Gorn Again

Since it was First Contact Day earlier in the week, I’m in a Star Trek mood… well actually, I’m always in a Star Trek mood. 😎

ANYWAYZ, here’s my interpretation of the charmingly inaccurate vintage Gorn action figure by Mego. The toy re-used a head from Spider-Man’s foe, the Lizard, and was garbed in a Klingon uniform. Star Trek Online presents the concept of multiple alien races being part of the Klingon Defense Force, so I figured why not import that concept into the TOS era and really lean into the Klingon thing? I added a TOS era Klingon belt buckle and turned the toy’s bright red weapon and communicator into proper Klingon gear (but retained some bright red colors). I also made the eyes more Gorny, but mostly tried to leave the head as-is.

I see this guy as a rank and file soldier who was transferred from the Gorn military as part of some boring treaty between the Gorn Hegemony and the Klingon Empire. He’s oddly good at his job despite being pretty uninterested in it–there’s a promotion in his future, but he could care less.

(Previously I also drew interpretations of Mego’s Mugato and Neptunian figures, as well as a non-Mego Gorn. Yes–I do know how to party. 🤓)

WATER TIGER

What’s that you say, we’re already several months into the Year of the Water Tiger? 🌊🐅 This post is absurdly late? And a surfer/street-fighter tiger lady is a totally random combo? Yet here we are… Happy Belated Year of the Tiger! BTW, the character on her outfit is a stylized archaic form of (tiger).

March of Robots 2022

Squeezing in a drawing before this year’s March of Robots ends–here’s a big bruiser with a bit of Showa style! Maybe if I get it together in KaiJune I’ll draw some monsters for this ‘bot to battle…

Yay Cray!

There’s a new Glyos drop from Cappy and along with it, a new illustration from me! Hit up the store HERE!

(Actually the left half of this illustration was released with the first batch of figures several weeks ago, but I have been crazy busy and forgot to post here… at any rate, now you get to seethe whole thing! 😅)

I AM…

SPARTACUS is one of my favorite movies, so I drew this tribute about a year ago when Kirk Douglas passed away. It has been gathering digital dust in my WIP folder ever since—in my head I’d built it up as a monumental task to complete, but when I opened up the file this past weekend I was surprised to find that it was like 85% finished and just needed a quick clean up and fine-tuning. Yet again I have learned that I shouldn’t put things off! 😅😬 ANYWAYZ, Kirk Douglas has a great face for caricature, and you can head over to my Instagram post to see a little video peek at a few of the steps I had in the sketch process, from super-crude to almost-there to all-done.

RIP Christopher Plummer

“Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings.” 

Christopher Plummer passed away a few weeks ago, and last night I finally had a moment to draw an homage to his role as the Klingon General Chang—my favorite Trek villain as featured in my favorite Trek movie, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. I have literally watched that movie hundreds of times, and I never get tired of his performance. RIP!

METAL OX

Happy Year Of The Metal Ox! 🐮 I decided to interpret metal as heavy metal 🤘 as well as bionic 🦾, and a humanoid ox woman had to be blue like Babe the blue ox 💙, because punny, convoluted, and weird is my jam. FYI the design on the shirt is a stylized archaic form of 牛 (ox). 🤓

It’s just a phase…

Kitty! (and Lockheed!)

Another warm-up/costume redesign! It is probably very obvious by now that I tend to go very traditional and generally more streamlined when it comes to superhero costumes. And ALWAYS add a katana if applicable, of course.

TIGER FEEEEET

IDK a dang thing about fashion, but I do know that when you see a pair of sharp looking tiger feet sneakers for half off, you order those dang shoes! 🐯 I’m super excited for the new kicks to arrive even though I probably won’t be wearing them out until after I get vaccinated sometime this summer. 🙃⏳🗓💉