Sunday, January 22, 2023

Twenty Years?




Hey look at this Invincible #1 cover I drew.  I know, I also thought I had drawn this thing for the last time, but a while back I got this wild idea to redraw the first issue of Invincible in it's entirety (for fun?) and even though I only got a few pages in before realizing that my energy was best spent elsewhere, it was still kinda neat to revisit these early pages and compare them to what I had done as a baby.  They've sat on my computer unseen for a while now and I couldn't think of a better time than the 20th anniversary of the first issue's release to share them with you.  Have fun looking at them and saying "I liked the old stuff better."







Also! Robert, Ryan and I recently chatted with CBR about 20 years of Invincible and you can see what that looks like here. 

Ok!  See you again in 20 years.



Friday, January 20, 2023

Better Late 2023 Than Never 2023






Hey look at this teaser for the much-anticipated second season of the smash hit animated cartoon show "Invincible" on Amazon's Prime streaming service.

Who are those other people in the Burger Mart?  Really makes you think.

Anyway, this upcoming Sunday the 22nd marks(wink) the 20th anniversary of the first issue of Invincible.  Would that be a good time for a new post on this blog?  I guess we'll have to wait and see.









Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Cool It Now


(walker/mccaig)



Hey look at these covers I drew for NEW EDITIONS of the Invincible trade paperbacks to be released in a 6x9 format.

That's right, the full series is being re-released in a new (manga-sized) format and maybe it's just me, but for me, that's a nice size.

Click righhhhhhhht here to read more about all that and everything else we have planned for Invincible's 20th anniversary and while you're doing that I am gonna get back to work on some of that stuff.

See you next time whenever that will be.




 

Sunday, August 21, 2022

How Far Will God Test Us?



Hey look at this forehead boy I drew.

I just finished a much-needed rewatch of Gurren Lagann and I wouldn't have guessed that he'd be the character I would draw, but here we are.  Fuckin' Rossiu.  Honestly, it's probably because I have no affection for this mess that I was able to draw him.  For someone like Viral or Kamina, I would be too worried about getting them right, but for Rossiu it's like "Eh this isn't great but neither is he so it's fine."

TTFN





 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Sweater Puppies



Hey look at this Batou I drew.

WHOA two posts in one night, that's what I call a Wet Spell™

Anyway, I drew this after some of my cool friends/acquaintances and I watched the GitS movie at the century city mall last September and I didn't think it was good enough to post but is anything "good" "enough" to post?

Ok that should be fine for now.

Love you lots. 
 

Invincible Spoilers

 



Hey look at this Young Lady Omni-man I drew.

Yeah, you heard me right. Young Lady Omni-man.  So, I had hoped that somehow, within the events of the final issue of Invincible, Terra could have taken on the mantle of Young Lady Omni-Man (with Ursaal maybe playing the part of Invinci-girl) but it wasn't something that really fit into the narrative that Robert had planned, which is for the best, but a nice and cool and fun idea all the same.

And here's a fun Invinci-bit of Invinci-trivia for you, Terra's hairstyle at this age was a nod to Akko from Little Witch Academia.  Put that in your hat and pull it out at a party or any time you want to impress that special someone.  Tell them we're best friends.  They'll say "who?"








Monday, July 18, 2022

New to You, Anyway



Hey, look at this Supergirl I drew in 2014.  I was just watching some Ranma 1/2 and remembered the time that I had the bright idea to take an outfit Akane was wearing and turn it into a Supergirl.  I don't think I ever posted this on the old blog (RIP), so even if it's not new, it is new though.

Anyway, in the process of digging that up, I came across some other old stuff that I figured I'd go ahead and toss up on internet.  These are mostly from 2014-2018, with the exception being the last shot of Vampire Batgirl which was done in 2020.  Enjoy!  Or don't!






 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Medium Wet Spell





Hey look at this Father/Son Duo I drew.

I know you think you are imagining things, doing big cartoon eye blinks *doink*doink* but don't splash your sweet face with cold water, what you're seeing is real!  It's Supra-Man and his hero son Bulletproof, visiting the ol' blog from an adjacent universe where no one cared about costumes being "iconic" or getting sued by DC.  Weird to think about how things played out differently over there.  Did I make it past 6 and a half issues?  Probably not, tbh.

Anyway this is a fucking failure because it was supposed to be quick and nasty and instead I was too precious with the lines, as ever.  I'm trying, I swear!

