"Not 'Hollywood Independent' - writer John Oak Dalton is the real Real Thing." --Cinema Minima."Very weird and unpopular b-movies and comics."--Blogalicious. "After watching the film I am left to wonder if he had some childhood trauma he is not telling us about."--IMDB user review. "Screenwriter John Oak Dalton wanted to be in Hollywood. Instead, he's in the rustic kitchen above the Germania General Store, stirring a pot of boiling hot dogs."
--The Harrisburg Patriot-News.
I returned to Rejected by Covered in 2012 with my first contemporary cover, done when I was struck with "inspiration," so to speak, by the loan of this run by my old comic book pal Doug. Check out the site for actual talented people.
An official Super Bowl scarf that my wife finished knitting tonight. I was supposed to be wearing this while watching the Colts on television, right down the road in Lucas Oil Stadium, in a few weeks. A nice scarf with a bitter aftertaste.
Above is the cover of Star Comics, circa 1976, where my god-like Superman-type figure, White Miracle, apparently gets pissed off, grabs a flying surfboard, and goes rogue. Lined up to stop him are Starman, Rockman, Stretcho, and Shadowman, who have only a coincidental similarity to the Golden Age Starman, The Thing, Elongated Man, and a Mego Spider-Man wearing a Mego Batman's costume. They are aided by the White Miracle of the 74th Century, an apparent nod to my fascination with the Legion of Super-Heroes and the color orange. The real question is, has my art style really evolved, more than 35 years later?