Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Monkees, by Raymond


Raymond drew this months ago- I'm sure I posted it somewhere, but I can't find it on the blog, so here it is.  In 1969 I saw my first rock show (I was super-young, really!) and it was the immediately post-Tork Monkees.  My first fan letter to a famous person was to Davy Jones, and I got a lost forever signed 8x10 in the mail.  So of course I've shared my childhood enthusiasm with my kids, who are always down with some accessible pop.
Mr. Jones is the maraca wielding tiny person in the background above, and despite his lack of prominence, my almost 9 year-old boy cried tonight when I let him know that Davy had died.  And Valerie sang along with I Wanna Be Free, to cheer him.  

Then she danced like a maniac to Valleri.  Rock on, Mr. Jones.  My kids love you.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Postcard to Toth

A copy of a card I sent to Alex Toth a decade or so ago.  I still like the drawing, and that doesn't happen often. 



  The American Spirit © Jarrell & Sumner

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jack Kirby & John Severin: Find Fury or Die!













A reprint of Severin's triumphant return to Marvel in the 60s, working over Kirby layouts.  I'm sure I could have found a more fitting, all-Severin tribute to post, but this was handy. And BADASS.  

John Severin, 1921-2012.