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Cereal Wasteland

commissionsMy friend Angelique (who the Tub of Terror girl in Violent Blue is based on) throws a breakfast party at the Cinema Wasteland convention, and this time around she named it “Cereal Wateland” which just brought up a whlebunch of imagery in my imagination that I just couldn’t resist playing with – both in poster and cartoons.

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Angel Lite commission

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An Angel Lite commission.

Okay, at this point, I’m beginning to suspect that the guys over at Angel Lite know about my aversion to pointy masks and hair – it’s a wierd thing that turned me off to Marvel comics and X-Men in specific when I was growing up. As cool as I think this character looks, they KEEP MAKING ME DRAW THESE POINTY MASKS!

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Jack

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An Angel Lite commission.

Jack is a fairly blatant Gambit rip off, with a little twist on the powers. I’m a fan of this style though. Grifter is another Gambit rip-off and I love the character. Knightsabre is a far less successful stab at that type, but it’s a model that’s proven, and this makes a nice companion piece to that Dice character I did last month.

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Dice

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An Angel Lite commission.

I’m not sure I’m feeling Dice here. I don’t really engage with the concept, but he’s just half of a pair, so maybe I’ll get it more when I do the next one…

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Knott Dead Yet

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We’re celebrating the rturn of the Walking dead with a little piece I did on the behalf of James T Quirk over at Cap’n Quirk’s Nerd Emporium. The idea is what if the Walking Dead happened in Mayberry? It’s dound south enough – actually not that far from Georgia…

We think it would go a bit like this…..

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Better make that one bullet count Barney….


Angel Lite commission

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An Angel Lite commission.

All I can say here is she kind of reminds me of Madame Masque in X-Men. I believe it’s a purpleish color scheme….

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Angel Lite commission

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An Angel Lite commission.

The idea here was to kind of combine Cheetara from Thundercats and Scarlett from G.I. Joe. Possibly one of the strangest mixtures I’ve ever tried. I’m not sure if she’s a hero or villian, but I definitely went into it with a distinctively villainous attitude.

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Angel Lite commission

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An Angel Lite commission.

We got into some creepier characters this time around. This guy was originally envisioned as a Spawn influence, but  I wanted more diabolical influences. I like the blades at the end of the chains -a difficult decision, wasn’t sure how to top those appendages off…

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Avengers of OZ

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This started out as a costume design- an extension of Iron Man, but  I don’t think I’ll ever get to it. Still, the idea intrigues me and if I could get a few more together on it I think I’d like to explore it further.

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Angel Lite commission

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An Angel Lite commission.

When the guys over at Angel Lite comission me to design a Character’s look, I don’t always get a lot of information. Dave Rorthschiller creates a lot of the character story and personality while handing over the look to me, citeing influences and costume ideas. This character has a very mystic feel to me, like an older Corwin from Zelazny’s Amber series. I like him. I remember having a lot of fun on this batch of characters.

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Tub of Terror pitch

commissions So, my friend Angelique was throwing around an idea for a terrible movie, and the more I heard of it, the more I though this really should be done up as a Tub of Terror comic. Even though Violent Blue is over,  I still had the templates and threw this together as a kind of back-handed pitch.13062295_1166506843393737_1631142334182346014_n


Easter Love

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Around easter time last year some friends and I were joking about an easter egg hunt and it came out “Easter Egg Hunter” Mr. Loves from my buddies over at Angel Lite Comics immediately came to mind. You can see how he’s evolved from my intial sketches – at the time I was deep into drawing “Winter’s Knight” for Angel Lite, and this is a lot more how he appears in the book – without the easter egg and gun of course.

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Food poisoning

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The actual definition
Food Poisoning: Illness caused by food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins.

My friend Rhonda’s definition
Food Poisoning: BUT IT SMELLED OK!!!! OMG MY STOMACH!!!! MY PUKE TASTES LIKE RICE AND BEANS DEFILED BY SATAN!!!! WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME YOU LEFT IT OUT!?!?! SOMEBODY IS GETTING A VOODOO DOLL MADE FOR THIS!!!!!!

That just screams for illustration doesn’t it?

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Mr. Loves

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An Angel Lite commission.

Back when I was initially trying to feel out the character of Mr. Loves for Angel Lite’s “Winter’s Knight” I did up these sketches to get the hang of him. Things evolved and changed along the way, but this was my first pass at him.

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Prision Bridge

commissionsSo I was contacted by filmmaker Douglas Waltz at 3/4 Time Productions about doing some special FX for a web series he was producing. The idea was to create a bridge that was also a prison- streched aross the grand canyon. I took a couple diffrent passes at the bridge and finally created a model we both liked, then ran a few animations off of it.

Not sure whatever became of the project, but the trailer was spectacular.


Angel Lite Army Men pt 4

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An Angel Lite commission.

I really liked the ideas behind this guy, but I asked my question a tad to late….

“Is he a robot or in armor?”

The answer came back that he was indeed in armor – I tend to think I leaned a little far to the robotic side here, but still, really like it – particularly the curvy techno look to it.

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Polka Time!

commissionsApril Fool’s has become so much worse since the advent of the internet hasn’t it? I spent last year just goofing on people.

Well Last year, Cinema Wasteland resident A. Ghastlee Ghoul from the Wackadoo Wax radio show announced that his station was changing format from classic rock to all POLKA all day! I immediately whipped this little ditty up just to further add to the lunacy.

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Angel Lite Army Men part 3

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An Angel Lite commission.

This is my last of the army men, and I needed him to be a tank. Big muscles and again, a very Roadblock look, but even moreso.

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Deadpool : The Next Generation part 2

commissionsLast month we talked a little bit about these pics that inspired a Deadpool/Star Trek cosplay. Well, we only showed about half of those pictures… here’s a slew more!
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Angel Lite army Men pt 2

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Okay, I’ll admit, this guy is straight up Dennis Quaid from G.I. Joe. It really is, but with a uniform tweaked to look more like some of the Image versions of Duke.

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Deadpool : The Next Generation Part 1

commissions  My friend Nick is a big Star Trek The Next Generation fan. So Last Year, we were noticing just how much Deadpool’s costume works with the TNG color scheme; I mean, Like ridiculously well. So I whipped up these quick sketches to capitalize on the insanity – eventually Josh, our resident Deadpool ended up making this look a reality.

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Angel Lite Army men

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The first set of commissions from last year were an army themed group for Angel Lite Comics. This first guy was done up kind of like Deadshot in the army – with some Roadblock influences.

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Edge

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An Angel Lite commission.

The tough thing about Edge is that the Ninja has been done to death and it’s hard to make him a composite of the Mortal Kombat template and/or Shredder without tipping too far in either direction. The blades are still important though. I almost wonder if I didn’t put enough on- then I think of the way Shredder looked in the TMNT movie and realize less is more.

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Infernal Iron Man

commissionsThis may be stretching the definition of commission, but it’s really a sketch that I can use as a guide to design this armor. I have to visualize it before I can craft it. Here is my first sketch of the Infernal Iron Man!

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