Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Bigley Vanishes! Scary Unexplained Pic! Unexplained Pants!

Here is a very odd picture of me, taken by my dad in 1972 or so, at an animal park in New Jersey. Scary enough, huh? But, here I am at the petting zoo area, reaching down to pet some passing llama, chicken,  or such, and I seem to be vanishing into thin air!

Now, these were the days of camera film, and self-winding advancement for your film that could create a "double exposure" effect, but my dad would have to have been taking a previous picture of the same ground I was standing on in the pic before to get this effect!

Errie!  And those pants are also kinda frightening..

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Peter Anthony Holder and the STUPH FILES!

Be sure to visit the pop culture-centric podcasts of Peter Anthony Holder! Interviews with celebrities from comics, film, TV, comedy, plus interesting news and tidbits to enlighten, entertain, and invigorate you!

Click the pic to check out the STUPH FILES!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Batman! In Color!

Yep. A 1976 oil painting of a pin-headed Batman. My dad was great for trying to introduce me to new art tools, and here he sat with me to show me some oil painting tips and tricks. None of them are evident here, but I tried briefly to work some color magic. I would later, around 9th grade, get back heavily into color work, using oils, tempera, and watercolors...

But, as a 6th grader? Not so much.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Hulk! The Horror!

Yow. My 1976 drawing of the ever-incredible Hulk! Inspired by the "how to draw the Hulk" page in the first Marvel Fun Book (predates HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY by two years!), here is my take on ol' Greenskin himself!

Beyond ugly!

Happy Days! Sit On It!

Another 1976 attempt to depict the wonderful HAPPY DAYS cast, during the height of Fonzie-mania.


Poor Donnie Most. What's he got in his hand?!

Poor motorcycle. Poor perspective.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Missive from Marvel's Mooney!

The late "Gentleman" Jim Mooney sent me this letter in the 90s, after I inquired about some art he had for sale.

Jim's family and mine got to know each other at a fantastic 1994 Florida convention we both attended as guests. Jim and his wife fell in love with our then-infant son, and my wife and I were taken with the wonderful Mooneys. I soon saw how Jim earned his Marvel "Gentleman" nickname.

I still miss Jim, as both a friend and a terrific artist. He had long stints on such comics as SUPERGIRL, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, SUPERMAN,  MARVEL TEAM-UP, and so many more...

Monday, October 12, 2009

More "Comic Action" Spider-Man Goodness!

Another 1976 drawing based on the incredibly hideous Mego "Comic Action" Spider-Man figure.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Jim "Doodle" Lyle Spider-Man! Bigley Inks!

This is comics artist Jim "Doodle" Lyle. A great penciler and inker.

Below is a pencil piece Jim did of Spider-man battling the high-flying Vulture! My inked version is on the right.

Enjoy! Be sure to visit Jim's fabulous site here!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fantastic Four! The Way It Began?!

My 1976 attempt to re-create the much re-created cover to FANTASTIC FOUR number 1.