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Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! – Dr. Peter Venkman

January 5th and 6th, the Dallas Comicbook Show is back.  This time, the Hulk is going to be there too.

Check out the details here.

I’ll have some of these in tow with me.  Come get a few for your collection.

Captain America
Ant Man on FF #1
Deadpool on Deadpool #1
Havok on Uncanny Avengers #1

 

Darkhawk on Avengers Arena #1
Spiderman on Scarlet Spider #1

 

Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn’t take Lorraine out, that he’d melt my brain.

Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn’t take Lorraine out, that he’d melt my brain. – George McFly

I’ve got a few blanks lying around and an upcoming appearance to get ready for.  So I took advantage of 121212 and busted out an Ant Man on a FF #1 blank variant.

This is what happened.

As always, thanks for stopping by and giving it a look.  Don’t forget comments are encouraged.  And tell your friends and family about me.

Visit the shop, art makes great gifts.

Blank FF #1

 

Ant Man
Finished FF #1

 

I’ve set my laser from stun to kill.

I’ve set my laser from stun to kill. – Buzz Lightyear

I’ve done a homage to the cover to Web of Spiderman #1 inspired by the greatness of Charles Vess.

I did a couple of Blank Sketch covers and a 11×17 on comic board.

As always, thanks for stopping by and checking these out.  Stay tuned for more.

Scarlet Spider #1 Blank Variant
Avenging Spiderman #1 Blank Variant

 

11″x17″ Web of Spiderman #1 Homage

Hey, I guess they’re right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose.

Hey, I guess they’re right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. – Lloyd Christmas

 

Thanos hand painted on a couple of blank Marvel Sketch Variants

All are available, I’ll have all the available ones with me at the DFW Comic Book show as well.

Thanos

 

Avengers Assemble
Incredible Hulk

 

Age of Apocalypse

We got no food, no jobs… our PETS’ HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!

We got no food, no jobs… our PETS’ HEADS ARE FALLING OFF! – Lloyd Christmas

Sunfire from Age of Apocalypse on a variant blank sketch cover of Age of Apocalypse #1

Pencils and ink

Edition size: 1/1

A brief synopsis of the original story.

Legion (David Haller), a powerful psionic mutant on Earth and son of Professor Charles Xavier, travels back in time with the intention of killing Magneto, believing that Magneto’s death will allow Xavier to achieve his dream of human/mutant equality. However, Legion traveled to a time when Magneto and Xavier were still friends. As Xavier dies trying to protect Magneto, Legion vanishes, and a new time-line is created. The only person aware of how history has changed is Bishop, a time traveling mutant who followed Legion.

Because of Xavier’s sacrifice, Magneto comes to believe in his late friend’s dream of a peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants. Apocalypse, an immortal mutant villain, was monitoring the fight. He chooses this moment as the perfect time to begin his world conquest, which did not happen in the regular Marvel Universe for another ten years.

Magneto assembles the X-Men just as Apocalypse begins his war. Despite the X-Men’s resistance, Apocalypse conquers all of North America and eventually mutants are considered the ruling class. Apocalypse also initiated a genocidal campaign called “cullings” killing millions of humans. To further ensure that no one was left to challenge him or undo the circumstances that led to his reign, he had everyone with telepathic or chronal abilities hunted down. Meanwhile, the changes in the time-line result in a destructive crystallization wave created by the M’Kraan Crystal.

Sunfire as a Horsemen of Apocalypse

Sunfire lost his powers before M-Day and his X-gene during that moment.

It is revealed that Sunfire had been rescued by a mysterious group of ninja, and taken to a hospital in Aspen.  After being revived from his coma, the world’s leading specialist in prosthetic limbs, Masanori Kuzuya, offered him his services. Before the reasoning behind the rescue could be revealed, Apocalypse appeared and offered Sunfire the chance for vengeance, as well as the recovery of his lost limbs and power, in return for his service as one of Apocalypse’s new Horsemen.

Sunfire accepted, but after being chained away and locked in a prison while listening to the tortured screams of Gazer (another of the new Horsemen), Sunfire tried to escape. Unable to leave Gazer to his fate, Sunfire went back to free him. However, Gazer’s transformation to the Horseman ‘War’ had already been completed and War attacked Sunfire. Captured again, Sunfire was transformed into the Horseman of Famine. When Apocalypse launched his attack on the X-Men, Sunfire caused an intense feeling of hunger and weakness in the mutants and humans on the institute grounds. As he was fighting the X-Men, Havok shot him down and Rogue, who recognized him, caught him as he fell. He was taken to the Medical Lab and Emma Frost entered his mind in an attempt to help him. When Apocalypse departed, he sent War to retrieve Famine, but Shiro broke free from Apocalypse’s control and attacked War.

Sunfire was last seen running off with the unconscious body of Gambit, like him a former X-Men turned Horseman. At the temple where Sunfire first took Gambit, Mister Sinister told them, “I am glad you both feel able to move on from the past… for I am your future!”.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.  – Oscar Wilde

Here are a few blank sketch variants I’ve recently completed.  Some are available in the shop.  A blank sketch variant is actually an entire comic book with a blank front and back cover.  So, you can get your favorite artist to draw a sketch on it, or you can do one yourself.  Everyone should take a shot at one of these, it’s fun and you get your own personalized comic book that is a true one of one.  I have a couple of blank’s that have not been drawn on as of yet, so if there is something you’d like done please give me a shout and I’ll be happy to work something out for you.  It’s a good way of getting original art without breaking the bank.  And they make great gifts for comic book fans.

Art is not a thing; it is a way.

Art is not a thing; it is a way. – Elbert Hubbard

 

Here are a couple of Marvel blank variant covers I whipped up recently.   Blank variant covers are real comics, with the regular insides.  The only difference is the cover is blank on the front and back.

 

Here is an Uncanny X-Men #1 with a pencil sketch of Deadpool.

And an X-Men #7 with a colored sketch of Magento.

“Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.”

Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.  – Lionel Trilling

 

Took a shot at another Blank Variant from Marvel.  This time I found a X-Men Schism #1 blank to create with.

First, I sketched out a Sentential on the cover then colored it.  Then I took it the lowbrow route and painted it up, looking for a bit of a street feel.  I think it works well, sorta propagandaish.

As always, thanks for looking.