Tuesday, December 23, 2008

THOSE WHO IGNORE LOCAL FOLKLORE ARE DOOMED TO BE EATEN BY IT


COMING SOON...THE REASON WHY SOUTHERNERS PUT A MIRROR ON THEIR FRONT PORCH.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

PANEL FROM NEWEST PROJECT:


a wild boy on a bridge rail in ink

Sunday, November 16, 2008

THANK YOU JASON PECK!

MANY THANKS TO THE FANTASTIC GRAPHIC SKILLS OF ARTIST JASON PECK FOR MY NEW BLOG LOGO!!! BE SURE TO CHECK HIS ARTIST' BLOG ON THE LINKS SECTION TO SEE MORE OF HIS AWESOME ART.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

THE ILLUMINATI IN MISSISSIPPI


SCENE FROM UPCOMING GRAPHIC NOVEL. HOW MANY ILLUMINATED SYMBOLS CAN YOU FIND?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

CHARACTER SKETCH FOR UPCOMING GRAPHIC NOVEL


PENCIL FOR ONE OF THE PRIMARY CHARACTERS, 11"X17"

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

PAGE ONE CHARLES BERLIN'S "FOSSIL MAN"

CHARLES BERLIN'S "FOSSIL MAN" (1999)


THIS IS A TRIP IN THE WAY-BACK MACHINE TO 1999 WITH MY ONLY SUBMISSION TO DC COMICS. THIS IS KIND OF A REVAMP OF JOE KUBERT'S TOR WHO I LATER DISCOVERED FROM THE SUBMISSION EDITOR STILL RETAINS THE RIGHTS. WELL ANYWAY, "FOSSIL MAN" IS MORE OF A SUBHUMAN SASQUATCH-TYPE RATHER THAN A CAVEMAN, WHO HANGS OUT IN THE SEATTLE GRUNGE SCENE IN THE EARLY 90'S AND RIPS PEOPLE'S THROATS OUT WHO TREAT HIM OR HIS HUMAN GIRLFRIEND UNKINDLY---SORT OF AN EXTREME VERSION OF THE BEEF JERKY COMMERCIALS, WHICH COINCIDENTALLY I THINK THE FORMER SUBMISSION EDITOR FOR DC COMICS WRITES---HMMM.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

VOLUME FIVE, ISSUE ONE OF WORLD EXPLORER MAGAZINE OUT NOW


IN THIS ISH: AN ANCIENT HINDU "OM" SYMBOL FOUND IN ARIZONA,SECRET MYSTERIES OF THE SUN REVEALED (AS IN THE ATONITE KIND) AND IF YOU ARE STILL JONESIN' FOR MORE FACTS (OR SHOULD I SAY THEORIES) ON THE LEGENDARY CRYSTAL SKULLS, CHECK OUT "BLUE BLAZE AND THE SEARCH FOR THE CRYSTAL SKULLS". NOT TO MENTION NINE, COUNT 'EM NINE WATERCOLOURS BY YOURS TRULEY!
GET YOUR COPY NOW AT: WWW.WEXCLUB.COM

$6.00 AND FOR REAL ADVENTURERS ONLY.
image from PROFESSOR WEXLER WORLD EXPLORER: A FEILD GUIDE TO GODS AND CRYPTIDS OF THE OUTER EDGE on sale now at AMAZON.COM OR WWW.WEXCLUB.COM

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

PHIL IN ANCIENT OPAR


WATERCOLOR COVER FOR THE FARMERPHILE MAGAZINE NO. 9, RECENTLY NOMINATED FOR FAN FAVORITE.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

THUNDERBIRD SIGHTINGS


AN ILLO APPEARING IN STRANGE MAGAZINE #21 FOR MARK CHORVINSKY'S DETAILED ARTICLE ON MODERN PTEROSAUR SIGHTINGS.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A FEW CHARACTERS FROM UPCOMING GRAPHIC NOVEL


A COUPLE OF ROUGH PANELS FROM THE STORY: FLYNN,THE NOTORIOUS "SECOND STORY MAN" AND HIS BEAUTIFUL ACCOMPLICE, RORY ATTEMPT TO KNOCK OVER A MISSISSIPPI ANTE BELLUM MANSION, WORMWOOD MANOR. {ANY SIMILARITY TO PEOPLE LIVING OR DEAD IS PURELY YOUR OWN PROBLEM}
BTW, TOMORROW, JUNE 20TH IS ERROL FLYNN'S BIRTHDAY--HERE'S TO THE BARON--99 YEARS OLD!

