An homage to what’s widely considered the seminal moment in Steve Ditko’s run on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. From issue #33, when Spidey, against all odds, makes the supreme effort to lift a massive machine off his back.

My quick sketch isn’t just an exercise for me to relive that scene but really to get a little perspective on how Ditko composed that moment. At this point in the series, he and Stan Lee weren’t even talking, with Ditko crafting the stories on his own and bringing in the the finished art for Lee to add the dialogue.

Spider-Man © Marvel Characters

Original drawing © Javier Hernandez

This is Lloyd, one of the characters from a comic book series called COPRA. Created by Michel Fiffe, a cartoonist of considerable skill and ingenuity. Today’s his birthday so I shared this with him on his social networks.Michel published 12 issues of COPRA in a one-year period. Writing, drawing, coloring, lettering…everything on his own! And he’s now continued the story with two new issues! It’s an extremely innovative series, I recommend you give the first issue a try for free: http://michelfiffe.com/comics/copra/index.htmlLloyd © Michel Fiffe

This is Lloyd, one of the characters from a comic book series called COPRA. Created by Michel Fiffe, a cartoonist of considerable skill and ingenuity. Today’s his birthday so I shared this with him on his social networks.

Michel published 12 issues of COPRA in a one-year period. Writing, drawing, coloring, lettering…everything on his own! And he’s now continued the story with two new issues! It’s an extremely innovative series, I recommend you give the first issue a try for free: http://michelfiffe.com/comics/copra/index.html

Lloyd © Michel Fiffe

Some fan art of Tom Scioli’s SATAN’S SOLDIER

Scioli is the artist/co-writer of the upcoming IDW series TRANSFORMERS Vs G.I.JOE. He’s also the creator of AMERICAN BARBARIAN and various other titles. I first discovered his work back in the early 2000s, when I saw a copy of THE MYTH OF 8-OPUS, his self-published comic series. He’s come a long way since then, and I’m really glad to see him flourish. Check out Satan’s Soldier, it’s a batshit crazy view of Superman as the ultimate A-hole!

Satan’s Soldier © Tom Scioli LLC

The Trapper
Created by Steve Ditko, and appearing in two short stories in his latest comics. This mysterious character appears to criminals and makes a deal with them to help them achieve their plans. The price turns out to be that he claims their souls. Ditko illustrates this by showing the people incarcerated, seemingly eternally, within the Trapper. It’s a neat concept and a very imaginative design. Here’s my quick sketch were I try to capture the Trapper…Here’s a page where you can order Ditko’s latest comics, published by Robin Snyder.The Trapper © Steve Ditko

The Trapper

Created by Steve Ditko, and appearing in two short stories in his latest comics. This mysterious character appears to criminals and makes a deal with them to help them achieve their plans. The price turns out to be that he claims their souls. Ditko illustrates this by showing the people incarcerated, seemingly eternally, within the Trapper. It’s a neat concept and a very imaginative design. Here’s my quick sketch were I try to capture the Trapper…

Here’s a page where you can order Ditko’s latest comics, published by Robin Snyder.

The Trapper © Steve Ditko

The late, great Harvey Pekar. Writer of the self-published, autobiographic comic series AMERICAN SPLENDOR. (Was watching the AMERICAN SPLENDOR movie, for the umpteenth time, last night). This drawing is based on a mid-80s photograph of him I saw online, but I switched out his American Splendor t-shirt for the Bizarro Superman logo. Harvey was from Cleveland (same place where Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster created Superman!).  Harvey was the working class superman, and wrote some amazing stories about his life’s up and downs.

The late, great Harvey Pekar.

Writer of the self-published, autobiographic comic series AMERICAN SPLENDOR. (Was watching the AMERICAN SPLENDOR movie, for the umpteenth time, last night). This drawing is based on a mid-80s photograph of him I saw online, but I switched out his American Splendor t-shirt for the Bizarro Superman logo. Harvey was from Cleveland (same place where Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster created Superman!).

Harvey was the working class superman, and wrote some amazing stories about his life’s up and downs.