Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Queen of Opala

This is one of three pieces I did for the new Queen of Opala game. I had never heard of this game before the creator contacted me, but I've spoken to some gamers and, apparently, it's really huge. So, if you play the game, you'll see some Taylor originals there. It looks like winning would be fun.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Today's "Artist"

Anonymous 12/15/11(Thu)01:50 No.1082449 [Reply]

What programs is it possible to do Bob Ross type paintings in?

Anonymous 12/15/11(Thu)01:54 No.1082450

Real life

Anonymous 12/15/11(Thu)02:47 No.1082466


How much does this program cost?

Anonymous 12/15/11(Thu)02:52 No.1082468

room and board, food, art supplies will be somewhere around 7 hundo a month at the very least.

12/15/11(Thu)02:58 No.1082473


Thank you :) I'll go ahead and give Futureshop a call and ask if they have any available disks of Real Life in stock.

Anonymous 12/15/11(Thu)03:53 No.1082505

Hardly an artist today can paint better than the people on the Neolitithic. And they didn't have any resource other than looking at real life. Now, quit bitching.

The above conversation was part of an art thread that I like to check out, and, while most of the people there do actual drawing with real art materials, at least 75% of the thread is devoted to people looking for digital programs to make "being an artist" easier.

I'm a traditional artist, meaning I get off on feeling an image being formed off the end of a brush, the sound of a pencil dragging along the illustration board forming the genesis of what will eventually be a painting. And there will be mistakes along the way, like with any painting. But what makes the artist is how well he can correct those mistakes to get the painting he wants. Instead of hitting an "undo" button, I've actually had to train myself to correct mistakes. Through lots of trial and error, I've gotten better, and I'll keep getting better.

Some digital art I like, some I don't and it all depends on the skill level of the artist. I can always tell when a digital artist is someone who can actually draw and paint with raw materials, and one who learned his art by clicking and typing. I can especially tell the difference from an artist who really learned how to draw and study anatomy, and one who just uses the characters he bought in a program.

I saw an interview with Prince last year and the interviewer asked him why he declined to let Guitar Hero use any of his music. He said Guitar Hero may be fun, but he thought it was more important for kids to actually learn how to play the guitar. It's a frustrating instrument, but once you learn it you'll be happy.

Although Guitar Hero is just for fun, Prince's comment is something I understand. As for digital painting, in my opinion, if you learn how to draw with raw art materials, learn anatomy and how to paint light and shadow, it'll make you a better artist period. My brother is a writer and we share stories on meeting people who are looking for the best shortcut to being a writer or artist. and I always read in art threads people looking for ways to get better faster. I wish I could say it's easy and develop a magical way to become a great artist overnight, but it just doesn't exist. (I'd like to invent one of those Bugs Bunny paint brushes where, with a few swipes on a blank wall, he creates an entire countryside, with a train tunnel. I'd be rich!)

The conversation at the top is particularly pathetic. Bob Ross is one of the greatest art teachers of all time. I always watched his show and still use a lot of his techniques in my own paintings. His shows are each a half hour and, in that half hour, he shows you how to do a complete painting-even if you've never painted before. I once dated a girl who always wanted to paint. She'd never even held a paint brush. One Christmas I bought her a Bob Ross paint kit, with two videos, and, when she showed me her first painting, I didn't believe she'd never painted before. And she did it in thirty minutes.

I'll eventually venture into digital art, but I'm still too proud of the skills I've aquired on my own. There's no program you can buy on what I know. But, again, in my opinion, if you can't devote thirty minutes to learn the techniques of Bob Ross, that's really sad. But, I guess that's how today's so-called "artists" do things.

Monday, October 31, 2011

GIRL-Crusader 2

Girl's found the perfect costume for trick or treat. And she just may foil a few crimes in the process.

This week on Ebay.


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Thursday, October 27, 2011


Another painting of GIRL trying on the costume of another character. Just in time for Halloween!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Megan: FOXX

Re-listing this piece (no offense, Megs) on Ebay. She's fun to paint, so, I'll probably do her again. (no offense, Megs.)

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Monday, October 10, 2011


Sold on Ebay. Leaping tall boners in a single...or, maybe, quite a few bounds.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011


A few weeks ago, Barcelona held it's last bullfight ever due to numerous petitions on animal cruelty.

I wonder what they'll use that old bullring for? It would be a great place to have the comic book salons-as long as the bulls don't break in and start tossing comic book "frikis" all over the place.

