Thursday, December 16, 2010

Crash & Burn redesign

Redesign of my criminal duo Crash and Burn. Still might add some more to the man, some more armor or something.. hmmmmmm

Nova redesign

ebay for the holidays

So selling a bunch of art and toys on ebay. Check it out and help a kid out so he can go and get some holiday cheer!

Thanks and happy holidays


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ok this is the best shit ever! Finally something from that useless program Excel thats worth something. This thing creates random code names for heroes and villains alike! See what you can come up with, with what you get. Its fun!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Power Girl sketch colored

Captain Atom sketch colored

The new look

The new One Coyote Designs site is up and ready for all to enjoy!

Im also trying a new look for the blog. Not sure if I am completely sure on this but we'll see.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nova Prime Thank you!!

You can see my Nova piece over at the Nova Prime page! Go over there and check all the art

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Do I hate comics or am I just jaded?

A friend and I were talking about if I hated comics or if Im just too jaded to enjoy them in my old age (an ancient 35). Well allow me to tell you my response. I'm jaded because I dont see why comics cant be crazy and fantastic and must be gritty and cynical these days. Why cant the hero be an individual that wants to be something better and not just some asshole who says "fuck you" and beats up bad guys just because he can. Seems that is all you get these days, thanks to so many writers and artists wanting to do their own version of the Watchman and Dark Knight Returns. Now dont get me wrong, I dont think that trying to bring some realism to stories is a bad thing, but lets face it kids, if Superman really existed 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, hell even the Vietnam War (Im not calling it "conflict" so it sounds like we didnt lose a fight) would not have happened. We are talking about people who wear tights and bright ass colored underwear who can fly and lift mountains, so lets just stop thinking this is the real world here.

I remember when Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch brought us The Authority. We were all so happy to see Superman and Batman really beating the shit out of people as the gay couple Apollo and Midnighter. Hitch's art was astounding, each page was more beautiful then the last... but where are those characters now? The easy answer is "Who cares?". When Ellis and Hitch left you had writers come and reduce characters, who werent really all that 2 dimensional to begin with, into cookie cut outs. Say something "witty", punch head off of bad guy, and then say something else "witty" (rinse and repeat if necessary), was the norm. I never really felt like there was anybody to root for. Heroes werent heroes just assholes who liked to break people. These comics are for those that dont have that awe in them anymore to me. There is no bright light at any end, of any tunnel, anywhere. Life sucks, so smoke a cig if you got it, kick some dude in the balls, go screw some catwoman clone at the end of the day before you put a cosmic bullet in your brain after saying something prolific that in the end just sounds stupid.

Where is the wonder? Where is that sense of reading something amazing? Have we grown up so burnt out that we cant feel that anymore or is there nothing out there that is good enough to reach that long bricked up kid we once were? Is there no book that can be compared to Chris Claremont's & John Byrne's soap opera run on X-men? Or a comic that hits your funny bone and your heart strings like Giffen's & DeMatteis' Justice League? Or is everything just a copy of Mark Millar's Wanted or Kick-Ass?

Well, here are some that truly hit me as why comics are just as fantastic as when I was a kid. Geoff Johns' Green Lantern, Todd Dezago's and Craig Rousseau's The Perhapanauts, the duo known as DnA's Nova, Greg Pak's and Fred Van Lente's The Incredible Hercules, Robert Kirkman's & Cory Walker's (with Ryan Ottley) Invincible, Mark Waid's Flash run as well as his and Mike Wieringo's Fantastic Four, are just a few that are not afraid to embrace the amazing and fun side of superheroes.

These comics demonstrate what talented people can do with a cast of characters that develop in interesting and real ways without resorting to the norm of gritty and dark that seems to sum up all that superheroes can do these days. Yes, some of them are rich, some are gods, some are just plain monsters but these books are able to find that "Holly Crap, this is cool" moment (like when Invincible first goes into space or when The Human Torch ends up working for Galactus) or that spark of humanity and vulnerability within all of us (like when Ben Grimm takes on the form of The Thing again to make sure the world is not without a Mr. Fantastic or Hal Jordan not wearing his ring when he flies jets so he stays on his toes), that helps us (or at the very least me) connect to these characters. They make them real, flawed real people that happen to be able to shoot beams from there eyes.

So its not that I hate comics, I love them! I love reading a great story and seeing an artists idea of the magical world we the readers wish we were in. I love the awe and spectacle of it all. And Im not saying grim and gritty doesnt have its place, Invincible has shown us that it can be done without being a Wolverine or a rabid Batman rip-off. And although I am more jaded with age, my hide thicker with years of the "real" world beating me down as it's prone to do, I am not jaded when it comes to comics, just writers/artist who think if heroes really existed they would be Superman on acid. Heroes are meant to be like us, flawed and damaged individuals who sometimes dont really know what the best course of action is but are always trying to do the right thing. Fighting the forces of evil with not just their powers but with their humanity, courage, intelligence and even humor. And I dont see why they cant continue to do so.



Monday, August 23, 2010

The British are coming again

Hawkwoman sketch

Captain Atom sketch

Always loved the metallic look of Captain Atom but there is something to say about his second Silver Age outfit too. Blue sleeveless body shirt, red leggings, metallic arms and normal face with white hair. Got to color this one one day

Snowbird sketch

Power Girl sketch

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lady Troy

Cover featuring one of my favorite Titans, Donna Troy.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New JLA roster

So here is my picks for JLA duty if I went nuts with the team! So starting with Batman/Nightwing, Flash/Wally West, Lady Troy, Ben Boxer, Halo, Shazam/Freddie Freeman, Metamorpho, Comet (resurrected Captain Comet but as a woman), The Atom, and Vicky Grant with her Dial H for Hero. Let me know what you guys think. Laters


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Batman cover

So I did a redesign of what I thought Batman would look like if Dick took over the reigns for Project Rooftop a while ago and I wanted to make a Batman cover featuring it. Hope you like

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Some more Hulk action

My take on the first Marvel supergroup taking on the jade behemoth!

Friday, May 28, 2010

What does Hulk do?

Hawk & some other bird

Cant wait to pick up Hawkeye and MockingBird's new book

Yellow Fist of Justice

There is something about this character that makes me think Silver Age and I love it. Leran more here


Been gone awhile. Family and life has made it a little difficult to keep this blog updated. Well here is the first of many updates. Here is my trippy Aquaman