Friday, February 22, 2013

Adam West Batman

I was asked if I'd ever drawn an Adam West Batman, said "no", and went about fixing that:

Loads of drawings later: Batman '66 #9
And here are the originals for chapters 9 & 12, for sale.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Meskin Wrangles an Eisner!


This week the Will Eisner Awards judges selected Mort Meskin for automatic induction into the Eisner Hall of Fame.  A handful of folks have worked to keep Mort's work from vanishing into the past, chief among them Jerry Robinson, Dylan Williams, Steven Brower and Ger Apeldoorn (who almost single-handedly filled the internet with Meskin content), nice that it's paid off.  Also, mad props go to Fantagraphics for publishing Steven's terrific Meskin books.  Go buy them, and then let's lobby the hell out of DC to print Vigilante and Johnny Quick collections.  It's the year of Mort!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Once, giants walked the earth.


Jack Kirby,  inks by Bill Everett.  Thor #175, April 1970.

A giant, anyway.  19 years ago today, Jack Kirby shuffled off the coil.  It was six days after my mother died, and capped a monumentally lousy week.  
I knew my mom way better, but I did meet the man once.  Anyone that's ever had more than one Kirby conversation with me is tired of hearing me mention it again, but I shook Jack's hand when I was 12.  Tons of times.  In fact, I spent two solid days finding crap for him to sign and then going and waiting in his line again. There were other things afoot at the convention that weekend, but I was on a mission.  Jesus, Kirby was in the room! JACK KIRBY.
Anyway, that happened.  People live, people die.  Young and old, some you know, some you don't, really.  A couple of them had massive impact on my life and how I've lived it, and they died in the same week.  And that was a hell of a thing.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Mort Meskin: Vigilante from Action #98

From July 1946, it's Vig and Stuff, thugs, gunplay, and the "Treasure of the Ancients!"
 










Vigilante © DC


Hello Kitty by Valerie & Me

Valerie wanted to make a HK comic, we got started yesterday.  Scribbles by me (mostly), Colors by V.



Unfair pages

I was straightening up a bit yesterday and came across the Unfair artwork.  Pages five and six are markedly different from the color versions, loads of black was added in the colors.


No opossums were harmed in the drawing of these pages.