Thursday, September 21, 2017

All Roads Lead to Rome PT.1

Once more return to the faux Hollywood of the thirties, in this new Retrowood tale, All Roads Lead to Rome.  There are elements of the story that I swiped from Dashiel Hammett that I felt guilty about, until I saw the same story points in at least a half a dozen other films from the era. See how many Hollywood legends you can recognize and just remember the Retrowood motto: Based on false stories and innuendo. 












Some of my thoughts, not only on the 1930's but on the incredible films that influenced all of society.





Thursday, September 14, 2017

New York Subway


When I was trying to break into comics in the early 1970s, one of the best places to get a foot in the door was what were labeled "underground comics".  With limited print runs you could only find them in what few comicbook stores that existed at the time, or in your local head shops (where all of us hippies bought our black lights, water pipes and cool posters.) But they paid a decent rate and it was a great learning experience. And best of all, I got to ink my own work...something I didn't get to do in standard comics for almost a decade.  Can you dig it, man?  (Unfortunately, they also let me letter the stories I worked on. Standards were low.)








  Below are a couple of pinups I did for my sister-in-law Liza Moon's Danger Dolls cyber films. Track these down...they are fun stuff.




Also this week an Archer and Armstrong pinup a did a while back, and a very funny rejection letter from my underground days.



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Lifesucker

This week is a very early work I did when I first started in comics and it was submitted to a couple of different underground publishers. I can't remember if we even ever saw a print. Looking at the story, I do remember I used an older Gary Cooper as my model for the lead.








The following three drawings were for the development of a deco Batman project that Howard Chaykin and I played around with. Certainly the anti-semitic radio priest, Father Coughlin (from my home city of Detroit) was one of the central characters. Once again, I cast Cooper as Bruce Wayne, Marlene Dietrich as Catwoman and the great character actor Eric Blore as Alfred.  




Boris Karloff as Doctor Fu Manchu.



Thursday, August 24, 2017

MAD MUMMY 4 PART 3

Hi Everyone! This is Leyanna, Mike's assistant. This next issue is the next Mad Mummy book that I've worked on with Mike. In this issue, As we follow Aten Ra on this adventure. we flashback to shortly after his escape from his burial, and meet the wizard Ragmar.

Don't forget to visit our archives on the right for any episodes of this or other stories that you've missed. And most of our stories are available at iVerse/Comics Plus for your enjoyment: (And our financial gain.) To open a new window: CLICK HERE
AND, if that isn't enough... CLICK HERE
 to go to Mike's website and see an index of all the VozComix pages. And don't forget to visit our sister site, Vozwords. CLICK HERE for a listing of the most popular posts.










Below a few of the commissions of some of my favorite characters. 




Thursday, August 17, 2017

MAD MUMMY 4 PART 2

Hi Everyone! This is Leyanna, Mike's assistant. This next issue is the next Mad Mummy book that I've worked on with Mike. In this issue, As we follow Aten Ra on this adventure. we flashback to shortly after his escape from his burial, and meet the wizard Ragmar.

Don't forget to visit our archives on the right for any episodes of this or other stories that you've missed. And most of our stories are available at iVerse/Comics Plus for your enjoyment: (And our financial gain.) To open a new window: CLICK HERE
AND, if that isn't enough... CLICK HERE
 to go to Mike's website and see an index of all the VozComix pages. And don't forget to visit our sister site, Vozwords. CLICK HERE for a listing of the most popular posts.