Here’s an illustration I did for a regional welder. I kinda like how it turned out. Could see it used as a tattoo.
Still fine tuning Man-frog’s look. This version is based on my Dad when he was a young man. He was in Italy in WW2 and saw the Colosseum, ( he also saw Vesuvius errupt). Hence, the background.
Crayon sketch on the butcher paper table cloth. Here is “Gleep”, my little space man that I often find myself sketching on the tables of finer restaurants about Tulsa.
Sorry ’bout the mess.
Why am I looking so astonished, or perhaps incredulous or probably just stupified? Why you ask?
It’s because I’m blown away by the tons of toys and action figures at the Toy and Action Figure Museum.
I was lucky enough to run into the Toyman of Pauls Valley, Kevin Stark. Kevin donated his toy collection to form this museum. He gave me a tour of his museum, and his studio, Stark Art. Kevin is an accomplished toy designer, cartoonist and painter. His favorite action figure: The Composite Superman!
Thanks Kevin for the tours.
The “Manic Pixie” character is being created for famous Tulsa Illustrator, Rosemary Daugherty. Rosemary owns Manic Pixie Studios, located in Tulsa’s uber cool Pearl District. Here are the comps and final pencils, produced with creative input from Rosey, herself! Check out Rosemary’s creative illustrations at Rosemarydaugherty.com.
I’m starting to work on and off on the Uncanny Man-frog again. He was my first published comic book hero, way back when I was like 24. I’ve re-magined him. Showed the new design to a friend of mine. He thinks the new Man-frog is SWELL! No actually he thinks it stinks! What do you think? I mean, compared with the original.