Thursday, March 25, 2010

MODOK Gets A Trim

Just because you're a Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing doesn't mean you don't need the occasional haircut to look good.

MODOK is of course, is a Marvel Comics supervillain, and like all their best characters was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. MODOK is an artificial life form that was the leader of A.I.M., a super secret organization bent on world domination. He regularly had run-ins with Captain America.

I always liked the look of MODOK. Only Jack Kirby could come up with a character this bizarre; a rocket powered giant head with a Moe Howard haircut!

The guy in yellow is one of the A.I.M. soldiers. In addition to his terrorist training, he apparently also went to barber college.

Part of Brendan Tobin's awesome March Modok Madness blog. Check it out for tons more of Modok-ey goodness by hundreds of other artists!

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

Here's the original rough digital sketch. I was just trying to rough out shapes and composition here. MODOK's way too small in this sketch, he's supposed to be 7' tall or so. As you can see, I originally had the A.I.M. soldier armed with a hair dryer.

Here's the tighter final digital sketch. Everything's coming together better here. One good thing about digital sketches-- originally I drew MODOK too thin, so I just selected him and stretched him horizontally until he looked right. Can't do that on paper!

I ditched the A.I.M. guy's hair dryer and went with a comb, because I thought that looked funnier.


  1. Thanks! Check out the March Modok Madness blog to see more Modoks by other artists.

  2. WOW! You did a wonderful job! I cracked up at the soldier going to barber college, so funny.


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