Havoc Force Coming Soon!

Hopefully just a month (2 at the very most) away from the release of my comic book Havoc Force! Can’t wait! Here is a panel from the book, starring my 2 villains Dr. Delirium and Scarlett Fever! haha! Hey, this is a comic its supposed to be fun! Stay tuned!VillainPanel


Comic Exercise

I wanted to try an exercise a friend presented in my art group (where you draw a page mini comic with 3 to 5 word balloons; leave the balloons empty, then give it to someone else who fills them in with text from an existing comic) so here is a page I drew with my heroes fighting robot zombies! All the balloons are empty so if anyone wants to fill them in with text from another comic feel free!HFexercise2


*Coloring and text by Phil Back


Voodoo Munny!

My voodoo witch doctor! If you live in the Louisville area you can come see it (along with many more cool creations by other local artists) at the Custom Toy Show at UltraPop 1/11!


This is new territory for me, painting something like this but I’m happy with how it turned out.  He looks pretty sinister I think!


How Dr. Delirium Stole Christmas!


Wanted to post a holiday sketch of some sort and I thought this might be kind of cool… I’ve been working on a superhero comic for kids for a while now, and when I designed the villain for the book, Dr. Delirium, I had 4 things in mind for inspiration: Christopher Walken, Jafar from Aladdin, Doofenshmirtz from Phineas & Ferb, and of course… The GRINCH! Somehow all of those things blended together and out came this guy lol.  Happy Holidays everyone!


My Top 10 Comics of 2013!

  1. “Saga” by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  2. “Hawkeye” by Matt Fraction & David Aja
  3. “Chew” by John Layman & Rob Guillory
  4. “The Wake” by Scott Snyder & Sean Murphy
  5. “Harley Quinn” by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti & Chad Hardin
  6. “Rat Queens” by Kurtis Wiebe & Roc Upchurch
  7. “Operation Margarine” by Katie Skelly
  8. “East of West” by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta
  9. “Hinterkind” by Ian Edginton & Francesco Trifogli
  10. “Pretty Deadly” by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Rios

*My true number one fave is “American Vampire” by Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque, but since technically that book is on hiatus this year, I left it off the 2013 list.


Dr. Who!

Every year my art group does a Secret Santa art swap.  It’s a great idea for us broke artists who still want to get into the holiday spirit!  Basically we put in a request for something we want drawn (I requested Harley Quinn because I love her!) and in return we randomly get assigned something to draw for someone else.  This year I got “Dr. Who 10 and 11″ and here’s my finished sketch!  (I’ve never seen the show so I hope I did ok.)



Update On Stuff:


I will be spending the rest of this year finishing up a new mini comic called “Love Potion # None” (an anti-love story) as well as a 4 page comic for our new Louisville Cartoonist Society anthology that we will be premiering at the Derby City Comic Con this summer!  Can’t wait!  Thanks everyone!  Stay tuned for more updates!



I did this piece for the October art contest on the Saga Comic Book facebook page. I really want to win because one, I never win anything, and two, the prize is a copy of “Pride of Baghdad” by Brian K. Vaughan and I LOVE that book!  Anyway if you still aren’t reading Saga you really should, it’s a great book.  Also, I hope to get a few new comic strips done this week so stay tuned!



Rat Queens!


Rat Queens is a new comic by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch.  It’s a mix of fantasy and dark comedy, you should check it out, it’s fun book.  I liked the characters (and their design) and thought they’d be fun to draw..  Still not there on the digital coloring, but oh well. I’ll get there one day…



3 sample pages from my upcoming comic book project Havoc Force…

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These pages have not been inked and lettered properly yet, and I’m not happy with the coloring so hopefully the finished product will look better. But I just wanted to share with you a little of what I’ve been working on lately. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates!


Havoc Force Pin-Up Page!

Just wanted to share some awesome pin-ups and sketches from a few friends who were gracious enough to hook me up for my latest comic book project. Big thanks to all of them!

Dr. Delirium by Stephen Johnson (2)

Dr. Delirium by Stephen Johnson

Granite by Zach Allen

Granite by Zach Allen

Granite by Mark Hothi

Granite by Mark Hothi

Dr. Robo-Tussin!

Dr. Delirium by Phil Back