Friday, September 16, 2011

Paradise Lost

Milton's Paradise Lost is by far one of the most annoying books to read in the entire world. In the style of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Milton decided he'd do an Epic poem. His is about the lost of Eden by man and the corruption brought on by Satan himself. This comic translates the first 500 lines of book four into a 20 page comic. Satan is a noir style detective hunting for Adam and Eve, his current case. These are pages 2-6 of this story.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


So, a good friend of mine and soon to be sought after comic artist Michael Lavelle, did this Lion-O based on the new TV series. I decided to ink it as a warm up for the past couple of days, so here's the final product, you can see the original here: Mad-Arts Lion-O

Monday, September 12, 2011

Rowan Pepper

This is a one page story about a girl. It's an exercise where you cut up the panels before giving them to students. They will then put them in a logical order and make the story work. Enjoy

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Watchmen

One of the most striking things about Watchmen is the fact that there isn't a team called the Watchmen. The only team of heroes that are eluded to are the Minutemen from the 40s and 50s. If they were to start a team, this would be the roster....except some end up exiled or dead at the end...hmmm.. Also, today is the tenth anniversary of the twin towers being attacked and destroyed. I was sitting in my dorm room at school when my roommate's girlfriend woke us up with the news. We thought it was a joke, then we saw the news cast and we were glued to the TV for the day...and school was cancelled for the day (one positive from all the negative....maybe). Where were you?

Saturday, September 10, 2011


The badass of the book. The Comedian is the most ironic name for any of the characters. He is completely jaded by the world and has spent time in Vietnam, Europe during WW2, and think the whole world and the politics of it are a complete joke. And apologizes for NONE OF IT!

Friday, September 9, 2011


Like his mask, his world is only black and white. There are no levels of gray. If one had to choose, this would be the book's protagonist. He is the first to research the "hero killer" brutally and without remorse, yet ends up gaining our complete sympathy by the end of the book.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Handsome, extremely smart, rich, and in perfect physical condition. One of his most daunting lines in the whole book is "then I'd just have to catch it wouldn't I?" He is talking in reference to being shot at and catching the bullet. He is the catalyst behind the entire story of Watchmen. He is trying to make a better world. Truly a noble idea...or is it?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Silk Spectre 2

Ahhh....the Silk Spectre 2. Perhaps one of the most beautiful women in comics. Her outfit in the comic was dated, even for the 80s when the comic was released, but it still looked good. Zach Snyder, in his movie version of the book, updated the look for modern superhero cinema, and I must say, did a great job.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Nite Owl 2

The most moral of the characters in Watchmen is the Nite Owl 2 and his predecessor. They both have very high standards for themselves and those around them. That is what makes them great. Nite Owl 2 becomes a complete character when he gets back into his costume in Watchmen and becomes the most Noble of all the heroes in the book. I love all the characters in Watchmen, but his morals put him right at the top of the list.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Watchmen Week: Dr. Manhattan

Robert Atkins does a great blog with a new sketch nearly daily. I love to see his work and his interpretations of many of the well known and loved comic and cartoon characters. In that same vein I am doing a Watchmen week. So I reread Watchmen...again. I do believe this is the 15th or so time I've read it. This time it was research for my thesis. By the way, I LOVE doing a thesis based around comic books. Anyway, I decided I'd do some sketchcards of the characters and use Letraset Tria Markers for it. This is the first of the week: Dr. Manhattan

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Minimum Paige

I just heard I was accepted to Minimum Paige, Harvard's (yes THAT Harvard) first comic anthology. My story Ross and the Yeti will be included. The release is September 22nd, and I'll keep you informed as to where you can pick up a copy! To Celebrate: This is Hewett the main character of a political thriller I am working on. He is a Harvard graduate and Berkley drop out.