Monday, 31 January 2011

I DON'T THINK WE'RE IN KANSAS ANYMORE !

Here we meet Dorothy Gale and Her Little Dog Toto, taking her first steps along the Yellow Brick Road

Remember to come back over the Rainbow tomorrow


Enjoy

GET READY TO FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

This week in London's West End sees the opening of  Lord Andrew Lloyd Webbers production of the Wizard Of Oz

As he along with Sir Tim Rice, have written some more songs and music to add to the already famous film from the 1938, every one is looking forward to what they have done. Well they did write hits like Evita , Jesus Christ Super Star & Joseph together after all.

With what seems at great cast including The Original Phantom of The Opera, Michael Crawford. as Professor Marvel / The Wizard it should be good.

Well to celebrate the opening I have given the old wizard and friends the DAWGS treatment.

So Sit back and enjoy     The Wizard Of DOGZ




Staring Buddy as the Whole Cast


Enjoy

Sunday, 30 January 2011

HELLO TO MY NEW FRIENDS In CANADA

WOW I have only been blogging for such a short time and it always surprises me of all the different people from sooooo many countries that visit my site.

As I seem to have a lot of NEW FRIENDS based in Canada, My Dog Buddy wanted to thank them all.

So Here is a Little Thank You From Him !


Buddy Knows that not all Canadians speak french, but he wanted to dress up and get into character. ( he loves to put on differnet costumes, as you may have noticed.)

Next Month He will hopefully be "thanking" some of the other folk who have visited him and the other Dawgs.


WHERE WILL BUDDY'S NEXT STOP BE ON HIS WORLD TOUR ?


So Thanks & Enjoy !

THE AVENGING HOUNDS ISSUE 1#

Here is my take on another classic cover from the Sixty's




This one of my favorite pieces I have done so far.   This is the end of  Avengers week.

Don't Worry I am sure I will revisit the Avenging Hounds Very Soon.

Enjoy !

Saturday, 29 January 2011

COMIN SOON ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Here is a clue about next weeks theme to Its A Dawgs Life

FROM AN ANT TO A GIANT ......................

Hairy Pym used to complain that his girl friend Janet Van Dog, the Waspish Pooch changed her costume design too much. BUT what he was forgetting that in the beginning he changed his costume design just as often.

Here are just the first 4 in his collection.  Like a typical guy, they ALL LOOK THE SAME.




Enjoy

STATUES IN THE GARDEN ...................

In the grounds of the Avenging Hounds Mansion in New Yorkie are various stone statues of many of the heroes that have gone on to be members of the super team.

Here is a look at the statues of the charter members.


Enjoy

Friday, 28 January 2011

THE EVIL STEP BROTHER

Licky, Dog of Evil and Mischief had one aim,   and that was to rule the realm of As - Dog, Home of The Horse Dogs. This he knew he could not do this whilst his step brother, PAW Dog of Thunder was still around.

So he hatched a plan to use the Big Green Hounded Hulk to destroy PAW, but this failed and all that happen was the formulation of the Avenging Hounds,


As say, good things sometimes comes from bad things.



Enjoy

Thursday, 27 January 2011

THE DOCTOR IS OUT ON A CALL...................

Most days you would not look twice at  Dog-ald Blake. He was an ordinary man, a Doctor by profession, who hid a big secret.  

If he tapped his walkies stick to the ground he  was transformed into PAW, the Dog of Thunder.  His Walkies Stick  became a wondrous Mallet " MUT-JAW" made of a unbreakable material called Doggie Doo. A Mallet that could control the weather, and give its owner the power of flight,   Only Paw could lift the Mallet, and once thrown, it would return to him like a boomerang.

PAW was one of the Ancient Horse Dogs of  "As - dog"  and was the  son of the ruler Doggie Dins.



PAW had many friends, but also many enemy's, one which his own  Step - Brother Licky, the Dog of Evil ( more of him later this week )

Licky was the reason for the formation of the Avenging Hounds after a bid to destroy PAW failed.


Enjoy !

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

PRESENTING An UNSUNG HERO HOUND.......

Dogwin Jawvis is Butler and Kennel Keeper  to the Avenging Hounds.

