Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Red Sonja - Finished!

Marvel Sketch Cards - 1

I did these sketchcards for Upper Decks Marvel Masterpiece III series.
They just got approved. I'll post the rest up later.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Red Sonja - Blue Pencil

Another commission. I'll ink it later.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Black Widow

Another commission. It's for long time forum friend Frank Castle. Really proud of this one.
Me likey!

Iron Man

Another commission.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thugs! No. 1


It's arrived! The first issue of 'Thugs!'

Al posted all the information in a thread on the ComicGeekSpeak forums...

'The comics world may never be the same again! Thugs is finally out of my noggin, off Flint's drawing table and into printed book form, suitable for taking to the can! It's also got a one-pager written by Rich (Bluemeanie) McAuliffe and drawn by Flint! Plus some images from Flint's sketchbook. Plus my ramblings! Why aren't you rushing to find your wallets, people!?!? How Do I Get a Copy?Nobody pays retail anymore. We're selling a limited run of them through www.cheapercomics.com. Ed has set up an automagical 20% discount to anyone from CGS who just wanders in. You have only to create an account and send an email to cheapercomics@cheapercomics.com and drop my name (Al Sparrow) or Thugs, and say I sent you over from CGS to get a discount. This is probably the best deal going to get the book if you don't live in AZ. They also have a pretty nice deal where if you order more than $15 worth of stuff (I think), shipping is free. Cheapercomics kind of works like an "Oh shit, I forgot to order that from DCBS" kind of thing...they have current issues...Discounted! Don't ask me how they're making money, I just know they're selling our book!http://www.cheapercomics.com/products/thugs/vol/1You can also pick it up and pay more than retail by paypalling me $4 (to cover shipping it media mail in a cheap crappy envelope...and if I *like* you I'll throw in a backing board! ). PM if interested. Or you can be a cheap creep and read the sucker online at www.thugsonline.com! CONTEST - WIN THE PROOF COPY!Okay, I promised you a contest. You can win the proof copy...the very first Thugs! comic to see print...with errors and everything...Signed by me and Steve (Flint). Now without the signatures this cherished book is probably worth a nickel...however, our signatures easily takes that up to seven cents, according to Overstreet. That's not all...God forbid I subject you to the torture of reading OUR book...you want something COOL, too! Right? Well I'm also going to throw in a couple EXCELLENT manga for you. Cowa! by Akira Toriyama of Dragonball fame, is a GREAT self-contained story with kid vampires, ghosts, and Toriyama's all-ages sense of humor. This is the book I'm giving out this Halloween to kids. Also you'll get the first volume of Black Lagoon by Rei Tomoe. This one's NOT for your kids, but if you love bullets, booze and broads blowing up battleships with ballistics, you're going to absolutely LOVE this book. It's easily one of the best releases to come out this year. This contest is ONLY open to our CGS forumite family...because we like you guys! How do you win? It's easy...1) Go to www.thugsonline.com2) Take a look at that cover. Looks familiar doesn't it? Kinda like Flint might have swiped it off a more popular book? 3) The first person to post ON THIS FORUM THREAD with the popular cover that Flint is ape-ing here gets the loot. To keep it completely on the up and up...POST A LINK or POST THE IMAGE of the book in question on this thread as well. Fair warning: You might find a similar cover, but there's only one actual correct answer to this contest...Steve has shown me the book. Fair warning Part II: We're going to be doing this with every Thug cover...copying a popular cover, but with Thugs characters...because if Liefeld can do it, so can we! Look for future contests down the way whenever we get around to releasing future issues. Flint and I are really stoked that we got it done. There's truly nothing cooler than seeing the book and holding it in your clammy little meathooks. If nothing else I can look back and say I tossed my hat in the ring. That's worth more to me than anything else... '

Thursday, September 18, 2008


A commission. A real quick drawing of Marvels Superman rip-off 'The Sentry'.
It's alright. If I was to re-draw it...I'd change 90% of it.

Greenbrook - Page 4

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Winnie's long suffering husband - Jacko!


Mario is the local coffee shop owner in Mrs. Browns Boys.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mr. Foley

Brenda has commissioned me to draw three more characters for his hit show. Above is the hard working Pub owner - Mr. Foley

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Incredible McCain - Inks!

The run up to the Election is getting intense. I thought I'd ink this and I'll color it later. I had a lot of fun doing this one.

Mrs Browns Boys - Comic Cover - Colors!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Caretakers Tales - Cover Final!

Here it is!

The final cover color for Caretakers Tales. The color artist is Rob 'Seraphyn' Jackson. He's an amazing artist. You can check out his blog by clicking the link to the right.

Amazing, amazing, amazing.

All that's left is the intro and it's off to the printers.

If your reading this, Thanks again Rob...you're a bloody genius!

The Incredible McCain?

I did this for a cheap laugh. McCain had a rep for lossng his temper and Palin is the new Goddess of American politics...so, I portrayed them as the Hulk and She-Hulk. Right wingers are always calling the left communists..so, why not Obama as 'The Leader' and 'the Gargoyle' as Biden.

It's a good fit.

I might ink this later if I can get the time.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

Mrs Browns Boys - Comic Cover - Inks!

Here's the cover so far. Finished the inks...now for the cover.
Brendan saw the blue line sketch and he absolutely loved it. He's making plans to write an annual for me to draw.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Mrs Browns Boys - Comic Cover -Ruff!

Here's an idea I've been toying around with....A Mrs Browns Boys comic book. Obviously the cover design is based on the Simpsons Comics. I always thought Mrs Brown really works well when you put her into bizarre situations...and let her Dublin streetsmarts, humor and wit get her out of the sticky situations she finds herself in.

This concept of her boxing a kangaroo was fun to doodle out. I'm hoping Brandan likes it.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Greenbrook - Page 2

I'm hoping I can keep the pace up while I'm doing my job search!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Greenbrook - Page 1

Just got the final script in for the book and...it's 32 pages. A bit more than I thought...so, I'm going to have to be very economical in my execution of the story. I'll have to look for creative short cuts...whenever possible combine panels or if there's a lot of dialogue...talking head shots etc...