The Art of Thomas N. Perkins IV

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

World's Finest.... or The Dynamic Duo I always wished to see!


Metamorpho, the Element Man, debuted in The Brave and the Bold #57 (January 1965).[1] As first conceived, Metamorpho was a parody of the fantastic characters that populated comic books in the 1960s.[2] Artist Ramona Fradon was coaxed out of maternity-retirement to illustrate Metamorpho's first appearances.


Ultra the Multi-Alien was a science fiction superhero featured in comics published by DC Comics. He first appeared in Mystery in Space #103 (1965), pushing out Adam Strange and Space Ranger from that title. He was created by writer Dave Wood and artist Lee Elias.

Identity Crisis for Joseph Meach


Joseph Meach a.k.a. The Composite Super man first appeared in World's Finest Comics #142 in 1964.

In terms of abilities and raw power, the Joseph Meach version of Composite Superman was one of the most powerful enemies Superman and Batman ever faced. He had all of Superman's powers, but to a far greater degree, derived from Supergirl and the similarly-powered Mon-El and Ultra Boy. The Composite Superman also possessed numerous special powers, derived from various Legion members:

The ability to grow to giant size (Colossal Boy)
The ability to shrink (Shrinking Violet)
The ability to divide into 3 people (Triplicate Girl)
The ability to fire lightning bolts (Lightning Lad)
The ability to generate heat and light (Sun Boy)
The ability to make things super-lightweight (Light Lass)
The ability to make things super-heavy (Star Boy)
The ability to consume absolutely anything (Matter-Eater Lad)
The ability to turn invisible (Invisible Kid)
The ability to inflate into a large ball (Bouncing Boy)
The ability to stretch any part of his body (Elastic Lad)
The ability to shapeshift (Chameleon Boy)
Telepathy (Saturn Girl)
12th level intelligence (Brainiac 5)
Magnetic powers (Cosmic Boy)
X-ray vision that could see through anything, even lead (Ultra Boy)
The ability to transmute elements (Element Lad)
The ability to phase through solid matter (Phantom Girl)

Super Peer Pressure from the 30th Century...


The Legion of Super Heroes first appears in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958), and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino.

What you lookin' at, Freak?

Shop Talk...

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Bedtime Scribble: Tokusatsu Mutants...


A wee bit of amalgamated cross genre silliness.... that I would totally read!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Vintage Bat-Man....


Bedtime Bat Scribbling...
Thomas N. Perkins IV, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Retro Portfolio Work - Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)

Good Morning Folks,

On this fine Turkey Day / Throwback Thursday, I find myself recalling a bit of work that amused me greatly. in 2009 I did a bit of unaccredited freelance prop work on a film that may appeal to you if you dig the whole Monster Noir genre. It was the film "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night", which if you dug flicks like "Cast a Deadly Spell", it may just amuse you.
For this gig, there was a sequence where there was an ancient text that needed illustrations in a medieval woodblock style. I was fortunate enough to have the fun of doing that spot of work.

Cheers!

If you find yourself curious about the film, here be the IMDB Page for it:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1013860/

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)


Monday, November 17, 2014

Portfolio Work: Ben 10 Omniverse Development - Big Chuck


Portfolio Work: Ben 10 Omniverse Development - Big Chuck

Hey Folks,

Of the many shows I have had the pleasure to work on, I always enjoyed Ben 10 and it's various spinoffs. Here is a sample of some early development for the character "Big Chuck" which was a hybrid of two characters the I developed for the original run of Ben 10, "Waybig" and "Upchuck". I enjoyed getting to to get do freelance on designing the Hybridized form of these two aliens for Ben 10 Omniverse. The hybrid aliens concept for Ben 10,000's alien options originates from the Ben 10 episode "Dr. Animo and the Mutant RAy". My heart felt thanks to both Derrick J. Wyatt and Matt Youngberg for inviting me to help out on their fine incarnation of that franchise!

Cheers!

BEN 10 and all related characters are trademarks of and © Cartoon Network. Used under license by Bandai America Incorporated. All Rights Reserved (s08) Bandai.com © 2008-2014 Bandai America Incorporated.

Portfolio Work: Charmcaster Dragon Metamorphosis Development



Hey Folks,

Of the many shows I have had the pleasure to work on, I always enjoyed Ben 10 and it's various spinoffs. Here is a sample of that goodness for an episode that featured Charmcaster the sinister sorceress. I developed her for the original Ben 10 series back in the day, so it was fun to get to freelance on designing her dragon metamorphosis for Ben 10 Omniverse. My heart felt thanks to both Derrick J. Wyatt and Matt Youngberg for inviting me to help out on their fine incarnation of that franchise!

Here we have the some of the rough designs for her dragon form and using a Fire Breath attack. I like drawing beasties of all sorts, so this assignment was great fun to design.

Cheers!

BEN 10 and all related characters are trademarks of and © Cartoon Network. Used under license by Bandai America Incorporated. All Rights Reserved (s08) Bandai.com © 2008-2014 Bandai America Incorporated.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

From the Lunch Bag Blog: A wee sampling of Lunchtime Adventures of days gone by....


Faithful Readers!

