The Super Skrull!

Last week, we learned of Logan Riley, an artist who has dedicated himself to drawing a new comic book character every day out of his love of comics and desire to improve his skills. Well, that’s a noble pursuit we can appreciate around here. You can check out Logan’s art at http://literarybandit.wordpress.com/

I contacted him and he suggested we draw a Kirby KlassicĀ — The Super Skrull. And, away we go!

Here’s Logan’s!

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Experimenting with Color

At C2E2 earlier this year, we met artist Katie Cook and bought the charming Thing/Human Torch card here. It’s been up on the bulletin board next to the drafting table Grace and I share and she drew inspiration from it last week.

We’ve been trying to learn about different drafting styles/techniques lately, and this was a good example. Grace laid down the color shape first and then went back and added the detail, just as Katie did here. Grace was very proud of this work. Sorry the Torch’s dialogue baloon cuts off. That’s the edge of the paper. šŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

And, to see more of Katie’s work, visit http://katiecandraw.typepad.com/

Medusa! by Grace (6) & Dad

So, CateĀ decided to draw “someone with lots of hair.” So,weĀ decided onĀ Medusa of Marvel’s Inhumans.

Then Cate decided not to draw.

Silver Surfer! (For Joe Sinnott) by Grace (6) & Dad

Tonight, it was my pleasure to achieve a boyhood goal … I spoke with legendary penciler/inker Joe Sinnott for 45 minutes on the phone. He was everything I’d hoped he would be. Engaging. Charming. Kind. And, full of so many stories about his 60-year-old career in comics. And, at 84 … he’s not done yet. He and Stan Lee still create the Sunday Spider-Man strip in newspaper syndicationĀ together.

It was so much fun … Grace and I decided to draw the Silver Surfer (who he helped create with Jack Kirby and Stan Lee) for Joe … complete with lots of cosmic squiggels. (Psst … I may have spent 7 minutes.)

And, check out Joe’s work at www.JoeSinnott.com … AMAZING!

The Human Torch! by Colin (6) & Dan Klein

A brand new father & son duo, Colin and Dan Klein, checked in today with a great drawing of Johnny Storm — the Human Torch! Keep ’em comin’ boys.

The Invisible Girl! by Colleen Coover

Okay, so … wow! This morning, I opened up my e-mail to find this beautiful note and drawing of Sue Storm from the super-talented Colleen Coover of Periscope Studios and Marvel’s new series, Girl Comics! Check outĀ Colleen’s Web site here!

“This sounds like a great way to encourage your girls’ imaginations and creativity. Here’s a pic of the Invisible Girl (or WOMAN, if you want to be “in continuity”) I did just now. I offer the caveat that this drawing was done on my computer in Manga Studio, but hopefully, that will not count points against me. I had my timer on for five minutes (and I only cheated by 30 seconds or so…)

A big fan of Grace and Cate;
Colleen Coover”

Scroll to see Colleen’s picture, but first … a word of thanks from Grace and Cate! (Umm … sorry about the “We love you.” They’re kinda’ forward like that.)

And, now, the awesomeness …

Mr. Fantastic! by Grace (6) & Dad

Grace definitely got the leadership qualities of Reed Richards, but she decided to make him a ball, rather than to should elongated arms and legs. And, with the short, spiky hair … I’d like to think she’s channeling the “Ultimate” version of Mr. Fantastic here.