This was sent to me by an old classmate at Brooklyn College. He stopped by my table at NYCC in 2010 and told me I had drawn this Joker for him back in 1989, which I didn't even remember! He said he'd send me a scan, so that is what I present to you here!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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Monday, October 5, 2009
Back in High School, I used to draw Eddie, the mascot of the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden, in my notebook at school (and at home) a lot. Eddie was the creation of Derek Riggs, the very awesome painter who did all of Maiden's album covers. Eddie went through all kinds of changes, from the long haired version I was drawing here, to the lobotomized one, with shaved head, featured on 'Piece of Mind,'to the Deathlok styled sci-fi character from 'Somewhere In Time.' Here are a few of my old drawings, from 1983 and 1984.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
These are two of the earliest examples of computer art I did - way back in 1985 and 1986 on an Atari 800, maxed out at 48k!! I did these in a program called Micropainter, where you could draw in 21 (!) high resolution colors! You could draw on the screen using your computer keys in a sort of etch-a-sketch way, but the best way was to just use your joystick. That's how these were done. Over on
The Collection blog, you can see pics of the Micropainter box and contents, which I still have. Unfortunately, I don't have the actual program anymore. Not that I've got my Atari 800 to use it on! (or would want to!). The screen versions of these were in color, but I guess I only had a black and white printer at the time. The monster is an original, but the guy that looks like Warlock from the X-Men was a copy of an ad I saw in a computer magazine.