Ok well I hope you liked this because I did it for you.

I'm off!  Gotta get back to working on those comic pages that literally tens of people are waiting to read.

bye



 

Monday, February 28, 2022

Remember When I Was Gonna Be Less Boring



Hey look at this completely new and original character I drew, SPACE INVINCIBLE X.

I know what you're gonna say, and let me stop you there.  This character is completely different from any character who may have a similar logo or even a character that you think you remember from Medabots or anything like that.  

This is a brand new thing which I came up with independent of any outside influence or inspiration ok.  You're fuckin' DREAMING if you think you've seen anything like this before.

Alright, that's all you get of me for today.

Will I ever draw a character facing left?  Stay tuned!
 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

I Never Medabot I Didn't Like (sigh)


 

Hey look at this Rokusho I drew.

I'm sure this isn't the content that you were expecting or hoping for, but I've been watching Medabots and guess what it's a fucking gem full of great drawing and designs which got me juiced to draw so here we are.

And thanks for checking in.  I appreciate those of you who visit this blog, despite massive dry spells between posts.  Somewhere along the way, I had convinced myself that I had to post "good" drawings here, but honestly I can post whatever I want and maybe I will!  Then we'll have a big ol wet spell of posting like you've never seen before.

Probably not though but we'll see.  Anything could happen.

As ever, I've been Cory Walker with another one of these. See you next time.


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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Can We Get an Awoo



Hey look at this Astounding Wolf-Man I drew.  (apologies to Jason Howard)

Kinda spooky/scary, right? 

I'm still fighting the urge to eat my eyes.

See you next time for more updog.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Whatcha Deunan, Knute?




Hey look at this.

Currently going through something I assume is relatable to those of you who draw, which is being so absolutely fucking sick and tired of what my work looks like that I want to pull my eyes out of my face and put them back into a different part of my face (my mouth) and eat them. 

Okay, that's been another one of these. 

See you next time.





 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Guns are for Pussies




Hey look at this old turtle I drew.

Did you ever look at Destroyer?  I think that it's one of the few things I've done in the past twenty years that I feel pretty good about.  Weird that Marvel hasn't done anything with Destroyer beyond that miniseries.  I guess that's the house of "ideas" for you.  If it's not a Spider-man event where everyone is a Spider-man or some mash-up of existing characters like Night Thrasher being Galactus then Marvel ain't doing it.  I dunno.

Anyway, Destroyer was cool.  I seem to recall there being a black and white bootleg floating around a couple years ago.  Would love to get my hands on one of those.

Ok, well, I'm gonna go learn how to draw.

See you next time.
 




Monday, August 23, 2021

When He's Not Leadin' Mass, He's Out Kickin' Ass

 



Hey look at THIS Battle Pope I drew.  What a difference two weeks makes, am I right?

So, the Pope I did in the previous post was trash  Now, I know you're thinkin' "Didn't cory say he wasn't gonna be a damp toilet paper on the blog?" But, consider this: if it's the truth, AM I being a damp toilet paper?  Am I?  Because I'm not saying it was trash like I'm a sad sack little baby needs a new diaper.  I am looking at my work objectively and saying, "Y'know what? That Pope I did was trash, and not even a trash that could be another man's treasure, but trash that is every man's trash, no exceptions."

And fair enough, the above drawing isn't without its flaws, but at least it's not just flat and dull. There's a lot I want to change about my work, but at the very least I want to be less boring.

Relieved that the other Pope won't be at the top of the blog anymore.  Woof.

Ok, that's enough of me for today.  See you next time.




Sunday, August 8, 2021

Dammit, Jesus



Hey look at this Battle Pope I drew. I never could get him quite right. Oh well!

According to internet, my first published work "Battle Pope: Shorts" #2 released August 8, 2001.  And here we are 20 years later, acknowledging that my first published work "Battle Pope: Shorts" #2 released August 8, 2001.

What a 20 years it's been.

I've had my ups and downs, whoopsies and triumphs, disappointments and bigger disappointments, but have been fortunate enough to end up in a pretty good place.

Looking forward to doing more with the next 20 years. 

Catch you next time.


Thursday, July 29, 2021

America's Fighting Force (in a good way)



Hey look at this Johnny Armstrong I drew.  Remember when Kirkman and I did Superpatriot?  That's ok, sometimes I don't either.