He is a able to put his paw to any thing, from doing the dusting, making tea, baking a cake, even re wiring the Quin Jet.   He is the Top Dog when it comes to helping around the Kennel.

A very private person, who would never pry into the goings on of the Guests, but is always happy to give advice and support to all the Heroes when needed.

Never Officially made one of the Avenging Hounds, but to them  he is considered one of the most important parts of the Group.

A True British Gentle Dog, and War Hero during Woof War 2 . ( and a great cook too )
ENJOY !

THE DOCTOR'S LITTLE LADY...........

Behind every great Man is a great Woman they say.   well in the early days Ant - Pup had adventures alone, but after a meeting with a fellow Doctor and his daughter, he soon fell in love and gave her an unique gift.  Flowers or chocolate would have been nice. A big DIAMOND  RING  would have been better.   BUT no what did Hairy Pym give his sweet Heart Janet Van Dog,  a Pair of WINGS, and Insect ANTENNA.

This added with the ability to shrink to insect size, Janet became the hero known as the Wonderful Waspish Pooch.

Pictured here in her first or various costumes she was to wear over the years to come.




She would later marry her Blue Eye Dawg, although it did not last.    Known for her Many different costumes she wore, the pint sized Heiress, was definitely no Air Head as she became a world famous fashion designer and even got to lead the Avenging Hounds for a time.

Although she now resides in that Great Kennel in the Sky, like all Super Heroes she is bound to be back some day soon.

Enjoy

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

THE MUTT - HATTAN HOME OF THE AVENGING HOUNDS

You can find the Avenging Hounds usually at their New Yorkie town house most days.

Owned by their original financial sponsor, Millionaire Boney Bark ( secretly The IRON HOUND ) this luxury residence acts as meeting place and home for the team.



Located on 5th Avenue, the Avenging Hounds Mansion attracts visitors from all walks of life.

Dogwin Jawvis looks after the day to day running of the house, and needs of the members of the super group of Doggies


Enjoy !




SIZE IS NOT EVERY THING !

Here we have another inventor, who came up with a formula to reduce his size.  Later he developed a way to communicate with insects, and went on to become The Ant - Pup !

Dr Hairy Pym did not stay pint sized for too long long, as after another play with his test tubes,  changed his formula to become the Big Dog known as The Giant Pup.


 Over the years he changed his name and abilities many times, but he will be remembered firstly as the scientist who had "little BIG ideas !"

Here we see Ant -Pup plus some friends on their way to the next meeting of the Avenging Hounds in Mut - hatten, New Yorkie City

ENJOY !

Monday, 24 January 2011

HE IS A MEAN GREEN SMASHING MACHINE...............

Bruce Bonner never wanted to be a hero.... all he wanted to do was invent things and marry his Girl Friend Betty.   BUT due to a accident he became the Incredible Hounded Hulk.

 A founding member of the Avenging Hounds, he was quick to leave the Gang. as he had problems with his temper and liked to brake things too much. Not a good team player, but you would rather have him with you than against.


Enjoy

BLASTING OFF IN STYLE AVENGERS WEEK

For those who have not guessed, this week is dedicated to the Number One super group from Marvel. The Avengers (but in my Dawgs style The Avenging Hounds)

First up its Millionaire inventor Boney Bark other wise know as Iron Hound,


Here wearing his original Golden Armour, on his way to the next meeting of The Avenging Hounds perhaps.

Enjoy !

Saturday, 22 January 2011

THE DUO DOGGIES PLUS ONE

I thought as we have seen BRUCE & DICK alas Adam & Burt..... I thought I could not finish this week without adding BABS alas Yvonne

Dressed in their Best 1960's crime fighting attire............... For the first Time Presenting  TV's Bat Girl Buddy style

Enjoy Bat -Fans !

Friday, 21 January 2011

WHEN BRUCE MEET BRITT

As we all know, the Green Hornet appeared on the Bat-Man TV show in the 1960's...

So I decided to re tell the "tail" in Dawg style...







I do not usually do DC characters in BUDDY style, especially Bat-Man,  as I created The Bat-Fang look doggies for that purpose ( see earlier work  DC DAWGS) and I think that works better.  

