Boss Fight Studio Gladiators Deluxe Accessory Kit!

This is some of what I hinted at a while back… I’ve been doing some work for Boss Fight Studio. First up is the box art for the amazing Gladiators Deluxe Accessory Kit.

I had already been collecting their figures (Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.), so it was a blast to be able to work on this.

Helping St. Jude Children’s Research Center

Re-posting from my DeviantArt site, because I really want to get the word out!

I recently colored a kid’s drawing of a fire-breathing dinosaur for the St. Jude Children’s Research Center. The art is being used on products that are being sold to raise money for cancer research for kids, and 100% of the profit is going for the research. I hope you will stop by the Zazzle store and make a purchase or two to support this very worthy cause. Thanks for taking a look at the products!

You can show your support here:

Ben Grimm: Clobberin’ Time!

This piece was done for my good friend, Steve Funnell (, who might be the greatest Thing fan of all time! Steve and I are both fans of the classic Kirby-era FANTASTIC FOUR, so it seemed only fitting that I make this drawing a salute to Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott, Stan Lee and the classic era of Marvel! Ben is rendered in brush inks, while the floating heads are rendered in “B” graphite pencil for contrast. Benjamin Grimm is a character who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, so I wanted to symbolize this in the image layout. That’s why all the heads on this image float above him and not below in the composition. This piece was an absolute pleasure to draw! I love drawing the Thing, the FF, the Hulk, Galactus, and Doctor Doom, so this was just a blast! I even got to draw Wyatt Wingfoot! Wyatt Wingfoot!!! There’s a first time for everything! Hold on to your hats, Yancy lads–“IT’S CLOBBERIN’ TIME!!” What a revolting development…

Ben Grimm: Clobberin Time

Ben Grimm: Clobberin' Time


Leaping about with the city of Bludhaven behind him, Nightwing is on the lookout for criminals great and small! This piece was a lot of fun to do. I drew this for‘s annual “Christmas Art Swap.” I was very pleased with how this turned out. I haven’t read a Nightwing book since the late ’90s, but I’ve drawn Nightwing many, many times for DC Comics and in commissions and convention sketches. I think this is my favorite drawing of him that I’ve done over the years. Hang on to it, DDeal12!



Father’s Day

FATHER’S DAY is the latest horror flick from TROMA STUDIOS (the people who brought us TOXIC AVENGER). When the director of the film commissioned me to draw an image featuring the lead characters from the movie, I was happy to oblige. He was kind enough to help me with reference materials, and I set out to do a nice collage image. I particularly liked drawing the girl. That’s me in a nutshell. An artist who enjoys drawing cute babes and horrible monsters. It’s no wonder that my favorite movie is the original 1933 KING KONG!

Fathers Day commission

Father's Day commission

Cup Cake Assassin

This was an unusual commission. It was for someone in Malaysia who wanted to present the image as a gift–a digital background for her friend’s computer. The idea here is that a female assassin has slain another lady via a poison kiss, stealing her giant cupcake! Out on the balcony, the assassin wields her sugar-sweet prize, and we are able to see the body of the victim on the penthouse floor behind her. This one was quite a challenge to do, but it was fun to work in the Batman animated style again, and I enjoyed playing around with textures and color. I had a lot of fun drawing the mesh on the assassin’s costume too!

Cupcake Assassin

Cupcake Assassin

Zatanna Commission

This was a commission of one of my favorite DC characters! Zatanna (“Zee” to her friends) is just updating her facebook status with a little help from her magic spell. Who needs typing when you can wave a wand and say stuff backwards? LOL.

Zatanna updates Facebook

Zatanna updates Facebook

Suicide Squad Commission 2

This is another SUICIDE SQUAD cover done for collector, Bill Cox. It features the Squad about to have a showdown with Gorosaurus. The Squad is flying via Bell Rocket Belts, while Gorosaurus is wrecking the Arc De Triomphe in Paris. Paris has sure taken a beating in these last two commissions! This piece was drawn on 11″X17″ bristol, and inked with a Raphael Kolinsky brush. The title and other lettering is also done by hand.

Suicide Squad Commission #2

Suicide Squad Commission #2

Suicide Squad Cover–Now in Color!

Steve Downer, the colorist on “LORNA: RELIC WRANGLER,” delivers a fantastic job on my Suicide Squad commission. I thought you all would enjoy checking it out first-hand.

Great job, Steve!

Suicide Squad in Color

Suicide Squad in Color

On a personal note…

Some of you may have already seen the Groovy Agent’s post at Diversions of the Groovy Kind about my wife Carolyn, so she and I decided we should also make an official announcement here.

To use Carolyn’s words, she has “a little bit of breast cancer.” It was caught very early due to an annual mammogram. Her surgeon told her it would have been three to five years before the tumor got large enough to be felt in a self-exam, by which point the cancer could have spread to other parts of her body. So go mammograms!

She is in very good spirits, thanks to a ton of support she’s received from all quarters–friends, family, co-workers, and fans. She will have a lumpectomy in early August, followed by a month of radiation in September. If all goes well, she should be cancer-free and feeling great in time for Halloween. And, in true comic-book style, she’s sincerely hoping the radiation will interact with all the prayers flying around her and turn her into a super-heroine.

Thank you all for your support during this time. You are the best!