Sunday, July 31, 2011

MARVEL ZOMBIES by meaghan carter!

Haha I forgot how much I like drawing Ironman (Iron man? Iron-man?)! I chose him for Marvel zombies, because I had the idea of the armor on his hands and arms being covered in the blood. And him not knowing how to remove his mask and just mashing his face against people.


MARVEL ZOMBIES by David Cutler

It's been a busy week, but here my zombies are. Good excuse to draw my two favorite (male) X-Men and my favorite comic book rivalry. I'm not very original with my X-Men faves, I know. I just love characters who come with their own sound effect. Every time these guys scrap it's a cacophony of snikts and zakts.

While drawing this I thought about the new DC comics redesigns and the death of the underpants on the outside look for superheroes. Marvel phased it out so gradually I barely even noticed. Here's to you, underoos.


Friday, July 29, 2011

MARVEL ZOMBIES by Michael Walsh

Yeah this one was so fun, just wish I had some more time to put into it this week but thats life. Love the old Luke Cage costume and thought it would be a good character to zombify.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

MARVEL ZOMBIES by Selena Goulding

Zombies terrify me, but this week gave me an excuse to draw Young Avengers which sort of makes up for the nightmares I had colouring them! 


Saturday, July 23, 2011

M.O.D.O.K. by Michael Walsh

I love M.O.D.O.K. He is so ridiculously fun to draw and I picked him especially to see how everyone would interpret him. Since I missed last week I wanted to do a spend some time on this one. I really worked on establishing the mad scientist lair and threw in some Advanced Idea Mechanics soldiers just for fun. Expect some extra saucy colors from one of our regular special guests!


M.O.D.O.K. by Ryan Bullard

I really didn't have to look very hard for some Modok inspiration this week, it was basically just what I saw in the mirror after this week's sweltering heatwave. I wonder if Kirby originally came up with Modok during the summer..


Friday, July 22, 2011

M.O.D.O.K by Grace & Tim Miner

I recently came into contact with Tim of 5 minute marvels over some twitter communications. I immediately fell in love with their BLOG. A Quote from their page...
"One day (Grace and Cate) asked if we could draw together.  And, a bedtime tradition was born.We pick one character and spend 5 to 15 minutes drawing — just enough to have fun, but not enough to be a perfectionist."
I was lucky enough growing up to have a family that encouraged my artistic endeavours and It's fantastic that Tim and his two daughters, Grace (7) and Cate (6), can share this together. I expect great things from these budding young artists.
We were doubly excited when we were asked to participate in this week’s theme … Jack Kirby’s supreme creation – MODOK!
Grace had a lot of fun with this one … and I think it shows in her work. Great expression. Good pencils and tight inks. I was still having fun with my classic funnies/comic book character mash-ups and decided to blend everyone’s favorite blockhead, Charlie Brown, with everyone’s favorite flying head.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

M.O.D.O.K. by Ken House

With his joystick and bad haircut, too bloated to move, his moods ranging from quiet contempt to cartoonish rage (over something he read on the internet?), there's a little Modok in all of us.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

M.O.D.O.K. by Selena Goulding

Mo' M.O.D.O.K.s, mo' problems.


M.O.D.O.K. by David Cutler

Looks like team M.O.D.O.K. is blasting off again!

It's M.O.D.O.K. week, courtesy of Michael Walsh, in which we do our takes on Stan and Jack's hideous head in a flying can. It's gonna be a fun one for sure.


M.O.D.O.K. by meaghan carter!


It's Harry Potter week, or was, as I've severely missed the deadline.

As you probably know, Hp was created by the brilliant mathematician, J.K. Rowling, who lived alone for years slaving over an equation that her contemporaries believed was unsolvable. According to legend, a scorned landlord's brandishing of a broomstick in anger triggered a eureka moment and at last the equation was solved. Thus was born the scientifically perfect story, Harry Potter!

He's fun to draw too!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

HARRY POTTER by Neil Tavares

Ok, so I am having comp problems for the time being. I need to get my power core replaced after the puppy chewed the thing. So here is the line work for now. I will post the colour later on.



Friday, July 15, 2011

LUNA LOVEGOOD by Karly MacDonald

Hey Spitballin' thanks for having me on this week! I jumped at the chance to draw my favorite characters from the Harry Potter series, the spacey yet adorable Luna Lovegood along with a Threstal--the eerie and often misunderstood death horse. This illustration was a whole lot of fun from beginning to end and a nice way to make my own peace with the ending of the series.


Karly McDonald is an awesome local animator and illustrator, working as a character designer and background paper for 9 Story Entertainment. You can see her work in the recent Pound Puppies revival. She's also a great friend and a good dentist, too.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

HARRY POTTER by David Cutler

This weekend, Harry Potter plays out his happiest of sad moments: the premier of the final film in his long running and lucrative franchise. So in tribute, Neil Tavares is treating us to Harry Potter week here at Spitballin'. My knowledge of Harry Potter lore goes about as deep as Brad Neely's brilliant book on tape over-dub Wizard People, Dear Reader, but it's my understanding that the HP is a veritable weapon of the gods, a destroyer of worlds with stockpiles of nuclear-level energy, a whirl laced with rivers of wizardly blood--and who can argue with that?

Coloured this on the quick, but I kind of enjoy it all the same. Fun pick, Neil!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Since their untimely end, music journalists have observed countless times that the "kitten grunge" movement of the early 1990s began and ended with Josie and the Pussycats, but it bears repeating here. While their breakout album Please Deliver's unexpected success filled American malls with flannel shirts and fuzzy cat ears (somewhat counter to the spirit of the music), kitten grunge never regained its momentum after the 1994 suicide of frontwoman Josie Jones.

In the following years bassist and co-songwriter Valerie Smith slipped into obscurity after a number of failed projects which garnered some critical attention but were largely ignored by the record-buying public. For her part, Melody Valentine traded three cord grunge sounds for radio hooks and her already apparent pop sensibilities, forming the Mew Fighters, one of the more successful acts of the latter half of the decade.

Josie is survived by fiance Alan Mayberry and cat Francis Bean.


Monday, July 11, 2011

JOSIE and the PUSSYCATS by Ryan Bullard

Looks like this was one of those weeks where nobody could get it together, personally I blame Michael Walsh, but better late than never.

Anyway, here's some Pussycats!


JOSIE AND THE PUSSY CATS by meaghan carter!

JOSIE by Ken House

I have a soft spot for canceled TV shows and movie flops, especially half-decent ones, and no set of characters combines being awesome and being unmarketable quite like Josie and the pussycats.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

JOSIE by Neil Tavares

Ok, so I was REALLY pumped for this one! I did up one that I was just so happy with... THEN i lost my sketchbook. Which to most other people, it's like losing your car, dog, or maybe even spouse.
So anyways. I had a lot of fun with it anyway, and I am pretty pleased with the result. Hope you guys are as well!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

JOSIE by Michael Walsh

So I will admit that when Josie was announced for this weeks character I wasn't really too excited. When I think of the character the first thing that comes to mind is the Rachel Leigh Cooke film. But I decided to take this old Archie character and run with it. 

I was originally going to do a really close play on the the London Calling album cover but decided to show the full character instead of the super hunched guitar smash. Be sure to check the inks on my blog (linked to your right), I think they turned out just as good as the colours.


Monday, July 4, 2011

MISS MARTIAN by Selena Goulding

I was really impressed with the animation of the new Young Justice cartoon and I thought Miss Martian would be a fun pick!

I'm also really impressed with everyone's illustrations this week, including our newest contributor, Ryan Bullard.  Awesome work guys!!!

MISS MARTIAN - Neil Tavares

So I am thinking that there may be a number of fans who aren't too keen on this take on the Miss Martian... I just felt she was a little lacking.... kinda like a little school girl fighting for Young Justice. So I hope you like.
time - 1h15mins

Trying to do some speedy things.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

MISS MARTIAN by meaghan carter!

Honesty time. Hated Miss Martian when I first saw her. Her introduction episode on Young Justice is my leeaaast favorite. Her clothes make me cringe(red hair, green skin- PINK CLOTHES? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?), the 'baking cookies' and things like 'no silly *giggle*', and do not EVEN GET ME STARTED ON 'HELLO MEGAN'. No, I hated Miss Martian in the beginning.

But as the series progressed, and they introduced Artemis to level out Megan's super cute girly fun time, she grew on me. I think her writing sort of 'calmed down' from her first episode too. Anyways, what really turned me around was someone saying that if Megan played video games, she would immediately look for the 'hug' button.

Okay that is pretty cute.

MISS MARTIAN by Ryan Bullard

All right then. Firstly, I just have to say I know nothing about Miss Martian. So if you're a fan of hers and this is just not something she would ever do, it's not my fault man. From the bits and pieces I gathered from the mighty interweb, I understand she's the Martian Manhunter's niece, and I'm assuming she has the same powers as him, which is, well, every power ever. Also, she likes puppies. And I understand, she's not really the same type of Martian as J'onn at all, but the evil rival White Martians.. or something. DC gives me a headache..

Anyhoo, here's some White Martians attacking another White Martian disguised as a Green Martian disguised as human protecting a fat pug. Enjoy.

I'd also like to welcome Ryan to our.. wait..
Kidding, thanks for the love my Spit-brethren!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

MISS MARTIAN by Michael Walsh

This is a lot brighter then my usual affair but I thought I would try and lighten things up a bit. I'm pretty happy with this turn out, I've been working hard to develop my skills drawing woman faces and figures and feel like this is a step in the right direction. As for subject matter, I'm not really too familiar with Miss Martian. I just know she is a member of the teen titans and looks pretty much exactly like Martian Manhunter. I really do like her design though and had quite a bit of fun with this one. Also, I've got the inks up on my own blog which is linked at the right side of this page.

Also, welcome to the club Ryan, your Kraven is one of my favourite pieces on this site so I can't wait to see all the great work you do.