Monday, September 28, 2009

Green Goblin Goof!

From 1976, here is my attempt to create some sort of poster or file of Spider-Man's "most fiendish foes!" The art is based on a Ross Andru-drawn issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, and is evidence of how darn smart I thought I was, by running the finished drawing through my (manual) typewriter for the added text! Remember, this was way before computers and desktop publishing, so this was about as high-tech as it got then!

This was also produced years before the ubiquitous "handbooks" of the comics characters, too...

I'm sure I was inspired by the early 60s pin-up profile pages of the various villains, as illustrated by Steve Ditko...See first image...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fantastic Four Unpublished Epic Tale!

Yep. My own Fantastic Four mini-epic from 1976. Not only drawn by me, but written, and typed, too!

Done, of course, on a manual typewriter. And on notebook paper. Heh.

"Vasinity?" Oh, the days before spellcheck...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Neal Adams Superman!

As seen earlier, I went thru a period of experimenting with cut colored paper and construction paper. Here is my attempt to re-create the 1977 Neal Adams cover to SUPERMAN 308. I cut out each separate piece, according to color, then assembled and overlayed them onto a background. As you can see, some pieces didn't quite jibe with others....Superman is supposed to be trapped INSIDE that force field...Heh.

"As I kill the Earth?!"

My Neal Adams Batman!

Ah, my own 1976 interpretation of the BATMAN 251 cover, originally done by Neal Adams. I was still trying to use crowquill pens, with a lovely marker coloring flourish. Strange to see my fleeting attempt at underlighting on the Joker's face...Must have been too difficult...