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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mile High Comics Thunder Monkey #1 Exclusive Variant cover to feed homeless in Denver

I am offering up Thunder Monkey #1 to feed the homeless in Denver. In collaboration with Bob Conway and the owner of Mile High, Chuck, there is available an exclusive Mile High variant cover with all proceeds going directly to feed people in need. If you missed the kickstarter, here's your chance to get a copy of the book. And if you helped fund the kickstarter, you get an extra thanks for making this charity possible.

Why help the homeless?  I believe that we should take care of our sick and needy.  Mental illness is a big part of it, and until we can better understand how to better help our sick, this is one thing we can do.  I don't think I'd last one night sleeping on a sidewalk in the Colorado winter.  I certainly wouldn't choose to sleep there.
http://www.milehighcomics.com/newsletter/120516email.html

Wonder Woman VS Magneto





Words by Jim McCloskey.  Pencils, inks, colors and lettering by Lee Oaks. 

I'm sort of obsessed with matching up DC characters with their Marvel equivalents.  The big two have copied each other since the beginning.  I really wanted there to be another crossover.  I remember the really ugly Almagam crossover in the 90's that was unsatisfying.  I recently learned that they did a JLA/ Avengers crossover in the 2000's.  I am trying to get a copy of it to read.
I started imagining a story where Wonder Woman would fall head over heals for Thor.  Also would love to see Batman and Spiderman face each other's respective rogues gallery.   I think a crossover would be great as a charity event.  Both companies have similar multiverse concepts going currently with multiple versions of earth.  It wouldn't be hard to have DC's Earth 1 and Marvel's Earth 616 cross paths.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Thunder Monkey The Young Years #1 is available!












Thunder Monkey The Young Years #1 is available as a digital PDF by simply sending me $4 via Paypal to summercityusa@yahoo.com
Or you can order a physical copy of the 24 page book at my square store:
https://squareup.com/store/lee-oaks

Thursday, June 23, 2016

CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM - GRAPHIC NOVEL EXHIBIT: DEADLY SKIES

The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa has an incredible larger than life comic book exhibit featuring my art.  It's larger than anything I've ever seen in San Diego, Angoulême or even the museums in Brussels.  Personally I think it merits recognition in the sequential art community.  You can see footage of the exhibit at the link here:  http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-reviews/war-museums-deadly-skies-exhibit-a-mix-of-sentiment-thrill-and-tragic-horror







Monday, May 30, 2016

THUNDER MONKEY is live on Kickstarter!

THUNDER MONKEY is live on Kickstarter!:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1629292990/thunder-monkey

What I need you to do is SHARE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF IT!  Every click, every like, every share, and every pledge help.

 Thanks!



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Avengers Pencils by Lee Oaks inks by Kevin Nowlan Black Panther Vision Wasp Thor Captain America Hawkeye Iron Man Giant Man Quicksilver - Civil War movie roster


Avengers - Pencils by Lee Oaks inks by Kevin Nowlan.  Black Panther, Vision, Wasp in their evergreen versions.  Civil War movie roster plus or minus a few.  Kevin's masterful inks show my weak spots.  I'm honored that he didn't throw the whole thing out and redraw it.  His talent is undeniable, such a thrill to see his inks on my work.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Work for Canadian WW1 Museum








I recently picked up inking digitally.  It enables me to produce lines that remind me of Andre Juillard and Floch.  I thought this project would be perfect for a clear line European style.  Time was limited so I budgeted 2 hours per page for rough pencils, and did the perspective during the inking stage.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Legion of Superheroes and Wonder Woman vs Aquaman

   





With the Woman Woman movie starring Gal Gadot being announced here are some pages of the Legion of Superheroes and Wonder Woman vs a possessed Aquaman.  Artwork by Lee Oaks.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Damien Wayne and his new pet Goliath DC Comics Robin son of Batman

Damien Wayne and his new pet Goliath. 
DC Comics Robin son of Batman

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SpiderGwen Marvel Comics





SpiderGwen, SpiderGwen,
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies
Look Out!
Here comes the SpiderGwen.

Is she strong?
Listen bud, She's got radioactive blood.
Can she swing from a thread
Take a look overhead
Hey, there
There goes the SpiderGwen!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The ROCKETEER created by Dave Stevens pencils by Lee Oaks



The ROCKETEER created by Dave Stevens pencils by Lee Oaks.  Who doesn't love the Rocketeer?  I almost met Dave Stevens one year at San Diego Comic Con, but he was away from his booth when I was there.  I couldn't know that was my one and only chance to meet him before he died.  But his incredible character lives on.  I really wanted to draw the Rocketeer and a couple years before IDW reprinted the Deluxe Edition and new material, I asked Mike Baron what had become of the rights to the character.  I envisioned putting together a sort of pitch to propose to publishers.  Unfortunately, when I tried to draw the Rocketeer, it wasn't on par with Stevens.  Like many artists, I felt inadequate compared to him.  For that reason and the other project deadlines I had at the time, I didn't pursue it.  For me it is one of the top dream projects I can imagine.  Among comic professionals Dave Stevens is a legend, he's kind of a Jimi Hendrix of comics. I regret not having met him in person, but glad IDW is publishing new stories with the Rocketeer.

Monday, April 20, 2015







Female Thor vs Odinson, Marvel Comics.  Script by Jason Aaron.