Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Time's a changin'...

So this is awkward... No, not really.

In case anybody is interested, I will no longer be updating this blog. Not because I'm tired or burnt out, but because I've officially made Six AM Comics my personal website... Complete with blog. So there's really no need to keep two blogs updated with content.

"But I thought Six AM Comics was a collaboration between you and others?"

It still kind of is. Basically the three of us have our own separate lives with our own career paths and attempting to keep a site updated when we live in three very different areas was a little too ambitious on our part. So what has happened is that Six AM is now my own website and there are sections for them to function as contributors. We still do Scholars, we still do Dawn of Six AM, Dan still has a blog and a comic on the site. It's just structured a little differently now so that it's more of a means of a networking with other artists.

This blog has been awesome and I still love Blogger more than Wordpress and Tumblr (I'm a loyalist), but what can I say, times change. And I won't be deleting this blog, I just won't be updating it anymore.

To continue keeping up with me, proceed over to

Who still loves ya? Marky does!
~ Mark

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Turble - The Animated GIFs

I got a little bored this weekend and played around with some old "Turble" work from back in the day (another project I am yet to complete). Then I got even more bored and though, "I should make it pixelated!"... Having never really worked with Pixel art, I'm probably pretty amateur at this...

And just to add to amateur hour, I thought I'd make some animated GIF's out of the pixelated characters... So here's some animated GIFs!

~ Mark

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Many Faces of Sylvester Stallone

A while back I illustrated Arnold Schwarzenegger as a number of his movie roles throughout the years. I enjoyed making that so much that I thought it was only fair that I give the same treatment to another 80's (and obviously 70s, 90s and 2000's) action icon... The one and only, Sylvester Stallone! That's right, Rambo himself!

As I explained in a more recent post, I used a similar template to that of Arnie and went at it. This one however was a little trickier, because Stallone got his start earlier in the 70's, his filmography was a lot larger than that of Arnold's, which means I had a lot more Sylvesters to work with within a limited space. So sadly, there were a few which got omitted due to cameo status and being relatively boring. I'll provide them at the end of the post.

So without further ado, The Many Faces of Sylvester Stallone! Click the image to enlarge it or click here, you're gonna want to.
And now for the honorable mentions:
And there you have it!
~ Mark

Monday, August 13, 2012

Villains IX

Onward to the more artificial villains in the Marvel universe, the Sentinels.

Master Mold, Nimrod and a regular Sentinel:
Hault, mutants!
~ Mark

Sunday, August 12, 2012


I can't imagine any child of the 80's who DIDN'T own some kind of Dinosaur toy... And if you were a boy, I can't imagine you never wanted that Dinosaur to be a living, breathing, walking death-machine with guns, lasers, missiles and mind-controlling aliens! Fortunately for us, someone in the toy business honed in on what kids really wanted and created the Dino-Riders. It was one of the many cartoons in the 80's who's sole purpose was to sell toys, and sell them it did. I personally don't care if it was technically the product of greedy businessmen, I would have gladly paid them a small fortune (which to a 5-year old boy is about 20 bucks) to continue providing me gun-mounted T-Rexes until the day I hit puberty! But then I got distracted by the Batman Movie and that was the end of my dinosaur fetish. Nonetheless, Dino-Riders was pretty fantastic, and to show my appreciation for that amazing toy-line, here's a little illustration I did. Out of love.
 Let's Ride! ... Dinosaurs, specifically.
~ Mark

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Who ya' gonna' call?

These guys!

Something's strange,
~ Mark

Monday, August 6, 2012


I was reminiscing about my childhood and thought about some of my favorite things... Being a child of the 80s and 90s, my memories tend to revolve around cartoons, and my favorite of these was THE SILVERHAWKS!! So here's a little tribute to one of the awesomest after-school cartoons to ever exist:

Wings of Silver, Nerves of Steel!
~ Mark

Sunday, July 29, 2012

DC part I

I finished up Batman & Robin (not the movie.. good lord) last week and thought maybe I should just illustrate a bunch of DC characters... So here's the first of many. Batman & Robin, Superman (obviously), Green Lantern (I'm gonna say this is the Hal Jordan version?) and Wonder Woman riding Beast Boy (like a horse, don't get your hopes up):
Shazam! ... Maybe next week,
~ Mark

