This is a rare cover, as it is an officially licensed Edgar Rice Burroughs comic book cover featuring the approved likeness of Tarzan actor Casper Van Dien. This cover art was used for an Comics in Idaho fundraiser for the Boise Public Library, the state I grew up in, and captures a never before scene of Tarzan vs. Tigers, which was how he was depicted in ERB early writings of the character, which was later changed to Lions in the published version of his writings. This is my ONLY Tarzan cover ever, and a rare item for a collector.
"Disciplinary Action"- a naughty schoolgirls themed pin-up cover for Notti and Nyce title. (published)
Cosplay painting featuring Spider Gwen and cosplayer Corrine V. - acrylics and colored pencils with airbrush.
This piece is a classic Batman painting, currently unpublished, and drawn by Jey Soliva from Manilla. I was very impressed with his drawing, and asked if I could make a painting from it as a portfolio/showcase piece. The art depicts the Dark Knight, as he's about to face off against Superman, with the We are Not Alone being a reference from Zod in the Man of Steel movie.
Notti and Nyce comics cover painting (variant cover) for Contraband comics...with a hot n' wet sudsy carwash theme.
Pin-up of Janu character from Bloodlines One-Shot comic published by Moonstone Comics. This Pin-up published in back of comic. This was the only comic I fully painted/illustrated.
High detail prelim for Notti and Nyce comics cover art, with Carwash/Pin-up theme, colored pencil and airbrush on illustration paper. Sure to please the true pin-up fan.
High detail prelim for Notti and Nyce comics cover art, with Bounty Hunters/Pin-up theme, colored pencil and airbrush on illustration paper. (probably one of the most sexy I have been asked to create!)
Another prelim for the Zombie Attack project for Cavewoman, the zombies stayed as is in the final painting, but Meriem's pose was changed to a different more aggressive stance.
Like most of my work, this vivacious painting is created with hand painted and airbrushed acrylics with colored pencil details. It depicts the luscious Meriem about to bathe, but realizes she has some curious onlookers who are really interested in her afternoon's activities. Cavewoman cover art, published by Amryl Entertainment and Basement Comics.
This was a prelim for a Cavewoman cover with a Zombie theme, that went another direction in the final art, but still turned out to be a tasty shot of one of the sexiest characters in all of comics.
Fully Painted Comics cover (rare) featuring the badass and buxom Meriem fending off a hoard of blood LUSTING zombies! Published through Amryl Entertainment and Basement Comics.
12 x 18.5 Cover painting, for as of yet Unpublished comic project entitled New Hell City that I painted the cover for, and pencilled and inked the interiors for issue one.
This sassy illustration is a very finely rendered prelim for the Notti and Nyce comics title from Contraband comics, and I am a monthly cover artist at this time (2014-2015). This is 13x20 rendering in black prismacolor, airbrush and hand painted acrylics. The color painting already sold directly to a collector.
12x20 fully painted cover art for Bloodlines One Shot comic book, the entire comic book was painted with traditional materials by me, and published through Moonstone Comics.
This painting has over 70 hours lavished on it, depicting the homeworld of Krypton and its Iconic Characters from the "Man of Steel" film. This painting is quite large, and at 24x48 inches is the largest illustration Monte has created not on canvas. A stunning work of illustration this piece captures the details of the Kryptonian battle armor, eye-catching likenesses of the actors that played both heroes and villains, and strives to capture the heroic feel of the film and its one of a kind hero...Superman.
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Three weeks of work went into this comic book hero concept painting for Matt Haley's GI Spy character.