The attachments I form to stories I’m a fan of could be generously described as… abnormal. When I see a new show or movie, my strongest reactions are primarily to the story and to the aesthetics. This in and of itself is probably true for most people, and in a perfect world these two attractions … Continue reading The RE-Discovery of Magic: An Essay with a Prop Tutorial Chaser
There are a ton of things that fans never get to see when a show is canceled after 13 episodes. With a few notable exceptions (sidebar: Firefly fans are so spoiled!), 13 episode shows never get good media coverage, behind the scenes featurettes, timely DVD releases, or that all-encompassing word for everything that fans … Continue reading BoP Goes POP! Vinyl
"Girl Reporter" Acrylic on canvas Superman works best as a love story. At least, that's what a steady lifetime diet of Lois & Clark has led me to believe. She's an essential part of what keeps Clark human and what keeps Superman in the sky. Naturally, I wanted to paint her, but I was struggling with … Continue reading Lois Lane Painting
"Manhunter From Mars" Acrylic on canvas Another one from my Ramos phase, this time based on the cover of House of Mystery #143, original art by Dick Dillin.
“Alien” Acrylic on board Painted this for a show at Carter Sexton's caricature art show in April, 2018. I’m not someone who’s naturally good at caricature, but I thought it would be interesting to take this icon I love and highlight something about him I feel people ignore... He’s. An. Alien. An illegal alien! A … Continue reading “Alien” – Superman Painting
"By The Helm of Nabu" I was on a roll with these Ramos-y paintings for a few months! Fate here is based on the famous cover of More Fun Comics #61, by Bernard Baily. I was really nervous about how this one would turn out, but I think it's one of the better early pieces … Continue reading Dr. Fate Painting
"Still Another Crime By The Black Canary" Another piece I did in the Mel Ramos style. Honestly, I was surprised he never painted her since she's right up his Crime Alley. Acrylic on canvas based on the character's second appearance in Flash Comics issue 87, 1947. The story was called "The Package of Peril" referring … Continue reading Black Canary
I started painting again in 2016. A perfect storm of heartbreak, sudden free time, and Mel Ramos Google searches put it in my head that I should try painting some of my favorite comic characters in Mel Ramos' style. I chose to start with Hawkgirl not just because she's a personal favorite, but also because … Continue reading First Painting – Hawkgirl