Thursday, May 25, 2017

G.I.JOE 14 PT. 2

Working on G.I.JOE was always a frustrating experience for me. First, there were so many characters; I found myself generally casting them and using reference from Hollywood personalities to get the likeness (For example, Peter Cushing was the model for Dr.Venom in this issue, and Burt Lancaster for Hawk). But, as my drawing improved and became more subtle as the series went along, the inked pages never reflected any improvement. The same line that was used on machinery was the same style of ink line that went on the faces and figures. Here's a look at what my pencil layouts looked like when I sent them into Marvel.

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This week's HBO's Tales From the Crypt bonus covers are The Switch, directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Thing from the Grave, starring Miguel Ferrer and Terry Hatcher.



Friday, May 19, 2017

G.I.JOE 14 PT. 1

Working on G.I.JOE was always a frustrating experience for me. First, there were so many characters; I found myself generally casting them and using reference from Hollywood personalities to get the likeness (For example, Peter Cushing was the model for Dr.Venom in this issue, and Burt Lancaster for Hawk). But, as my drawing improved and became more subtle as the series went along, the inked pages never reflected any improvement. The same line that was used on machinery was the same style of ink line that went on the faces and figures. Here's a look at what my pencil layouts looked like when I sent them into Marvel.

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This week's HBO's Tales from the Crypt covers are The Sacrifice, starring Kim Delaney and Michael Ironside, and The Secret, starring Larry Drake and Grace Zabriskie.



Friday, May 5, 2017

MAD MUMMY: SHE WHO WALKS IN BEAUTY PT 3

This week we continue the second of the Mad Mummy stories. When I started doing research on Egypt for this series, one of the interesting things I discovered was that the name Nefertiti meant " she who walks in beauty"...hence the title of this story. I also discovered that after the death of Pharoah Ankenaten, she disappeared and all reference to her and likenesses were destroyed. It was only centuries later that the wonderful statue of her was discovered and we could see why she earned the name.  

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This week's HBOTales From the Crypt bonus cover is The Reluctant Vampire, starring George Wendt and Malcolm McDowell. While I'm not sure if I met George on the set, I did run into last week at the Monsterpalooza convention in Pasadena and presented him with a print of the cover. Malcolm McDowell I somehow found so intimidating (too many screening of A Clockwork Orange ) that I never did approach to get a couple of photos for reference...thus the very poor likeness below. Also is one of the little roughs for the show.  I always did somewhere between three and six of these for each episode and then Silver and Donner chose one.







Thursday, April 27, 2017

MAD MUMMY: SHE WHO WALKS IN BEAUTY PT 2

This week we continue the second of the Mad Mummy stories. When I started doing research on Egypt for this series, one of the interesting things I discovered was that the name Nefertiti meant " she who walks in beauty"...hence the title of this story. I also discovered that after the death of Pharoah Ankenaten, she disappeared and all reference to her and likenesses were destroyed. It was only centuries later that the wonderful statue of her was discovered and we could see why she earned the name.  

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This week's HBO's Tales From the Crypt covers are "Strung Along" and "The Man Who was Death" The former was directed by Kevin Yagher, who designed the crypt keeper and starred one of the legends of Hollywood, Donald O'Connor. The latter was directed by Walter Hill and was one of the original trilogy of stories designed to introduce the series. The episode starred Bill Sadler, Mr. Death himself, in the lead. It was also one of only two covers that I didn't draw myself, turning that chore over to my studio mate at the time, Shawn McManus.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

MAD MUMMY: SHE WHO WALKS IN BEAUTY

This week we start the second of the Mad Mummy stories. When I started doing research on Egypt for this series, one of the interesting things I discovered was that the name Nefertiti meant " she who walks in beauty"...hence the title of this story. I also discovered that after the death of Pharoah Ankenaten, she disappeared and all reference to her and likenesses were destroyed. It was only centuries later that the wonderful statue of her was discovered and we could see why she earned the name.  

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This weeks two HBO Tales From the Crypt bonus covers are Spoiled, starring the drop dead gorgeous Anita Morris and Staired in Horror, which might have been my favorite all time cover image from the series. A visual metaphor I can certainly relate to these days. lol.