Ape in the Air

This recent commission called on me to do a version of the classic Hawkman cover where he battles a winged ape (see the original below). Winged characters now join my list of most challenging super-heroes to draw (along with archers and speedsters)–the images are hard to compose because you have to make room for those big ‘ol wings! But don’t think that that means I didn’t enjoy doing this piece! I’m always up for a challenge!
Hope you all like it!

The Sixth Gun in the Twelfth Month


There’s a little bit of news on the Sixth Gun front including the newly revealed, official logo! Instead of me regurgitating it all for you here why not pop over to the Oni Press blog and read about what’s in store for the month of December–click here!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! And to my non-American readers–Happy Thursday!

The Lightning Round

For this commission I was asked to riff on the cover to Thor #411 where the God of Thunder goes up against the Juggernaut. This was a classic from the Ron Frenz era of Thor. As much as I love the Walt Simonson run it wasn’t until much later that I came to appreciate the art stylings of Mr. Frenz. He was obviously, channeling Kirby when he worked on this series and he really captured the weight, power, and dynamism of “The King’s” art. Here’s the original cover to this Clash of the Titans:

I Feel the Need. The Need for Speed.

Another recent commission to share with you all. I braced myself when I got this request because I feel that speedsters are some of the hardest characters to draw (and make interesting compositions with). You might say that they’re my Achilles Heel (groan). But as I lay in bed one night mulling this over (this is a my most tried and true method of brainstorming) this image just popped in my head and the final result is about as close as I ever get to creating what’s in my mind’s eye. I’m very happy with the final result and I hope you all like it too.

Hot Damned, Here I Am(ned)

I know, right? It’s been forever since my last post, but on the upside, I have several things to post over the next month or so. Starting with this recent commission: everybody’s favorite cursed brothers–Morgan and Eddie from THE DAMNED. Every time I do a DAMNED commission I get a little sad that I’m not currently working on this book. I get very excited about all the ideas Cullen and I have for this series. The good news is, fingers crossed, I should be working on the next mini-series starting this spring.