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Vampyres ink by Phatz63 Vampyres ink :iconphatz63:Phatz63 4 1 The Conjurer by Phatz63 The Conjurer :iconphatz63:Phatz63 3 0 Thunder God at Bifrost by Phatz63 Thunder God at Bifrost :iconphatz63:Phatz63 3 0 Brother Julien by Phatz63 Brother Julien :iconphatz63:Phatz63 1 0 Black Silk cover by Phatz63 Black Silk cover :iconphatz63:Phatz63 1 1 Tari by Phatz63 Tari :iconphatz63:Phatz63 3 1 HOS 92 by Phatz63 HOS 92 :iconphatz63:Phatz63 2 1 Werewolf By Night #15 cover recreation by Phatz63 Werewolf By Night #15 cover recreation :iconphatz63:Phatz63 14 1 Rocket-Baby Groot by Phatz63 Rocket-Baby Groot :iconphatz63:Phatz63 2 0 Old Man Logan by Phatz63 Old Man Logan :iconphatz63:Phatz63 2 0 Hela by Phatz63 Hela :iconphatz63:Phatz63 4 0 Mother Russia by Phatz63 Mother Russia :iconphatz63:Phatz63 2 1 Snake Charmer by Phatz63 Snake Charmer :iconphatz63:Phatz63 3 0 Black Panther jungle by Phatz63 Black Panther jungle :iconphatz63:Phatz63 2 0 Black Magic Woman by Phatz63 Black Magic Woman :iconphatz63:Phatz63 2 1 Pearl Before Swine by Phatz63 Pearl Before Swine :iconphatz63:Phatz63 4 1


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Project Redline VIII by ThePaperTiger
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V REX by Sandoval-Art V REX :iconsandoval-art:Sandoval-Art 1,145 163 Prepare to be Boarded by odhinnsrunes Prepare to be Boarded :iconodhinnsrunes:odhinnsrunes 24 23 Dancing by Herself by odhinnsrunes Dancing by Herself :iconodhinnsrunes:odhinnsrunes 12 17 Magog 10-2_3 by DustinYee Magog 10-2_3 :icondustinyee:DustinYee 12 0 Adam Warlock inks by JosephLSilver Adam Warlock inks :iconjosephlsilver:JosephLSilver 23 15 Phatz63 vampire werewolf inks by JosephLSilver Phatz63 vampire werewolf inks :iconjosephlsilver:JosephLSilver 9 4 Phatz63 Old Wounds inks by JosephLSilver Phatz63 Old Wounds inks :iconjosephlsilver:JosephLSilver 5 3



Rick Johnson
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Not much to tell. I'm and artist/musician currently living in Alabama. Most of my art is horror and science fiction....most of my music is jazz/funk (what can I say...bass players like the funk!!) So look around...leave comments...ask questions. I'm an open book.

Current Residence: Alabama
deviantWEAR sizing preference: 2XL
Favourite genre of music: Jazz, funk.
Operating System: Windows7
Personal Quote: Why not go out on a limb, isn't that where the fruit is?
"The Time Machine", I'm not talking about my current comic book project (although the Time machine plays a large part in it). I'm talking about the time machine we as artists use to look back at the work of the master artists that preceded us. I've always tried to learn what influenced the artists that influence track the lineage of what makes me want to draw. I'll be the first to admit that I worship the art of Bernie Wrightson. His work on Swampthing and the Warren magazines of the 1970s was the biggest shaper of my desire to become a cartoonist. In the maiden voyage of my time machine, I learned that Wrighson was hugely influence by the amazing E.C. horror and science fiction comics from the 1950s. There I discovered the work of Wallace Wood, Al Williamson, George Evans, Reed Crandall, Jack Davis and "Ghastly" Graham Ingles. I love this stuff. I could literally see how E.C. directly shaped Bernie's art. But, these masters had their influences too. My trusty time machine lead me them. My next stop was the 1930s. There, in living four color majesty, I found Alex Raymond and Hal Foster. Most artists I know have no idea how much they owe to Foster and Raymond. I dare to say that every cartoonist in North America either directly or indirectly has been influence by these titans. Foster's Prince Valiant and Raymond's Flash Gordan are a gold mine of study material on how to draw a great comic. They left a legacy that is still teaching us. may ask. Who influence them?
Climb into YOUR time machine. Find Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and J.C. Leyendecker. Search out Maxfield Parrish, James Montgomery Flagg, and Charles Dana Gibson. And if you're truly lucky, you may bump into Joseph Clement Coll. closing, I'll tell you this. Whenever a young artist asks me for advice on drawing. I tell them, "If you want to learn where to go, look behind you."


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enrisantana Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017
Amazing Work!!!!!!!! :headbang:
jademacalla Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Thanks very much for the Watch! :salute:
inviziblewolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Loving the cool Time Machine / Invisible Man cross-over story concept -- I'll definitely be picking up "A Stitch In Time" when it comes out!
Phatz63 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Inviziblewolf, "Stitch" has been a lot of fun to draw. I'm waiting for the last half of the script for issue 2. Glad you like the art so far.
inviziblewolf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Yup, your art looks great, and I'm hoping (and assuming!) the story is just as good.

Is it just the two issues, then, or are there more planned?
Phatz63 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
The first story is 3 issues. But we are planning a sequel.
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Cyotedrizzle Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Awesome art work!
MillicanDarque Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
As everything you do!
~ your pal the Weasel from Tuscaloosa
Silverskullguy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Happy Birthday and God Bless Phatz!!
besnglist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Thanks :blackrose:
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