B. Clay Moore's dumping ground. Unseen sketches, artwork, original art, and whatever else pops up.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Robbi Rodriguez does the Bat

A killer con sketch Robbi gave me in Texas back in 2005. Golden Age Batman.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Anthem and Toby Cypress

So, way back in 2003, I was putting together what would eventually become BATTLE HYMN. My initial title was ANTHEM, and my initial choice for art was the amazing Topy Cypress. There were some issues not worth going into about Toby's suitability for the book (though I still think he would have rocked it), and before long Toby dropped out and Jeremy Haun climbed aboard.

Below are a number of Toby's preliminary sketches for the book. As you can see, we ended up using some elements of Toby's designs, although a few of them (the Proud American, for example) were in place before Toby got to them. Jeremy added his own flair once he came on board.


I pitched Blackhawk once. I'll probably pitch him again.

A Rick Burchett Blackhawk sketch from some years back:

The Timely Sketchbook

Over the past couple of years, I've asked friends to contribute to my Timely sketchbook. Most of them have obliged (except for Jeremy Haun, who is a douchebag). I think I'm missing a couple of scans, but I'll add 'em if I find 'em.

As anyone who knows me understands, I'm a geek for the lunatic fringe characters of the Golden Age, and Marvel/Timely had some of the most gonzo nutjob characters of the era.

So, without further ado:


Mike Norton's Blue Diamond:

Mark Englert's Captain Wonder, cheered on by Whitewash Jones (a real Marvel character from the forties):

Shane White's Blazing Skull. Shane thought the Skull's flames were fur, but it still looks kickass:

Rick Remender's Captain America, and one of the coolest takes on the Human Torch I've seen:

Andy MacDonald's Fin:

Chris Samnee's Golden Age Vision:

Ryan Ottley's Miss America:

Ed Tadem's take on Miss America (color!):

Kalman Andrasofszky's Golden Girl in bondage:

Kevin Mellon's Golden Girl about to get flattened by a train:

Grant Bond with another Blazing Skull:

Erik Larsen's Challenger:

Steven Sanders' Fin is full of angst:

Christopher Mitten with one more Fin:

Robbi Rodriguez and the Vision:

Tim Seeley's bootylicious Miss Fury:

Jason Latour's Blazing Skull:

Sean Dove tackles the Thunderer:

Dave Bryant's manga Sun Girl:

Nate Bellegarde's Marvel Boy:

Chuck BB's conflicted Destroyer:

Shawn Crystal's punching Patriot:

Kody Chamberlain's Thunderer:

Speaking of the Destroyer, he's one of my all-time favorite characters, so it's only fitting that three of my favorite artists (and people) tore the hell out of some amazing Destroyer double-page sketches:

John Lucas does a mix of old and new, with our boy battling Nazi apes (of course):

Paul Azaceta, always amazing with the ink:

And, finally, Tony Moore absolutely nails our hero as he smashes the shit out of some pesky JAPANESE subs and...things: