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!
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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?
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