Saturday, January 30, 2010

1976 SUPERMAN vs SPIDER-MAN Art by Albert Bigley! DC! Marvel!?

My attempt (age 11) at re-creating the incredible cover art (by Ross Andru, Dick Giordano, and Neal Adams) of the ground-breaking 1976 oversized spectacular that was SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! How'd I do?
Click to enlarge.

Friday, January 29, 2010

1974 Albert Bigley CAPTAIN AMERICA Cover Art! Banshee Attacks!

Once again, as part of my young mania to re-create covers of the day that captured my imagination, here is my attempt, at age 9, to simulate the fantastic cover (by Gil Kane) to CAPTAIN AMERICA 172!
Looks like I had no time for backgrounds. The Falcon image alone is worth a look. Click to enlarge!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Flintstones! Meet The Flintstones...Sorta. Albert Bigley 1974 Art!

Just so you don't  think all I ever drew as a lad were the mighty superheroes, here is a huge (around 11 by 17) poster I drew (in ink!) of Hanna/Barbera's cartoon star, good ol' Fred Flintstone. I used to devour the afternoon 70s reruns of the show, so...
Sigh. I guess those vignettes depict Freddie bowling, as a superhero, at the famed "Buffalo Convention (I think I meant "Water Buffalo lodge")," and in drag as somebody named "Mrs. Rockhead!?" Click to enlarge.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Superman vs The Flash! Albert Bigley 1976 Art! DC Comics!?

I loved the fast-motion art of comics legend Carmine Infantino, and here is my attempt (at age 11) to re-create those fabulous drawings. here we see Superman zooming in for a frantic confrontation with the Flash! Sure, "Super-man" looks more like Bizzarro, but what do ya want?  Also note the fickle crowds in the background! Click to enlarge!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

1973 Albert Bigley Spider-Man vs the Green Goblin Art! ZIPPP!!

Here is a wonderful and large illustration of the ever-amazing Spider-Man "zippp-ing" it to his arch foe, the nefarious Green Goblin! Drawn by me in the 3rd grade, and still in my "midget Spidey" mode, what's not to love? Gotta admire Spidey's pumpkin head, and Gobby's lovable mug!

Like most artists of that tender age, I was far more obsessed with details, like the costuming, than the overall composition, or things like anatomy. LOVE Goblin's initials on his bag o' tricks! That's not something you'd wanna lose. Click to enlarge!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Al Bigley STAR TREK Art! Spock! Kirk! Shatner!

Right offa eBay, here is a 90s STAR TREK commission I did for a fan! Not TOO bad for a quick sketch of the ol' Shat (and his trusty hairpiece) and Leonard Nimoy! Click to enlarge and engage!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

More Al Bigley KIRBY-VISION! Fantastic Four by Jack Kirby!

Click here to go to the fabulous KIRBY-VISION website, where various artists re-imagine the work of famed comics artist Jack "King" Kirby! You'll see my own take on Jack's pencils below, for a 1976 FANTASTIC FOUR oversized Treasury Edition from Marvel! Click to enlarge!

The Monkees and the 1966 DC Comics Connection? Davy Jones!

It's rare when I can bring together two of my interests, but check this one out! A possible link between Silver Age DC Comics and the Monkees? Davy Jones a Gil Kane fan? Strange but possibly true? YOU be the judge! Who needs Oliver Stone? Click to enlarge and decide!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

1974 "How to Draw Robin!" The Albert Bigley Way! Try It!

As a kid, I loved any "how to draw" features. Be it in comics, comic strips, drawing instructional books, etc...Here is my attempt to instruct other eager 4th graders on the delicate and intricate matter of drawing Batman's partner in crime-fighting, Robin. You can do it! Click to enlarge.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Batman Picks His Seat! 1973 Albert Bigley Art! DC Comics!?

Wow. This is one oddball drawing by me, age 8. I think the Mego Batman action figure served as inspiration, but what is Bats doing with his right hand, exactly? And why didn't I like the tiny Robin illo, in the background? What's with the "Pow" graphic, and the small Batman poster image floating in mid-air? The questions for the new decade. Click to enlarge.

Friday, January 15, 2010

1975 Albert Bigley BATMAN Art! Violent! Bronze Age! DC Comics! Zoopp!!

Here is a particularly violent BATMAN image I drew around 1975, at age 10. Batman stops a common thug at an airport, a common theme in those days of "skyjackings." Come to think of it, a very topical theme today, as well.

I think I used an Ernie Chan-drawn panel for my "inspiration" here! Click to enlarge!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Albert Bigley vs Jack Kirby! YOU Be The Judge! Marvel! Hulk! Love!

Not long ago, I posted my 1979 HULK drawing (below right), detailing how I used to draw my own versions of Silver Age Marvel Comics (based on audio recordings of reruns of the 1966 MARVEL SUPERHEROES cartoons at the time). The actual Marvel cover below left (a reprint cover by Sal Buscema) is kinda what I was going for in my own little watercolored masterpiece below.

But why stop there? Below left is a page from the actual 60's HULK saga, drawn by Jack "King" Kirby himself! To the right is my own version of that segment, pencilled by listening only to audio of the tale (to prep me for the Stan Lee "Marvel Method" of storytelling). Hey, I was 14, ok? Click to enlarge all, if you dare!