One Minute Later – Invaders 26 Cover Re-Imagination

This was one of the most unique commissions I’ve had the pleasure of working on. It’s part of ONE MINUTE LATER, a themed cover re-creation collection by an avid original art collector named Michael Finn. If you are interested in checking out other One Minute Later collections, check out his Gallery at ComicArtFans.com.


One Minute Later – Invasions #26 Cover. Bucky Triumphs Over Agent Axis with Captain America, Human Torch & Namor Watching From Above. Inked and inkwash on 11″x17″ Strathmore Bristol Board.

Below is Michael’s post-production work, including the side-by-side composition with the original cover art:

Sci-fi – Battlestar Galactica


Battlestar Galactica – Number Six & Cylon Centurions. 11″x17″ Bristol Board.

Sci-fi – E.T.


E.T. Phone Home. 8.5″x11″ Bristol Board.

Sci-Fi – Starship Troopers


Johnny Rico from Starship Troopers Sketch. 8.5″x11″ Bristol Board.

Quick Sketch – Doc Savage


Quick Sketch of Doc Savage. 8.5″x11″ Bristol Board.

Sci-Fi – Men In Black


MIB – Men In Black. 8.5″x11″ Bristol Board.

Sci-Fi – Paul Atreides of Dune


Paul Atreides of Dune. 8.5″x11″ Strathmore Bristol Board.

ERB Princess of Mars – John Carter, Dejah Thoris & Tars Tarkas

As mentioned in posted in an earlier post, I tried my hand at illustrating my own interpretation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ vision for the characters, working entirely from his text in Princess of Mars.


“To Capture a Princess” – Edgar Rice Burrough’s Princess of Mars (John Carter, Dejah Thoris & Tars Tarkas on a thoat )

FINAL Pencils (Updated 03/14/2012).

WIP Pencils.


Some of my notes from the text:

    Tars Tarkas, an adult male Thark

  • 40′ long metal tipped spear
  • protruded eyes on extreme sides of the head
  • vertical slits for nose
  • tusks used for fighting
  • 15 ft tall, 6 limbed, no nails
  • no hair, smooth build, dark olive skin
  • Jeds & Jeddaks wear feather fur lined silk short cape
  • red iris, white eye, gleaming white teeth
    The thoat

  • 8-legged creature
  • Can walk very quietly
  • Hairless
  • Shiny
  • No hoofs or nails
  • Tail flare out wider at the tip than the base

Iron Man vs. MODOK


Iron Man (Silver Centurion Armor) vs. MODOK. Inked on 11″x17″ Strathmore Bristol Board.

Sci-Fi – Fear Agent


Another Sketch from one of my favorite sci-fi comic book creation by Rick Remender and Tony Moore – Fear Agent. A quick sketch using inks on 8.5″x11″ Bristol Board.