Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jesus Christ! Original 1976 Albert Bigley Easter Art!

That's right! Here is a 1976 Easter card, drawn by me, at age 11. Man does not live by Batman alone, folks! Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

ISIS! Original 1976 Albert Bigley Art! Shazam Cover Art! DC Comics?!

Here we go again with another original drawing from my past! This is the cover (sorta) to SHAZAM! #25, but I re-configured it (at age 11) to become an indelible ISIS cover! The Saturday-morning super-heroine had JUST gotten her own magazine from DC Comics, and I supposed it woulda been more effective to have her make her dramatic debut with THIS cover image! Did it work? YOU be the judge! BONUS: The original comic art (by Kurt Schaffenberger) for the cover in the spotlight! Click images to enlarge!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Monkees! Drawn by--Jack Kirby?! True! Who Says a Comic Has to Be Good? Not BRAND ECHH!

What?! The same comic artist who breathed life into Captain America, Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men and Thor, once drew the pop superstars, the Monkees? True! Dig this pandemonium-producing panel from Marvel's humor mag NOT BRAND ECHH # 3, from the swingin' summer of '67! Not only do the Monkees appear to be touring Thor's Asgardian home, but so do many other luminaries of the era! Bobby Kennedy! Muhammad Ali! Bob Dylan! How many more can YOU name, old timer? A rare glimpse at the "King's" humorous caricature abilities! Click each to enlarge, and remember: Irving Forbush lives!

Friday, April 1, 2011

The X-MEN?! 1980 Albert Bigley Original Comic Art! Wolverine! Cyclops! Marvel?!

Another blast from my art-ridden past! Here is my version of not only the "original" X-Men, but also the (then) new team! Achieved by (what else?) taping two standard drawing sheets together side-by-side, this extra big illustration is jam-packed with such Marvel Comics favorites as the Beast, Cyclops, Angel, Wolverine, Iceman, Storm, and Nightcrawler! You even get TWO great shots of the ever-sexy Professor X! Drawn by me in 1980 (age 15), I was inspired by the super-hot ('cause they were so good) Chris Claremont/John Byrne X-MEN comics, then gaining major attention due to the quality of the book. I was still struggling with anatomy, composition, and inking (all inked by Flair pens bought from the local Eckerd drug store), to the extent that this now looks sorta like a precursor of the over-cooked "Image style" to come in ten years time! Glad I learned that "less is more!" Click to enlarge!