Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Percy #0, Alex Ghost #1, I Wish I Had Something To Continue To #2

No new art to post up yet. I have some Doodle & Boogs character designs but they're not quite ready yet. I planned on doing some drawing (and some Star Wars action figure buying) today but I got called into the piece of shit I like to call the video store to work on my day off. But today wasn't a complete bust! I literally just finished typing up the script for Percy The Nazi Killer #0! It is in Aaron's inbox as I type this, ready to get doodled up. How I ended up becoming the writer of the very first issue of Percy The Nazi Killer is still a mystery to myself. I originally thought I was just writing a treatment for it to send to Aaron and Drew to finalize it but then somehow Aaron just had me write the whole thing. And honestly, it's some of the best shit I've ever written. No joke. I think we're gonna try knocking that out to show at Mid-Ohio Con as a preview of what's to come from our little collective of budding minds. I also believe I will be penning issue #1 as well, seeing as I have it pretty much already outlined and ready to be written. But for now, I'm preparing to ink Alex Ghost issue #1.

Speaking of which, if you head over to our MySpace, Aaron posted up the cover to issue #1. He did that all by himself because if I woulda inked it, it woulda been a waste of time as the color would covered it all up anyways. I love how it turned out and you should too. The next three issues will feature guest artists doing our covers. I believe Chuck BB ("Black Metal") and Joe Dodd ("Green Lantern") are lined up and that we are working on securing a fourth artist. Looking forward to that. So go check out the Space.

I think that's it for now. I need some sleepies. Bye.

- MF Daver

P.S. I'm a member of the DHARMA Initiative and you're not. Namaste mothafuckas!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Thousand Pardons!

Okay, okay, okay. So I'm late. SO SUE ME. I'm sorry for getting loud just now baby. I didn't mean it. Alright and the award for the weirdest blog intro of 2008 goes to...

So I've been a bit lax of late with the whole tooth debacle and work. I've actually drawn a lot today as well as last night and a bit sprinkled throughout the past week. Since I'm waiting for Aaron to send me the first set of pages for Alex Ghost #1, I've been working on my own graphic novel, Doodle & Boogs. It's a kid-friendly graphic novel about all the weird stuff that happens when you're a young one. Right now I'm working on character designs and outlining the story. I plan on posting some of that up sooner or later as well. But today I knocked out three solid pin-ups that I had to put up cause I really like them. So these should make up for my lack of hustle as they are three sweet ones.

Here you got your standard Hellboy. Kinda wish I did something different with the eyes but otherwise I enjoy it. I'm giving this to Stacey.

Next up we have a very angry looking Batman. I did the sketch in straight up Micron chisel tip and then filled in all the black with some Higgens design ink on a cutip. I kinda dig it as it reminds me of Dustin Nguyen's colors on his covers for Detective Comics. I've been wanting to experiment with using other colors as well and hopefully I'll get around to that soon.

And lastly, we have our man Rorschach. Honestly, I've doodled and sketched and whatevered Rorschach about a thousand times and this is probably the best I've ever done him. After seeing the bad ass Watchmen trailer for the hundredth time, I felt compelled to draw him again. God does that movie look awesome. And that Comic-Con panel was cool too. And I know I'm a soon-to-be-married man but Carla Gugino during that panel...ouch.

As for The Dark Knight. Three words: OH MY GOD. Jesus was that movie incredible. I've seen it three times already (loser!) and I can honestly sit and watch it again with an ear to ear grin. Such a solid film.

The fall is not too far away, which means more conventions! Aaron and myself will be in the Artist Alley at the Inter-Fan Jam 2008 in Homewood, IL. It takes place September 13th & 14th at the Homewood Hotel. ( for more info). And then the whole Alex Ghost family will be packing up the station wagon in October to be a part of Mid-Ohio Con. That will be October 4th & 5th. So make sure to come up and say hello to us as we will be sitting around drawing dicks and machine guns all weekend.

Okay, so I promise I will never be this late again with blog updates. PROMISE!

- d

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Color Elektra And Hurt Teeth :(

Sorry for the lack of updates. My wisdom teeth decided they'd wait til I was 21 to come in so I've been in nothing but pain and discomfort. So needless to say, I haven't really been in the mood for drawing or pretty much anything for that matter. So, to throw you all a bone, I just went thru my Pictures folder to see if I had something I haven't posted yet.