But I could not resist doing the TV Bat-Man in Buddy Style, as it appears more comical.  Please note that I tried to get both of the Dynamic Duo's costumes to be a close to the TV look and colour.

I hope you like the result.

BAT JOKE !

QUESTION

How does Alfred announce to Bat Man that its meal time ?

ANSWER

He calls " DINNER, DINNER , DINNER, DINNER, DINNER, DINNER, DINNER, DINNER,
               BATMAN ! "

If you don't get it.... try saying it out loud.   This is what we call a Christmas Cracker Joke in the UK



Enjoy !

Thursday, 20 January 2011

COMING SOON ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

BE HERE TOMORROW FOR SOME MORE GOOD CLEAN ( SORRY GREEN ) FUN !


Enjoy

HE IS GREEN AND THIS CHAUFFER IS VERY MEAN

I decided that the Green Hornet & Kato needed the full Dawg treatment...... so for the first time ever, I bring you

THE GREEN HAIR-NET,  with his trusty side kick CAT - TOE


By day The Green Hair-Net is  mild mannered millionaire  Hair Stylist,  Bark Lead,  but at night he is The Green Hair Net.  Fighting for Truth,  Justice and The demi wave.

Along with his pet Siamese pussy,  Cat - Toe, master of the ancient art of KAT - FU,  he combs the underbelly of the World looking for split ends and unruly hair  styles to fix.

The not-so dynamic duo are armed only their wits,  mobile hair saloon,  The Bark Beauty.... plus a truck load of Hair Products..  battle Bad Hair days around the Globe.

Their Evil Enemies include,  Dr Dan Druff , Ed Lice,  Herr Transplant &  Ginger Curls

BAD HAIR DAYS BEWARE,  WATCH OUT FOR THE GREEN HAIR-NETS BARBERS CHAIR.

Enjoy !

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

YET ANOTHER GREEN MOVIE HERO

I did a lot of Green Lanterns Last year for Free Comic Book Day... and the tie into the Blackest Day Etc....

My take on the Blackest Day was the Barkest Day.... and Buddy Dressed up as many  different Green Lanterns.  If you look at my DC Dawgs you can see some of these.

I Have done a quick version of the Movie Lantern to do along with his weeks postings. When I get time, and also a good look at the Movie Costume, I will go back and improve the look, as my version it is not right.







Enjoy !

GREEN ARROW ....... DAWGIE STYLE

As its Green Week here on It's a Dawgs Life

I thought I would post another Green Hero


The non - canine G A comes from Spring Field Punx. (see my links... Its worth a look ) Dean is a Very Talented Artist who gives the "SIMPSON" look to a lot of popular figures from TV & Fiction.


MY  Green Bow Wow,  ( Bow Wow is what little British Children call Doggies ) was part of some of my earlier work The Justice Leads of Animals...   you can find the whole "pack" under DC Dawgs,

Stay Tuned for some more Heroes later this week.

Enjoy !

THE BOYS WITH THEIR LITTLE TOYS

Here is another picture of the Greensome Twosome along with some of their crime fighting equipment.





Enjoy

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

THE GREEN HORNET & KATO

Although I have yet to see the Movie, I do remember seeing the Green Hornet appearing on  the 1960's Bat -Man TV series.   I cannot remember seeing the short lived Green Hornet series on British Telly, but as I was only a young lad at the time, it may have aired.

I hope you liked my version of The Black Beauty.  This was, and is the First Car I have drawn for my Blog.

I did do a Fantasti - Car a while back (far too many curves for my liking )

Anyway enjoy Green Week............. More Green Hornet & friends coming up.

Enjoy !

Monday, 17 January 2011

MEAN GREEN WITH A STING IN HIS TAIL !

With the opening of the film  ( well here in the UK anyway ! )   I thought I would give the Green Hornet  the " DAWGS " treatment.








This is more of a mix of the old TV and new Movie looks.

I Hope you like it................... More Green tomorrow



Enjoy

Sunday, 16 January 2011

ANOTHER CLASS PICTURE

Unlike today, when Heroes change their Uniforms as often as their socks, way back in the 1960's most characters costume design stayed them same.  Some times it was up dated, but this was usually due to a changing artist who either made a mistake or wanted to improve on the overall look.

