Monday, February 21, 2011

public domain "superhero"

So a little while ago I did a couple illustrations for John Rovnack's Panel to Panel.
The idea was to update a public domain golden age character.
Here's the Original Madame Satan,
madamesatan_0and here's my version,
The concept for her character is that she was an evil woman who poisoned her husband but was then killed by him, and in hell she marries satan and goes back up to seduce men into hell, and then reveals her skull face.
As you can see I pretty much kept the original concept and color scheme. Her Satan was really boring and generic so I made him a little more goat like, or Rosemary's Baby like. I also added skeleton hands and put her in a teddy instead of an evening gown.

Bryan Stone was part of this project, he did a post showing off his art HERE
So did Josh Rosen, HERE

We did these for a panel to panel BOOK that should be out in march. check out the Facebook page for updates.
Here's the rundown of the book, it sounds super interesting,

Edited by John Rovnak

Featuring New Interviews With…
*MARK BODE: A 21st Century Renaissance Man by John Rovnak.
*GLENN DANZIG: Damn, It’s Danzig by John Rovnak.
*JIMMY GOWNLEY: Normal Guy to the Naked Eye by Rachael M Rollson.
*ALAN MOORE: The Magical Adventures of an Extraordinary Gentlemen by Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe.
*STEVE MURPHY: Comes Out of his Shell by John Rovnak.
*DAVE SIM: The General in His Labyrinth by Jon Mathewson.
*JIM WOODRING: A Touch of Madness by Daniel Barlow.

*BY JINGO: A Personal Meditation on the Comics of Jack Kirby by Rob Walton.
*MARVEL 14: The Incredible History of France’s Censorship of Marvel Comics by Jean –Emmanuel Deluxe.
*KEEP YOUR PANTS ON! The Rock Art of James Kochalka.
*BUDDY COPS in Full-Color by Mark Martin.
*BEAT PANELS: OR; IS THERE MONEY IN POETRY COMICS? by Stephen R. Bissette featuring the graphic poetry of Peter Money and Rick Veitch.
*ORGANIZING COMICS: How Comics Created a Community in Rural New England by Daniel Barlow.
*EUROPE'S KRIMINAL HISTORY: featuring MR. KRIME by Mort Todd with Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe.
*EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Re-Imagined Interpretations of Forgotten Characters of the Public Domain.
*MY SKETCHY SUMMER, or 5 Days Hard Labor at the Center For Cartoon Studies by Philip Charles Crawford.
*CLOVER FIELDS ON FIRE: The Intellectual Architecture of Robert Crumb and the Tyranny of the Masses by Experience Kring.
*Organic Comix presents JIM SIMON'S SHIELDMASTER.
*DEFT MASTERY: The Genius of Early 1960's Archie Comics by Philip Charles Crawford, featuring Teenage Wildlife: an interview with Craig Yoe by John Rovnak.
*MEET JOE PRIEST: A Personal Reflection on Where Faith and Comics Meet by Fr. Chris Kulig, O.Carm.
*An archive of past interviews, from, featuring DAVID MACK, LARRY MARDER, LARRY HAMA, JAIME HERNANDEZ, JAMES STURM and STAN SAKAI.
* and more....


So it should be pretty awesome, I'll update again when it's out.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Amelia 3 cover and beer

I re-colored the cover for Amelia 3, which is available at IKJK.  Have I mentioned that before?
The original print run had a screen printed cover, but as soon as that runs out the new ones will have color printed cover.
Here's the new one,
Amelia2cover again
Here's a scan of the original,
So you can see it's not that different, just a little deeper colors.

Also, I've been working on this high school play, it's been a lot of fun, Here's the website
It's running this Valentine's weekend, if you're in WRJ you should go!
Anyway, since characters in the play drink beer, but this is HIGH SCHOOL I made fake beer labels that go over root beer cans. Here's the label.

Happy Valentine's weekend all you happy people...