Originally this was done as a design for the GI JOE Battleground game. I ended up editing it, inking it and it was purchased as a commission later. I'd still like to do a definitively classic Bludd, with his 80's Marvel comics uniform and from the original toys. But until then this will have to do. I did get to redesign Bludd for his character in the GI Joe comics in IDW's vol. 1 of the series. There was a great one shot written by Max Brooks about him, worth checking out.
I also just realized there is a great blog called "Joe-A-Day" that spotlights GI Joe toys each day. It's a great site, very well designed and has a lot of features. In the back of my mind I know I must have heard the name, but sincerely wasn't thinking of the blog when I titled my sketch even "Joe-A-Day". So I'm sorry if I stepped on anyone's toes, I think it's a great name for the blog. If I can appropriate it for my event for just a month, I promise I won't besmirch the name. Heck, I'll even give you guys a well deserved shout out. I hope everyone will head over and check out their site!
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I have a new set of art books titled- " Robert ATKINS Art: Declassified" They are 60 pages each, full of the black and white sketches that you've seen on my blog these last few years.
I have 3 volumes. Vol. 1 is strictly GI JOE artwork, Vol 2 is MARVEL Comics Characters (X-Men, Avengers, SPIDERMAN, Etc...) and Vol. 3 is DC Comics characters (SUPERMAN, BATMAN, JLA, etc..) These are for sale, you can simply email me directly and payment is taken through paypal. They are $10 each and $5 flat rate shipping for 1 or all 3. I have these available at the conventions I set up at, but if you can't make the show, you can purchase them through my blog as well. You can email me if you need more details.