Monday, June 16, 2008

cALL oF ThE wILD


PART OF A NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL COMING IN NOVEMBER

DAYLIGHT SIGHTING


check out Berlin's gallery at:
WWW.OREGONBIGFOOT.COM
THIS IS AUTUMN WILLIAMS' AWESOME SITE WHO HOSTED "MYSTERIOUS ENCOUNTERS",ON THE OUTDOOR LIFE NETWORK WHICH WAS LIKE THE EXCELLENT "MONSTERQUEST", HISTORY CHANNEL(8:00PM CENTRAL WEDS). EXCEPT AUTUMN'S SHOW DEALT EXCLUSIVELY WITH GIGANTIC, BIPEDAL PRIMATES--A VERY BRAVE SHOW.SHE REMINDS ME OF A CROSS BETWEEN CYBIL SHEPARD AND JANE GOODALL AND SHE HAPPENED TO LIKE MY WORK.

Friday, June 13, 2008

STRANGE MAGAZINE


ONE OF SEVERAL ILLOS EXECUTED FOR STRANGE MAGAZINE (STRANGEMAG.COM), EDITED BY THE LATE MARK CHORVINSKY. I INHERITED THE JOB OF ILLUSTRATING THE "FIRST PERSON" COLUMN FROM THE BRILLIANT (AND LATE) OTTO MARTINUSSEN. AS WITH THE WORLD EXPLORER MAGAZINE JOB, I FOUND STRANGE MAG ON THE SHELVES AT THE LOCAL BOOKSTORE AND SAID TO MYSELF, "I WOULD GIVE MY EYE TEETH TO DO ART FOR A PUBLICATION LIKE THIS!"---AND LO, IT BECAME SO. MARK LIKED MY LOOSE, "SKETCHY" INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PARANORMAL. MARK WAS THE MOST SPECIFIC EDITOR I'VE HAD AND REALLY ENJOYED HIS DIRECTION. AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE STRANGEMAG.COM SITE, HE HAD A STRONG VISUAL SENSE.
THIS DRAWING IS BASED ON AN EYEWITNESS SIGHTING OF A GIANT WHITE APE IN ARIZONA.

Monday, June 9, 2008

FARMERPHILE AWARDS


iD LIKE TO MENTION THREE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE NOMINATED FOR THE ANNUAL FARMERPHILE MAGAZINE AWARD, ALONG WITH TWO OTHER ARTIST CONTRIBUTERS WHOSE WORK IS COMPLETELY WONDERFUL: KEITH HOWELL AND JOEY VAN MASSENHOVEN.
PHILIP JOSE FARMER FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR IS ONE OF THE GREAT SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS,THE CREATOR OF RIVERWORLD,DAYWORLD,WORLD OF TIERS AND THE UNCOVERER OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS (OR IMFAMOUS) WOLD NEWTON FAMILY TREE (1795-1901. MR. FARMER HAS ALSO WRITTEN BIOGRAPHIES OF LORD GREYSTOKE AND DOCTOR CLARK W. SAVAGE, JR., BUT THIS MEAGER DESCRIPTION IS MERELY THE TIP OF THE SKYSCRAPER FOR THIS WRITER.FARMERPHILE MAGAZINE IS DEDICATED TO ALL THINGS FARMERIAN. AND I AM VERY FORTUNATE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PUBLICATION. TO LEARN MORE OR SUBSCRIBE, GO TO:
WWW.PJFARMER.COM
ALSO NOMINATED ARE A GROUP OF AMAZING WRITERS WHO HAVE MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO FARMERPHILE MAGAZINE AND HAVE CERTAINLY ADVANCED MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE GENIUS OF PHILIP FARMER: CHRISTOPHER PAUL CAREY
PAUL SPITERI
MICHAEL CARROLL
DENNIS POWER
TO SEE AND READ NOMINATED WORK AND VOTE FOR ANY OF THE NOMINEES, GO TO:
WWW.PJFARMER/FPAWARDS.HTM
[ABOVE IS ONE OF MY NOMINATED PIECES:"SHERLOCK HOLMES AND SUFISM"]

