Friday, December 21, 2012

Spider-Man Unmasked?! 1976 Albert Bigley Comic Art?! Marvel?!

Look at what my vast team of researchers has just unearthed! Here's another one of my meticulous comic cover re-creations, drawn by me at age 11, in 1976! My love for the fabulous artwork of John Romita, Sr. was, even then, firmly entrenched in my heart and mind, and you can sure see that in this drawing! Using the cover to this Spider-Man reprint as my guide, I just had to imitate the way JRSR drew Spidey, Peter Parker, his pals, and even their snazzy (tho very dated by '76) clothing! Romita excelled not only with high-flying superhero action, but in drawing "real people," folds, locales, and backgrounds! Everything drawn by him seemed wonderfully perfect! Click to below to enlarge!

Note how often I erased and re-drew Spidey's "sad" eyes, and the clothing
on the characters! I also couldn't resist changing (gasp) Stan Lee's snazzy
cover dialog! I also recall hating drawing on graph paper!
But, when that was all ya had...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

FANTASTIC FOUR?! 1976 Albert Bigley Art! Human Torch! Marvel Comics?!

Presenting yet another attempt, by me, to drawn the ever-fabulous Fantastic Four! Sure, this ain't bad for an 11-year old in 1976, but how wobbly can ya get? Where is the Thing's thumb? To what is Mr. Fantastic anchored? What's the deal with the Human Torch's sqishy hands? And--is that the Invisible Girl or the Invisible Man?! Sheesh! Click to enlarge!

I was going for a 3-D feeling of depth here, hence the quartet stepping out of (and overlapping) their "frame..."