10,000th PERSON TO ASK ME THIS - “Josh, how come you’re working in a hardware store?! You should be working for Disney or Pixar or somethin’!”
ME - “…
A wheelchair-bound villain from my unfinished comic book project. As a child, I did my best to emulate comic book artists, which meant drawing lots of muscular superheroes in dynamic positions. In high school, models posed for our class but they always had a lean physique. By the time I graduated, I was sick of drawing lean muscular people. I started creating characters that were the polar opposite.
His little button with the peace symbol is an ode to Full Metal Jacket.
The sketch is undated but it must be from early 2006, when I was 22. Again, I should’ve sketched with pencil before inking.
January 14th, 2006. I was 22. I was in a weird mood that afternoon. I started doodling and came up with this.
Director David Lynch selected it for an online art gallery. He thought it was an abstract statement about George W. Bush, imperialism and the military industrial complex.
The truth is, it’s just a drawing of my dad with a huge robot arm and his fly undone.
And, it’s in blue ink ballpoint pen! What else?
Back to blue ink!
Part of a fictional city I designed for a comic book…a comic book I never made. So many unfinished projects…
This is why I need a partner; a woman who’ll kick my rear end whenever I get lazy and walk away from projects for too long.
That building on the left was meant to look like a slice of Swiss cheese. Of course I had to include a little hardware store - modeled after the one I work in.
The villains of The Destructor.
"Some kind of look like Freddy Mercury." :)
I’m not implying Freddy Mercury looked stupid. I love Queen. I thought he had a magnificent voice, a unique fashion sense and an immense stage presence. It’s a shame he’s no longer with us.
The thugs who appear at the beginning of the film were supposed to look like rugged hired-muscle…far less refined and professional than the bodyguards of our main villain, Santino.
These baddies were sketched in pencil.
Wardrobe design for the lead character, Detective Abellini in my b&w short film I wrote, directed, edited and acted in - The Destructor.
The Destructor was the final project for a “Technology In Science” course I took the final semester of my high school career. It was a parody of violent 80s action movies about renegade cops. My friend Chris played the lead. These notes crack me up. That flashlight Chris owned really was enormous and he did sometimes carry it up his sleeve while working in some of the rougher parts of Detroit.
Sketches are in pencil.