Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
That first image is a real gem! Click to enlarge! Read and see more about the SUPER DC CON booklet here!
Ah, ya gotta love eBay and the people who sell on it. Dig this FANTASTIC FOUR sketchcard I created, featuring Reed Richards. Some lucky soul found this in his FF trading card packs, and, of course, sticks it right onto eBay, advertised as "REX Reed."
And he wonders why there are no bids, I'm sure.
The DC Comics WONDER WOMAN '76 stamp set, with custom art by Dick Giordano, Curt Swan, and other artistic greats of the day! Click to enlarge!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Check out this link for some great re-mastered comic book covers from the past, such as my "animated" take on the cover to DC Comics' JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1! Lots of great images at this very cool site!
Lots of re-drawn art here (is that Neal Adams on Spidey vs the Surfer?), including Ben Grimm smoking away on a choice "cee-gar" (let's see THAT today)! I imagine most art was re-worked to fit the stamp sizes, as each set had to include 10 stamps framed within a fixed frame size... Very nice work! Click to enlarge!
Seen at Target last week (no, not Wal Mart)! This happy shopper is tooling around with a fully assembled Christmas tree in cart (price tag firmly affixed), ready to buy, only days before the big day! All while pursued by an elderly gentleman in a "mart cart!" Click to enlarge!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Done by me as a cover for my own 30-page comic based on 60s Hulk TALES TO ASTONISH tales (as recorded from the afternoon MARVEL SUPERHEROES cartoon reruns). Not bad for a 14-year old using ink and watercolors. I was inspired by the painted covers of the 70s RAMPAGING HULK magazines, with paintings by Ken Barr, Earl Norem, and Bob Larkin. Click to enlarge.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
In one of the oddest (and earliest) examples of Marvel Comics cross-promotions, here is a 1970 PRO! souvenir magazine program book, featuring the Marvel Superheroes doubling for then-famous football stars! Click to enlarge!
It's also interesting to note that this is a rare art job of the
era NOT done by John Romita Sr.! Instead, Big John Buscema stepped in (helped by wordsmith Stan Lee), to superbly handle the spot illo chores on this custom job!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Once more with the 1976 high-quality Superhero stamp sets! Here is the IRON MAN set, complete with folder (front and back), as well as a really nice gold foil stamp! Click to enlarge, and see recent posts for more superhero stamp madness!
I liked that above right Iron Man image so much, I created my own custom Mego card with it!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Below is the 1973 comic book ad for a number of iron-on designs. Note the fabulous Steve Ditko-drawn SPIDER-MAN image, as well as a great Kirby Captain America, and a Herb Trimpe custom HULK job.
BONUS! Below: me in 1973, with my own SPIDEY iron-on! Gotta love those
BOMUS BONUS! Look below for another young fan in the psychedelic shirt, meeting the main man himself!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Some more cool Monkees images, including a 1967 poster shot, and the guys rehearsing for the 1969 33 1/3 REVOLUTIONS PER MONKEE TV special...Click to enlarge!
Spotted in a Weddington, NC neighborhood. This appears to be a dirt mound some kids have drawn a face on, NOT any unearthly being. Not the second face on the right of the hill.