Thursday, September 28, 2006

Squeaky Clean!

The future of shower technology! We're still using water but now a shiny metal arm with water proof joints gaurantees that your backside is just as clean as your frontside!

The well placed circles (though some might argue that they are poorly placed ;) are a swipe....homage that I got from the movie Danger Diabolik. There is a shower scene which begins with the lovely Eva carefully protected from indecency by two strategically placed decorative circles. The camera pans over to Diabolik, also showering, with only one privacy circle prudently placed. Such a tease!

Diabolik is played by John Philip Law...who played the near naked angel Pygar in Barbarella! He's in top physical form in both films.

Incidentally, that's Roger Rodgers in the shower with unamed aliens admiring the view.


Saturday, September 16, 2006

Summer's end!

I've seen a lot of crud about the end of summer lately. Frankly I'm a little tired of it. I really don't care much for winter and fall isn't so hot either (although it does give us Halloween and lovely coloured leaves on our trees). But I really am a warm weather guy. So I'm going to post a picture of a beach scene just to spite the colder weather! After posting Luke Cage last time I played around a little more with integrating a drawn character into a background. This particular scene I nabbed from...someone's blog I'm sure. Probably from Ipanema Beach guy. I don't think I really got the lighting right on my drawn in character but I like the end result. It's kind of like an adult Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
I hope you guys will indulge my adding a close up of the smoking guy. I just liked how his face and hands came out.

Keeping summer alive as long as I can, I remain faithfully yours.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Luke Cage! POWER MAN!!

Last week I saw the Essential Power Man at the comic shop. Flipping through it I learned that Frank Robbins drew a few issues of Luke Cage in the mid 70's. I'm a big fan of Robbins inks especially his Johnny Hazard strips. Instead of buying the Essential which is full of other artists' work (some not so hot) I dug through the back issue bins and found the one issue that had the coolest splash page (see below, after my drawing).
I'd never really looked at Luke Cage comics before because I never liked the art. Now seeing him drawn by Frank Robbins I am in love. How could I have missed this costume? I was actually planning on doing a drawing of Iron Fist, who teamed up with Power Man for a well known run. That drawing will have to wait but in the meantime here is my two-fisted take on Luke Cage, Power Man!
This is the splash page that caught my eye. I love how much information Frank was able to compress into the drawing. And, of course, I love the open shirt! This and the image below are from issue #34 of LUKE CAGE, POWER MAN by Marvel comics.
Check out Luke's butt in this panel. Isn't that a lovely butt!? Oh, the things Frank Robbins could do with a simple brush and ink.

I encourage you to check out more of Frank's artwork. I don't have a checklist but I know he did some great stuff on the Shadow, Batman and Johnny Hazard!


Monday, September 04, 2006

A show of Flesh!

If there's one thing I love more than a bit of beefcake it's Beefcake in Space! Here's another concept I worked on for a while before procrastination and paying work had me put it aside. I'm pretty sure I had just seen the low budget Flesh Gordon on tv which led to me coming up with a totally gay approach to the character. The movie Flesh Gordon is pretty crummy (Emporor Wang's face make-up is abso-fugly hideous) but there is some neat stop motion (penis shaped aliens) and the quickest shot of gay sex (look for it in the sequence with the tree-men). Worth it if you can catch it on late night tv as long as they don't cut out too much of the naughty business.

The more I worked on it the more I wanted to change the name...Flesh Hardon is just soooo obvious! Too obvious to actually be funny. I think I also abandoned the idea because I'd created Roger Rodgers and he turned out to be a better, and more original character than Flesh G. would have been.

Enjoy, guys. I should have some new work up soon. In the meantime I highly recommend checking out Britdoodz . They've put up some sequential art and it's really beautiful, sexy stuff. You may have to e-mail them to access the gallery, I don't know if that's still how you get in but it's totally worth doing. Also check out DrawFellas for some lovely, and lovingly, pencil rendered men.