I made a custom LEGO® minifigure in support of Madison Arsenal Supporters Club & St. Baldrick’s head shaving/donation event of which i took part last year.  Even if you don’t feel compelled to shave your head (as I did), you can still donate to this worthy cause.  
(sorry there will not be any lego minifgures)

I made a custom LEGO® minifigure in support of Madison Arsenal Supporters Club & St. Baldrick’s head shaving/donation event of which i took part last year.  Even if you don’t feel compelled to shave your head (as I did), you can still donate to this worthy cause.  

(sorry there will not be any lego minifgures)

Thought I’d take a crack at Superman from Action Comics #1, but based on the interior art design and not the cover.
There’s something about look of the blue, laced up strongman slipper-boots matching his unitard; coupled with the oft overlooked wrist cuffs and golden, police-badge-styled embossed “S” crest from that first issue that still compels me. I kind of love the idea that Superman was first and foremost a strongman with heavy Sci-Fi overtones of the time (Flash Gordon), combined with a sense of authority (police badge emblem)
It’s just my interpretation, but don’t think i’ve ever seen this version of Superman’s costume rendered by any modern illustrators as faithfully to the original interior art. I believe it was changed very shortly afterward (possibly in his 2nd appearance), so maybe that’s why you don’t see as many fan illustrations of the interior design opposed to the cover, which most people immediately recognize.  
But I kind of dig it, and when looked at this way, there’s some obvious design cues taken for the Man of Steel cinematic universe.
This illustration took way longer than i anticipated, as i redrew it about 5 times and still wasn’t completely happy with it, but it’s mostly how I envisioned it.
Anyway, here it is.

Thought I’d take a crack at Superman from Action Comics #1, but based on the interior art design and not the cover.

There’s something about look of the blue, laced up strongman slipper-boots matching his unitard; coupled with the oft overlooked wrist cuffs and golden, police-badge-styled embossed “S” crest from that first issue that still compels me. I kind of love the idea that Superman was first and foremost a strongman with heavy Sci-Fi overtones of the time (Flash Gordon), combined with a sense of authority (police badge emblem)

It’s just my interpretation, but don’t think i’ve ever seen this version of Superman’s costume rendered by any modern illustrators as faithfully to the original interior art. I believe it was changed very shortly afterward (possibly in his 2nd appearance), so maybe that’s why you don’t see as many fan illustrations of the interior design opposed to the cover, which most people immediately recognize.  

But I kind of dig it, and when looked at this way, there’s some obvious design cues taken for the Man of Steel cinematic universe.

This illustration took way longer than i anticipated, as i redrew it about 5 times and still wasn’t completely happy with it, but it’s mostly how I envisioned it.

Anyway, here it is.

My son Benicio (del Lobo)’s 1st birthday is in a couple weeks. It’s crazy to think it’s been a year already.  In any event, I designed this poster for his birthday announcement.  

Circus themes are commonplace for young babies and toddlers, but I tried to avoid most cliché copy and common conventions seen in many circus-themed birthday templates.  Instead, I went for something more rooted in actual 19th/early 20th Century circus bills and Americana landscape paintings akin to Charles Wysocki’s work.  I also utilized my muted palette from my Headgear series to give a more vintage feel.

The idea germinated from my wife’s work actually. In the months before Benicio was born, she created several circus-themed mini-paintings, a circusy, felt welcome-wreath, and a mobile complete with DIY stuffed & sewn circus animals.  I began there, using the look and basic color schemes she used then started to work it more into what my style has evolved into.

Sidenote, the Headgear series style stemmed out of the design of these circus animals.  Which is to say, I began this project several months ago, and worked on it off-and-on until I started having breakthrough ideas in layout and design elements. It’s a bit self-indulgent, but hey - it’s my boy we’re talkin’ about here.

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

i was fortunate enough to knock this out in time for the sale going on at my Society6 store 

[EDIT]: Okay wow, so i got a ton of notes on this before i could go back and sneak-replace the Grinch’s expression from smug scheming to something a tad more sinister which was what i was attempting from the outset. so here’s the updated version as well because i like it more but i still like the original too.  I’m probably going to go for the trifecta and do 3-sizes-too-big-heart Grinch complete with change of eye color and background.