But I forget a lot.  Sometimes I remember those issues of Shadowpact I drew and I'm like "whaaat?"  Which is crazy, because even though I've been working for almost 20 years, it's not like I've done a real whole lot.  You'd think I would remember every panel.

Not speaking negatively, of course! I’m trying not to be such a sour log on this blog.  All sweet log from here on out.

Oh!  I also did an issue of the Punisher where I got to draw the Rhino and Spider-man in his black costume.

There are only three really good Spider-man costumes and I bet you know which ones they are.  You have impeccable taste.  That's why I like you.

Speaking of how long I've been doing comics, next month (august) is the 20th anniversary of my first published work. So I dunno, I guess keep an eye on the ol' blog for some kind of thing to mark the occasion? 

Ok. See you then. 


 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Woof

(kirkman/walker/mccaig/wooton)


Hey look at this ScienceDog from Skybound X #3

That's right!  It's that day I said it would be.  Skybound X #3 is out and so is the next chapter of ScienceDog, tucked in like a little baby between a MurderFalcon and some sort of Assassin Nation.

There is also a picture of me in this issue which you can cut out and take with you on vacation.  I want to see the world!

Hope things are going your way.

Alright, gotta run.  See you next time.

 

Friday, July 2, 2021

MAJ Letdown, Reporting For Duty

 



Hey look at this Major Kusanagi I drew.

Sometimes I feel like a hobbyist who ended up doing something they enjoy professionally, but not at a professional level. Maybe I should have stuck to doodling for fun and been like, a mechanic or something.  

When I was a kid I wanted to be a brain surgeon.  Just think about all the brains that have gone un-surgeoned thanks to me doing mediocre drawings instead.

Sorry to be a wet bag of bread or whatever.  I've just been thinking a lot lately about how I draw compared to how I want to draw and how difficult it is to break old habits.



Thursday, June 24, 2021

I've Done It



Hey look at THIS for a second.  Just bringing a bit of balance to the content of this blog.

Please throw me into the garbage. 

In other news, guess what?  I saw on the Image comic books website that they previewed a page from the ScienceDog bit in SkyboundX #3.  Here's a panel from the page. 



(kirkman/walker/mccaig)

What?  You wanna see the whole page?  Nothing is stopping you. 

Ok!  That's enough of me for now.  See you next time.







 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Header



Hey look at this Marky again.

WHOA! Another drawing of a head, and one I've already posted in black and white?????

Anyway, every now and then I get the itch to color something.  Last night was one of those now-and-thens and this was the result.

I was sure I had more to say, but guess what I don't.  Hope you're doing well.

See you here next time with probably like, a drawing of a head or something. 

BYE

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Believe It



Hey look at this idiot.  Did I tell you that I like Naruto?  It's a relatively recent development, but I uh, yeah, I like it.  I haven't gotten through all of it though, so please no spoilers in the comments.

Also!  I will take this opportunity to remind you that Skybound X #3 will be in stores on July 21 2021.  If you haven't read the ScienceDog story in Oblivion Song #25, I suggest you do that sometime in the next 5 weeks, but I'm not the dad of you so play it how you want.

Ok see you here again soon.

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Blog of Eternal Stench



Hey look at this (spoilers, she's an invincible) Terra I drew FOR. FUN. ONLY.

So, it's come to my attention that some of you think that I am currently working on a new Invincible comic/story/something-other-than-the-wildly-popular-smash-hit-Amazon-Prime-animated-cartoon-series, and gang I don't know where you got that idea.

I literally say that the Invincible content on this blog is unrelated to my current project.  

Okay well anyway now that that's cleared up, I'm gonna get back to work!


p.s. Don't miss SkyboundX this July!



 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

2 Seasons Total Landscaping





That's right my children, the insanely popular Amazon Prime animated cartoon series "Invincible" has been picked up for not one, but TWO more seasons.

Ok, enjoy that.  TTYL

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Up and At Them



Hey look at this Terra all drawn like she's gonna go hang out with fuckin Scoob and the gang or something smh.  I posted this over on Instagram ages ago, but I needed a little something to get your attention so I could clarify something somewhat important...




In the smash hit Amazon Prime animated cartoon series "Invincible," Atom Eve's logo has been the source of some confusion for fans.  

