This was to be the cover for Mythos Imprint Magazine. The magazine was a project William Rail and I were working on. It would feature stories like Wynonna Whiskey. It would have interviews of local indie talent. For example, the interview I did of Jake Richmond.
Sadly, the project was scraped because both Will and I had a lot on our plate.
Readers of Totally Naked Man may remember Man-Man from Naked Man Comics #4 in 2012. In issue 4, Totally Naked Man and friends transported to the planet Fabulon, where they met Man-Man. The Yellow Skull, disguise as Turtle-tor, tried to conquer the planet.
Man-Man is a homage or parody of the character He-Man. People who know me know that I’m a fan of the old Mattel action figure line and Filmation cartoon. The franchise has had a small renaissance in recent years. Perhaps is it is because old people like me have money to splurge on comics and toys. I’m celebrating my fondness of the property with drawing a parody comic.
I hope this story will get a laugh or two. I love fun lighthearted stories. I’m excited to put my own wacky twist on this old 80’s IP.
I illustrated a tribute to one of my friends who passed away in July. Dale Pople was a friend from my old Zetaman days. He kept in contact through social media long after I retired. He was a huge supporter of Totally Naked Man. At one point we were talking about putting together a Totally Naked Man package for Adult Swim. Dale’s influence is found in my comics. The story of S’p’r H’ro is a theme in Holly Wood: Space Diva. The spaceships in Zetaman is a recycled design from a movie project of Dale’s.
Dale was always a supporter of other people. He supported their projects and their personal growth. I wish I had more words. I don’t know what else to say except I will miss him. And thank you, Dale, for the impact you’ve made in my life.
Years ago I submitted this illustration for a Wizard Magazine competition. It is a Soviet version of Captain American. My dad is a Russian linguist, so he helped me with the design. This is Comrade Communism. I think I might revise this for a future story.
One of my brothers found a few old drawings while cleaning my parent’s garage. There was an early version of Totally Naked Man Red and Blue. The villain was not The Yellow Skull but a techno nerd dude name Zotloar. I don’t know what happened to the other pages.
I don’t remember when I did this. I want to say 1997ish?