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Gaze Upon My Works and Snicker, Part 53.
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Another quickie sketch at work, because I wanted to draw Pandora A in a white fuzzy hat (no, I don't know the name for them) and a black cloak, casting a spell or something like that. I got half finished.

Gaze Upon My Works and Snicker, Part 52.
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Pencil sketch of Pandora Arcana, done when I should have been working or something.

Gaze upon my works, o ye mighty, and snicker. Part 51.
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One of my longtime favorite characters is Marvel's Satana. I've also been a fan of her bro, Daimon Hellstrom aka Son of Satan, as well for many years. Recently, Satana has been costarring in Jeff Parker, Declan Shalvey, and Kev Walker's Thunderbolts, now Dark Avengers, and is being portrayed as well as she's ever been, at least since the Warren Ellis Hellstorm days.

Some time ago, I was listening to Black Sabbath's Vol. 4 and conjured up an amusing little fantasy in my head about Satan's daughter sitting cross-legged in the floor, rocking out to the mighty Sabs through her headphones.

Quickie pencil sketch at work.

Gaze upon my works, o ye mighty, and snicker. Part 50.
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Here's another circa 1985 cover for my submission to that month's APA mailing, combining two of my favorite pulp heroes.

Also, a spot illustration featuring some familiar characters, with one notable exception, the lady whose last name gave the comic its title:




Gaze upon my works, o ye mighty, and snicker. Part 49.
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Waaaaay back in the mid-80's, yours truly, my bud Dave Puckett and some of his creative acquaintances in Louisville, KY and its immediate environs got together and formed an APA, also known as an Amateur Press Alliance. It was formally known by the acronym S.W.A.C., or the Southern Writers and Artists Combine. lBasically, we all wrote and drew stuff, put it together in a magazine format, made multiple copies, then turned it in to the Central Mailer (usually Dave, it was pretty much his baby). A few days later, we all received the collected efforts of all concerned. It was like message boards, blogs and Tumblr, only we consumed paper.

Anyway, my contribution was titled Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion, title ganked from a mid-70's compliation by the British folk/rock musician Roy Harper...and I guess in hindsight it's where I first got the blogging bug, because it tended to be in a written word format, punctuated by spot illustrations. I also had to do a cover, and that's what you see above, my attempt to render the cast of Elaine Lee and Mike Kaluta's Starstruck, which was then rocking my socks in its Epic iteration. Anyway, I posted this on Facebook a few days ago and no less a personage than Kaluta himself said, and I quote, "That's terrific, and witty as well! Thanks for sharing."

SQUEEE

Anyway, I know he was just being the gracious personage I know him to be. Still, I thought I'd put this up on my long-dormant LJ, since it's always been my de facto art blog. I found this while digging around in a box looking for an old art job I did at about the same time, and much more besides...so I might just put some more up someday. You've been warned.

Wow, a LiveJournal post!
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You are The Hermit

Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.

The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.

The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.

The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


Gaze upon my works, o ye mighty, and snicker. Part 48.
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Sketch of an idea I had this morning for a cover, or the first page of a webcomic if I tried to do something like that. First time I've drawn Ms. Arcana in quite some time. Was kinda fun.

Gaze upon my works, o ye mighty, and snicker. Part 47.
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Here's another Vito Delsante-inspired sketch, this time a character he created and has put out there for artists to interpret, which is what I have done here. This may be a little different than what he envisioned, or has already had done for him, but it's what came to mind when he described this character, a post-apocalyptic survivor who has pieced together a time machine so he can go back and put things right.

To have made it through what he did, and have the genius and skills to do that, I figured he would be a hard survivor type, long hair and beard since I'm sure very few Supercuts survived the end of civilization. The time machine itself, the little box he's holding in his hand, I envisioned as Kirbytech, synchronized with circuitry on his clothing. It seems to me to be a little foolish to have your time machine separate from your personage- if one or the other gets relocated, then you're stuck. I guess I was channeling the DC time-travel series Chronos when I was thinking about that. And yeah, he has a pouch belt, as well as cargo pants with pockets. It's all about portability when you're a) dealing with the Apocalypse, and b) gallivanting through time. Besides, he's not the kind of man to give two shits about fashion.


Gaze upon my works, o ye mighty, and snicker. Part 46.
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I was Twittering the other night with writer Vito Delsante and the great Guy Davis (I know- eeee) about this character, portrayed by the great Patrick McGoohan in a Disney-made film and aired on Sunday nights when I was a kid, and it made me want to draw him- if I had done so before, I forget. Anyway, here he is. I may do some more, bigger, one of these days.

Gaze upon my works, o ye mighty, and snicker. Part 45.
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Another Twitter sketch request! Unfortunately, I don't recall who requested it right now. Anyway, it's a meeting I'd like to see in the comics: Mike Allred's Madman and Keith Giffen & Robert Loren Fleming's Ambush Bug.


I'll do one for you, just ask! I'll sell you one, too!

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