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

an UPDATE and NEW PROFESSOR WEXLER TOONS

Pardon the seeming vacation 'round here but I've actually been really busy doing the usual and the very unusual!
Do expect the next GRAPHIC NOVEL (no name given yet--due to claim jumpers who havent any original ideas of their own) to be completed in NOVEMBER. And with this expectancy for those interested parties: I'll not be accepting any new ILLO jobs until the mid part of 2009. I don't like saying no---but it is high time to get this bit of modern mythos off my chest.
Im in the middle of a computer upgrade as well so scans will be light for all ye who lurk out yonder.
In the mean time, I refer you to one of my publisher's recently updated pages to view a couple of hundred hours of my life thrown into your lap for FREE:
www.wexclub.com/pages/profwex.html

Monday, May 5, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

AeRoMaNcER


ACRYLIC, 14"X 20"

Sunday, April 20, 2008

LORD TYGER


WATER COLOR,11"X 17", A FAN PIECE FOR PHILIP JOSE FARMER'S NOVEL

Friday, April 18, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ProfeSSor WeXLeR RiDeS aGaiN!


a new ink, no caption yet.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

PROFESSOR WEXLER'S PEERS


A PAGE FROM THE SHORT STORY, "TICKLER" IN "PROFESSOR WEXLER: A FEILD GUIDE TO GODS AND CRYPTIDS OF THE OUTER EDGE"

JOHN CLAYTON, LORD GREYSTOKE, TaRzAN


COVER FOR FARMERPHILE NUMBER THREE IN WATERCOLOR, 11X17 INCHES
JOE KUBERT IS THE ONLY CARTOONIST IN RECENT TIMES WHO HAS CAPTURED THE SPIRIT OF THE APEMAN AND DID AN EXTREMELY FAITHFUL ADAPTATION OF THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN PARTICULAR, "TARZAN OF THE APES" AND "RETURN OF TARZAN" (HARDBACK VERSIONS IN THREE VOLUMES AVAILABLE THRU DARKHORSE COMICS). LET'S SEE IF I LEFT ANYBODY OUT---UH, NOPE. BURNE HOGARTH DID A VERY NICE ADAPTION TO "JUNGLE TALES" AND "TARZAN OF THE APES" BUT HE COMPLETELY MISSED THE ATMOSPHERE BURROUGHS ESTABLISHED. BURNE I THINK RIGHTLY SAW THESE STORIES AS MUCH MORE THAN PULP ERB WROTE TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE.THE BEST TARZAN STORIES ED WROTE ARE TRUE MYTHOLOGY WHICH ARE GOING TO BE READ LIKE HOMER'S "ODYSSEY" 500 YEARS FROM NOW.
HAD KEANE AND FRIENDS DONE 2 THINGS WITH THEIR "FILM", THEY WOULD HAVE CLASSIC ART INSTEAD OF A MERE POP TEMPORAL TRIVIALITY (TRYING TO BE NICE HERE): 1) ACTUALLY R-E-A-D THE BOOKS BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I HEARD FILMAKERS WERE GOING BACK TO THE BOOKS AND AFTER SEEING THE FINAL PRODUCT, WONDERED WHAT BOOKS THE WRITERS, DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS WERE REFERING TO? 2)UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU CALL A FILM BY AN ESTABLISHED BOOK TITLE CHARACTER'S NAME, YOU OWE IT TO THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR AND HIS FANS TO BE FAITHFUL AS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE MEDIUM YOU ARE TRANSLATING IT IN. YES, VIRGINIA, SOMETIMES YOU DO HAVE TO "ABRIDGE" A CLASSIC TEXT TO MAKE IT WORK. BUT---YOU DONT HAVE TO CREATE WHOLE NEW CHARACTERS AND WHOLE NEW MAJOR PLOT SCENERIOS.THIS FILM OWES MORE TO CYRIL HUME AND W.S. VAN DYKE THAN TO ED'S 24 AND A HALF BOOKS.WHY IS THAT? YOU DONT HAVE TO USE SOME CHARACTER'S NAMES AND GIVE THEM COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES (TERK AS AN EXAMPLE JANE'S WOULD-BE RAPIST IN THE BOOK IS SOMEHOW TURNED INTO AN ANDROGENOUS PURPLE GORILLA IN THE ANIMATION BRILLIANTLY PORTRAYED BY ROSIE O'DONNELL). YOU DONT HAVE TO HAVE TARZAN "RAISED BY GORILLAS"(IF THIS COMMENT CONFUSES YOU, READ THE 1ST BOOK AT LEAST).
FILMATION'S FIRST SEASON OF TARZAN FROM THE 70'S HAD ALMOST GOTTEN RIGHT.I'M KIND OF AFRAID TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT THESE THOUGH!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

