Original classic Wolverine #145 Marvel comic cover. It was originally selected by a student in a prior year, but he never really did anything with it. I tried my hand at it a year later.

Wolverine is copyright and trademarked by Marvel Comics.

My stippling of the cover in pen in ink. I elected to leave out the writing other than the Wolverine logo lettering at the top.

A few years ago I stumbled onto using markers to create pointillism artwork. Originally the project was purely an exercise in stippling with pen and ink. One fateful day I had a student ask if they could do a logo or cartoon character and because of the simplicity of the source material I insisted they use color and crayola markers. It turned out way better than I even thought possible and since that time I have had most of my students switch over to that process. I also had to invest in more marker colors. Most of this piece was done with standard markers, but I believe the background was done with Blick Design markers, which were pretty inexpensive for design markers, but still on the pricey side if you need a lot of them. I generally pick and choose which students can use them based on their work ethic and potential. I also recommend a set of gray scale design markers and Crayola's Multicultural marker set for skin tones. 

All work on this project example was done by Scotty Wilhelm 2018

Original sketch by J. Scott Campbell, I am not sure who did this particular color version of it.

My black stippling only, Step One from 2023.

Spider-Man & the Moon only Step Two from 2023

Backgrounds added in 2024. I also found a need to redo/go over the black stippling on the outside to make the figure stand out from the page.

Student Examples

Abigail Dominguez-Naruto

2018-2019 school year

Naruto (ナルト) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto

Miguel Rodriguez - 


2018-2019 school year

Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko.  Spider-Man is a copyright/trademarked character owned by Marvel Comics

Ricardo Ortega - Drake

2018-2019 school year

The original source image was a cover of Fader #100 and is assumed to belong to the magazine. The Fader (stylized as FADER) is a magazine based out of New York City launched in 1999 by Rob Stone and Jon Cohen, covering music, style and culture. 

Samantha Lively - Godzilla

2018-2019 school year

Jared Wolf - Courage the Cowardly Dog

2018-2019 school year

Courage the Cowardly Dog was created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network  

Shania Haris - Boondocks

2018-2019 school year

The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder .