Well, here's the final jam comic completely assembled. This was done by our cartoonist group a few weeks ago. This was done shortly after the BP oil disaster. Just to recap, the first panel is done by Jeremy Johnson. The second panel is by Jeff Welborn. Panel number three is by Travis Eck. The forth panel is by me.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Recently, our cartoonist group met and we did a couple of jam comics. As usual with our jam comics, each person will draw a panel and the end result is a complete comic strip. This time, I'm going to post a drawing each day. Then on Friday, I'll post the complete comic strip. Today's panel is drawn by Jeremy Johnson.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Here's the final cover featuring both drawings that I posted yesterday and Wednesday. This is a parody of the old DC comic book, World's Finest (which was a team-up comic featuring Superman and Batman). I bascially re-created and modified the World's Finest logo, Superman logo and Batman logo. Then, I created a radial graduation for the background and overlayed a screen pattern. I had fun giving these DC characters the Spider-Ham treatment. I think it would be cool to see these characters crossover into the Spider-Ham universe.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
OK. It happened again. I started out just making a couple of drawings and it kind of just turned into a comic cover. Let's break it down and begin at the beginning.
If you've been following my blog, you know that I've been posting Spider-Ham drawings for the past few weeks. This time, I thought I'd change things up and do a "Spider-Ham" version of Superman and Batman. First, I started with the Superman, uh Superham sketch. Then, I inked and colored the drawing using my Wacom. Tune in tomorrow for part 2.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Here's another Spider-Ham drawing. I've seen other artists draw Spider-Ham and most people tend to change his design. When I draw him, I try to stay as close to the original design of this character, because I love it so much. It's kind of a weird design because he doesn't really look like a pig (especially with those big, square ears), but somehow it works. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Monday, July 19, 2010
OK, this time it's up to you. This is one of my original Spider-Ham creations. It is based on the Spider-Man character Blood Rose, who was a crime boss and son of the Kingpin. I can't decide which version I like better. I think Bloodhound Rose keeps with the animal theme of the Spider-Ham universe. But there is something about the first design I really like. I think the rose-for-a-head visual is really bold and wacky and creepy. What do YOU think? Feel free to leave a comment here on my blog or post your choice on Facebook.
Friday, July 16, 2010
OK. Here's another Spider-Ham original by yours truly. I don't know why, but I just loved the way the name Electropotamus rolled off my tongue. I think I like the name better than the drawing. This is a parody of the Spider-Man villian, Electro, of course.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This is the Spider-Ham version of the Spider-Man villian named Hammerhead. This is one of my originals. The name still works because he's a pig and it has "ham" in the name already. He's a mobster with an extremely hard head. I don't mean that he's stubborn. I mean he can knock down walls with his noggin.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Here's another original Spider-Ham hero I thunk up: The Howler (based on the Prowler). Here's his backstory. After years of being a watchdog, Hobie Growl is fired. Crestfallen and angry, he dons the Howler identity and decides to rob the very bank he was trained to protect. After being thwarted by Spider-Ham, he decides to become a superhero instead.
The Howler's color scheme is based on the original Prowler costume. Why did all of Spider-Man's villians wear purple, green and yellow? Think about it. Green Goblin, Vulture, Electro, Sandman, Doc Ock, Mysterio, Prowler ... they all wore some sort of combination of purple, yellow or green. Weird.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Here's a drawing of Spider-Ham wearing the "new" costume from the post Clone saga era. See the original Spider-Man version below. I liked the design of this costume and thought Spider-Ham would look cool in it. This costume was designed by comic artist, Dan Jurgens.
Monday, July 12, 2010
This is a Spider-Ham version of the Scarlet Spider costume. I drew this during the infamous Spider-Man clone saga. Having said that, I hated the Clone Saga and I thought this costume was kinda lame (see original version below). However, I think it would be a lot of fun to parody the Clone Saga in the Spider-Ham universe. Regardless, I had fun drawing this.
Friday, July 9, 2010
After finishing the Spider-Ham and Venom-Mongrel drawings, inspiration hit me. Why not combine the two drawings into one drawing? Even better, why not make an original Spider-Ham comic book cover?
I created the cover in Photoshop, creating a different layer for each element on the cover: The background color, the action lines, the Marvel logo, the Spider-Ham logo, the Venom-Mongrel type, my signature, Spider-Ham and Venom-Mongel.
I tried a lot of different placement options for the characters. Eventually, I discovered they looked better when I flipped the drawings horizontally. Once I did that, the layout looked great. I'm really pleased with how this turned out. Hope you Spider-Ham fans enjoy it too.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
After I did the Spider-Ham drawing (see yesterday's post), I did a drawing of my original Spider-Ham character, Venom-Mongrel. Once again, I started with the original sketch from my sketchbook. Then, I scanned it in, inked it and colored it using my Wacom in Photoshop. I also added the action lines in the background and the character's name. That's when inspiration hit. I thought maybe I could combine these two drawings into one. Tune in tomorrow to see the final result.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sometimes when drawing, you get into this creative zone and things just click. Ideas just start coming to you and before you know it, you've done something completely unexpected and unplanned. That's just what happened recently when I made an original Spider-Ham cover. First, I started with an old incomplete Spider-Ham sketch from one of my sketchbooks. I scanned it. Then, I sketched the bottom half of Spider-Ham, inked it and colored the final art using my Wacom in Photoshop. Tune in tomorrow for part 2.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
This is an original character from the Spider-Ham universe. I would love to do a Spider-Ham parody of Kraven's Last Hunt. I think they did one in a What The? comic but it was very short. I'd like to see it done as a big epic story. It could be very cool if it was done right.