Thursday, December 6, 2012


Superman: The Quest for Post-1980s Relevance. Can you name all the Supamans?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Winter Wolvieland

I hated this costume as a kid but it's really grown on me. Please file this drawing under "Looks Better In Person".

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph

I finally caught Wreck-It Ralph with some friends the other night and it was pretty fantastic. I drew this for Spitballin' Comics prior to actually going, though, and it ended up being the most popular thing I ever posted to Tumblr, getting like 1200 notes. Seeing it allowed me to feel less like a poseur. If you haven't seen it, check it out. It's considerably better than Brave (and I actually like Brave a lot better than most).

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Jack Rabbit and Turtle Girl 2012

More from the sketch book, first time drawing my OCs Jack Rabbit and Turtle Girl in (I believe) years. They weren't very easy to recapture since a lot of my design choices back then were subconsciously based on an inability to draw. The more things change, etc.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Lt. Uhura sketch

Psst... it's a sneaky peek preview of my next contribution to Spitballin'. Wreck-It Ralph week hasn't wrapped yet, but once it does Stark Trek week kicks in and I'll be posting this over there, too. Don't tell nobody. This is a between me and you deal.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Batwoman sketch

I drew this in my sketch book to cover pink marker that leaked through from the previous drawing (rather than cut the page out which I've done in the past). I figured strategic black and red would cover it nicely. It did. And then when I coloured this I forgot to put scrap paper behind it again. I'm a real square.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Miscelanious Spitballs

Some recent-ish contributions of mine to the group sketch blog Spitballin' Comics. Here's Japanese super robot Grendizer dancing with the devil in the pale moonlight.
Timothy Drake, Robin III. At some point when I was drawing this I thought it was going to be amazing. It turned out to not really be all that amazing. Oops.
Our Halloween theme this year was icons of 80s horror. Though I've never seen a Friday the 13th film that actually had Jason Voorhees in it, I drew Jason Voorhees anyway.
Darwyn Cooke-inspired Parker from the Parker books and graphic novel. I've just told you everything I know about Parker.

Friday, November 23, 2012

My sketch book take on an Aqua-classic. At one point I was going to colour the whole background but then I remembered Copics are expensive.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Classic 60s Wasp from the moleskin sketch book. I thought about printing out some of these but I'd really need a scanning ninja to do it properly for me. They always look so much nicer in the book.

I think this is one of the great superhero costumes, by the way, though I recognize it would look pretty out of  place nowadays. When Janet inevitably comes back from the dead I hope she brings back the thorn-head look.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hellcat sketch

Did this in my sketchbook while at a comics event last week that turned out to be kind of dead. I picked Patsy Walker because I thought her costume would be really easy to do out of my head. Still got some details wrong, but you can't win 'em all!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Animated Joker commission

I don't normally (ever) do commissions where I'm aping another style, but I accepted this one on a whim. I learned a lot, mostly from what it was clear I'd done wrong once it was all done, though. Still, it was a fun one.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 2012 Spitballs

Swamp Thing! Nightcrawler! Ben Grimm! After a summer hiatus, Spitballin' Comics came back in full force in September, and these were my contributions for the month. If you're not familiar with Spitballin' you should check it out--10 or so Toronto and GTA-based illustrators doing the best we can and working out twice a day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Harley Quinn sketch

I don't really like this but I did draw this and it's important that you know the whole me. I wish you could see where the mallet-handle-nose attaches most of all. Mistakes were made.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Disco Nightwing Commission

(Click to embiggen.)

I love it when I get commissioned to do characters I have a lot of affection for. Grayson's always a favorite, even in his silly original Nightwing duds (which isn't really that bad a costume outside of the Luke Cage neckline). 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Damian Wayne

From the sketchbook, just having fun drawing Batman's sour faced kid.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Taking Commissions!