(updated october 10, 2011)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The End of KISS Comix

Kiss Comix started in 1991 and THE GIRL was serialized in the first thirteen issues. The spanish publication was the first to publish my work outside the United States and over the years, they printed a lot of my work, including covers and trade editions of my books MODEL BY DAY and THE GIRL. They also published the first two volumes of GIRL: The Second Coming. They may have continued publishing my books, but in 2005 we had a difference of opinion at the comics salon in Barcelona, and that was the last time I saw or dealt with them. It's a long story that I may write about one day, but not today. I could give my opinions why I think the magazine has tanked, but I'll save that for another day also. But, you can read the publisher's reasoning below. (For those of you fluent in spanish, here's a link to the original text, because the Google translation is a piece of shit.)


Here's a fun game to play: My work helped launch Kiss Comix across Spain and helped with it's success in the states. In the following article, note how many times my name is mentioned. It's great!

The end of the drawn sex

Shut 'Kiss', the dean of the comic magazine erotic in Spain - In his 20 years, published 239 numbers

DIEGO A. MANRIQUE - Madrid - 27/08/2011

Times are bad (business) to the comic. Flourish graphic novel publishers, except that the magazine made ​​in Spain, those monthly conquered a place in the stands after the death of Franco. August has seen the closure by surprise Comix Kiss Comix, the son of the late feverish the Viper, legendary head of Editions La Cupola.
In 20 years, Kiss released 239 albums and abundant numbers. Is dismissed without much fuss, with a brief text of Reuben Lardín: "No drama, eh. Here the party is over but surely there are other on the floor above. The festivities usually end when they leave them, but this time we retired before us, weary. "
José María Berenguer, responsible for the Dome, said humorously that "they" are the figures: "Kiss reported sales of 30,000 copies and had editions in other languages, but now had fallen to 6,000 copies. As we attracted no outside advertising, accounts not come. Some journal, as Eros Comix, cartoons and repeats published but we owe a respect for readers. "
The reasons for the collapse seem obvious: "It is only now there is so much free porn on the Internet, even our journals can be read there, pirate download sites. We made an attempt to stop him shy but that was a puzzle, with shell companies in which country and not servers on another continent. Even lawyers advised us to let it go. "
The effect the Internet has changed the publishing maxim that says "sex sells". In the Dome already suspected: "In the last years of the Viper, the covers have a sexy tone but that was not enough. A mistake? do not know, this is not a business that allows you to commission market research. And they were covers technically superb. "
For Berenguer, the end of Kiss is a personal disappointment: "We bet from number one by a joyful sexuality without guilt, without humiliation for women. In fact, the more enjoyable was receiving letters and emails from readers who encouraged us, who confessed that they used to read with boyfriends or husbands. I'm not saying we were always up to our principles: we bought very strong material such as the Chilean foreign teachers Ferocius, Erich von Gotha English or Argentine Francisco Solano López, who died few days. "
The authors have worse local Berenguer added: "We do not pretend throw us flowers discoverers of talent but it is true that many Spanish cartoonists drew attention by Kiss and then ended up in other media. I think Paco Roca, National Comic Award, or Rubén del Rincón. Kiss offered a platform for narrative experimentation and also we paid. fanzines I always will be more difficult but more professional. It is a tragedy in a country where there has always been a large pool of artists. "
There was no stigma to publish cartoons erotic Berenguer said: "It's for Monica and Bea, who was supposed to be autobiographical adventures had as little vices. But the whole scene knew they were aliases of Jose Antonio Calvo as a draftsman and Santiago Segura as a writer. In fact, they continued working together in the saga Torrente ".
The Dome holds the line graphic novel for adults. For fall, announced the release of Dirty laundry, this collaboration of Robert Crumb and his wife, Aline Kominsky, with input from their daughter, Sophie. Berenguer recommended especially stark translation Paying for it, Chester Brown, Canadian artist explains where his experience with prostitutes, having renounced romantic love.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Girls with Guns-Ricky

The latest in the "Girls with Guns" series.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lettering, old skool

I'm probably still the only artist to do lettering like this. Usually, the lettering isn't part of the artwork and is done seperately to keep the art clean. For me, I sometimes like the lettering to be part of the art. When i visualise the image, sometimes I can't see it without the lettering and it makes sense to combine the two to make one piece. And I actually enjoy doing hand lettering like this. I hand lettered the cover titles to just about all of my books. It's the interior lettering for the dialogue and text that's a major pain.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Girls With Guns-Bella

Second of the GIRLS WITH GUNS series.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Girls With Guns-Tess

First of a new series of pin-ups I'll be selling through ebay.


Monday, July 11, 2011


A commission I did for someone who merely wanted a color piece of Girl in ecstasy. I've basically been drawing girls in this state before I began doing comics, but never in a stand alone piece this size. It was fun.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sincere form of flattery 2

I did this painting after first creating Day the centaur for the third issue of the original FANG series which had a cameo by my girl Jaleira. She travelled to the Fang universe to help the heroine Francesca and Day was her companion. I'd never seen anyone paint a black centaur before-in fact, I've still never even heard anyone drop the notion of a black centaur, so I decided to create one, with dreadlocks. In the Fang issue Jaleira tells Francesca "I call him Day because he's so dark."