Think about Spidey, The Fantastic Foursome and Dr Strange.... they still wear the same costume as they originally wore.  A little up dated, but the same. (ok the Good Doctor did get a new cloak, but the old one was a bit boring, and as for  Dare Devil, you have to make allowances for the original Yellow and Red look, he is blind after all)

Here is another look at the X Mutts a couple of years into the first run. The main changes was to Bobby's move away from being a walking Snowman, new belts for all and a new mask for Jean.
( and to be kind I changes Pupfessor Rex's suit colours for the new class " photo" )








This is the end of my X Man tribute week, but I will return to these Mutant Mutts soon with further updates to the original class, and costumes. ( AND MORE CLASS PHOTOS TOO ! )

Take care

Enjoy

COMING SOON....................... GREEN WEEK

Next week the Dawgs are going all Green

A sneaky  peak at whats coming up !






This vehicle is not very GREEN, but the owner thinks its a real Beauty !



As kermit says " It is not easy being GREEN "

Enjoy

MEET THE TEAM.............. THE ORIGINAL UNCANINIE X-MUTTS

Together here for the first time, everyones favourite Mutt-ant Mutts.  From Issue No 1    1963


A little retouch up to match the costumes better in # 1.... Belts and boots

Enjoy

Saturday, 15 January 2011

and FINALLY..................... HERE'S.... JEAN

The final member of the Un caninie X-MUTTS ,  MARVEL MUTT.   Possibly the 1st Mutt-ant found by Pupfessor Rex, she turned out to be the most powerful.


Marvel Mutts thought bubble comes from the 1st time she put on her X-Mutt uniform in X-Men #1


What can you say about this Marvelous Redheaded Bitch.  Girl friend to Scottie, Pupfessor Rex's right hand ( sorry paw ) and the ability pick things up without touching them. No wonder all the other X-Mutts fell in love with this young Lassie.

Enjoy

Friday, 14 January 2011

THE TEAMS HIGH FLYER......... MEET WARREN


Life was never easy for most Mutt-ants, but being a rich high flying playboy had its advantages for WW the 3rd.  After leaving the X-MUTTS he set up his own group, The Chum-pions, even spent time with the Dogger Strange and the Dog-Fenders. Finally like the girl from OZ he knew that there is No place like Home, and returned to the X-MUTTS

This Bird Dog was never an Angel around the lassies, but equally you could never call him an Air Head either.

Enjoy

Thursday, 13 January 2011

THANK YOU

Today Marks my first full month Anniversary of this Blog

and so far I have seen over 1500 hits from all around the World.   Thanks to all who have popped by to say hello to me and my Dawgs.

One of my followers ( Dylan) requested some more Capt America

So as a special treat here is an Extra Posting today.

Based on the Pictures I have seen from the up coming  Capt America   The First Avenger   Movie
... I give you Canine America .... The First Avenging - Hound


Feel free at either ask or suggest someone to be "Dawged"...  you never know, your wish could come true.

Enjoy !

THE ORIGINAL DR MC COY ......... PRESENTING HENRY

Brains & Brawn all wrapped up in this one character.

Later to be come the Hairy Beastie, here is how The Beastie looked when he 1st  bounded onto the scene in 1963


This Mutant Mutt later left the X-Kennel ( Pupfessor Rex's Dog School for the Gifted )  and became a Doctor, and then went all Blue and Hairy, joined The Avenging Hounds , and the Dog - Fenders, but never strayed away too long  from his Home and the X-Mutts

Big Paws and a Big Heart

Enjoy !

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

BEING COOL IS HOT TOO......... PRESENTING DOGGIE DRAKE

This young pup appeared briefly on my X-MUTTS wanted posters posted at Christmas. The 2nd Mutt - ant invited to join Pupfessor Rex's X-MUTTS and youngest of the original team.


One Cool Cat,  sorry I mean Cool Dawg . ( and a qualified accountant too )


Enjoy

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

LEADER OF THE PACK ......... SCOTTIE

I did a version of Cyclops in my 12 days of Christmas.   More of a mix of new and old.  This Cycpups is as near to the original as possible.   ( Kept the red belt as looked better )


Just for the record, the speech bubble contains the exact wording from the X - Men 1# when we see the characters for the first time,

Unfortunately, Pupfessor Rex speech yesterday was slightly re written as what the good professor says is far  tooooooo long to print.

