I thought I’d share some of the art I worked on back in December for Captain America: Hail Hydra #2. This is a drawing I did as a warm-up.
Here’s page one:
I had fun coming up with a Kirby in Babylon design for the temple.
Here’s page two:
The 1960′s-era Avengers make their appearance:
Here’s an in-progess snapshot of a crazy Savage Dragon story I’m working on. It’s a four-pager, these are page one and the double-page spread. Panel-for-panel, this might by the most narratively compressed story I’ve ever done.
Okay, here it is lettered and with the old-timey comic distressing.
I came up with this story on a long, lonely car ride home from a comic convention. I wanted to do something overtly Kirbyesque. I originally thought of doing a story that had art and coloring like Kirby’s Gods portfolio and NFL drawings. Something really day-glo, illustrative, tonal, and cosmic-absurdist. I just couldn’t come up with a story that really interested me.
Then I thought about boiling the experience of a seventies Kirby comic down to its essence. To me it’s the splash page, the double-splash, and the quick, compressed ending. Four pages, that’s it. The similarity between Dragon’s and OMAC’s silhouette sent me down a certain road which led me to a bunch of different associations and imagery.
In honor of Les Paul’s 96th Birthday, and the incredibly cool logo Google did to go with it, here’s a 2-page comic I did that was part of a Les Paul museum exhibit a few years back.
It’s based on his account of his accidental near-electrocution, which is a very real danger for electric guitar players. It’s easy enough to remedy nowadays. You just need to plug your equipent into a jack that has surge protection. Electrocution by guitar claimed the life of Keith Relf of The Yardbirds back in the seventies.