So here, it's not much. Colored version of the Skrull Elektra sketch from before.

I'm getting an emergency pencil-in at the dentist tomorrow so hopefully he hooks me up with some groovy meds so I can get at least somewhat back to normal. If you wanna cheer me up, tell me I rock on Facebook or MySpace or the Superhero Hype messageboards or something. Cheers.

-Dave "Hurt Teeth" Losso

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Wizard World '08 Sketches

I really need some sleep. Here are two sketches I did for the fine gentleman known as Mike Byrd while I was doing sketches at Wizard World Chicago 2008.

Did this one as the man spoke. This was my first con commission, as Mike bought it from me for the whopping price of 10 cents.

And this is the one that led to me having to do a sketch of Mr. Reynolds as Iron Man. I'm still hoping that woman sends me a copy.

Good night.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Spidey Again, A Visit From The Joker, and some con sketches!

What up? How you feelin'?

Here's that better Spidey I wanted to do. It coulda been better. So now I vow to do a better Spidey than this better Spidey. Nonetheless:

Also, continuing with my wave of cute little pudgy versions of comic book characters, here's Heath Ledger (R.I.P.) as The Joker. Wanna know how excited I am for this movie? Really excited, that's how much. I've had tickets to the midnight showing for about a week now. I have my Joker t-shirt neatly folded and waiting for that day. I already plan to see it twice in one weekend. Oh yeah. OH YEAH.

And finally, here's some of my little sketches I did on Hyatt Regency notepad paper during Warren Ellis' lecture at Wizard World.

A little Batman and some sad-looking Reed Richards for that ass.

I guess that's it for now. Aaron's on, I believe, page 5 of the pencils for Alex Ghost #1, and he's gonna send me those this week so I can start on them.

Alright then.

- Mothafuckin' Dave

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Lil' Cap! Spidey! Zombies! Ninjas!

Did a buncha doodlin' and sketchin' this weekend. Here's a few of them. One's in color and the other two are b & w straight from my sketchbook and darkened a little bit in Photoshop. I got another sweet ass zombie pinup but I'm gonna take my time coloring it and whathaveyou. I also have a bitchin' Avengers group shot I did as well. Those will be up eventually. I'm finally gonna make some business cards. I drew the logo for the back of the card tonight. Enjoy, please:

Here's a little pudgy Cap to go along with the Dum Dum from earlier. I wanna make a coloring book of these someday:

Here's a Spidey that I did on accident and I love it. I vow to do it again but better real soon. It reminds me of the style they're doing Spectacular Spider-Man in. That's a really sweet cartoon, you should check it out if you can:

And finally here's a ninja chopping a zombie in half. I mostly did this to show Drew. So if you're reading this Drew, here ya go budday:

(Click on this one to make it bigger!)

Also, if you get a chance, swing on over to Aaron's new blog. He's got something similar to mine where he's gonna throw up random sketches and shit when he can. But most importantly, he'll be putting up Alex Ghost preview pages and covers whenever he so chooses. So check it out at: And while you're checking art blogs out, hit up Chuck BB's. He's a cool ass dude and a fellow lover of metal and he's going to be doing a cover for one of the Alex Ghost issues. I just read his graphic novel Black Metal and it was hilarious, definitely read that immediately! Anyways,


- MFDave

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Skrulls Have Invaded!

Random little sketch. I've been on a big Skrull kick lately. And maybe it's just me, but I think Skrull Elektra (not the shriveled up version but the hot promo version) is way hotter than regular Elektra. Maybe it's just me.

And some Dum Dum Dugan fo yo azz. Gotta love that mustache.

I got some other shit to post up (including a sketch of Mount Rushmore with the faces of the Golden joke) but I'll do that tomorrow. Or maybe later tonight. I'm all hopped up on Blue Mountain Dew (it tastes like gummy sharks I tells ya!) and Haribo gummy cola bottles. I just got back from seeing Hancock. Waaaay better than I thought it would be and continues my love for all things Peter Berg. Will Smith was spot on. Trust me, it's worth even just a matinée. Those are me two cents.

- MF

Red, White & Puke 2008!

Hot off the presses. I just finished coloring this in Photoshop. Went from sketch to ink to color all in one night. It's the little poster I'm giving out to everyone at my fiance's 4th Of July party. I basically wanted to make the most metal and manliest Uncle Sam ever. I used most of the Gods Of Asgard from the Marvel Encyclopedia for references on how to do amazingly manly and hairy muscles. I'm pleased with how it turned out. It lost a little bit of line thickness from the coloring but I still like it. I'll post up the original inks tomorrow or something. Oh well, here it is in all its glory. Maybe I'll print up a non-text version and sell it as prints at Inter-Fan '08.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Hello And Old Stuff And Wizard World!

Hello Hello. I finally made a little blog so I can post random doodles and stuff that I'm working on up. I'm currently awaiting pencils for Alex Ghost #1 from Aaron so I can ink the fuck out of them. We did a preview poster together to give out at Wizard World this past weekend, which I will put up in this post. I'm also working on the story and art for Issue #0 (mini preview issue) of The Great Sandwich Detective. And I'm also working with Drew (the writer of Alex Ghost) on a short 10 page story that he came up with. I'll be doing all the art for that one. I'll wait 'til he gives the full OK before I start talking about what it's about. I believe it's gonna be part of C3's next anthology, but I could be wrong.

WW Chicago '08 was a blast. Met a ton of great people, artists, etc. I got some amazing sketches from Chuck BB (Black Metal, Pulp Comics), Nick Staklar (Criminal Macabre: My Demon Baby), Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, Shaolin Cowboy, legend), Jeff Castaneda, Phil Hester (Irredeemable Ant-Man), Erik Larsen (legend) and John Eberle (C3 crew). Unfortunately I wasn't able to snag a sketch from Art Baltazar. He was swamped all weekend now that he's part of D.C. Oh wells. I'm happy for his success, always good to see a local guy get his dues. I'll probably post those on my MySpace or something. Most of the weekend I just nerded out and hung out with all the C3 guys. Did a lot of boozing at the Red Bar in our hotel, which was the same hotel most of everyone was staying at so we bumped into Bendis about 30 times and we kept running into Jacen Burrows, who wouldn't believe that there were about five cons at the con that looked exactly like him. Saturday night we hit up the Avatar Party in honor of Warren Ellis....who wasn't even there. Since I wasn't signed up for Artist Alley, I did most of my sketching roaming around the floor when I was chilling. Anytime someone went to look at what I was doing, I would just give them the sketch and tell them to check out the Alex Ghost MySpace ( Had a lot of those. I did do an hour at the Artist Alley on Sunday but that just made me thirsty for more. I did a really funny sketch of Burt Reynolds as The Punisher for Mike Byrd, who in turn got the attention of a Burt Reynolds fan who immediately came to the table demanding a sketch. So I did Burt Reynolds as Iron Man. I'm hoping she and everyone who I gave sketches to will scan me copies so I can post them. I also got a buncha mini sketches I did on my hotel notepad during the Warren Ellis panel, which became my unofficial and infamous "con sketchbook". I'll scan those when I'm not lazy. In the end, I spent a shitload of money and my feet still hurt but I'm still looking forward to next year already (WHY THE FUCK DO WE HAVE TO WAIT TIL AUGUST NOW?!).

We're going to be doing as many cons as we can, especially since Alex #1 will be coming out soon (we hope) and quite simply because they're a ton of fuckin' fun and we love the idea of getting paid to draw stupid shit we would doodle in our sketchbooks anyways. I know for sure Aaron & I (and I'm hoping Drew as well, but we haven't asked him yet) will be doing Inter-Fan Jam 2008 in Homewood, IL in September. It's really cheap to get in, so you should check it out, if only to come have us draw dicks with Batman masks or some insane crap. And then we're either going to be doing Minnesota Fall-Con or Mid-Ohio Con. They're the same weekend so we gotta choose one. After finding out that Minnesota gives free Artist Alley tables, free food to said artists and a BBQ at the end of the con, I think I'm leaning towards good ol' Minnesota. But we'll keep you posted on the Alex space.

For being an art blog, I typed entirely way too much. So here's the inks and then the finished color version of the Alex Ghost preview poster. And go to the MySpace (


Final Poster in Technicolor Goodness!

- MF Dave