A straight-up technical illustration to show potential clients how modular structures are constructed.
One of the better pieces to come out of PTI’s Unified-theme branding is the annual report for its Aboriginal Relations department.
One of the classic editions of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars is the first printing, published by A.C. McClurg & Co. in 1917. Frank E. Schoonover, a top illustrator of the day, painted the cover and interior plates. Schoonover was a student of the master Howard Pyle, as was NC Wyeth, and there are definite similarities between the artists.
I have to credit Neal Adams for getting me to read my first Edgar Rice Burroughs’ book – Tarzan of the Apes – in 1977.
Having read his DC Comics work, Neal Adams was the epitomy of what comics could be to a 12-year-old boy. That he did some of his best painting work on these covers for Ballantine in 1976 is what drew me to buy the book.
Welcome to the completely redesigned Catspaw Dynamics.
After a number of years where my work and interests were divided among various websites, it was time to streamline and focus my online presence. Whether you’re interested in my design services or if you’ve read my comics, you’ll find everything here on this site.
I’m just old enough to remember the last of the Moon landings in the early 70s. It seemed normal, like it was what people did. But the Moon missions were soon cancelled, and we haven’t seen a person walking on another planet since. We had to satisfy ourselves with robotic probes like Viking’s mission to Mars. And then the shuttle came, but it never got out of orbit.
It was a much different world than the one that had launched the space race nearly two decades before. Instead of the world feeling larger, full of possibilities, it seemed like we had reached for the stars, found the Sun like Prometheus, and fell back aflame.