Monday, May 26, 2014

My new bio for ECOF and more!

This is me surrounded by my work and work that inspires me. I've also included my bio and my new CAVE GIRL POSTER!

I hope you guys will subscribe today to follow the Cave Girl and more ERB classic comics AND to enter the Cave Girl T-SHIRT RAFFLE!

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Celebrating Memorial Day with an exclusive retro-styled poster for this week’s Cave Girl comic strip! Will YOU join the Cave Girl and be a HERO?!?
For a Limited Time, subscribe this week and be one of 3 lucky winners who WIN THIS EXCLUSIVE ART ON A T-SHIRT! 

To enter, forward your e-mail receipt from ERB Inc Comics to:
Join the adventures at Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.™! Only $1.99 per month for ALL weekly series comic strips! 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Diana Leto Sketchbook: THE APARTMENT with Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon & BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Kelly MacDonald as Margaret Schroeder

Recently watched the movie THE APARTMENT and was charmed by it's story and style. I did this sketch and india ink washed inspired by the amazing performances from Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon. I love seeing people with such character in films! 

 Also, Just started watching Boardwalk Empire and did a quick sketch of Margaret Schroeder here. Kelly MacDonald has such a wonderful look to her and she's a brilliant actress. 
Enjoy all!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

THE CAVE GIRL, Episode #23: The Hero Rises!

Artists are often suspected of drawing their own image into their characters.
In this case, I admit using my own childhood photos as a model for the young CAVE GIRL Nadara.

Looking forward to diving in more to Nadara's past in next weeks episode entitled: THE MYSTERY OF THE CAVE GIRL!
Hope you will all join us at EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS INC.™!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Thought I would share pics of this past weekend where I was hosting a drawing workshop at Kids ComiCon in the Bronx, NY. KIDS COMIC CON! 

I had a great time creating comics with the kids! 

There were some amazing young artists there!

 Here's a pic of me with my comic book artist team at KIDS COMIC CON! 
I was hosting a drawing workshop about creating comics in the Bronx, NY. These 3 girls where too cool and super excited about helping out! Thank you future artists!

Noel MacNeal with his fantastic drawings for THE HALLOWEEN LEGION comic! 

Showing some of my work, thanks to Lyntha The for the photo!
Here's Denny Daniel and I at his Museum of Interesting Things!  His antiques and inventions are so much fun and educational!

Little Spiderman here (though I'm so sorry I didn't get a full pic with him!) Did the coolest ending to THE HALLOWEEN LEGION™ STORY! I love the AUTUMN WINS illustration, too cool! The Halloween Legion™ Diana Leto and Martin Powell.
These girls had some amazing imaginations and great illustrations for the ending to this My Little Pony comic! Too much fun!

The amazing, engaging, and incredible Alexander Simmons shown with his amazing works! Thanks Alex for putting together KCC and for always being so inspiring! 
Kids Comic Con fun with Paul Castiglia and an Edison cylinder from the sublime collection of Denny Daniel's Museum of Interesting Things!
Some more fun pics of the kid's artwork and just fun comic times!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Good Girl / Bad Girl Art sketchbook study

I feel that it's important to exercise my painting skills every now and then with a fun and quick sketchbook entry. Getting away from the computer and working with traditional painting materials is something I enjoy doing in my spare time.

This week my exploration focused on Good Girl/Bad Girl pin up art. I used classic photography of Veronica Lake and Betty Page as reference. I painted in duotone colors to help emphasis the good girl/bad girl personality.

After doing a few Veronica Lakes and Betty Page studies, I experimented with some Japanese Sumi-E painting sketch paper. I still am getting used to its organic texture but after a few test runs I created these two mermaid pin-ups. I'm somewhat happy with the results but I will want to explore this more.

Friday, May 2, 2014


Here's a sneak peak of my in-progress artwork for the ONE TRIBE Benefit Anthology.
It's a Halloween Legion™  Fable entitled "AUTUMN vs. THE RAT GIANT!"
Enjoy all, I'll bring some more sneak peaks to KIDS COMIC CON!

Illustrated by myself and written by Martin Powell.
The Halloween Legion™ Diana Leto and Martin Powell.