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Gary Mackean, The Boy Who Draws Monsters, is the creator of the gremlin webcomic Barnaby and Loaker, The Scottish Superhero Angus the Haggis Slayer, The Baboon God Ba-Boom and many others. Gary is an Edinburgh cartoonist and illustrator and is available for commissions and projects. garymackean@aol.com

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Big Bad Wolf

This is an image I made after having a dream about fairy tales last night. I'm currently planning on using it as a starting point in a book project exploring and re-telling fairy tales that feature the archetypal villains such as wicked witches, monstrous giants and big bad wolves.

Here's a little mock up of what the image looks like with text-

Friday, 20 March 2015

Wacky Westeros#3: Winter Is Coming...Eventually

Wacky Westeros#3: Winter Is Coming...Eventually 

Robb was getting pretty sick of his Dad's weather warnings

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Wacky Westeros#2: Hodor, Hodor, Hodor....

Wacky Westeros#2: Hodor, Hodor, Hodor....

The search for the three eyed raven was getting ridiculous

Wacky Westeros#1: Jon Snow Doesn't Know...

Wacky Westeros#1: Jon Snow Doesn't Know...

 Rumour spreads within the Night's Watch about Jon Snow's lack of knowledge

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

DC Supervillain: Bizarro

 DC Supervillain: Bizarro

Bizarro is a supervillain appearing in DC Comics. The character was created by Otto Binder and George Papp in Superboy#68 (1958). Bizarro is a mirror image of Superman and as such is reversed in several ways to the superhero. He has mixed up versions of Superman's powers such as "freeze vision" and "flame breath" and is actually strengthened by green kryptonite. Bizarro also speaks in broken english, opposites and in negatives, for example- "me am unhappy" means "I am happy" and "me am no bizarro-superman" means the opposite.

Bizarro is one of my all time favourite characters and one of the main things that I find interesting about Superman.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf-Man

A new cartoon movie poster for "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf-Man", A 1943 horror movie directed by Roy William Neill and starring Lou Chaney Jr. as The Wolf-Man and Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein's Monster.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Holy Batsuits, Batman!

This poster is a tribute to the bizarre nature of the old Batman comics. When I first told people I was making this poster, they couldn't believe that these costumes and stories actually existed. There is a ton of strange and odd stories from old comics.

The plots for the costumes featured in this poster are shown below-

In Detective Comics #241, Dick Grayson a.k.a Robin injures his arm while saving a girl during a robbery. Dick has seen the crooks' faces and begins hunting them down with Batman's help. During this time, Batman decides to wear a variety of different coloured costumes including a rainbow costume and a target costume. They eventually apprehend the villains and Batman returns to wearing his normal costume. He explains that he wore the different coloured costumes to distract attention away from Robin, as people might realise that he had an injured arm like his his alter-ego Dick Grayson.

In Detective Comics #275, Batman and Robin encounter the villainous Zebra-Man, a magnetically charged supervillain. Batman is shocked by the same machine that gave Zebra-Man his powers and he becomes Zebra-Batman. As the Zebra-Batman, He can repel all solid matter and cannot regulate his powers.

Here are some original images from the two issues-