I did a Dazzler redesign for Jon Morris’ OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE REDUX blog. Penciled in Manga Studio 5, inked traditionally.
Dazzler #3 Splash Page Art by John Romita, Jr. (Marvel 1981)
Butterball - He’s completely invulnerable to physical attacks.. but that’s it. This dude could tank like a motherfucker.
Stilt-Man - Okay.. fine.. it’s not an actual superpower but fuck you i do what i want.
Dazzler - She can turn sound into light. Sounds lame as flip right? NEWP!
Tag - He touches you and says ‘Tag, you’re it.’ and you end up running a few hundred feet in the other direction.
Matter-Eater Lad - He can eat anything. Including stuff that is indestructible.
Cypher - Can understand any and all languages. Including computer and body language.
The Red Bee - Has a swarm of trained bees in his belt that he can control. You’re laughing. Funny yeah? Now imagine a swarm of trained bees all up in your face and in your hair.. yeah.. you’re not fucking laughing now are you.
Arm-Fall-Off boy - He can pull off his own limbs and beat you with them. Imagine you’re a henchman for some villain and this guy comes running at you. And as he gets closer he pulls off one of his arms and while you’re busy gawping he starts beating you with it. Mercilessly. How can you go home to your wife and kids after this.
Doorman - Want to get into the bad guys control room to stop the self destruct countdown on 1 second but the door is locked? NEVER FEAR! DOORMAN IS HERE! He can just press himself against a wall or a door and you can pass through him into the room. But that’s it.
That was fun!
some of Simone Bianchi’s X-Men character designs.
From the In the House of Feasts oneshot by Joven Tolentino, Daniel Ramirez, and Kwan Wilson:
The crew assembles and struts a little too confidently into the haunted house in question.
Download and read the full comic at the Hijack Press gumroad store for free (or for a modest donation, it’s up to you).
I’ve just started a Gumroad store, and I’ve launched it by making the Important Facts From Leading Scientists Foundation Of The Earth Blue Series booklets available for download - all four for four clams! Neighbor, that’s a ganga!
These aren’t comics, by the way - well, “How Dolphins Have Sex” is a comic, I suppose, but the others are illustrated informational pamphlets. So now you know! Check ‘em out!
I’ve had this project in mind for a while now, and there’s a few reasons I’m finally pulling the trigger on it today. For one thing, it’s my birthday, and I like to do nice things for folks on my birthday, so … free art, right? That seems nice.
The other reason is I’ve been sitting on this useless P.O.Box for a year now. When my dad died a while back, I was made the executor of his estate. I set up this box to handle all the necessary correspondence, and my trips to the post office were just the most depressing parts of my week - it was all bills, notices, legal documents, subscriptions I had to cancel, porn (my dad sure loved porn!), mail from his lawyers and accountants and such. All of these reminders twice or three times a week that my dad was dead, which kept making me miserable even months after he passed away.
That poor P.O.Box was just brimming with depressed negativity, I figure, and I wanted to do something positive to clean out all the bad juju before I gave it up and let some other poor sap have it. So now I’m inviting everyone from anywhere in the world to send a postcard to that address and get a free sketch in return! It’ll be a cleansing exercise … you know, for the post office box, y’see.
Feel free to share this post and spread it around!