Thursday, April 26, 2018

ALIEN sketch

An ink & wash sketch of everyone's favorite Xenomorph to mark Alien Day.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Superman at 80

I did this little bit of fun to celebrate the Big Guy's 80th birthday... & he doesn't look a day over 28.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Man-Thing v Ulysses Bloodstone private commission

Not much to say about this one, except that I really enjoyed capturing the gnarly look of the Man-Thing.


Thursday, April 05, 2018

Beachhead private commission.

This one was fun to do. Beachhead is a character from the G.I. Joe universe & was the protagonist in the very first Marvel comic job I did, back in the Summer of 1988, so it was interesting to revisit him.


Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Batman and Firefly

I was very pleased to be asked to do this particular private commission, since the featured villain 'Firefly' was the first Bat-villain I ever drew when I started working for DC Comics back in the mid 90's.

If you like this, & might be interested in something similar, I refer you to this post where all the various commission options I offer are explained.


Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Judge Dredd private commission




Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rambo & Dutch, private commission.

Here's my latest private commission piece. The client wanted a piece showing the Sylvester Stallone character John Rambo (from the film First Blood etc) & the Arnold Schwarzenegger character  'Dutch' ( from the movie Predator). Since both characters are soldiers who fit comfortably into a jungle setting, that is what I decided to do. The client wanted some kind of military vehicle in there too, so I decided a helicopter as a nod to Arnie's classic line "Get to da choppaaaaagh!" from Predator would do nicely.

If anyone wants something similar, the price for this sort of thing is now £350+postage.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Commission list open again

I am opening my commissions list, so if there are any of you who have had commission requests turned down recently, or anyone just considering having a commission, now is the time to get your requests in. Prices are now as follows;-

A4 single figure marker drawing. £85 + p&p. These will have some background elements, & will generally speaking be in black & white with a little highlight colour added if I feel it works.






A4 two character marker drawing £150 + p&p. Similar to the single character piece, except it has 2 characters.... obviously




A3 single character marker drawing £150 + p&p. A gain, similar to the A4 single character, except it's bigger, some might say "better for framing", I couldn't possibly comment.




A3 two character marker drawing £200 + p&p. Do I really need to explain what this one is? I haven't actually done many of this type yet, but I do get occasional enquiries about this, so I figured I'd add it as an option.


A3 print quality art £350 + p&p. Bit difficult to explain this one, basically what you get is a piece of art which would sit comfortably along side any artwork I have produced for Marvel, DC or 2000AD. There are no limitations on the content (up to a point... don't ask for "every single member of the Legion Of Superheroes, EVER!", just use your common sense) so if you are wanting cover recreations, this is the one you want.




Monday, March 26, 2018

Batman and Catwoman, private commission


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jonah Hex

For this private commission I was asked to re-create/re-imagine Darwyn Cooke's cover to All Star Western #28.



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Batman & Nightwing

This is a private commission I completed recently. It's an A3 piece, if you would like something similar, contact me via email on staz.johnson@yahoo.com, the price for a commission of this type is £300 plus postage.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Bigfoot sketch

I was listening to a podcast recently about people going missing in North America's National Parks. The theories regarding the disappearances range from the mundane (people just getting disorientated & lost) to the fantastic (aliens, dimensional portals & bigfoot). As a result, I took a few minutes out from working on my current Judge Dredd story to sketch this blighter.


Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Athena Voltaire

I've been a fan of Steve Bryant's high adventure comic Athena Voltaire, so as you can imagine, I was delighted when Steve asked me to provide a variant cover for an issue in the next arc. He was kind enough to give me carte blanche to draw whatever I saw fit.

I decided to steer away from the usual 1930's adventure tropes of Nazis, instead choosing something more like my favorite pop-culture icon of the period--Universal Monsters.

So here is Athena Voltaire lost in an Egyptian tomb somewhere, unaware that danger is creeping up behind her. There's also a treasure trove of 'easter eggs' (including a nod to another Universal Monster)in the pic too, if you can be bothered to look closely.


Monday, December 04, 2017

Just messing around.

Anyone who has followed this blog will know I have a fondness for vintage comic books, with a more traditional (some may say inferior) approach to the colouring.

These drawings were done just for fun, but it doesn't take much imagination to see that they point to a potential storyline. Whether anything ever comes of it is anyone's guess.



Monday, November 27, 2017

MachineGun Nun

A little something I might pursue one day. While doing this sketch & the whole storyline came to me virtually fully formed. But would anyone read it? There's the rub.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sketches & sketches & sketches





Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sketches, sketches everywhere...






Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Yet more sketches.






Monday, November 20, 2017

A few more sketches.