Thursday, September 18, 2014

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Black Panther

Black Panther. Ink on bristol board, 6x9. 
Drawn with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Black Panther was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in Fantastic Four #52 (1966)

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For comic art commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Star Wars Wednesday #10: HAMMERHEAD

Momaw Nadon. Ink on bristol board, 6x9.
after LFL
Drawn with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Speaking of Kirby Characters, Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out on DVD this week. In a recent post, I said that Guardians of the Galaxy was the best Marvel movie to date. But not by much. And Guardians is more of a sci-fi movie than a superhero movie. So, I'd still say Winter Soldier is the best superhero movie I've ever seen. Buy it!

Kirby Characters: Big Barda

Big Barda. Digital.


Here's another old one.

Big Barda was created by Jack Kirby for DC Comics. Her first appearance was in Mister Miracle #4 (1971).

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Star Wars Wednesday #9: THREEPIO

See-Threepio. Ink on bristol board, 6x9. 
after LFL
Drawn with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com

Thursday, September 4, 2014

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Ant-Man

Ant-Man. Ink on bristol board, 6x9.
Drawn with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Ant-Man was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. Hank Pym's first appearance was in Tales to Astonish #27 (1962) and as Ant-man in Tales to Astonish #35 (1962).

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For comic art commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Star Wars Wednesday #8: LIKE THIS POST YOU WILL

Yoda. Ink on bristol board, 6x9. 
after LFL
Drawn with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

And Weird Al is popular again, so why not?

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

GUARDIANS OF THE WHAT? BY JAMES WHO?

I finally got to see Guardians of the Galaxy. It was way better than it should have been. I wrote here that Captain America: the Winter Soldier was my favorite Marvel movie so far. I admitted that I was biased toward that character, but in my opinion, it was the best of these movies to date. Now I'm stressing that I am a long-time Captain America fan and Winter Soldier was my favorite of the Marvel movies. Yup I said was.

Guardians of the Galaxy is a great movie! I won't review the movie here, but you can believe the hype. I collected this comic back in the nineties, but I know nothing about this present incarnation (which I think was created in 2008). That's just to say, although there are connections to the rest of the Marvel cinematic universe, you do not have to be a comic book fan to enjoy Guardians. It's on par with any great space adventure movie out there. Yes, even those in that franchise (see my Wednesday posts). 

I had three problems with the movie. Two of my problems are two scenes where I said, "He wouldn't have survived that!" It's a fantasy movie so this is a minor gripe, but these scenes stretched credibility and took me out of the film for a few seconds. 

My other problem was that it could have been more kid friendly. Guardians does earn its PG-13 rating. Probably more than any other Marvel movie. I don't say this to be a prude, but in case anyone should come across my recommendation of this movie and wonder if they should take little ones. But it would have been nice if they could have figured out a way to make it PG and more accessible to kids. I do have to admit, many of the laughs (and this is a truly funny movie) are possible because of that rating. But come on! Its Guardians of the bleeping Galaxy! It just should have been more kid friendly. 

Even with my issues with the movie, I still say this is the best Marvel movie to date. I know that at the theaters in my area there aren't too many show times any more, so if you haven't seen it, go before it's no longer in theaters. Otherwise, you'll have to wait three or four months to see it and that'll suck for you. 

I leave you with an illustration of Drax. I based his tattoos on the comic book version, cuz....
Trapezii of the Galaxy or Drax. Ink and graphite on bristol board, 6x9.
....I was NOT gonna draw all of these:
Great make-up work.

Thanks for looking,
Mike

Thursday, August 28, 2014

KIRBY CHARACTERS: Absorbing Man


Absorbing Man. Digital

About a year and a half ago I created a new blog call "Kirby Characters." It was completely separate from this blog. It didn't work out. I just couldn't keep it going. So, welcome to what I hope will be a somewhat regular feature on this blog. Tune in each Thursday (at least that's what I'm gonna attempt) for a new Kirby Character.

I love Jack Kirby comic books. In this feature I will be sharing drawings of characters created or co-created by Kirby. Some, like the one above, appeared on that failed blog, but this feature will mostly showcase new illustrations of classic, strange, and obscure comic book characters.

Today would have been Jack Kirby's 97th birthday. Here's some info on Kirby:
http://kirbymuseum.org/biography/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kirby

Absorbing Man was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in Journey into Mystery #114 (1965)

Thanks for looking,
Mike
For comic art commissions: lynchmikew@gmail.com
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