Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sketch 029: The Eye!

From Wikipedia:

"The strange being known as The Eye appeared as a speaking, flaming eyeball in the sky. It had the power to generate deadly rays of heat, expand and shrink, fly and hover, project a searchlight beam, and appear just about anywhere. It often teamed up with Jack Barrister to fight crime. Space and time meant nothing to the Eye, and could use this fact to help bring justice to the entire world."

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sketch 022: The Green Lama!

It's the Green Lama, one of the only cleric superheroes I know of.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sketch 021: Golden Age Daredevil!

The Golden Age Daredevil is another character I wove into something new, namely Revenger, now featured in his own webcomic on

To read Revenger's adventures from page one, go to

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sketch 020: The Owl!

The Owl, just one of many Batman rip-offs (I use that term affectionately, of course!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sketch 019: Airman!

While I hate, hate HATE his name, I love the design of Airman's headdress. He made a brief return in comics history in the early nineties when Malibu Comics published "The Protectors," a comic about a team of Golden Age characters reimagined.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sketch 018: The American Crusader

Tonight I thought I'd draw one of my favorite public domain superheroes, the American Crusader! I actually based Sovereign's costume on this one. It's even more obvious with the triangular cut of the bottom of this bust sketch.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sektch 017: Diana the Huntress!

To the best of my knowledge, this character only appeared in one five page story in the early forties. It's a shame. To me she's more interesting than Wonder Woman.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

016: Pyroman!

With a name like "Pyroman" you'd expect him to have fire-based powers. Not so. This golden age character's powers are electrical in nature.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

015: Golden Age Blue Beetle

Today's subject is the Golden Age Blue Beetle!

Friday, January 15, 2010

014: The Clock!

Meet the Clock! I've included an image of an old cover for comparison.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

013: Duke of Darkness Inks

I wasn't too happy with yesterday's Duke of Darkness sketch, so I got out my marker and inked it. It looks okay.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

012: Duke of Darkness

Continuing my theme of public domain golden age characters, here's the Duke of Darkness. I found a wonderful blog where you can read his first (and probably only) issue. Here's the link:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

011: Golden Age Black Cat

Yep, there was a Golden Age Black Cat, and the majority of her issues (published by Harvey Comics) are in the public domain. Marvel still owns the trademark to the name "Black Cat," though. She had a young boy sidekick(named "Kitten"), as many heroes in those days did.

Monday, January 11, 2010

010: Black Terror Clocks Hitler!

I was looking at a site on public domain superheroes tonight and got in the mood to do a sketch. This is typical for comic covers during World War II. The sketch pretty rough, so I made sure the little landing strip mustache and the armband stood out.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

009: Darkseid

Darkseid (c) 2010 D.C. Entertainment, Inc.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

008: Bikini Chick

Sometimes I just go online (or look in magazines) and find photos that I can sketch out. The purpose is to internalize a little of what you're copying onto paper. That's how I learned to draw as a child. I would pick my favorite poses out of the comics I bought and I would draw my own characters in those poses. So over time I developed quite a catalogue in my mind (and muscle memory in my hand). But it's also necessary to do quiet, everyday poses as well. This sketch is an example of that.

Friday, January 8, 2010

007: Emo Vamp

This sketch took on a life of its own at some point. I originally intended to do a simple Emo girl. But the more I chiseled away at the facial structure, it took on more of an androgynous look.

I decided that it would be a vampire, so I whitened out the eyes. Could be male, could be female.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

006: Green Lantern

This sketch started out as a sketch of a city scene. I eyeballed the perspective and didn't use a ruler. I thought it looked boring without a superhero flying in the sky. I've never drawn Green Lantern before, and I used no reference. I think it's pretty crappy myself. But sketchbooks aren't about your best work. It's just whatever comes out.

Green Lantern (c) 2010 D.C. Entertainment, Inc.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

005: Ominus

Meet Ominus. He's the "dark knight" archetype of my comic book universe. He'll be making an appearance in March with the second issue of the Arcadia Comics Anthology. In the modern continuity I'm weaving, David Ramirez, the man behind the mask, only recently assumed the mantle. In his younger days he prowled the rooftops and fought injustice as Revenger.

You can read about his exploits in the new Revenger web strip, now available to read for free at

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

004: Invincible!

For today's sketch I went with one of my favorite characters these days, Mark grayson, a.k.a. Invincible. If you're not reading it his comic (published by Image Comics), do yourself a favor and pick up the first trade. You'll love it.

I gave Mark a smile today. He still has time to catch a laugh or two before the Viltrumite War starts.

Invincible (c)) 2010 Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker

Monday, January 4, 2010

003: Thor!

This is a quick sketch of my tentative design for my version of Thor. I haven't decided on a design for the rest of his costume, so Mjollnir is conveniently covering his torso.

Thor will be making an appearance in a few months in an installment of Sovereign in the Arcadia Comics Anthology. Thor vs. Sovereign! I can't wait to start rawing that!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Eric Lamont's Blue Bug, featured in the Arcadia Comics Anthology. You'll find a link to the Arcadia website in the right margin under "Useful Links".

Blue Bug (c) 2010 Legacy Hero Comics

Saturday, January 2, 2010


For my first entry into this online sketchbook, I decided to do a simple bust of my character, Sovereign. I've been
working on getting better at shadows and spotting blacks, and this was good practice.

Want to know more about Sovereign? Go to