Sadly this all comes down to poor implementation of a simplified version of the comic logo for animation.  The top logo in the above image (already simplified from the comics, for better or worse) was intended to be the primary logo for Eve throughout the animated series, with the bottom, further simplified logo being used when the character was small enough on screen that the slightly more complex logo would be difficult to draw.  

But gang, I fucked it up.  Really biffed it.  Just a massive screw-em-up on my part.

The usage was incorrectly called out on the model sheet, resulting in the "X-ed out female gender symbol" being the prevalent Atom Eve symbol and the "correct" logo only being seen on rare occasions.

So there you have it.  Another classic cory walker blunder.

Feel free to let your kid cousin know on Reddit or whatever.  Tweet it on Twitter if that helps.

The error will be corrected in subsequent seasons, if there are subsequent seasons to correct the error.

Thanks.

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Hey Guess What



Hey look at this ScienceDog cover for SkyboundX by Walker(me) and McCaig(Dave)

That's right, the adventures of ScienceDog continue in SkyboundX, a weekly anthology series coming from Skybound this July (2021). Find details here: bit.ly/SkyboundX

Ok that's this post.  Bye

 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Say What Dog



Hey look at this Seance Dog poster I drew for Mark's bedroom in the smash hit amazon prime animated cartoon series "Invincible" based on the comic book of the same name.

In the Invincible comic, the main character's favorite ever comic book is called "Science Dog" which is also a for real in real life comic, so in order to keep Science Dog its own separate entity, Kirkman (Robert Kirkman, co-creator of Invincible) thought that we should come up with a new favorite ever comic book character to be loved by our main character in the animated adaptation of the Invincible comic.  Kirkman had hundreds of good ideas but Seance Dog was the best and so that's' the one we went with and now you know (if you didn't already) why Science Dog isn't a thing in the smash hit amazon prime animated cartoon series.

Probably should've 'tooned this bad boy up a bit, because within the context of the show, this is almost a photo-realistic drawing.  That's a funny thing to think about.  Like when there's a painting in a show that's rendered more than the "real life" characters are and jeez man how weird would that be to look at a picture of yourself that's more detailed than real life.  Or like when Bobby Hill or someone draws a picture of Peggy Hill or someone else and it looks exactly like they look and it's like dang Bobby Hill or whoever is a really talented artist!

See you next time

Thursday, March 25, 2021

You Know What Time It Is



Hey look at this cartoon dad I drew.  You could go see him in action it's pretty cool. 





 

Monday, March 22, 2021

He's Not My Brother



Hey look at these little sketches I made of Marky and a mysterious figure (it's Terra) from Invincible.  Between you and me, I wish I could retain some of that loose quality that you see here in my published work, but I can never seem to fight the urge to overwork the shit out of everything to the point that it becomes stiff and disappointing.

Don't forget that Invincible (a cartoon) premieres this Friday (Mar. 26) on Amazon's Prime Video streaming service. 

Thanks for looking at this for a second.  See you.
 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

01000110



Hey look at this drawing I made of Robot from Invincible.  Didn't really turn out like I wanted it to but I'll do better next time.

Did you know that I had originally called the character "Robot Boy?"  That's some cool trivia that you can have for free.

Ok

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

*shrugs*




Hey look at this drawing I made of The Vision.  This all-white costume is by far my favorite look for the character.  Could be because it's what he was wearing when I started reading comics, or maybe it's because it looks FUUUUUCKKINN SIIIIICK.  I wish this level of restraint was more common in modern superhero costume design. 

I dunno.  I'm no expert, I just know what I like.

Anyway.  I had to take a break from work to get this one out of my bones, and now that I've done that, it's back to shattered goggles and hurt feelings.  I hate when siblings fight.

Ok, see you.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Oh Well



Hey look at these Supergirl design sketches I did.  

This was some nonsense I toyed with off and on for a while.  It started out with a vague, nothing notion of a few basic shapes that I wanted to build a costume out of, but ultimately I didn't really know where to take it and didn't have any good ideas.  So I think I'm just gonna let this one go. There are a lot of tendencies I have when designing these types of things that I need to break free of.  Too many go-to shapes and placements.  Probably why this one was a dud for me.  

Is this type of thing something you'd like to see more of on this blog?

Honestly I feel silly posting anything when every other person posting art online is sharing incredible work and I'm over here like "look at this thing I gave up on." 

I dunno.

See you next time.