Archive for Terry Tidwell

Twilight Avenger: Cover Concepts

Posted in Comps, Twilight Avenger, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 7, 2014 by uncannymanfrog

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Twilight Avenger compBI had fun at the studio today working on cover concepts for my upcoming Twilight Avenger graphic novel.

The second one is my favorite, not only because of the composition and action, but that it shows june bugs swarming his magnesium light and leaks in his gas weaponry.

Twilight Avenger , is a bit Steam Punk looking.  But John and I were doing this type of thing before Steam Punk became popular.

The publisher is Pulp 2.0 Press.   We’re finishing up the creative part in the next month or so.   Pages still need to be lettered, and art touched up a bit.

Dallas Comic Con: Part 1 of 3

Posted in Comic Conventions, Cosplay with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2013 by uncannymanfrog

fd-header3October 5 of this year I attended the Dallas Comic Con Fan Days.   I wasn’t going as a guest or anything special, just as a fan.  The main reason for my trip  was to meet Neal Adams, who was my favorite comic illustrator since I was in jr. high.

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Cosplay (Costume Play) in the convention center garage while waiting to go in.

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Yours truly on the dealers room floor.

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The Black Widow was there!

Wiz of Oz

Best thing in the Wizard of Oz: Flying Monkeys!

Comic Cons ,in my region of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, have been on the decline the last several years.  I was surprised to see the crowds swarming Fan Days.   Just to get in the gate took a couple of hours,  waiting around, as people who had prepurchased tickets streamed in the gate first.  I do think that the shift of major comic book conventions to emphasize television and movie stars may account for the massive crowds.  On the comics guest list, in addition to Neal Adams, were Simon Bisley,  Michael Golden, and Kelley Jones.  The media list included Ron  Perlman (Hellboy), Jon Heder ( Napoleon Dynamite) and some cast members from Breaking Bad.

My friend , Mike, from Fort Worth went with me to the con.   I think this is his second convention, the last being some 20 ago. He was there mainly to see the cast from one of his favorite shows, Breaking Bad.  He calls the show “genious”.   He also summed up the Dallas Con with a single word:

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Toy and Action Figure Museum

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2013 by uncannymanfrog

Action Figure Museum

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.

museumHere it is, located on the brick streets of downtown Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.  Check out the attention to detail on the robotic figure: He’s battle damaged!

batcave cap BStoy wallEvery nook and cranny is packed with almost every action figure you can imagine.

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!COMPOSITE SUPERMANCOMPOSITE SUPERMAN AF

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Thanks Kevin for the tours.

 

 

Character Design

Posted in Character Design, Illustration, Pin ups with tags , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2013 by uncannymanfrog

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.

Manic Pixie pencils

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Uncanny Man-frog

Posted in Uncanny Man-frog with tags , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2013 by uncannymanfrog

Terry and ManfrogI’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.

I've redesigned Manfrog.  Here's a first peek.  Already someone told me it stinks! What do you think, I mean ,compared with the original?

One of my first published creations.  I named this blog after him.  Actually all the names I really wanted were already taken.

Miracle Squad: The Miracle Squad graphic novel is now available.

Posted in Miracle Squad, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2012 by uncannymanfrog

I got my long anticipated author’s copies from my Publisher, Pulp 2.0 Press.   It feels good to be back in print again!  If you’re interested, you can get a copy from Amazon.com.

Miracle Squad: Cover art

Posted in Illustration, Miracle Squad with tags , , , , on April 18, 2011 by uncannymanfrog

Here’s the final cover art for the first Miracle Squad graphic novel.   Pulp 2.0 press is publishing it this spring.   The logo and type haven’t been added of course.     I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.  There will also be a digital version available.   It will be my first digital book!   The first Miracle Squad Graphic Novel will contain the first four issues we did for Fantagraphics plus a short story,  and loads of extra behind the scenes notes from John (Wooley)  and developmental  sketches and such from me.