Category Archives: Pulled From My Files

Pulled From My Files #69: ELIMINATOR

This and all images © Marvel.

In 1994 I was asked by Jim Chadwick at Malibu Comics to design a logo for The Eliminator. Jim might have asked to see some metallic treatments, as the note on this first sketch suggests, and I provided them, using this first design. It’s a very plain vanilla design using squared-off block letters. Continue reading

Pulled From My Files #70: EVIL MUTANTS

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I’m a kind, gentle person, avoiding violence whenever possible, really I am. You might not guess it from some of the logo designs I’ve done. Some time in the early 1990s, Marvel Licensing asked for designs with this name. I don’t know what the intended use was, perhaps X-Men villain toys? At any rate, I did the “dangerous and pointy” thing that Marvel was enamored with at the time. This one is pretty evil, all right, but a little hard to read.

Another marker sketch that’s much more straightforward. The inner shapes make this one also a bit hard to read, but if held in a color that would be less likely.

Someone liked version 2, but wanted it less jumbled, and this version is easier to read. These are all I have for this project, which never went to a final version, so I don’t know if someone else developed the final logo, or perhaps the project itself was dropped. I’m thinking some heavy metal band might have wanted this one…

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Pulled From My Files #68: DANGER TRAIL, DESAAD, DOCTOR MID-NITE

This and all images © DC Entertainment.

In 1992 I was asked by DC to create a logo for a new version of DANGER TRAIL, based on the original short-lived series from the 1950s. This is the only marker sketch I still have, out of at least three. I felt it hit the right modern note. DC did too, and gave me the okay to take this one to final. Continue reading

Pulled From My Files #67: COUNTERPARTS, DREDD FILES, DREAMSPINNERS

In 1992 I was asked by Tundra to submit designs for a somewhat humorous horror title, COUNTERPARTS. I have only this one marker sketch remaining. They liked it, as did I, and I drew up and sent them a final version that looked exactly like this. Continue reading

Pulled From My Files #66: CHEVAL NOIR Logo

Image © Dark Horse Comics.

I have only a few sketches and no final logo for this assignment from 1989, though my records show I was paid for two different versions of this anthology logo, which of course is “Dark Horse” in French. This version gets pretty fancy with CHEVAL. Continue reading