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Black Panther (2018)

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T’Challa, ruler of Wakanda, suits up as the Black Panther. This is my latest artwork of the character, in anticipation for the Marvel movie coming next week in the states.

 

Simply Finn and Pete

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I was experimenting with line drawing in Adobe Illustrator. Inspired by my nephews’ toys they got over for the holidays. Being into Star Wars, one of them had an action figure of the character, Finn, and they were posing it with a Spider-man action figure. The costume worn by the web head (pictured above, right) is based on the one seen in the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Though there isn’t a toy based on this appearance (as of this post, that I know of), I added it in just for this picture and in anticipation for the Marvel film later this May. I still have yet to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also as of this post).

Babes in Toyland – March of the Toys

BabesInToylandByJTjrI’ve been playing around with Adobe Illustrator over the holidays, and came up with an image based on one of my favorite films I used to watch.  I remember being around four to five years old when I first saw the 1961 version of Babes in Toyland. It wasn’t until recently, when my workplace started playing “March of the Toys,” that I grew an itch of re-watching it.

The movie was still enjoyable as I remembered it. With the exception of one plot hole, it stills holds up through its colorful set designs, memorable cast (such as Tommy Sands and  Annette Funicello as the two leads, Ed Wynn as the Toymaker, and Ray Bolger as the antagonist Mr. Barnaby), catchy musical numbers (e.g. “We Won’t Be Happy ‘Til We Get It”), and of course, the March of the Toys segment. A nice nostalgic trip down memory lane.

 

Blank Cover Variant – Thor Ragnarok

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Immigrant Song intensifies.

Finally got to finishing this blank cover variant for The Mighty Thor #1. Based on the latest Marvel movie this year, Thor Ragnarok, where he displays his true powers as seen in one of the trailers. I did both front and back, which can be viewed here (Possible spoiler warning: contains a scene from the movie).

As far as the movie itself, I loved the 80s synth music as well as the use of The Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin for the action scenes. I also liked the designs when they were on planet Sakaar. Any comic book fan would recognize the Jack Kirby inspired work put into both the scenery and background characters. Overall, this was another movie I enjoyed along side Justice League.