Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Marvel Heroes Annual 2015, yes?

This years MARVEL HEROES annual 2015 from Panini Comics is out now, folks... and among the awesome Marvel UK stories featured is a reprint of the 2 part Hulk vs Death's Head strip featured in MARVEL HEROES #31!!! The story, the Brute and the Bounty Hunter is written by Transformers Legend and Death's Head co-creator Simon Furman, art by myself with colours by Jason Cardy and Kat Nicholson (plus Ferg Handley, John Ross and John Charles on the excellent first part of the story!)! This strip featured the return of the original Death's Head to the pages of Marvel UK, and was a dream come true for me to work on! This book is now out in all good newsagents and bookshops.... don't miss it, yes? You wouldn't want to make the Hulk angry...

"Buy it now, yes?"

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Rampaging Hulk

This is something that is inspired by an old Hulk horror story idea I had years ago (and something I intend to pitch to Marvel... oh yes!). I decided to go with a slightly different style to what you guys are used to seeing from me. I've tried to give it the vibe of the old 1970's RAMPAGING HULK title (although I could never hope to match the painting styles of Earl Norem, Bob Larkin or Joe Jusko, as you can see in the colour version below the main image).

I'm really pleased with how this has turned out. I hope you like it!

ABOVE: The RAMPAGING HULK... a tribute to the classic 70's Marvel Magazine.
BELOW: The original inks, the duo-tone piece, and a full colour version.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Savage Sword Of SKAAR, Son Of HULK!

This is a tribute piece I've had in mind for quite a while now. I've always loved John Buscema and Ernie Chan's cover artwork to the Marvel Treasury Edition #15, featuring Conan the Barbarian. I thought I would pay homage to it using a character I have never drawn before... the savage son of the Incredible Hulk, Skaar! I would love to see a Skaar comic book, where he is back in the barbarian times on Earth... just imagine if back in the day Roy Thomas, John (or Sal!) Buscema and Ernie Chan had have worked on this book! I hope this piece gives you a feeling of how that might have been.

Also, today would have been the 97th birthday of the one and only King of Comics, Jack Kirby. I would like to dedicate this piece to Jack as well... as his artistic influence is something that I will always be grateful for. Long live the King!

My homage to Marvel Treasury Edition #15, featuring CONAN THE BARBARIAN.
Below... my original inks, and also the original cover by John Buscema and Ernie Chan.


Monday, 25 August 2014

Custom Death's Heads and TV Hulks!

Earlier this year, I decided to get back into one of my favourite hobbies... customising Action Figures. I have always wanted a Death's Head figure (which Marvel have now released an official figure of), plus an action figure featuring the TV version of the Incredible Hulk, as portrayed by Lou Ferrigno. I decided to make the original Death's Head, and also Death's Head II, which is based off Liam Sharp's incredible artwork. The original Death's Head is made from a Marvel Legends Thor Buster Iron Man, and Death's Head II is made from a Marvel Legends Colossus figure.

The original, yes? Made using a modified Marvel Legends Thor Buster Iron Man figure,

"Awww, don't worry. We're buddies now!" Death's Head II.

As for the TV Hulk, I made two different Hulk figures: my original attempt was a modified Marvel Select Ultimate Hulk, and the other is a modified Marvel Legends Avengers Movie Hulk... all with fully sculpted heads by yours truly.

TV Hulk... original version. Made from a Marvel Select Ultimate Hulk... while
I am still pleased with how this turned out, I wanted to do a more TV accurate
figure, as this one has the comic Hulk's physique and proportions.

This is the newer version, made using a Marvel Legends Avengers Movie Hulk. Just don't
make him angry... you wouldn't like him when he's angry!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Incredible Hulk... throughout the ages

Here are a collection of different era Hulks that I have drawn this past week or so. We have the original Grey Hulk from Incredible Hulk #1 (1962), who was also drawn in the 1980's by such artists as John Byrne, Sal Buscema, Todd McFarlane, Jeff Purves and Dale Keown. Next we have what is probably the most famous Hulk of all... certainly for a generation of viewers from the 1970/80s. The Incredible Hulk, played by big Lou Ferrigno in the classic TV show... drawn in my retro-style comic style. We then have my homage to Sal Buscema's classic corner box image (which debuted around Incredible Hulk #200), and the Mindless, Savage Hulk who debuted in Incredible Hulk #299.

Hope you like them... I'll be doing a second one, featuring various incarnations of Hulk from a certain Vegas leg-breaker onwards...

Artwork by Simon Williams.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Monday, 18 August 2014

Sketch Covers

Here are some sketch covers from a recent comic convention... where I actually braved colouring them for the first time ever! Hope you like them... the Sylvester McCoy Doctor Who cover was penciled by Anthony D. Lee and inked/grey tones by yours truly.

Artwork by Simon Williams.

Artwork by Simon Williams.
Pencils by Anthony D. Lee, inks/grey tones by
Simon Williams.