Monday, April 23, 2007

More Fins! More Fun!

Previous contributor Ronald Salas drew up this beauty, which he posted on the, and which he graciously allowed me to post here. I've always dug his work since the first time I saw it -- Ron has such a great command of lights and darks and shares some of my sensibilities when it comes to lighting. He's also a big fan of the fin-head Iron Man design, and that makes him tops in my book!

Thanks for sharing this, Ron!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Invincible Iron Ape!

Talented young cartoonist, Evan Shaner sent in this submission and it's a doozy. I can't say enough awesome things about this drawing, mainly because it combines in one mind-blowing image so many of my favourite things: 1 )Iron Man, 2) the fin-head armour and 3) gorillas! Evan has drawn gorilla versions of some other popular superheroes that he's posted on his gallery, but hey, all I needed to see to make my day was the Iron Ape!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Fins Make Everything Better

Gregory Giordano, aka Flameape sent in this one -- another fine drawing of Iron Man in his early Fin-head helmet. I like the way Gregory has worked the textures in this one a lot, and the way Iron Man has a big smile on his face. Its always nice to see a superhero just enjoying himself and letting loose with the smile instead of the cliche big "asskicking" grimace.

Thanks, Gregory!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Tony Stark Smash!

Many, many times I've sat at night wondering to myself "Dang! I wonder what would happen if gamma-irradiated-super-scientist Bruce Banner had worn the Iron Man armour??" Ok, ok, well maybe I haven't. But Mark Osberg has! And he's even taken the time to draw up a fine cartoon with his answer!

I really dig this drawing, especially the way Hulk's legs are just oozing out of the Iron cuff boots. And that expression on his face is priceless. Mark calls his creation the Iron Hulk, but I just call it hilarious!

Thanks for the submission, Mark!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Iron Man Salute!

Craig I. sent in this one -- and as he writes in his email:

"Here's an old shellhead doodle in pencil I did a long time ago. I'm not sure what's going on with his right hand, but it looks kind of like he's reciting the pledge of allegiance ... anyway, that's why I call this one 'Iron Man Salute!'"

Thanks, Craig! All hail the Iron Man!