Monday, December 29, 2014

Tales To Behold 5, Page 16: Today's Youth

Dr Brain can't believe what happened, and neither can THE BEHOLDER!
(Final page of the short story "The Sleepover")
Back to regular programming next week!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Mighty Deviants

As this year is coming to an end, I wanted to do something special and incorporate some of the artists that I met this year on DeviantArt, or their OCs, and bring them together with my characters, and add some old friends of The BEHOLDER universe as well!

So here it goes, from left to right:
(Caution, some of these links lead to mature content)
Kaza and Gwenna by jay042
Phyre Frost by Knight3000
Rodney Rabbit by me, from Journey Into Misery
RaeAnne1984 and Centaur as envisioned by Poserreality3
Kate Five by cyberkitten01
Captain Evening by me, from Tales To Behold
Lumion by Skaramine
Centennia by me, from Tales To Behold
Mixtli by Tulio19mx
Abúi by Reinder Dijkhuis
Pyj by Captain86

Hope you all enjoy it!
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tales To Behold 5, Page 14: Diabolical Salsa

Just a normal night at a super-villains home.
Continuing the short story "The Sleepover"

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tales To Behold 5, Page 13: The Sleepover

After the exciting adventure of Captain Evening and The Odds,
we're switching to a short story featuring his nemesis, Dr. Brain, and some witches…

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tales To Behold 5, Page 12: Dipping The Skinny

No better way to end an adventure of super-heroics!
Next time: Back in New York!

P.S. The middle panel is an homage to X-Men Vol. 1 #109, shortly before Weapon Alpha attacks them.
One of the first Marvel stories I read.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tales To Behold 5, Page 11: Say No To Druggo!

Today's title is by reader RazorD9, creator of the webcomic DDSR.
I could have not thought of anything better.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jenny Everywhere vs Jenny Nowhere

Battle of the Shifters– Jenny Everywhere vs Jenny Nowhere!
The ending of Tales To Behold 4 was shocking– and then a bit ambiguous… Because sometimes there are no answers!
But wouldn’t it be fun to have the real Jenny Everywhere return to kick this evil doppelganger’s @$$!
The characters of Jenny Everywhere and Jenny Nowhere are available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere and Jenny Nowhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

Friday, November 28, 2014


Also on tumblr

Mockingbird, from the days of the West Coast Avengers! Always loved the shorter hair with ponytail– Oh those sunny days in California, clashing with Graviton and the Zodiac Gang… arguing with Hawkeye…good times.
She was one of those staples of 80s comics. Then of course in the 90s they killed her, and now she’s back, and even made it into Agents of Shield, or so I heard…

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tales To Behold 5, Page 7: We Have To What?

What a rough awakening– but at least everybody is together again! And doomed.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wasp in the 1980s

Forgot to post this one here on the blog- originally published on tumblr1980s style Wasp, inspired by the iconic Avengers run by Stern, Buscema and Palmer, which included the famous “Under Siege” storyline and “Assault on Olympus”. She was the leader of the team at the time.I also did an homage to the full 1980s team, and a Hercules solo pic, and recreations of a 1960s, 1970s, 1990s and 2000s style Wasp.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tales To Behold 5, Page 6: City Slicker

The Police Officer has some mad skills… and we finally found our friends!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Wasp in the 2000s

Janet van Dyne aka The Wasp, in her 2000s incarnation. I kind of missed that decade in comics. That’s when the Marvel Universe became very grim… But her costume was kinda cool!

Continuation of my homages to this Avengers founding member’s designs throughout the decades. I already did pieces showcasing her looks of the 1960s, 1970s,1980s, and 1990s.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tales To Behold 5, Page 5: Too Ridiculous To Be A Lie

Our good Captain has found a new ally– but his team mates are still missing…

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tales To Behold 5, Page 2: Camping with The Odds

How long will the peace and quiet last? Only till Thursday.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tales To Behold 5, Page 1: Road Trip

And it begins!
Season 2 of THE BEHOLDER is here! Our heroes are visibly still a bit shaken up…
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tales To behold 5 begins tomorrow on THE BEHOLDER!