As the 12th week of school for the 2014-2015 Season lies ahead, I took a moment to look back at some of the lunchtime adventures that came before... What adventures lie in wait? HAVE A GREAT WEEK, MY WEE ADVENTURERS!!! Love, Dad. :D

©2014 T.N.Perkins IV All rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Portfolio Work: Ben 10 Omniverse - Rad Monster Party Development

Hey folks,

Here be a bit a bit of portfolio fodder from the Ben 10 Omniverse episode "Rad Monster Party".... Development for Random Monster / Transylian citizens.

Cheers!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Avengers Bedtime Scribbling continued….


Bedtime Scribbling continued….

Who else do YOU think should be with these Avengers?

Cheers!

Hero Initiative Gunwitch Sketch for Dan Brereton...


Hey Folks!

Here be a wee sketch for my pal, Dan Brereton and his upcoming Hero Initiative Auction coming up in November ( the exact date as yet to to be disclosed). If you are unfamiliar with the fun and spooky art of young Mr. Dan Brereton and his fine comics like Dan Brereton’s Nocturnals (http://www.nocturnals.com/), why not go and give them a look!

This handsome fellow fending off the unwanted advances of some Cthulic Horror is none other than Dan’s character Gunwitch, of The Nocturnal’s fame.

The Hero Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators, writers and artists in need.
Company Overview
The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.

Since its inception, the Hero Initiative has been able to benefit over 40 creators and their families with over $400,000 worth of much-needed aid, fueled by your contributions! It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Contact Info
Website http://heroinitiative.org/
http://heroinitiative.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/heroinitiative
http://www.popcons.com/journals/Hero%5FI…

Cheers!
#Nocturnals, #Heroinitiative, #Gunwitch, #danbrereton #Inktober

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Portfolio Work: Vilgax Versus Atomic-X


Hey Folks,

Of the many shows I have had the pleasure to work on, I always enjoyed Ben 10 and it's various spinoffs. Here is a sample of that goodness for an episode that warms my heart on many levels as it touches on Time Travel, Multiverse Adventure and many other jaunty topics that greatly enjoy. My heart felt thanks to both Derrick J. Wyatt and Matt Youngberg for inviting me to help out on their fine incarnation of that franchise!

Here we have Vilgax getting a beat down from the Ben 10K hero Atomic-X as featured in Ben 10 Omniverse Episode 52 "And Then There Was Ben". Ouch!

Cheers!

Portfolio Work: Atomic-X and Fourmungusaur


Hey Folks,

Of the many shows I have had the pleasure to work on, I always enjoyed Ben 10 and it's various spinoffs. Here is a sample of that goodness for an episode that warms my heart on many levels as it touches on Time Travel, Multiverse Adventure and many other jaunty topics that greatly enjoy. My heart felt thanks to both Derrick J. Wyatt and Matt Youngberg for inviting me to help out on their fine incarnation of that franchise!

Here we have the final versions of Atomic-X and Fourmungusaur as featured in Ben 10 Omniverse Episode 51 "And Then There Were None". I always love drawing amalgamated characters, so this assignment was great fun to design.

Cheers!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tales of the Bootleg Brigade....

The Bootleg Brigade…

Thrilling Adventures at the Grocery…


Suspenseful Tales of Squabbling...


Dynamic Exploits of the Post...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Pin-up for UNDERTOW!!!



Hey folks,

Here is a pin up that I did for the upcoming Undertow trade paperback for my friend Artyom Trakhanov!

Cheers!

Undertow Volume 1 : Boatman’s Call TPB
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Artyom Trakhanov (and many others!)
Image, paperback, 192 pages, published 17 September, 2014

DIAMOND ORDER CODE (order the book now!) -
JUL140518

US Amazon link - http://www.amazon.com/Undertow-Volume-1-Boatmans-Call/dp/1632150131/

UK Amazon link - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Undertow-Volume-1-Boatmans-Call/dp/1632150131/

Evil lurks ahead.....

©2014 T.N.Perkins IV All rights reserved.

SiDEBAR Podcast - Podcast Episode 226 :: THOMAS N. PERKINS IV



INTERVIEW ON THE MIGHTY SiDEBAR PODCAST!

Hey Folks!

I had the great pleasure to chat with the fantastic and knowledgeable fellows Swain, Dwight and Adrian over at The SiDEBAR Podcast! It was great fun! I always enjoy their audio exploits in the realms of Comics, Art and Pop Culture, and now I am stoked to have had the opportunity to take part myself.

If you, Dear Reader, dig Comics, Animation and the like, I can’t urge you strongly enough to go and give them a listen!

http://sidebar.typepad.com/my_weblog/2013/07/podcast-episode-xxx-thomas-n-perkins-iv.html


AVERAGE GEEK SHOW - Episode 11: Holy F@$*! It's Thomas Perkins!

Hey Folks!

I had the great pleasure to chat with the fellows at The Average Geek Show whilst visiting the San Diego Comic Con this year. I hope you enjoy!

Cheers!

Earth 2 - Robin all grow'd up....


Random Lunch Scribble…. Earth 2 Robin…

Early Morning Sketchamathingie...

Early Morning Sketchiness… Getting the brain to wake up and start the day.
©2014 T.N.Perkins IV All rights reserved.