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Batman & Robin

I'm going away for a few days and won't have anything to post... But in the meantime, in the spirit of Dark Knight Rises, here's a little doodle of the Dark Knight and the Boy Wonder:
To the batcave!
~ Mark

Monday, July 16, 2012

Villains VIII

Some more Wolvie enemies:

Silver Samurai, Lady Deathstrike and Ogun:
~ Mark

Villains VII

Wolverine's got a pretty awesome rogues gallery, here's three of em'...

Sabretooth, Cyber and Omega Red:
~ Mark

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Villains VI

Avalanche, Pyro and Blob:
Nobody beats the Blob!
~ Mark

Villains V

Here's a bunch of Daredevil villains... Speaking of, I haven't drawn Elektra yet. Hmm...

Bullseye, Death-Stalker and Kingpin:
The devil is mine!
~ Mark

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Villains Part IV

Loki, Red Skull and Abomination:
Mark Smash?
~ Mark

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Villains Part III

Super Skrull, Galactus and Mojo:
Om nom, nom,
~ Mark

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Villains Part II

Dr. Doom, Magneto and Mr. Sinister:
~ Mark

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Villains Part I

I figure with all these heroes I keep doodlin', I might as well sketch up some villains. So here's the first of many. Apocalypse, Onslaught and Thanos:
You fools!
~ Mark

Monday, July 9, 2012

Video Game Favs Part IV

I decided to focus on some of my favorite Fighting Games this time...

Pro Wrestling (NES), Street Fighter Series, Tekken Series, Primal Rage, Def Jam and Soul Calibur:
~ Mark

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Aliens of Sci-Fi Part III

As if there's ever TOO MANY aliens in Sci-Fi.

Sil (Species), The Thing (In its Spider-Head form) and Attack the Block Alien:
Who goes there??
~ Mark

Friday, July 6, 2012

Aliens of Sci-Fi Part II

I illustrated some of the beloved Extraterrestrials from the "Alien" franchise a few weeks ago after having my world rocked by "Prometheus". I figured I'd do some more sci-fi characters but was quickly distracted by comic books and did a bunch of other drawings. Well, with the 4th of July being this week, my mind shifted to Will Smith's greatest achievement after Bad Boys (don't even argue it, I love those movies too much), "Independence Day". I spent the Fourth tweeting quoted from the flick and thought, "I should draw those aliens!"... Well I did just that. Then I was like, "I should draw some other aliens..." and thus, this happened, Mars Attacks (Martians), ID4 Aliens and War of the Worlds (complete with tripod!):
Welcome to Earf!
~ Mark

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Other Comic Heroes

Marvel is pretty awesome, and ultimately I'll get to illustrating a bunch of DC heroes as well, but there's a few random comic publishers (Image, Dark Horse, Mirage, IPC, New England, etc...) who have some really cool characters as well. Those characters being:

The Tick, Spawn, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Savage Dragon, Judge Dredd and Hellboy:
~ Mark

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Rest of the Marvels

I did X-Men, Avengers and the Fantastic Four, but there were some others that for one reason or another didn't make the Marvel cut, so I drew them up...

Black Cat, Deadpool, The Punisher, Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer and Blade:
Officially sick of Marvel characters,
~ Mark

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fantastic Four

Despite a slew of awful movies, the Fantastic Four are a cool concept nonetheless, and awesome for drawing pictures because you don't even have to technically DRAW one of them! So here they are!

Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Human Torch and Invisible Woman:
~ Mark

X-Men Part V: Last Round

Finally, last round of X-Men! Cannonball, Longshot, Emma Frost, Cable, Bishop and Forge (and that pesky robotic leg of his):
~ Mark

Sunday, July 1, 2012

X-Men Part IV

Thunderbird, Polaris, Sunfire, Mimic, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch:
RIP, Thunderbird,
~ Mark

Friday, June 29, 2012

X-Men Part III: X-Girls

Here's some of the ladies of the X-men. Shadowcat (and her dragon Lockheed), Dazzler (that one nobody used in the arcade game), Jubilee, Rogue, Psylocke, Storm:
X'y ladies,
~ Mark

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

X-Men Part II

Six more X-Men! Gambit, Nightcrawler, Wolverine (obviously), Havok, Banshee and Colossus:
Until the next batch,
~ Mark

Monday, June 25, 2012

X-Men Part I

Gonna be doing the X-Men next!

