Thursday, March 4, 2010
Morbius: The Inaugural Vampire
Spectacular Spider-Man #14, Page 12 (panel 3 detail).
2004. Oil on masonite, 16 x 24". Original Art.
What do Joe Quinones and I have in common (besides a RISD diploma, intense facial hair, and strong arms)? We both drew (and/or painted) Morbius, the Living Vampire in our first Spidey stories. I recently picked up his issue, Amazing Spider-Man #622, and I highly recommend it. For a sneak peek at the art, check out his blog. And for a 6-page preview, check out Comic Book Resources.
The artwork shown here is from my first issue, Spectacular Spider-Man #14, way back in 2004, when I was still painting in oils. I've got small jpegs of all the pages at my web site if you'd like to see more. Paul Jenkins had the idea to go for a creepier version of Morbius—more Nosferatu than 70s gothic—and I gladly obliged.
Spectacular Spider-Man #14, Page 6 (panels 3-4 detail).
2004. Oil on masonite, 16 x 24".
Last, but not least, here's a photo from our senior show in 2003. We all did parody art to advertise the event, Joe's being a Struzanesque Indiana Jones movie poster with all of us as characters from the film (you can see my poster here). This is us after the show reprising our respective roles.
Have a great weekend! Spring is almost here!