Steve's Legion of Superheroes ABCs (Updated 10-25)

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Re: Steve's Comic Book Character ABCs (Updated 1-19)

Postby sdowner » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:40 am

Today's entry: X is for Charles Xavier
aka Professor X, leader of the X-Men!
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Now, I’ve got to be completely honest. I don’t much like Professor X. He always seemed kind of sinister- like he had some ulterior motive he wouldn’t share with the team. But then, I’ve never been a huge X-Men fan in general, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

And no matter how you look at it, he’s better than X-Cutioner.
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Re: Steve's Comic Book Character ABCs (Updated 1-20)

Postby Ryan » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:42 am

Nice work. Are you inking these in photoshop? I really like the quality of your lines.
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Re: Steve's Comic Book Character ABCs (Updated 1-20)

Postby sdowner » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:13 am

Thanks, Ryan.
Nope, they're Pentel brush and fine-point pens on Bristol board. The wheel of Prof's chair is Photoshop ink, though.
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Re: Steve's Comic Book Character ABCs (Updated 1-20)

Postby Ryan » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:49 am

Ah, okay. It looked analog, that's why I was wondering. I need to practice with my pentel brushes more, I haven't gotten the hang of them yet.
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Re: Steve's Comic Book Character ABCs (Updated 1-20)

Postby Laura » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:18 pm

This whole thread is a big pile of WINNY WIN WIN.

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Re: Steve's Comic Book Character ABCs (Updated 1-20)

Postby sdowner » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:22 am

Thanks, Laura! I'm so glad you're enjoying the series.

Today's entry: Y is for Yankee Poodle
This one harkens all the way back to the entry for the letter C.
Yankee Poodle is a member of the Zoo Crew, the team of talking animal superheroes let by Captain Carrot.
Look at those jazz hands!
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I’d love to see a Zoo Crew revival. Fun, kid-friendly comics are in short supply these day. Scott Shaw! Call me!
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Re: Steve's Comic Book Character ABCs (Completed 1-22)

Postby sdowner » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:36 am

Well here we are, folks. We’ve reached the end of the series! Thanks for sticking with me all the way through it, from A is for Adam Strange to today's entry: Z is for Zorro!
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I’ll be starting my next series, The Legion of Superheroes: from A to Z in February. Keep your eyes peeled, and have a great weekend!
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Re: Steve's Comic Book Character ABCs (Completed 1-22)

Postby Hi_Fi_Guy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:30 pm

Way to go Stephen! How very cool and creative of you. I love these.
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Re: Steve's Comic Book Character ABCs (Completed 1-22)

Postby Derek Muthart » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:49 am

Nice series. Really enjoyed it. In fact it has inspired me to pick up the pencil. Thanks.
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Re: Steve's Comic Book Character ABCs (Completed 1-22)

Postby chrisc » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:48 pm

Nice thread! I love the retro feel. :cheers:
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Re: Steve's Legion of Superheroes ABCs (Updated 2-22)

Postby sdowner » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:21 am

Oh, hey, what have we here? Could it be? Could it possibly be? The first entry in a new sketch thread series?!
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Yes indeed, your eyes do not deceive you! It’s the new Legion of Superheroes alphabet series, starting off on a truly unsettling note with Legion reject Arm-Fall-Off Boy! In his own words, “My power will astound you! Observe as I detach my limb– and transform it into a deadly weapon!”

Lord, I love the Legion. I'm stoked for 26 weeks of glorious nuttiness.
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Re: Steve's Legion of Superheroes ABCs (Updated 2-22)

Postby Zombie Dave McCaig » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:28 pm

Hooray!

I miss the retro filters though. they really work for you.
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Re: Steve's Legion of Superheroes ABCs (Updated 2-22)

Postby sdowner » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:05 am

Dave,
I miss the retro look too, but I'm not using them for two reasons.
First, the Legion is set in the 31st Century, so I wanted to have a clean, sleek look to the pics. I'm still trying to come up with a unique look for the series, though. I'm thinking maybe limited palette, or just one color...

And the second, big reason is that the retro/aging filters hid a lot of sloppy inking and just plain bad drawing. Rather than hide my mistakes, I'd like to use this series to actually improve my drawing skills a bit.

(You can tell I'm off to a great start, giving Arm-Fall-Off Boy two right arms. :cry: )
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Re: Steve's Legion of Superheroes ABCs (Updated 2-22)

Postby Ryan » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:35 pm

sdowner wrote:(You can tell I'm off to a great start, giving Arm-Fall-Off Boy two right arms. :cry: )


Haha, I hadn't even noticed that.

I like the first entry, the only thing that's bugging me is Arm-Fall-Off Boy's screen right leg. The bottom half is a little short.
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Re: Steve's Legion of Superheroes ABCs (Updated 2-22)

Postby sdowner » Thu May 13, 2010 9:52 am

Because it's Thursday.
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And speaking of days of the week, Legion of Super-heroes alphabet series returns Monday!
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