अक्र्य्लिक कवर फॉर प्रोफेस्सर WEXLER EXPLORER


SOMETHING not noticed by your average viewer: The idol the Prof is holding is a replica of the one owned by famed South American explorer Sir Percy Fawcett and eventually led to his disappearance in the depths of the Amazon.
THIS is the original acrylic to the latest collection of cartoons and short stories of PROFESSOR WEXLER WORLD EXPLORER: A GUIDE TO GODS AND CRYPTIDS OF THE OUTER EDGE.
MORE secrets of this cover later.

Monday, March 3, 2008

PoRtrAiT of Philip Jose Farmer


an earlier color pencil sketch,differing from the final version which was executed for FARMERPHILE ISSUE #6. Doc Savage, "bronze knight of the running board" looms in the background in his tattered suit,his utility vest visible.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

NeW BoOk!


I'VE GOT A WHOLE SLEW OF INKS IN THIS NEW RELEASE.
ON SALE NOW AT:
WWW.AMAZON.COM and WWW.ANOMALIST.COM

SpOnTaINeouS HuMaN cOmbUsTIan


BREAKING NEWS: RECENT PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE MISSISSIPPI NORTHWEST REGIONAL SUSTANCE ABUSE WARD HAVE BEEN INEXPLICABLY BURSTING INTO FLAMES. EACH VICTIM APPEARS TO SUFFER AN ADDICTION TO THE MYSTERIOUS BOOTLEG LIQUOR REFERED TO AS "TOMB-SHINE". NO FURTHER DETAILS ARE KNOWN.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

MOrE SeCretS Of ThE GiLa GoLD MiNe


WHO IS THIS OLD PROSPECTOR NAMED "DOBBS"? COULD THIS BE THE SAME "DOBBS" WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE PARISHED AT THE HANDS OF BANDITOS (of the "we don' need no stinking badges" variety)AND LATER IMMORTALIZED IN THE JOHN HUSTON FILM, "TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE"?
THESE PAGES AND OTHERS APPEAR IN THE #6, VOL.4 ISSUE OF WORLD EXPLORER (WWW.WEXCLUB.COM) magazine.

MORE GiLa GoLd


THIS STORY ALSO ALLUDES TO WHAT HAPPENED TO A CERTAIN ADVENTURER'S GOLD MINE AFTER HIS ACTIVITIES CEASED IN 1949.

A pAgE FrOm PROF. WEXLER AND THE GOLD OF THE GILA MEN


ONE OF THE MORE UNUSUAL CHARACTERS APPEARING IN THIS STORY IS AN ANTIQUE RADIO WITH A VOICE IDENTIFIED AS "EDGAR" AND HAS THE GIFT OF BEING ABLE TO BROWSE THROUGH THE AKASHIC RECORDS AS IF IT WERE THE SUNDAY TIMES.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Illustration for P. J .Farmer's " A SPY in the U.s. of Gonocococcia"


Appearing in ISSUE 8 of FARMERPHILE, a magazine devoted to the "fourfold vision" of science fiction author PHILIP JOSE FARMER.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