About a year ago I found the second piece above and thought "Hmm. Someone did their version of my painting. Interesting." I copied it, but didn't think to share it until now, mainly because I've just finished coloring the black and white erotic story of Jaleira and Day that was printed in Body Heat and inspired my painting. The new color version of the story should be posted to my website soon.

I've done one or two versions of other artist's paintings but this is the first time I've seen another artist's take on one of my pieces, and with CGI. It's certainly...different


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hail to the Chief

The article in the following link seems appropriate.


Friday, April 1, 2011


The piece above is one of a series of commissions I did some years ago of stars from girlie mags. This is of Lindsey Dawn Mackenzie who busted-pun intended-onto the scene while still a teenager in England.

I've done quite a few commissions over the years, lots of portraits and some hardcore stuff, and I was hoping to have them published. But to do that, it looks like I'll have to return to self publishing. I always liked self publishing-it's a lot of work, but I can still do it. A lot of things have changed in the publishing world since my last time and I'll have to find out the best way to go about it. It won't be soon, but I'll look into it.

In the meantime, I'll post some of the many unseen pieces on my new website. So drop by http://kevinjtaylor.com and see what's doin'.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Model by Day review

All these years, and I've never seen this review.

Posted: Sun., Oct. 10, 1993, 11:00pm PT
Fox Night at the Movies Model by Day
((Mon. (11), 8-10 p.m., Fox))
By Roberta Bernstein
A Fox West Pictures presentation of a Lewis B. Chesler/Empath Films Production, in association with Alliance Communications Corp. Exec producers, Lewis B. Chesler, Joseph Loeb III, Matthew Weisman, David M. Perlmutter; producer, Ken Gord; director, Christian Duguay; writers, Loeb, Weisman, based on the comic book by Kevin J. Taylor.
Cast: Famke Janssen, Shannon Tweed, Sean Young, Stephen Shellen, Clark Johnson, Traci Lind, Von Flores, Kim Coates, Nigel Bennett, Louis de Banco.Model by Day" is an above-average, easy on the eyes made-for t.v. movie. While the plot is the usual vacuous tripe, the production's interesting camera work, mood lighting, New Age music and quick edits make it more "Twin Peaks" than "Charlie's Angels." And, unlike many other standard beauty bonanzas, the script has its moments, too.
The comic book-style adventure centers around Lex (Famke Janssen), a successful fashion model who is also a martial arts expert.
When her roommate is attacked and hospitalized, Lex dons a mask and a skimpy crime-fighting outfit and sets out into the night.
After she meets with success and is dubbed the mysterious Lady X, another woman decides to imitate her -- down to that skimpy outfit -- and also fight New York's unruly night crowd.
Unfortunately, the impostor's not opposed to murder.
There are some fresh, even funny, moments, such as when Lex limps around sore after her first big night out as a heroine, and a parody of "Basic Instinct's" no-underwear scene.
Also, while Lex and the police lieutenant on the case (Stephen Shellen) are falling in love, they're seriously out of practice in the art.
But it's the world of modeling -- and its emphasis on beauty and shape -- that's the star of the show.
There are plenty of models in lingerie, close-ups of breasts and butts, and a constant parade of designer fashions.
Fox, at least, gets credit for trying.
Camera, David Franco; editor, Patrick Lussier; production manager, Dennis Chapman; production designers, Linda Del Rosario, Carmi Gallo; co-production designer/set decorator, Richard Paris; costume designer, Eva Gord; fashion coordinator, Rommie David, Dovie Mamikunian; key makeup, MarySue Heron; hairstylist, Lucy Orton; stunt coordinator, Steven Lucescu.

Besides "vacuous tripe" that's not a bad review. Now I have to find a copy on dvd and have a Model By day screening.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

JILL-Po Godzinach

So far, my works have been printed in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Swiss (in Penthouse Comics, without permission and which I don't think I was ever paid for) and of course english. Now, it seems the Polish have taken a liking to Jill-Part Time Lover. And why wouldn't they?

So, if you can find a copy, you might learn a little polish pillow talk-or shouts, groans and grunts-to impress your partner during your next bed wrestling encounter.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Everyone Likes Head...Don't They..?

Beginning a series of pieces to be auctioned on Ebay, unless someone picks them up before they're listed.

Interested parties can send me a comment about viewing other pieces and a chance to see future pieces to get first dibs before i post them on Ebay. and you can also write regarding commission requests.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

3 versions, 1 page by Kevin J. Taylor

The pencil, ink and painted versions of page 11 of GIRL: Th Second Coming, Volume 4. The inked version was for Sizzle magazine. The book is full of effects I've never painted before-on this page it's the middle tier of Jaleira walking through the waterfall.