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Flight status? Delayed

It’s always a pain to make dog fight sequences look exciting– hope this worked.

Explore your national parks!

Although I’m sure this is standard issue equipment for a picnic. 

It’s a very special day!

Lay down! Try to relax!

Are you on dope?

Seriously, I’d love to know what the designers were smoking when they came up with the Toxo-Vipers? The Cobra Incinerators aren’t much better, but at least their helmets…

Look mom, I’m a meme!

The classic way to irk your artist in one simple paragraph– “The army on horseback extends as far as the eye can see…” Grrrrr. The only person less…

The gang’s all here

I had a writer tell me once that just because he wrote large crowds into a shot, didn’t mean I had pick an angle that showed everyone; but…

I’ll be seeing you, don’t know where, don’t know when-

This being my last dance with GI Joe, every shot of a character I wasn’t sure how long they’d be in the storyline became a good-bye. Most people…

I’m sorry, I can’t do that, Dave.

Little Hal-9000 lens action going on in this panel, which I thought turned out ok. For me, that’s saying a lot.

Oh, you want to play, boy?

In this scene at the Cobra casino and resort, the bell hop uniform was supposed to be modeled after the Playboy club outfits from days past. I didn’t…

Guest starring~ Charo! (not really)

Most artists pick celebrities to reference for characters, as some Joe figures are obviously based on actors from the time they were designed, and even those that weren’t…

Bustin’ out all over

In a post from a long way back, I said I always saw GI Joe as the US version of the 00-agents in the Bond films; only with…

Slip sliding away

Now and then I do like the motion of a page, and as I said before I prefer things to feel more like a movie. That said, I…

You got to move it, move it…

I hate when characters always move in unrealistic ways, even when doing “heroic” stuff; but sometimes the script limits you. I like how Zartan is puling his arrow,…

The devil is the details!

Most people won’t even catch half of these things, but when I’m given a location, or specific situation, I try to fully set design stuff. I don’t just…

Go clean your room!

Based on the last post, here’s a another shot of that same lab. The second panel is a shot from the landing toward the console area, then an…

This room is laid out like a Volvo… boxy.

As I mentioned before, I hate rooms that are set up as a box, and it’s especially annoying when it’s a place that you go back to over…

Get to the hospital, STAT!

Like I mentioned about the Russell building, I’ll often reference stuff I remember from TV shows. As a kid who had a Sony for a babysitter as a…

Where is the fax machine in this joint?

I try to always “echo” details in my pages. I hate when artists establish something, then it disappears in later panels; or even future issues. I like to…

Rooted in nostalgia—

Living in DC, it’s funny to pass buildings you grew up seeing on TV; especially those you have strong associations with. The Russell building was used for the…

Picture Pages, Picture Pages

Since I’ve been so crazy busy, and not sure when the new books are set to release, I thought I’d revisit old issues of Joe. I’m not picking…