“Greetings from The Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla!”
Another great commission for a client- MAD MAX 2- THE ROAD WARRIOR! I was told to make a pinup based on this movie using any elements from the film I felt would work- So I made a list of my favorites- and came up with Lord Humungus, Wez, Toadie and the Vehicles that Humungus drives around with the two hostages tied to the front. After playing with the composition a bit, I used the same tilted background with the vehicle to show that off with Humungus and Wez paired up in the foreground. I really liked how it turned out and I really am excited to ink this project soon!
A small project- but one near and dear to my heart- my rendition of Bill Hicks, but with his 3rd Eye open and watching the mediocre masses while taking a drag on a cigarette… Bill has been an artist that in the last few years has helped me open my 3rd eye to art, creation and what it means to be someone a bit outside of the mainstream. So without further ado… here are some Bill Hicks Quotes to enjoy my new artwork with…..
“Squeegee your third fucking eye!”
“I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don’t like anything in the mainstream and they don’t like me.”
“When did mediocrity and banality become a good image for your children? I want my children to listen to people who fucking rocked! I don’t care if they died in puddles of their own vomit! I want someone who plays from his fucking heart!”
“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.”
“Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here’s American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!”
-Bill Hicks- American Comedian, Philosopher and Hero
So I reached out to “Mick the Nerd” from the Howard Stern Show about doing some art with him for his comic project they talked about on the show– you can hear the whole interview here
Mick was really cool about it and we decided to do a joint cover for his comic- he did the right half, and I did his character “Archangel Michael” on the left side.
Hopefully Mick can join me at a show so we can both sign copies of this for the fans- thank you Mick for including me in your comic book projects!
Here is the final collaboration, and his reference art I worked off of.
I was recently alerted that my buddy Elijah needed some very serious surgery that required him to be life-flighted to Geisinger at Danville! When I asked his family if there was anything I could do to help, they told me he wanted me to draw one of the characters from “Kick Ass”. I really wanted to lift his spirits with the artwork he wanted, and it was cool to see his reaction when he got his commission last weekend.
Here is the artwork and handing it off to Elijah!
I really made it a point to accent some solid blacks in the background vehicle, the Gigahorse, and kept the foreground character, Immortan Joe, ghostly white.
So without further delay- my MAD MAX FURY ROAD pinup fully inked!
This is the final pencils for my Immortan Joe pinup commission that I am working on. Since the visual excitement from this character comes from his face, I really decided to make that the focus of the composition. Also I rotated the horizon line to force some motion into the artwork by making you tilt your head a bit as a viewer. Since the Mad Max films are always about the cars, I wanted to get Joe’s car the “Gigahorse” to fill in the background. It made for a really fun image to fill the space in the top third of the composition.
Just a small sketch commission I made for a client of David Tennant in pen and ink, I threw a bit of color to accent his 3-D glasses.
Sinbad fighting a Sea Monster and a Zombie foot soldier… good stuff, loved the massive scale on Sinbad.
Finally got the hand drawn inks for this collaborative project done, right in the nick of time for Awesome Con 2015 this weekend.
Presented in the classic pen and ink style that I love to do… my friend Maki Roll as Taarna…
Plastic Man’s Daughters, Cowboy Bebop and 1950’s Nuclear Holocaust…