Monday, August 31, 2009

Wacky Packages! Duxie!

What 70s kid WASN'T into WACKY PACKAGES back in the day? I was there for the first 3 series of sarcastic stickers, exploding onto the kid scene when I was in 3rd grade. I sorta rediscovered them a few years later, when WPs where up to series 11 or so....Here is my 1976 attempt to create my own WP "poster" from that later set. I don't recall to many attempts to make my OWN Wackies, but....

I apparently had yet to hear of such drafting tool as french curves, rulers, and circle ellipses...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Six Mill!

A fantastic 1977 pencil drawing of Steve Austin, the SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN. Thanks to tons of exposure to Lee Majors caricatures by CRACKED and MAD artists such as John Severin and Mort Drucker, I had cracked the code to capturing a successful Steve Austin likeness on paper.
The raised left eyebrow.

Now you know.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Claw Long and Prosper!

Dig this odd STAR TREK Mr. Spock plush doll found in my local Wal Mart's "grabber claw" machine! Nutty!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Animated BATMAN Samples!

Here are some pages from a pencil try-out for the DC Comics various "animated" books in the 90s...Since I did so much work for the products of that line for other DC offices, I thought...

Never could get anyone interested in the slightest....

Everything's ARCHIE!

Here are my little-seen pencil samples for ARCHIE Comics that got me a year's run on ARCHIE AND FRIENDS in 2003-04!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Comical Action Heroes!

This line of all-plastic, small (around 4 inches tall) super hero action figures were produced by Mego in 1976. Best known for their-uh-unfortunate poses, these toys represented the nadir of a once-great toy firm... I once saw a store clerk actually do a double-take at the Wonder Woman figure for sale. She belted out a shrill bleat of "Gawd! She's hideous!"
Anyway, take a look at my customized Fortress of Solitude playset. I got this Christmas 1976, and quickly set about decorating the place with new posters, console images, etc....Had my Dad fasten the thing to a thick piece of plywood, so I could have a parking lot for the Batmobile outside..
In the 90s, I used it as a backdrop for some SUPER POWERS figures (one of the few toys I managed to hang onto for those years..Got the comics, but few toys from the 70s), before selling it around 2003 or so. I needed the room!

How odd they used that image of the Avengers (with Superman subbing for Captain America) on that main console...

Adam Hughes! Dick Giordano!

Dig these swell drawings of my own character, GEMINAR, by comics greats Adam Hughes and Dick Giordano! Great work!