I found some old sketches I did to map out the planet Sq’id. Sq’id was in Holly Wood: Space Diva. This was for an online comic class. We had to do a bit of world building.
Sketches by Illya King
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.
A writer friend of mine wrote a good blog about Dale at https://teakrulos.com/2020/07/20/death-of-a-superhero/.
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.
This is another Kirby homage cover for Naked Man Comics #11. Since Universium is based on Marvel’s Galactus, I thought it would be approprate to do. This was really fun to illustrate.
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?
I found this image while going through my image archives.
The next Totes the Webcomic story is a homage to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created one of the few indie comics that is as famous as Marvel and DC comics.