Monday, October 8, 2007

Darkseid and Orion, 2005, graphite.

I drew these Darkseid and Orion heads while reading a collection of the original New Gods series. I love the thinly-veiled references to world mythology and pop culture in Kirby's creations.

To me Orion's helmet loudly barks, "Bulldog!" so I tried to reflect that in my drawing.

The New Gods created by Jack Kirby. The New Gods, the distinctive likenesses thereof, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics.


  1. I'm not really into the DC stuff so i don't know all the characters and histories , but these look great! Orion and Darkseid in all their brutal glory.

    You really make me want to draw more comic stuff.

  2. Glad you like these, Josh. Obviously I'm still fond of them.

    So, are you a Marvel kid? When I was a young lad, I collected many Marvel mags and pored over my issues of Marvel Universe but, as I've aged, I've found DC titles more consistently "ring true" for me.

    Still, I do enjoy the occasional Marvel mag. X-Statix is one of my favorite comics of the past ten years. Can't recall any Marvel titles recently purchased, however.

    Hope soon to see more comics from you!