Thursday, June 28, 2012

AANG by Ken House

I've always loved Avatar and found it sad that the film of the same name has gotten us all to start calling it Last Airbender. Sweet pick Meaghan!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

GODZILLA by meaghan carter!

Godzilla week! This was a lot more fun to draw than I expecting to be honest, haha!

GODZILLA by Ryan Bullard

So I might be a little late with this one. Okay, maybe a lot late, but whatever, it's Godzilla. You'll wait for him if you know what's good for you. I had planed to do a more elaborate drawing for this weeks post, in honour of the King of Monsters, but I ran out of time. Instead, I did this version. You're welcome.

I've always liked Godzilla best when he's represented as a force of nature, rather than the sort of super hero, or even anti-hero he's often cast as in many of his films. As a destructive power of nature, raging for unknown reasons, with unknown motives, and no mater how hard we try, we just cannot seem to prevent him from showing us our own insignificance. I wish this Godzilla was better represented in his films, but it's a version that doesn't lend itself well to wrestling other giant monsters and space weirdos. As much as the kid inside me loves the insane monster fighting madness versions, I wish there were, at least, a few Godzilla flicks made for grown ups. I want Godzilla to be frightening again, like he was when I first watched the original as a kid. That monster was no joke.


p.s. Space Godzilla is retarded. Even for a Godzilla movie.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

GODZILLA by Ken House

Here's my take on the big scaly otter. As a kid I had a brief period of obsession with Godzilla and co.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SPACE GODZILLA by David Cutler

Godzilla was one of my childhood loves. I'd watch the original black and white movies Sunday mornings on TBS every chance I got, and by now I think I've seen most of them up to the mid-90s or so. I was challenged to draw Space Godzilla (From Godzilla vs Space Godzilla) by Ken and Ryan since I was the only one who thought he was cool. I still think he's cool.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

GODZILLA by Adam Gorham

I had a couple drafts for big G-Zilla before going with this. I tried making him more lizard/iguana while trying not to look too much like a dinosaur or the American version.

That's the thing about Godzilla's design, it's so iconic and unmistakable. You can't say that for most other creatures in modern cinema. The last straight-up monster movie I can recall was Cloverfield, and I bet you a million dollars you can't picture that thing when you close your eyes. Great creature designs can be reduced to a gesture or silhouette and still be recognizable.

I've always felt from a realistic standpoint that Godzilla as a creature was impractical. But then, who cares? So I went a bit leaner and lankier. Maybe I'll throw the rough drafts up on my blog, A Princely Dreadful. For now, enjoy this!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


So concludes our big week of Japanese babies clinging to backs here at Spitballin'. I wanted to do something a little more ambitious this week but found i simply could not figure out how to make the piggy-back thing work, so here's this instead.

This was also our newest member's first pick. We're all really excited to have Adam aboard!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

LONE WOLF and CUB by Ryan Bullard

Adam's right, this pic is a great one for Father's Day. Nothing says father's love better than slaughtering hundreds of people and continually referring to yourself as demonic. While I've always been aware of it, I've never actually read Lone Wolf and Cub. I have, however, watched the Lone Wolf/Babycart series of films a bunch of times since I was a wee lad. Tomisaburo Wakayama will always be the true Ogami Itto to me. He totally looks more like a real, wild haired, angry dad than the manga version. I tried to mix both the manga and film versions to come up with one I liked for myself. I'm not sure how successful I was, but it was still a fun journey.. on the ROAD TO HELL!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

LONE WOLF AND CUB by meaghan carter!

Have to admit, had a lot of fun on this one! I don't think I've ever drawn a proper samurai before.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

LONE WOLF & CUB by Adam Gorham

My rendition of Lone Wolf & Cub, just in time for Father's Day. Well, okay, I'm a bit early.

If you like what you see here, you're welcome to see my process over at A Princely Dreadful.

Friday, June 1, 2012

OBI-WAN KENOBI by Adam Gorham

Greetings regular readers and fellow Spitballers! For anyone unfamiliar with me or my work, I'm Adam Gorham, another scrappy indie comic artist. If you enjoy my work here, you may want to check out my blog, A Princely Dreadful.

This is my first contribution to the group and I'm quite excited about it. I'm very pleased and honoured the collective talent from the group would have me as their own. I've been following the blog since Ty Templeton urged me to do so several months back. I've enjoyed the level of skill and variety of content Spitballin' Comics presents, so to be brought aboard is nothing short of a thrill.

As for my sketch today, I went with a young (and sexy) Obi-Wan because Ewan McGregor is a dreamboat. Enjoy!