comes Jett Vector, SpaceCop! I thought I'd share a couple of images from the Jett Vector pages I'm currently working on. I'm still working on how realistic I want my "realistic" anatomy...right now it's a cross between my attempt at John Buscema while keeping the Kirby influenced chunky inks and my own cartooniness! I'm trying to just plow through a bunch of pages and work out the kinks as I go.

In the opening pages of Jett's first adventure he's chasing a fishman who has stolen something of value to the royal family on some far-out planet. I teased a writer once about the lack of imagination in futuristic stories and how wheeled transport becomes "hover" transport. Hover-scooters, hover-boards, hover-cars...there must be more creative ways to get around.

And then what do I do with my first issue of Jett Vector? I put him on a hover-board, just like the Silver Surfer. *sigh* I tried different means of transportation but none worked with what I needed to happen in the story. And the planet he's on is mostly water so a hover-surfboard made the most sense.

Anyway, hope you guys like the art. I've got to get back to work!


p.s. I noticed that my links and profile business are all the way down at the bottom of the page. I don't know whay that is. I considered changing the template but I don't know if that will delete comments or posts...if anyone knows a solution feel free to post and let me know. Thanks.