Enjoy

Monday, 10 January 2011

THE UNCANINIE X-MUTTS ........PUPFESSOR REX

Start of a new week, and so a new subject matter.    Well not very new.   Based on a Comic Book first Published WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY back in 1963.

You may remember my X MUTTS  Christmas Cards. ( BASED ON UNCANNY XMEN 141# )   Well I have decided to base this weeks posts around the original team


First Up that Dawg of Mental Powers, the Teacher of all young Mutt - ants, The one and only Pupfessor Rex

More Un-caninie  Dawgs tomorrow

Enjoy

Sunday, 9 January 2011

THE ORIGINAL GREEN COSTUME

This was meant to be a quick re do of my previous Falc Hound  in his original green costume from Capt America 117 #

Turned out this retro look took longer than my original...   As they say It not easy being Green, (or drawing it either. )




I think that green should be left to the Goblin  or The Lantern or The Hornet ( and so does Buddy ! )

Enjoy

A NEW PARTNER FOR THE CANINE

I could not do the Capt without all his  partners from his past.   Well I have shown you Barky Barnes now its time for his partner from the 1970's   The Falcon

Enjoy

Saturday, 8 January 2011

SOMETHING EXTRA FOR THE WEEKEND ...NOMAD OR NO MADOG ?

Another one of the Captains Alias'.   Shown here with and without the cape.    Its funny how capes look cool on characters over at DC whilst at Marvel they do not look great.

Not a good look Mr Rogers !



Enjoy

THE CANINE

To keep my Capt America theme going I have " dressed my Buddy Dawg " as the Captain. Those of you who remember that  for a brief time Mr Rogers had to hand back his Suit with the big A on it, and continued his fight for truth justice and the American way ( wasn't that the other guy with the cape and the curl ? )

This suit was later adopted by the guy who took over from Mr Rogers as Capt America.   I hope he had it dry cleaned first !!!

Enjoy

Thursday, 6 January 2011

TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME

After doing my latest Buddy Take on the First Avenger, I decided to up date my old Canine America as already posted with a new version including his side kick

So here for the first time is Captain America & Bucky.... sorry I mean Canine America & Barky
Enjoy

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

MY FIRST COMIC BOOK COVER

This was my first ever Comic Book cover that I adapted.   Done as a Christmas Card way back in    2008 for my friends at my local comic store   A PLACE IN SPACE

Based on Fantastic Four #3 this was more of a correct, cut and paste job..... but doing this gave me a lot of knowledge of how to, and what looked good.

The Comic Book Store had a pet Poodle, Buddy so that is why his name appears on the cover.

When Buddy later died, (of old age) I decided to use my Poodle Dawg  on the next years Xmas card, and the name Buddy seemed perfect.


The A P I S ( A Place In Space ) Four are supposed to be be the staff at the Shop .   So thanks to Alison, Steve, Dan & Chris from APIS and Stan & Jack of course.


Sorry that picture not great quality, but this picture has suffered the transfer from my old PC to my New

Enjoy

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

First Look at Canine America The Movie Mutt

Dean over at Springfield punx did an excellent Take on Captain America as seen in the up coming movie.


As I have already posted my take on the Comic Version of the good captain, I have decided to do an updated version to tie in with the movie.

Based on the WW2 look, I hope you like Buddy as Canine America,


As no really good pictures have been released of the costume, I found one that had Capt A wearing army fatigues and helmet over the costume complete with the original shield

Enjoy

MORE FANTASTIC FUN

I tried to do a tribute to the old pin up pages that Marvel used to put into their comic books





Enjoy

Monday, 3 January 2011

MY FAB FOUR DOGGIE STYLE

This was my first attempted at doing a copy cover.


Based on FF 181# I tried to use the same colour pallet that was used on original on mine. I did this on my previous computer, and feel that although I transferred onto my new, the overall quality of the image is not as good as when I did it way back in 2009

But I still like it


Enjoy