Iceman, Cyclops, Beast, Angel, Professor X and Jean Grey (Phoenix):
Go, X-Men!
~ Mark

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Video Game Favs Part III

To continue with the Video Game favs, I drew from some of my favorite First Person Shooters: Kyle Katarn (Dark Forces), BJ Blazkowicz (Wolfenstein 3D), Blake Stone (Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold), Doom Guy (Doom), Ranger (Quake) and probably the most recognizable, Master Chief (Halo).
~ Mark

Video Game Favs Part II

Here's a few more classics from my younger days. I focused more on the Nintendo ones this time: Kirby (Devouring Pac-Man), Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Brothers, Metroid, Kid Icarus an Mega Man.
Nintendo Power!
~ Mark

Friday, June 22, 2012

Video Game Favs

In the spirit of my Video Game Tributes, I thought I'd illustrate a few of those select favs. So here they are, Duke Nukem, Mortal Kombat, Commander Keen, Soul Reaver, Descent and Half-Life:
Player 2 Press Start,
~ Mark

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

3 Aliens walk into a bar

I just saw Prometheus this weekend and it rocked my socks off... And I was wearing sandals!

Anyway, it got me on an Alien kick, so I drew up these bad boys of Sci-Fi: Predator, Alien, and an Engineer...

 Signing off,
~ Mark

Friday, June 15, 2012

I Am So Neurotic

I haven't mentioned it on here yet, but it looks like I'm going to be a dad! That's right, the ol' boy done did it! My wife and I are expecting our new addition for Christmas, how's that for a present?? Given the news, I started a blog a few weeks back which will pretty much chronicle the whole pregnancy and all the years of fatherhood to come.

Check it out at

Well done, little guys,
~ Mark

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fine. I lied.

Whatever, I couldn't leave the Avengers alone without including these bad boys (and girl). Did anyone else know Venom was an Avenger once? I didn't... Thank you, Wikipedia.

Spider-woman, Spiderman, Venom:

Artist sense tingling!
~ Mark

Last round of Avengers

I'm done! No more Avengers! ... Though I may do a series on Spiderman, X-Men and Fantastic Four. Hope you've enjoyed these! Daredevil, Namor and She-Hulk (in all her 80's glory):

~ Mark

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

And now for some lesser known ones

I mean, maybe people know who these guys are, I think Captain Britain is pretty well known, but who the heck are Wonder Man and Darkhawk? I'll tell you who... These guys.

Well I know them at least,
~ Mark

Monday, June 11, 2012

I can't help myself.

Nova, War Machine and Hercules. Yeah, I can't stop.

~ Mark

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Redundant? Yeah...

Yeah I know, but I'm having a blast drawing these little guys... This time, Dr. Strange, Moon Knight and Iron Fist:

Stop assembling already!
~ Mark

Saturday, June 9, 2012

But wait, there's more!

Avengers just keep on assembling in my sketchbook! Here's three more: Luke Cage, Falcon and Black Panther!

Okay, I just realized all three of these have something in common...

Total coincidence,
~ Mark

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Avengers Continue to Assemble!

I drew a bunch of Avengers last month when, respectively, The Avengers was released. You'll notice I was missing Black Widow from the cast lineup. This wasn't a mistake, I wanted to keep things in 3's and she threw the numbers off. So I held off until I could figure out a way to work her in, well here's how I worked her in... I drew a few other Avengers who weren't in the film but odds are will be in a film in a few years if things keep going the way they go. I made Vision, Wasp & Ant Man. I figure Wasp & Ant Man are small enough to count as one character, so it works.

So here's the full grouping of pictures, enjoy!

I think I'll still make more... There's like, a gazillion avengers.

Keep em' comin!
~ Mark