Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Sweet Sweet-Haven

 I just finished this picture. It's 23x18 watercolor and ink on paper. I just realized I forgot to add Popeye's granny, but other than that I have the majority of the repeat characters from the Popeye comic strips and books. I didn't include Ham Gravy because he disappeared shortly after Popeye took over the "Thimble Theatre" comic strip. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

G.I. Joe Day!

 I'm an '80s kid. I grew up with the beginning of Nintendo, the heydays of home video rentals (VHS tape from Blockbuster and Family Video), He-Man, Saturday morning cartoons, and a big part of my youth: G.I. JOE! I had a LOT of figures, and I watched the cartoon. My favorite characters have always been Shipwreck, Sgt. Slaughter and Stalker. 

TODAY, February 1st, is apparently G.I. Joe Day! So, to celebrate I thought I'd post some art and a couple other photos related to the Joes.

 The photos below were taken in 2016 at the Great Lakes Comic Con in Warren, Michigan, where WWE wrestling Hall of Famer and G.I. Joe alum Sgt. Slaughter and comic creator Larry Hama (creator of the G.I. Joe comic books) were special guests. I drew the photo for Sgt. Slaugher.