Saturday, 7 July 2018

Steve Ditko: 1927-2018.

The comics world is mourning the loss of Spider-man co-creator Steve Ditko, who passed away a couple of days ago. The sad news, which was released today marks a huge loss to the comics industry, as Steve was undoubtably one of the all-time greats. It was his work on Spider-man, plus his Hulk run on Tales to Astonish that will always stick with me... those issues keeping me company for many hours during my childhood, and remaining favourites to this day. This is a tribute piece dedicated to Steve as a thank you for the memories and inspiration that his work has given myself and many others during his long and illustrious career.
Thank you, Mr. Ditko... may you rest in peace.

Tribute artwork by Simon Williams, dedicated to the late, great Steve Ditko.
Black and white variant version in top corner.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Another Gamma blast from the past!

Here's another piece of artwork from 1998, this time featuring the Gray, Green and Maestro Hulk's in a variation of Jack Kirby's iconic cover to the Incredible Hulk #1. Ironically enough, I would go on to do another recreation for the cover... this time professionally for the official DVD release of the 1966 Incredible Hulk cartoon, which was also used for an official Marvel t-shirt! I'd have never dreamt I'd have been so lucky to do that while drawing this piece back in my uni days!
Above: Hulk... Past, Present, and Future Imperfect. Drawn in 1998.
Below:Cover for the official UK DVD release of the 1966 Hulk cartoon...
this ever lovin' Hulk was also used for an official Marvel t-shirt!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Leakin' Lubricants!

Here's one of my favourite Transformers... Generation One Ironhide, drawn in the style of the classic Transformers Universe handbook from Marvel. A big part of my love for this character has to be the voice he had in the G1 cartoon (portrayed by Optimus Prime himself, Peter Cullen)!

Alt Modes by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey from the Official Transformers Universe handbook.

"That's right, Spike... for once it ain't the Hulk!"