HOME OF PROFESSOR WEXLER WORLD EXPLORER

HOME OF PROFESSOR WEXLER WORLD EXPLORER
APPEARING EXCLUSIVELY IN WORLD EXPLORER MAGAZINE . GET YOURS NOW AT: WWW.WEXCLUB.COM OR ANY OF THE BETTER BOOKSTORES (SUCH AS BORDERS)

THIS JUST OUT! TRIBUTE TO FARMER'S BOOK, THE ADVENTURE OF THE PEERLESS PEER

THIS JUST OUT! TRIBUTE TO FARMER'S BOOK, THE ADVENTURE OF THE PEERLESS PEER
FARMERPHILE MAGAZINE, COLOR PENCIL COVER: WWW.PJFARMER.COM

LATEST ISH OF WORLD EXPLORER

LATEST ISH OF WORLD EXPLORER
VOLUME V, NO.I, ON SALE AT WWW.WEXCLUB.COM 9 WATERCOLOR ILLOS

THIS JUST OUT

THIS JUST OUT
FARMERFILE NO.12: THE SHERLOCK HOLMES ISSUE! IF YOU ARE A FAN OF HOLMES OR FARMER, THIS IS A MUST HAVE! ONE PENCIL COMP IN THIS ISH. GET IT NOW AT WWW.PJFARMER.COM

NEWLY PUBLISHED

NEWLY PUBLISHED
ALIEN WHO'S WHO EDITED BY MARTIN KOTTMEYER PUBLISHED BY THE GREATEST PARANORMAL NEWS CLIPPING BUREAU ON THE PLANET,ANOMALIST BOOKS --ABOUT A DOZEN INKS OF EVERY TYPE OF E.T. OR E.B.E YOU CAN IMAGINE.

THIS JUST OUT

THIS JUST OUT
WORLD EXPLORER MAGAZINE NO.9 7 WATERCOLOR CARTOONS INCLUDING:GIANT TUBE SOCK OF THE NEPHILIM AND OTHERS. ON SALE NOW AT WWW.WEXCLUB.COM

RECENTLY PUBLISHED!

RECENTLY PUBLISHED!
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PROFESSOR WEXLER: A FIELD GUIDE TO GODS AND CRYPTIDS OF THE OUTER EDGE

PROFESSOR WEXLER: A FIELD GUIDE TO GODS AND CRYPTIDS OF THE OUTER EDGE
A COLLECTION OF CARTOONS FROM THE PAGES OF WORLD EXPLORER MAGAZINE. ON SALE NOW AT AMAZON.COM, WEXCLUB.COM OR ADVENTURESUNLIMITEDPRESS.COM. GET YOUR COPY WHILE THEY LAST!

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
WORLD EXPLORER NO.8, A FANTASTIC ISH DEDICATED TO SMITHSONIANGATE! ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION FOR THE EGYPTIAN CATACOMBS OF THE GRAND CANYON AND 6 OTHER WATERCOLORS. WWW.WEXCLUB.COM

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
WORLD EXPLORER NO.7 : CONTAINS THE INFAMOUS "VENUS OF WILLENDORF BOOBY TRAP" CARTOON AS WELL AS 6 OTHER HAND-PAINTED GEMS! WEXCLUB.COM

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
FORTEAN TIMES OCT 2007-ILLUSTRATION FOR LOREN COLEMAN'S ARTICLE, "THE RETURN OF THE MOTHMAN"

rEcenT PuBLicATIONs:

rEcenT PuBLicATIONs:
FARMERPHILE MAGAZINE NO.9 : COVER ART (WATERCOLOR)

ReCenT PuBLiCaTiOns:

ReCenT PuBLiCaTiOns:
WORLD EXPLORER MAGAZINE , VOL. 4, NO.6: 8 PIECES OF ART. WWW.WEXCLUB.COM

oThEr ReCEnT pUblIcAtiOns:

oThEr ReCEnT pUblIcAtiOns:
UP FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT and other stories by the legendary PHILIP JOSE FARMER PUBLISHED BY SUBTERRANEAN PRESS. A NEAR DOZEN INKS HERE

NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL IN THE WORKS

NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL IN THE WORKS
AUGUST 2011

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