Friday, May 13, 2016


The character of “Scrub” was established in the ongoing series and used in the Dark Horse Comics #14 & #15. To get reference, I rented the laser disc of “Time Bandits” and spent an evening doing quick sketches of the various dwarves in that movie. As with the freaks in DHC 14 & 15, and the last couple pages of this issue, I found the depictions in the ongoing series useless in doing my own designs. It is difficult for me to explain why at this point; the only issue of the original series I kept was the one drawn by Tony Salmons.

Co-incidentally, Scrub ended up looking unexpectedly a lot like my late friend, Dave Simons. Both he and I go a laugh off that. Dave was an excellent comic book inker and occasional penciller for Marvel and DC in the late 70’s/early 80’s before he moved to LA and started toiling in the TV animation biz as a storyboard artist, which is how I met him. This is a page of Dave Simons original artwork that I own, from Bizarre Adventures 33, published 
by Marvel Comics in 1982.

This is page 12 for "The Mark" issue 4, volume 2, otherwise known as "The Mark In America", published by Dark Horse Comics in March 1994. Written by Mike Barr, Drawn by Brad Rader

Previous pages from “The Mark in America” are archived on the blog page of my website,

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