Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Poe Dameron (x2)

Poe Dameron! BB-8! I love them. I love them both. Here are two variant covers I did for Marvel's new comic about our ace Resistance pilot, the first issue of which is out today. Written by the great Charles Soule and drawn by the amazingly talented Phil Noto, it's well worth reading. Check it out!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Batman '89

Batman ‘89
Above is a bunch of proof of concept art I did for a Batman miniseries pitch Kate Leth and I put together last year. 
Inspired by DC’s recent Batman ‘66 series, our story would have picked up the threads left by Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. We would have seen the return of Selina Kyle/ Catwoman as well as introductions to ‘Burton-verse’ versions of Robin, Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. It also would have showcased the turn of Billy Dee Williams’ Harvey Dent into Two-Face.
We had a lot of fun ideas for the series overall, but in the end it was turned down. Regardless, these were fun a lot of fun to draw and Kate and I got to bond over our love of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Superman/Wonder Woman #21

Here’s a look at my variant cover for Superman/Wonder Woman #21, out this Wednesday!
I was asked to make a cover featuring both title characters alongside Green Lantern, each in dynamic poses of some kind. The image of Clark Kent transforming into Superman is pretty typical and iconic, but such imagery is seldom seen or thought of with other heroes. I thought it’d be neat to depict the trio all transitioning into their alter-egos, each in unique ways. It was also an opportunity to cameo my iteration of Hal Jordan, first featured in Wednesday Comics in 2009.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sleepy Hollow: Providence #2


For anyone who missed it, here’s a look at my and emmyc ‘s cover to Sleepy Hollow: Providence, issue 2. Digital pencils by me, colors and inks by Emmy. As you can see, Emmy, has an amazing sense of color, and really nailed it with all the light effects here. So much fun collaborating on these.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Heroes Con, 2015

Starts today!

I'll be over in Artist Alley at table 910, selling books, prints and taking commissions. Come on by!

Here are my prices for the show:

Prints $25-


Head Sketch (black & white) --  $60
Head Sketch (toned/color) -- $100

Half Figure (black & white) -- $140
Half Figure (toned/color) -- $250

I'll be taking a new commission list each day, so try and find me early!

I'll also be on a few panels. Here's the run-down:


5:30 pm 
Room 208 
Call the sitter and tell them you’ll be late! JOE MOCHOVE and RUSTY ROWLEY, your friends from the internet sit down to discuss some of Marvel’s more offbeat and wonderful characters with JOE QUINONES & CHIP ZDARSKY (Howard the Duck), ERICA HENDERSON (Squirrel Girl), TRADD MOORE (Ghost Rider) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon).


1:00 pm 
Room 208 
DOUG MERKLE tackles the tough issues facing the Marvel Universe with local reps: JASON AARON (Thor), CULLEN BUNN (Magneto), KATHRYN IMMONEN (Operation S.I.N.), MITCH GERADS (The Punisher) and JOE QUINONES (Howard the Duck). Up first, should registered mutants be awarded special parking privileges?


Jason Latour's "Live Drawl" panel wherein myself, Tula Lotay and Babs Tarr will do live drawings on stage to be auctioned off for charity. Room and time to be announced.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ghostbusters: Get Real #3

Just saw this released online - my cover for issue 3 of IDW’s Ghostbuster: Get Real series. 
I’m a HUGE fan of the movies and the animated series, and had been itching to make an image like this for the longest time. Thanks to IDW and Tom Waltz for that chance.
Hope you like!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Here's a promotional image I was asked to draw for the CW show iZombie based on the comic book of the same name, created by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred. It was a great book and makes for some pretty durned fun television as well! This image is a tease for tonight's episode-- ZOMBIE RAT!!

iZombie airs tonight at 9/8c on the CW.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Howard the Duck #5

Say now, Marvel solicited issue 5 of Howard the Duck! Here's a look at my cover - read below for Chip's issue synopsis.

Variant cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
• While the world’s greatest super heroes fight to save NYC – and possibly America and parts of Canada – Howard and Tara Tam learn a lot about each other, and themselves.
• Communication is key in life. Be inquisitive about the people you surround yourself with.
• RETAILER NOTE: This issue is a HOWARD THE DUCK #4 tie-in!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Archie Vs. Predator

“Preddy & Veronica.”
A cover for the upcoming “Archie vs. Predator” (AvP) series from Dark Horse and Archie Comics.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Howard the Duck #2: Out today!

Written by Chip Zdarsky, with pencils by me, inks by Eisner-award winning artist Joe Rivera, and colors by the ever talented Rico Renzi. 

I really had a lot of fun with this one. Chip's scripts have been really smart and funny to work on, giving my a lot to sink my teeth into. This was my first time having an inker on a big book, and Joe (Rivera) did an absolutely stellar job. Rico as ever has been knocking it out of the park with his bold color work --

Here's a look at a page from the issue, progressing from my pencils to Joe's inks, to Rico's colors. I hope you'll pick this one up!

For all you smart phone-havers, be sure to download the Marvel "AR" (augmented reality) app for a special instructional video that I made with my friend and internet sensation, Neil Cicierega!

"How to take a Duck Pic"

Post them duck pics, y'all. #duckpic #howardtheduckpic

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Justice League Dark #40

Out today! My movie poster variant cover for Justice League Dark #40. An homage to Carl Ramsey’s famous Beetlejuice movie poster — which just so happens to be one of my favorite films.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Howard The Duck #4

The doctor is in. Here’s a look at my cover to issue 4 of Howard the Duck, featuring none other than the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Dr. Strange

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Action Comics #40

Out tomorrow: Action Comics # 40, featuring my "Bill & Ted" movie variant. The cover spoofs "The Death and Return" arc from the Superman comics of my youth.
I was HUGE into those comics as a kid and they are in no small part a big reason why I draw comics today, so this was particularly satisfying to work on. 
Thanks to Mark Chiarello for asking me on in the first place. You inadvertently realized a childhood dream.
90's Superboy 4EVA

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Howard the Duck #3

Here also is a look at my cover for issue 3 of Howard the Duck. (Man, I'm behind with these blog posts)

Issue 1 of Howard hits stands next week! WAUGH!

Superman/Batman #19

Hey gang,

Here's a look at a cover I just barely squeezed into 2014 for Batman/ Superman. It was fun getting to draw the trio. I think this was my first time drawing the 'New 52' versions of Superman and Supergirl as well. Anyhow, enjoy.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sleepy Hollow

Hey gang,

Here's a look at my cover to BOOM's upcoming Sleepy Hollow: Origins one-shot, due out in April.
I'm a huge fan of the show and generally just love the story of Sleepy Hollow. I thought I'd make a nod here to the classic Disney animated short, The Adventures of Ichabod. It's one of my favorites.

Hope you like!