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Rocket Man ‘LickedinPop Series’

Rocket Man ‘LickedinPop Series’

Watch “Rocket Man” sweep from the clouds to battle America’s enemies! My original pen and ink illustration includes the heroine, Glenda Thomas holding on to Rocket Man’s arm. Unfortunately the illustration was completed as a double page spread in my 5th sketchbook. The actress’s face was almost in the middle and fell right in the fold of the book. It looked fine in the sketchbook but there was no way to … Read More →

Sigue Sigue Sputnik ‘LickedinPop Series’

Sigue 1

I’m your God I’ve just arrived, A beatbox Jesus dancing jive – Sigue Sigue Sputnik I have to be honest about this band. I could give one fuck about Sigue Sigue Sputnik and their music. Their Shock and Awe approach was a bit OVER the top, and their music came across as forced. BUT… That Lead Singer! What the fuck was that all about? I had to draw him. The … Read More →

Space Nicks: From concept to ‘Out of this World’!

Elf at the North Pole

When I first got together with writer, Richard C. Mears to develop Saint Nick and the Space Nicks into a children’s book my concept art was much different for the main character of ‘Venick’ than what the final version ended up being. The secondary characters remained the same for the most part. The only major difference was I ’rounded’ the aliens off. I removed claws or beady/cold looking eyes and … Read More →

John Lennon ‘LickedinPop Series’

I'm Paul, but I wanted to be John

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination – John Lennon John Lennon was the man. And the Beatles were the band. Fuck the Rolling Stones. I loved them from the start and John was always our favorite. As little kids we would pretend to be the Beatles and we would have to take turns on who would be John. Serious. Check out this pen and ink drawing I did. It’s … Read More →

The Phantom ‘LickedinPop Series’

The Phantom ‘LickedinPop Series’

The Ghost Who Walks  My illustration is based off of The Phantom from the is a 1943 classic Columbia Pictures cliffhanger serial starringTom Tyler in the title role. The serial is based on Lee Falk’s comic strip The Phantom. The illustration also features Ace the Wonder Dog as the Phantom’s trusty German shepherd Devil (who is a wolf in the original comic). The original pen and ink illustration is from my 8th sketchbook. Since the Phantom already … Read More →

Groucho Marx ‘LickedinPop Series’

Groucho Marx ‘LickedinPop Series’

Go and Never Darken My Towels Again! – Groucho Marx My pen and ink of Groucho Marx comes from my 7th sketchbook. The bold portrait with Groucho’s lazy eye has been used by other artists for their own illustrations for good reason. I had to draw it too.  And once the LickedinPop Series was under way I knew immediately that my drawing of Groucho would be a part of it. … Read More →

Clint Eastwood Josey Wales ‘LickedinPop Series’

Clint Eastwood Josey Wales ‘LickedinPop Series’

Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’, boy. – Josey Wales I had an old art school friend at DuCret School of the Arts in Plainfield N.J. that always drew Clint Eastwood and his Josey Wales character. I remember a particularly good pencil drawing he did. Clint’s coolness got me drawing him too. In fact, my first ‘good’ airbrush painting was a portrait of Eastwood which has been in my friend … Read More →

Bride of Frankenstein ‘LickedinPop Series’

Bride of Frankenstein ‘LickedinPop Series’

  To a new world of gods and monsters! Universal considered making a sequel to Frankenstein as early as its 1931 preview screenings, following which the film’s original ending was changed to allow for Henry Frankenstein’s survival. Director James Whale believed the sequel would not top the original, so he decided instead to make it a memorable “hoot”.  According to a studio publicist, Whale and Universal’s studio psychiatrist decided “the Monster would have the … Read More →

George Reeves Superman ‘LickedinPop Series’

The Corvair

Knock the ‘t’ off of can’t – George Reeves   George Reeves Superman ‘LickedinPop Series’ was the first completed in this group. Reeves’ career as Superman had begun with Superman and the Mole Men, a film intended both as a B-picture and as the pilot for the TV series. Reeves was born on January 5, 1914, in Woolstock, Iowa. In 1935, he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse. His first film role … Read More →

Marlene Dietrich LickedinPop Series Illustration

‘Marlene’ LickedinPop Series

“In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it’s a fact.” – Marlene Dietrich   The latest entry in my ‘LickedinPop’ series is the wonderful Hollywood legend, Marlene Dietrich. Known for her sultry, sex appeal, she was a major leading lady in the 1930s and 1940s. She explored notions of feminism with her femme fatale roles in films, such as in the film Morocco. Continuing to play the femme fatale, … Read More →