2024: Year of the Dragon and then some!

The Year of the Dragon has a lot of alternates in different cultures, I decided to cover all of them! This was a lot of fun, but drawing 9 characters wiped me out! Note that I started this blog entry with the Snail on the posted date, but kept updating it until posting the Dragon on Feb 15, 2024 (several days after the actual Lunar New Year >_<U). I feel very relieved that next year’s Zodiac features no alternate animals!

2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon according to the Chinese Zodiac, so I conceived these characters as a group of Rangers (in the fantasy RPG sense), but for a futuristic setting. My aim was to make each character feel very distinct from the others, but still make sure the group’s costumes and colors felt unified and balanced as a whole.

Size chart below!

Not A Goalie

I had no idea Friday the 13th was coming, but by random coincidence I came across this old highlighter doodle the other day. It’s really supposed to be more the-dude-from-Splatterhouse than Jason Voorhees, but I think it still works for the occcasion? Not sure exactly when I drew this, but I believe it was late 2019 or early 2020. (Added the sig and type digitally obv. 🤓)

Super Scary!

My dear dear friend Joshua Williamson has just launched a Substack newsletter: joshuawilliamson.substack.com

You may know him from his incredible runs writing The Flash and Robin, his acclaimed creator-owned comics Birthright (with Andrei Bressan) and Nailbiter (with Mike Henderson), or maybe his current juggernaut mini-series at DC, Dark Crisis. Now you can get the latest updates on all of his projects (including a lot of exciting things in development), and if you subscribe to one of the paid tiers, there are going to be extra perks, advance access to the new Nailbiter anthology, and some exclusive collectibles!

Josh asked me to help him design a mascot for the newsletter, so allow me to introduce Super Scary! Illustrations by me, and graphic design by John J. Hill.

Super Scary’s skull insignia is going to be on some of those aforementioned exclusive collectibles, like these limited edition pins! Please check out Josh’s Substack for all the details!

Mutant Zoo -esque! Crow + Lion + Octopus!

“A king of the savannah, sea, and sky, the majestic, powerful, and cunning Leoctrow is often depicted in the heraldry of versatile multi-class adventurers, most typically warrior-mage-rogues.”

Fitting in perfectly with the old Mutant Zoo posts, here’s today’s warm-up using my buddy @jazylhdraws #jazylhcreateacharacter prompts for August! The prompts were crow, lion, octopus, water, and backpack. I failed at figuring out how to incorporate backpack, but I didn’t want to get hung up on it, so I just went with the other four prompts. 😅

Inktober 31 2018 + BONUS!

#Inktober 31 2018 + BONUS!


Here’s a look at all 32 of my Inktober drawings…

AND, here are a bunch of color studies…

That’s a wrap on Inktober, thank you for following along! HAPPY HALLOWEEN, NERDS!!!