Tag Archives: superheroes

tumblr sunday– the many faces of superman

Curt Swan for the win– this is a gorgeous set of Superman heads from a first class comics artist.  We all would be better off if we made model sheets like this for our own characters, but I never seem … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 100– random team, with snake

This time there’s a superhero, a chunky tough person, and a snake with the head of a Lalique hood ornament (or “motor mascot”) from the 1920s, all arranged in a classic triangle cover shot, ready for the latest issue of … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 95– costume to match

One of the major problems faced by any superhero is the whole issue of costume design.  You may have nifty powers, you may have a great name, but without the right costume, you may end up compromised, a laughingstock, or … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 92– a scene from “hero boots”

This is the drawing that you saw bits of, in penciled form, in yesterday’s post.  Scroll down and click on the images to see more of the art.  This panel sketch is from my new long (30+ pages!) minicomic, Hero … Continue reading

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team up!

You know you’ve been reading far too many comics for far too many years when you see this excellent photograph and immediately shout, out loud, “It’s a super team!”.  But there they are, the latest greatest superhero team,  posed in … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 79– captain valentine

Come with me now for a brief visit to those romantic days of yesteryear, when superhero comics were filled with innuendo, at least in the eyes of certain fans (and critics).  Today gay superheroes are free to be just that, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day week 73– a superhero and a sidekick (?)

Ah, that ever popular sketchbook denizen– the superhero in a costume that is practical while being only slightly less crazy than actual Silver Age models.  Actually, this drawing combines the superhero trope with the single most common drawing of the … Continue reading

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super posters / super covers

The cover of a comic book is basically an advertisement.  Its function is to attract readers, to get them to pick up the comic, and (we hope) buy it.  And it shares that function with another form of advertising that … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 68- favorite sketchbook characters

There’s no doubt about it, these two are my current favorite sketchbook characters.  This is their second appearance in “Best of …” (their first was back in week 59), and that’s the first time that’s happened to anyone except the … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 66– a superhero

This week’s best of was not an easy pick.  Over the last seven days, I managed to draw something interesting five times.  It’s not an all time record, but it’s still pretty good.  This little guy was chosen simply because … Continue reading

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