Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Late Night Trinity

This week in The Line It Is Drawn over at Comics Should Be Good, we superified normies! So I chose a suggestion that included two of my heroes, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I cheated w/ Stephen since he already has a superhero alter-ego of sorts so I added Conan O'Brien to make up for it. I've been wanting to draw The Flaming C and Tek Jansen for the longest time anyway. Snuck in an excuse! Since Tek is a sci-fi space hero and Flaming C is a super-powered superhero, I chose to make Busboy-Man a street-level hero.

Kidnapped by a secret organization of right-wing extremists, Jonathan Leibowitz was brainwashed and expertly trained in various forms of hand-to-hand combat, intended to be used as an ultimate weapon to destroy the liberal agenda. On a fateful mission, Leibowitz was attacked and stabbed at the wrist with a margarita glass, which jumpstarted memories of his righteous life as a humanist busboy prior to his capture. He discovered that he couldn't completely shake the control his captives infused in his very being, but he attains moments of lucidity when he is reminded of strong aspects of his previous life. Now he dons the uniform of his once beloved occupation as he travels the nation hunting down the monsters responsible for his condition so he can find a permanent way to cut his strings. Jon Stewart is BUSBOY-MAN.

I totally just shat that out as I was typing. I debated whether getting stabbed by a margarita glass at the wrist was his achilles heel, but making it his moment of transformation seemed good, as well. Maybe he's a regular margarita glass cutter now. Fun!

Colbert News Hub featured my illustration! Visit and give 'em many "Tips of the Hat"! To my fellow Colbert Nation citizens visiting for the first time: thank you. Hopefully it won't be the last time. Munchma Quchi!

(Many thanks to Katt!)


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Keep Your Eye On The Cookie

It's fancy week over at The Line It Is Drawn as we mash-up comic book characters and literary classics! Fancy as we can be anyway. heh This is all brought to you by Comics Should Be Good, the freshest comic book blog site on the 'netz!

I love and miss the TEEN TITANS animated series so I chose a suggestion, which turned out to be from one of my buds, EdBart, that allowed me to give 'em a little nod. You can check out our pieces HERE. I hope y'all digs!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Great Gorilla of Manila!

I've been a big fan of Phil LaMarr since his days being The UBS Guy on MadTV. So when the opportunity to pay the talented actor tribute came thanks to one of our best suggestion-givers, Mike Shirley, over at The Line It Is Drawn... I had to get down!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Run This, Run This Back

A new The Line It Is Drawn is up over at Comics Should Be Good! This week, we're serving comic book characters teamed-up and mashed-up with musicians. Can you guess whom I chose? 

Storm's current costume in the comic books remains sadly generic so I chose to pay tribute to the amazing costume redesign by Beau Fornillos, aka popsyturvee. Check out Beau's redesign HERE

I wish Storm's handlers adopted this look officially. I wish a lot of the pros would adopt the redesigns of emerging artists for the characters in need of updates. Nothing says "I truly care about my characters" than making sure they look modern and at their best. Remarkable quality fan-made redesigns invaded the web in the past few years alone and it's a crime they're being overlooked or not getting enough attention. I'm showing love whenever I come across 'em fo sho. Hope you digs my little animation!


Sunday, November 06, 2011

Who Spit In Her Bean Curd?

Here's this week's The Line It Is Drawn over at Comics Should Be Good! The theme is comic book and Disney character team-up/mash-up! I repped for the Asian-centric film I love as much as y'all do! Hope you digs this one, too.