Matt Webb Colors Thing Collage Old School!

When veteran comic book colorist Matt Webb asked me if he could take a crack at coloring my Thing Collage, I was excited. Matt was colorist on John Byrne’s NEXT MEN in the 1990s, and is the regular colorist on the Monsterverse graphic novel series, FLESH AND BLOOD!

Matt told me he’d like to do simple colors using the sort of color palette and k-tones that would have been available on the 1960s FANTASTIC FOUR comic covers, so I told him to go for it! I really dig what he came up with! It’s the classic Ben colors from the Lee/Kirby/Sinnott era, and I like how he kept the floating heads simple–like ghostly images from the past! Nice work, Matt!

Thing Collage with Matt Webb colors

Thing Collage with Matt Webb colors

“It’s clobberin’ time!” once again…now in blazing color!

Feast your eyes on my Thing Collage image, with the awesome digital hues by my buddy, Steve Downer! It’s always a pleasure to collaborate with Steve on projects because we seem to mesh very well together. Please check out more of Steve’s art and colors on his website:

Also stop in and check out my art gallery on DeviantART! There are lots of fun images there for your viewing pleasure.

Thing collage with colors by Steve Downer

Thing collage with colors by Steve Downer

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