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TothPix: Space Ghost Comics

I was pleased to discover a few years ago that Toth had drawn a Space Ghost comic book story (TV Stars #3 (1978), all five pages of which I present below. I cleaned up and tweaked the images as best I could - remastered, if you will. Enjoy!

SG_pilgreen01 SG_pilgreen02 SG_pilgreen03 SG_pilgreen04 SG_pilgreen05

Mark Evanier's title is a play on Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, which doesn't have anything to do with the story, really. Funny that while the character is named "Pilgreem" throughout the story, lettered by Toth, near as I can tell, whoever lettered the title (might've also been Toth) misspelled it as "Pilgreen." Whoops!

I love the design and set-up of the splash panel. Jan never looked curvier than in the 1st panel on page 3. There's a gorgeous sweep and flow to the last three panels of page 3, and the first three of page 4. And it'd be great to see the black and white art of the final panel of that same page to better check out the sexy lady alien feeding Buzzard grapes.

All in all, a tasty trifle, and great to see Toth handle these characters in print.

Extra! Space Ghost links, model sheets and video.

Next: The Many Moods of Toth, a gallery of faces and expressions.

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Blind Ghost

The Alphabeasts project has run its course, but I'm catching up and completing the series after the fact. Something had to give the last six weeks, and it wasn't gonna be me! In case it ain't obvious, Te-no-me is the ghost of a blind man, with his eyes on his hands.

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Alphabeasts: F is for Fetch

A fetch is a supernatural double or apparition of a living person in Irish folklore, kinda like the German doppelgänger. A sighting of a fetch is generally taken as a portent of its exemplar's looming death, so this mythological creature resonated with me. I've been dealing with these types of thoughts and fears since my accident now over two years ago. The instant this image came to me, I envisioned it as a two-color illo, but I like the straight line art, too: just black & white.... I drew this up in Manga Studio, which I'm loving more each day. Here's my initial rough sketch (below). I inked over it on another layer with the MS pen tool. From the get-go, I saw this as a dark twist on the mirror scene in the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup. I didn't look up a photo or video until after I finished the drawing, but then I've seen it so many times, it's pretty much etched in my brain. Alphabeasts is a 26-week project, a blog where artists of all types and stripes contribute a mythical beastie any old way that suits them, as long as it's a new drawing or sketch of a creature whose name begins with the letter for that week. Check out a cornucopia of crazy creatures by an amazing array of artists at the Alphabeasts archive, and be sure to check in every Monday.