Season 2 of THE BEHOLDER begins tomorrow! Read the further adventures of Captain Evening, Merv The Griffin, Blue Knight, Armstrong Fatbuckle and all their other amazing friends!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tales To Behold 4, Page 50: Final Epilogue

…aaaand it's a wrap! It's the end of Season 1 of THE BEHOLDER,
that opens all-new possibilities for the future!
But fear not– the next storyline is already lined up–
come back on Thursday!
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

How better to celebrate it than with some sassy witches!

Jesse in the middle is the daughter arch-villain Dr Brain from Tales To Behold. And Alicia and Babs are her so-called best friends from NYU, where they all study Witchcraft with a Minor in Super-Villainy.

Jesse’s first appearance was in Tales To Behold 2, and together they first appeared in Journey Into Misery 4 as interns for Kelly (who would alter become the Invincible Woman) at a Financial Investment Firm.

They play a big role in the brand-new Tales To Behold 6, coming out at Comic Arts Brooklyn 2014!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tales To Behold 4, Page 49: The End Is The Beginning Is The End

And this is where the circle completes–
the storyline converges with the last issue of Journey Into Misery.
Now you know where they were coming from, and why Jenny was missing.
You can read that story now with new excitement.
Or come back on Monday for the Epilogue to the Epilogue.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tales To Behold 4, Page 48: The End?

What? It looks almost like the Odds are disbanding?
That can't be!
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Wasp in the 1970s

Also on tumblr
Janet Van Dyne aka The Wasp from the Avengers comics, as she was seen in the 1970s.
In the 70s and early 80s, she changed her costume all the time, but she wore this during the famous Korvac Saga in Avengers Vol 1,  #167-177 (1977/78). 
Continuation of my homages to Jan’s designs throughout the decades, I already did pieces showcasing her looks of the 1960s1980s, and 1990s.
Despite being the only female founding member, and a leader of the team throughout various eras, she will not be appearing in the Marvel Avengers movies, though they might revamp her as a different character.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kate Five and The Odds

To share on tumblr

Captain Evening and The Odds are meeting a rising super-hero star called Kate Five, from the fictional city of Angel Falls.

Everyone is quite taken with her (especially Armstrong Fatbuckle) and they even invite her to their secret Fortress Of Evening, enjoying the view of Manhattan (hey, they even put some pants on! Though once the sun comes out, that will probably change drastically).

By inviting this charming new heroine into their lair, they have effectively trusted her with their secret identities. There is NO way that will ever come back biting them in the butt, e.g. if she ever gets posessed by an evil symbiont or something...

Picture are, f.l.t.r: Blue Knight aka Inspector Dennis, Armstrong Fatbuckle aka The Living Skeleton, Kate Five, Captain Evening, Centennia and Merv the Griffin. This obviously takes place before Kate Five's recent adventures. (What if they hear about it? Will they intervene? Will they stand a chance? Will we ever find out?)

Kate Five belongs to cyberkitten01, used with kind permission. And you can read Captain Evening and The Odds twice weekly here on THE BEHOLDER and in the finely hand-crafted zines available from BirdCageBottom Books

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tales To Behold 4, Page 47: Aftermath

Nothing more to add. Except for the Epilogues next week…

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Terry Tornado Magazine Cover

Woot, Terry Tornado is featured on the cover of this month's Muscle & Fitness magazine!

And why not, she has the credentials: Forder Pro-Wrestler, Superhero, Abs Model, three times Ms Omniverse, All-American good girl and holder of the spaghetti eating record at Famous Gerivaldi's. But didn't they have some more fabric to dress her in? Sheesh…

More Terry here on THE BEHOLDER
and on DeviantArt !

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Undercover Odds

During an undercover assignment of Captain Evening and The Odds: the disguises of the female team members are slightly less conspicuous.
Swing by to read their adventures here on THE BEHOLDER!
Or order finely hand-crafted Tales To Behold comic zines from BirdCageBottom Books!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Captain Marvel In Space

Quick drawing of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, formerly known as Ms Marvel, Binary, Warbird. Currently, she's in space having awesome adventures written by Kelly Sue DeConnick.

This is a rather small drawing, drawn mostly with a rough brush pen on simple paper. The colors are what make it pop, using a more conservative, full color approach on the figure, while just coloring the line for the background.

Here are all my other Captain Marvel pieces.
And if you like to share on tumblr, please use this link

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Peacemakers

The Peacemakers are a team of Public Domain / Open Source Characters originally assembled on the Free Universe Forum. Various creators contributed their characters and collaborated to create a interesting team that could save the universe, fight the bad guys, or just bicker amongst themselves.

The characters are Flux, Jenny EverywhereDr. AcaciaAstro-Man and Outworlder. Click on their names to find out more about them, or visit the team's page on the Public Domain Superheroes Wiki.

I based this living tribute faithfully on an existing image of them, though I took one small artist liberty: It was mentioned that Dr. Acacia and Jenny had a relationship in another reality, and I figured that maybe they continued in our own reality as well.

Flux and Dr. Acacia can be used by anyone without any license or author citations. The other three require the following license:
The characters of Jenny Everywhere, Astro-Man and The Outworlder are available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, Astro-Man and The Outworlder, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

Also on tumblr

Tales To Behold 4, Page 45: Who Dares To Call Upon Might Gazoom?!

One of my favorite splash pages of the series.
Hope you'll also like it!
(Click to enlarge)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tales To Behold 6 In Production

The latest print issue of Tales To Behold is in the works, to come out for Comic Arts Brooklyn on Nov 8th! Don't miss this amazing event, it's free to attend and features an amazing array of talent from the Indie Comics and printmaking scene.

All the my artwork for the new book is done, now a bit of putting it all together, and off to the printer!

The cover is actually already done, riso-printed by the awesome Kris Mukai who works down the hall from me in the Pencil Factory, and will also be exhibiting her work at the event.

Hope to see you in November!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Date From Hell

Remember that one?
It’s what you get when The Worst Man In The World  / a Living Skeleton wants to distract a world- world-destroying Cosmic Entity by showing her one of the greatest accomplishments of the known universe: The All-American Date.

Check out the story about Armagedda and Armstrong Fatbuckle online on THE BEHOLDER, or in Tales To Behold #3 from BirdCageBottom Books .

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween Cameo Caper 2014 Reprise

A while ago I did a 4-page, full color comic for the annual webcomic crossover event Halloween Cameo Caper. I was kind of early with my submission, for time reasons, but it was real fun to do it.

Now, seeing all the contributions coming in, I got inspired to do a little reprise piece, featuring Centennia and Jenny Everywhere as pictured in a drawing by Aggie Janicot, as well as characters Andrew and Marie-Ange from the webcomic Autumn Bay.

Still a bit rough around the edges, I hope I can clean this up a bit… when time allows. Even better of course would be, if I can find the time to do a couple more of these based on other people's contributions! Time will tell…

Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf in color

More color tests!

This time it’s my super team Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf– special agents that blur the line between good and evil!
These guys first appeared in Tales To Behold #1, and subsequently in Journey Into Misery #4 and #5.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ms Blitzen

Ms Blitzen is a super-heroine from the collaborative Angel Falls universe http://angel-fallsda.deviantart.com on DeviantArt. She’s created by Knight3000 http://knight3000.deviantart.com

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tales To Behold 4, Page 43: Taking Forever

Jenny Nowhere is getting impatient!
What new, nefarious scheme will she come up with?
(Click to enlarge)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jung-La Queen of the Concrete Jungle

Jung-La, Fierce Female Fury!
She’s making her debut in the upcoming Tales To Behold 6, coming out at comicartsbrooklyn 
And read her adventures online soon here on The Beholder!
More pics of her here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tales To Behold 4, Page 42: Changing The Odds!

Your faithful BEHOLDER has waited since the beginning
of this series to use that headline!
(Click to enlarge)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Dr Brain and Wicked Witch

More color tests (also on tumblr)
Dr Brain patronizing his super-villain witch daughter Jesse. See more of their adventures here on THE BEHOLDER.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tales To Behold 4, Page 41: Shock Value

Can Captain Evening get his act together to save the day?
(Click to enlarge)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Terry Tornado Selfie

From the official twitter of the former professional wrestler, part-time super-hero, fitness model and spokeswoman Terry Tornado. For her fans!