Monday, April 25, 2011

Madman and the Atomics

I painted this one about a little while ago, as a pin-up for the recent Madman Giant Sized Super Ginchy Special. I've been a fan of Mike Allred's for decades, so I was awfully flattered when he asked me to contribute something for the special issue. I tried to fit in as many of the characters as I could, and had a lot of fun painting my favourite member of the Atomics, Adam Balm.

The printed version was in red, but I thought I'd post it here in the original blue-tone that I painted it in. As usual, this was done in gouache and ink. You can check out my preliminary pencil rough for it below.

Madman Giant Sized Super Ginchy Special went on sale a few weeks ago, so you should still be able to find it at your local comic shop. Buy a copy today and join in the fun!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wonder Woman

Why is it whenever I see the name "Wonder Woman", I hear the theme song from the old 70's TV show in my head? This is a recent painting I did to take with me to the Toronto Comicon that took place over the weekend. I actually painted this in just blue and black, but changed it up to a blue and red colour scheme after scanning it in. I think I was subconsciously trying to evoke a bit of the feel of those classic red and blue WPA posters of the 30's and 40's.

My thanks to everyone who stopped by at the convention. It was a nice way to start off the run of Toronto comic shows for the year (TCAF is just a month away!). Unfortunately, I could only stay for a half day on Sunday, so my apologies to anyone who was put out by my early departure.