De landlord say de rent is late (he may have to litigate).*
I had a work schedule kerfuffle and I’m left with some time to kill! Starting Friday I’ll be open for commissions again, and I’m looking to take as many as I can handle.

Full Figure, Pencils and Inks1 Character 9x14  - $50 + S&H
1 Character 11x17 - $75 + S&H
$25 per additional character. Payment accepted through Paypal or (if you’re in Canada) email money transfer.

Simpler stuff runs cheaper, complicated stuff runs steeper. Don’t hesitate to ask! Busts, headshots, whatevs. I’m easy like Sunday morning, chief. I stopped doing colour commissions, though. Je m’excuse.

I have two left over commissions here from the last round that need to be sent off still, I’ll send them out with this batch after I feed the wolf. 
davidjcutler (at) live (dot) com
*Don’t worry

Luke and Yoda

Never would I ever have thought I’d be doing Star Wars fan art, but I watched the original untouched trilogy a couple weeks ago and here we are. Empire’s my favorite (not even a contest really) and my favorite scenes in Empire are on Dagobah. I like to imagine that Luke and Yoda eventually did some bonding over his rations off-screen while training there, and Yoda told him stories of the old, pre-clone wars days in a rare moment of lucidity. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sketches and Spitballs 03/20/12

90s Superboy

Dr. Zaius and Cornelius - Planet of the Apes
Guy Gardner - Green Lantern

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Team Commissions

The Sinister Six (four out of six, anyway)
The New Warriors
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012


A little TMNT sketch I did for fun in between other stuff. My eighth birthday party was completely Ninja Turtle themed--Raphael plates and party hats, Michelangelo cake. Good times. I traced a Donatello out of a turtles story book I had and pinned it to the wall, convinced my friends I did it. And so began my career as an artistic fraud.

Sketches and Warm ups 02/11/12

Messing around with portraits of some favorite Batman villains. My success level is all over the place on this one.
Batman and Robin from last Wednesday's drink and draw. Lines by me, inks by Marcus To. This was pretty popular on Tumblr either because Marcus fixed so much of my drawing or people like to see Batman say "bra'".
Bebop and Rocksteady from the 80s TMNT animated series and toyline. Wish they'd bring 'em back, though I know it's a rights issue or something like that.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Zombies vs Cheerleaders #6

So excited to finally show you guys this--it's cover B for Zombies versus Cheerleaders #6, out this spring! The line work is by me, and the colours are by my frequent brother in arms Adam Metcalfe. One of my favorite things to do in a page is litter it with little gags and props but I never get to do it as often as I'd like what with deadlines and stories having to be all serious and stuff. Here I got to go crazy.

In addition to that, inside there's a 6 page story written by Eric M. Esquivel and penciled and inked by myself. I've been dying to post some of my art from the issue, I really think Eric and I spun a good yarn in the allotted space, and I hope you guys all rush to your comic shops and preorder! Try and aim for cover B. I think there are 4 covers in all with this one only being on 20% of the run, so it's no easy task. I know you're up to the challenge, though. You've been around. You've seen things.

Sketchbook 2012

I've been keeping a sketchbook again. It helps me work out what direction I want to push my stuff in. Lately when it comes to style and stuff I just don't know. Here's a brief peek.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

More Recent Spitballs

Art dump of stuff I've done in the past little while for the Toronto art collective Spitballin' Comics. If you haven't checked it out, please do!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Triumph of the Goofballs

My two favorite super villains of all time are Black Manta and Mysterio, so I have a real soft spot for comics' less-than-sinister n'er-do-wells. It made this recent pair of commissions all the more fun, getting to show some of the lesser known bad guys trouncing their more famous counterparts. The one above is of DC's the Lord of time trouncing Marvel's Kang the Conquerer.
And this one has Captain Marvel's foe Mister Atom making short work of Brainiac and Ultron. I fell in love with Mister Atom while doing this. He looks so much like somebody Astro Boy would have punched in the face. Hope you guys like em.