UPDATED Public Domain Hero-A-Day: The STEEL FIST!

Jan. 4th’s hero is THE STEEL FIST! Look him up here- http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Steel_Fist and here: http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/s/stelfist.htm Now I have to run and make pizza for 20- Wish me luck!

UPDATE! A quick note about this sketch. if you check out the links above you will see that Steel Fist had 2 costumes What I did was combine the various elements, redesigned the helmet and added detailing that I thought would he in line with previous versions- the boot and belt and collar- which match the existing left bracelet. I thought if he’s “the Steel Fist”, the costume needed more iron work motifs.

You can read a few Steel Fist stories at BCHAT’s  My Opinion Doesn’t Matter Golden Age comics blog. GO GO GO!

Public Domain Hero-A-Day: ATOMAN!

Back again for the new year- hope you all didn’t miss me too much! I decided that since I was back to blogging regularly that I’d return to my “sketches every day” routine- with a new angle of course. I decided to take on the discipline of sketching a public domain superhero every day. I really love these golden and silver age heroes; too some they are more than a bit dated but I think they’re real gems. My first – ATOMAN!


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God it’s been a while to be sure. Short story is- I’ve been sick with flare-up of a chronic illness, then serious fatigue and follow-up of a virus that has taken over the Gal-friend/and one of the kids! AAAAGHHHH! But its not H1N1, so can’t be all that bad. Back to working on webcomics and developing new characters as usual. I was in need of a new direction and so I decided to start coming up with SUPERVILLAINS! Love em or hate em or love to hate em, ya gotta have them. Here is TAURON the LASHER!

More tomorrow!


From SKETCHES 10-09

#makingcomics #bronze age comics #supervillain #supervillains #flameape


Javier Hernandez is a class act and a creative guy. Everyone in indy comics knows that- but I’ve had the pleasure recently to get to know him better as a result of being accepted into his circle of DIY comickers. You would most likely know Jav from his EL MUERTO character; which was made into a film in 2007 and is now on DVD. I really like the character and the comic and I recommend that you buy that book and his other comic book ventures. Here it is- El Muerto fan art for you JAVIER! Hope you like.

From SKETCHES 9-09

EDIT: I am going to color it- I’ll post it in here when it’s finished, my amigos muertos!

SKETCHBLOG: SCORTCHER & Minutemen panel layouts.

Ethan Slayton and I are hard at work getting MINUTEMEN of ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ready to go live, hopefully by end of September. This WWII super-hero romp is a fun action-packed love-letter to Golden age comics. Made up of 1/2 and half story by us and art by Ethan, it’s a webcomic that Golden-age fans and fun lovin’ superhero freaks like us will hopefully dig the most! These are some preview panel layouts by me, Page 1 by Ethan and a costume re-design of Ethan’s golden-age character, SCORTCHER! WWII superheroics will never be the same!

Here’s the hottest red-head there is! SCORTCHER is ©,TM Ethan Slayton.


Howabout  a big helping of PAGE LAYOUTS?

Plus a side-order of PULSE-POUNDING PROSE! Here’s a preview of a few pages.