I've been wanting to do an artist's blog for years, but me no so quick with new technology so I never made the leap until now. Besides, our "Webmaster Genius" pal, Brian Huberd, does such an amazing job designing and maintaining our aaapop.com website so brilliantly that I could happily put it off.
But now it's become easy enough for someone even as backwards as me, and sometimes I want to show something off NOW. And with dozens of new pieces from many of my favorite artists in the pipeline for the MADMAN SUPER-GINCHY GIANT-SIZE SPECIAL! and next year's MADMAN 20th ANNIVERSARY MONSTER!, I'm going to want to provide sneak peeks so folks get as excited about this stuff as me...so here we go!
But first to warm up, thought I'd just start off posting a
few images that I have handy and something to say about.
This "Abby Road" image was something I did
immediately after doing a version of Neil Gaiman's
"Endless" characaters for a special gallery show print.
I wanted my crew in the setting of that iconic Beatles
image, and this was the result.
My original cover painting for
I, Zombie no.1 which should be in
the extras section of the soon-to-be-
This was a treat! I was asked by an editor at Marvel
Comics to ink an image for the legendary Ramona
Fradon. I happily obliged!
Apparently she liked my brush work because
she then personally asked me to ink her again on
this "Women of Marvel" piece.
Probably my favorite Ramona Fradon
comics would be her work on
Here are scans of the original art on
two of the most challenging pages
Neil Gaiman threw at me when we
worked on Wednesday Comics together.
One of my favorite artists who I can
never get enough of is Philip Bond.
Here is a recent pin-up he did for
april's MADMAN Super-Ginchy
Giant-Size Special! Wait'll you
see Laura's colors on this baby!