Nov 8, 2013

Masters of the Universe Original Art Sale



The other day I came across a page of original art from a He-Man and the Masters of the Universe fan comic I did to test the square format I used on RiGBY.
I gave it some quick color and put the original art on eBay. Check it out!
BID HERE

Oct 25, 2013

Bride of Frankenstein's Monster

I'm trying something different with this pin-up of the Monster's Bride. If you would like to own this Halloween special you can find it eBay this very moment.
The piece is on 8.5 x 11 card stock and drawn with archival ink if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  If this goes well, I might make this a regular thing instead of putting art up on etsy or my bigcartel shop.

BUT IT NOW!

EDIT: The piece has now sold. Thank you to everyone who took a look.



Oct 21, 2013

Free State Con Wrap

Thank you to everyone who came out to Free State in Lawrence on Saturday.  There's not much I enjoy more than talking about Screamland and doing sketches.
So, thanks to everyone who bought books, art, or just stopped by to say they liked Screamland and wanted more (there are lots of you)!
Thanks again!




Oct 18, 2013

Cons and Podcasts

This weekend I'll be appearing at Free State Con in Lawrence, KS with an armful of Screamland trades, original art, and even the last few remaining copies of RiGBY #1.  Come by if you like old style Cons that are more about comics than washed up television actors.

I was also a guest on the very funny podcast, War Rocket Ajax. We discuss all my different projects as well as monster movies, Masters of the Universe and Cracker Barrel.  I've been a listener to the show since the old days, so it was a thrill to finally be on.

Below I've attached some of the Halloween themed Inktober drawings I've been posting on my instagram and tumblr.





Oct 2, 2013

More Lee Leslie

"The Bright Knight Returns" with apologies to Frank Miller.

Dropping a quick line to note that most of my daily sketch work has been posted to Tumblr instead of this blog. I will maintain this blog as a place for major announcements and such, but for sketches and in progress pics check out my Tumblr.

http://moreleeleslie.tumblr.com/

Aug 6, 2013

RiGBY Returns


RiGBY has updated for the first time in awhile thanks to Kevin Gritzke.  Gritz is a great friend who previously helped out with color on RiGBY and SCREAMLAND while contributing a pin-up for Goggle-GirlThe newest RiGBY, features Gritz drawing and coloring over one of my digital layouts, but going forward he will be handling all of the art chores himself with only character designs and reference from me.


We might not be able to get a new page out every week, but you'll certainly be getting them much more frequently know that Kevin's on board.

Aug 1, 2013

Goggle-Girl #1






So here's the deal, my daughter created this awesome super-hero, Goggle-Girl, one day after we bought her a pair of swim goggles, and it kind of got out of hand.  She invented a whole world and mythology for her character complete with enemies and allies. When she stared telling me these stories, I drew them out, and then she went back and filled in the dialogue.

If you like fun, all-ages comics please download GOGGL-GIRL #1 for whatever price you'd like at the following link.  You'll get a hi-res full color pdf, and all the money we raise goes towards Eleanor's 529 College Fund.

DOWNLOAD GOGGLE-GIRL #1 HERE.

Jul 2, 2013

Darkseid Is...


We can all agree that Darkseid is just the best, right?  Can we also agree that i boggles the mind to think that Thanos ended up in a movie before Darkseid?

Jun 5, 2013

Aquaman Redesign


While cleaning my office in preparation for my impending paternity leave, I stumbled over this Aquaman sketch.  I assume it dates to around last year when I was posting a series of Justice League redesigns, but never got around to finishing ol' Arthur Curry, King of Atlantis.  So I threw some quick inks and photoshop colors on the piece.
The redesign isn't very drastic, mainly because I kinda like his goofy color scheme.  I did give him the beard and sand-dollar necklace from his "gritty" 90s days, and the swashbuckling sword from his (actually pretty cool) Sword of Atlantis reboot.  The webbed feet are my own addition, but I'm sure I'm not the first person to think that would make sense for an aquatic character.

You can see the rest of my Justice League redesigns by clicking on down yonder:

Apr 17, 2013

The Surprisingly Awesome Comics History of 'Masters Of The Universe'


I have a new article up at Comics Alliance about the surprisingly great old Masters of the Universe comics. The books are light on plot, but featured some premier artists like Alfredo Alcala, Curt Swan, and Bruce Timm.  I also break down my favorite comic of all time in which Superman is transported to Eternia:
"Growing up, this comic lumbered through the realm of myth and folklore like a popculture Sasquatch, balancing precariously between "too good to be true" and "too awesome to not exist". In second grade, a friend told me his older brother's best friend had a comic where He-Man fought Superman, but he might as well have told me Indiana Jones once battled Darth Vader or Marty McFly had joined the Ghostbusters, the prospect was just too fantastical to believe."