Wildfire - Legion of Super-Heroes


Wildfire © DC Comics

Another Legion commission! I can't get enough of them! Today is Wildfire! I thought Wildfire was one of the coolest looking characters when I first saw him in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes 205. He didn't do much but that visor was cool. It wasn't until I got the elusive issue 201 and the even more elusive first appearance in issue 195 (you have no idea how difficult it was to find that comic back then) that I got to see him in action. Good times!

And if you are interested, I also recorded the inking process and uploaded it to my YouTube channel. Click on over for the better resolution.



Ink and watercolor on 11" x 17" Strathmore water color paper.

Last Batch of Legionnaires

Dawnstar

Element Lad

Karate Kid

This is the last of this batch of Legionnaires. I'm gonna miss them. All the pieces have been a blast to do. Exploring costumes that were never used or only seen in a very limited fashion. Which just reminded me of some costumes that Legion artist Jim Sherman did in one of the Legion treasury books. Some of those never saw action outside of that book. Maybe that will be a future batch?

Ink and watercolor on 11" x 17" watercolor paper.

More Legion of Super-Heroes

I am in the middle of some color Legionnaire commissions. Here are two of the recent ones.


Duo Damsel © DC Comics


Mon-El © DC Comics

Sorry about the images. My scanner has never done a decent job with the subtlety of watercolors so I just took quick photos of the images.

I've had a few emails asking about doing a round of commissions for the holidays. I am hoping to announce something along those lines in the next few weeks. I've had a couple work projects going and then I had a big series of jobs drop in my lap that need to be done. Plus I still have a few more Legion paintings that I took on just before the extra, extra work happened. When I have a better idea of my time I will announce something here and on Twitter. Which feeds my Facebook page as well.

Ink and watercolor on 11" x 17" watercolor paper.

Superboy starring The Legion of Super-Heroes #212 - Retro Variant Cover

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes © DC Comics

This was a project I wanted to do for years. I thought it would be fun to do variant covers where the back-up story was featured on the cover. The production error on the original cover for Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroess was the inspiration. The two titles on the cover are flopped. It should have read "Last Fight for a Legionnaire" (the lead story) Plus "Death Stroke at Dawn" (the back up). But someone messed up the order.

So I took the back up story of Night Girl and Shadow Lass (with Cosmic Boy) and made it the cover feature. This entire piece was done by hand, logos, lettering and all in ink on 11" x 17" bristol board. I had so much fun with this I imagine I will do some more in the near future.

Below is the original cover by Mike Grell.