Friday, February 19, 2010

Last of the Dancing Spidey Villains







I hope people enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed drawing them. I was laughing while drawing them. Though it is a little strange how many of Spider-Man's villains have predominately green costumes. Was it just that because they were fighting Spider-Man it was important that their costumes weren't blue and red like Spidey's? Or maybe the limited color options back in the sixties?

And, of course, they are also all men and all white.

Stan Lee: I can't have Spider-Man punching out a woman. And everyone will think I'm a racist if I have a black villain. So it's probably for the best if I just have a world populated entirely with white people. No problems there.

Sheesh.





Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Dancing Villains





I don't know if Stan Lee ever envisioned Mysterio doing the robot, Morbius line dancing or Kingpin doing the running man, but I think he should have. There definitely isn't enough dancing in mainstream comics.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dance!




As I said, last weekend I went down to New York for a comic art show put on by my friend Tara. All the other comic stuff there was superhero related and I was reminded of how long it'd been since I'd drew a superhero. So last week I sat down to draw Spider-Man.

And for some reason he came out dancing.

And suddenly I found myself drawing all of Spider-Man's villains dancing. I don't know if anyone else will enjoy these (especially some copyright minded person at Marvel), but I found drawing these guys dancing endlessly amusing.

More coming throughout the week.

Monday, February 8, 2010

BlahBlahBlah

So there are a couple of new reviews of Joe and Azat. Both of them make me feel great.


Also this weekend I was in New York for an art show where some of the original pages from Joe and Azat are on display. The opening was Saturday but you can check them out Wednesday through Saturday 12-5 or by appointment. They're at the Medialia ... Rack and Hamper Gallery, 338 W. 38th Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10018.

The show was organized by my friend Tara who is awesome and the biggest fan of comics I know. Every time I see her I get inspired to draw more.

Also at the show is work by Jacob Chabot and Chris Giarrusso, both cool guys.

And, yes, I should have probably mentioned something about this before the opening, but... well... you know how it is.

And then there is this interview with Bill Watterson, one of the guys who got me drawing way way back.

And these are some of the most amazingly heartbreaking photos I have ever seen.