For the upcoming print edition of The Punchin’ Bag, I decided to do a full color homage to Avengers #4 (or Captain America #337 for the more frugal among us) for the back cover. It’s pretty cool to see the color schemes I have in my head when I’m doing these black and whites actually come to life. Left to right, Flag-Bear-er, Dividing Dude, Tex Arkana, Dr. Sigma, and Blaxtreme.
As cliche as the title is, it at least has double meaning, as Punchy quits the Elite Team and I try out a few new stylistic flourishes for the “season 2” of Punchin’ Bag (to be collected in the second print edition at a later date).
Because sometimes people on your team aren’t actually your teammates.
A Cover Swipe of Avengers 4 or the illustrious Cap 337.
Apparently inktober is a thing, and as a pen and ink guy, I’d be remiss if I didn’t contribute something to the pantheon. Occasionally I’ll like to take a panel of The Punchin’ Bag and do it as a larger scale drawing, throw a wrench into the works as far as style (I mean, it’s still me and it’s still black and white, so it won’t be too jarring). So here’s a bit from the next Punchin’ Bag strip, a slightly more detailed or stylized Tex Arkana.
Now, though, PB is back talking to an old friend of GSC, Tex Arkana. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t go well for The Punchin’ Bag. You’ll get’em next time, Punchy!
Gentleman & Scholar Comics presents its first full collaboration comic book, Tex Arkana.
Learn Tex Arkana’s origin as he struggles with his past, at the expense of his present. There may be hope for his future, yet.
Tex Arkana is a relic of a bygone era. A superhero returned from operations in Afghanistan, can he survive in a post-War on Terror world that has passed him by?
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Here is a black and white inked sketch of Nero, the antagonist of both of my novellas, The Punching Bag and Tex Arkana. With the Neurological Enhancement Research Operator atop his exposed brain (which is protected by another of his devices, the polymerizer, which renders materials a nigh indestructible plastic), Nero lives up to two supervillain cliches: a brilliant mind bogged down by perpetually scheming, and ridiculous acronyms
Check out his villainous schemes in my ebooks, in Links.