I've had a bit of a comic renaissance over the past couple of years. I started getting Howard the Duck primarily for the ridiculousness of it and also to sort of promote one of the weirdest Marvel characters. I also started reading a comic called Age of Reptiles by Ricardo Delgado which, of course, was about dinosaurs.
I lost interest in Howard after issue 8 I think and Age of Reptiles was only a short run. I thought that was the end of my comic-buying. Then I happened upon the cover for issue 1 of Rom Spaceknight...I know, I had never heard of it too.
Turns out this is about a space-travelling crusader trying to stamp out these aliens called dire wraiths. It's not all that bad. Imagine a sort of extremely noble medievalish iron man fighting horde after horde of blobby Thing creatures that can masquerade as humans. He's got a pretty weird history and has teamed up with the X Men and Transformers over the years, io9 did quite a good article on him a while back.
Anyway, I got a bit inspired so here's some shameless fanart of Rom doing battle with some dire wraiths.
I wouldn't put something up here as small as this, but it's been a while since I posted anything on here. Gotta keep up with the posts!
My lovely lady has a 4 year old nephew and he's broken his arm, it's in a big cast and everything. She asked me to put a dino in his get well card, thought I'd get out the watercolours for it. Been a little while. I was hampered a bit by the fact that it was embossed on the other side with construction vehicles.
Anyway, thought I'd make it a T Rex with a tiny broken arm.
I seem to have had knowledge of the Sutton Hoo mask from a very early age. Maybe there was a documentary I saw or something I found in a book, however I came by it it's always fascinated me. The eye sockets in the helmet seem to evoke the time period, or the soul of the person who wore it all those years ago.
In 2012 me and my lovely lady went to the Sutton Hoo site. We were both interested in going (she did English at university, particularly old English) and found the place absolutely fascinating. It's essentially a hill (called a barrow) with an old king buried inside it including everything that was left to him. The ravages of time have rotted all of the organic material, but the metal pieces (like brooches and sword blades) have survived. All that's left now is educated guesses and a bit of imagination.
A lot of people believe that he tomb belongs to a mysterious king of East Anglia called Raedwald. He was a pretty major figure and it's a pretty impressive tomb so it very well could be him. I've felt like drawing the guy for ages so here he is...in all his mysteriousness.