Friday, February 25, 2011

Art by Jorge Zaffino

The late Jorge Zaffino drew this page but I don't remember the book. It was for Marvel though. It's a great, dark and moody page. I found a place on the web with dozens of Zaffino scans! Click HERE to see the Picasa gallery!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dwayne McDuffie

Dwayne died earlier this week and I wish I knew him better. I first met him when he worked in Editorial at Marvel. He did not stay there very long, but I worked with him when he wrote XO Manowar for Acclaim Comics. He wrote so many books and I admired his great talent. I went to the ReggiesWorld launch party at Golden Apple Comics last night. I heard Reg Hudlin and Denys Cowan remember him and how he was taken away too soon. He was a good guy and I wish I knew him better.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Art by Floro Dery

In my early days at Marvel, I had a chance to do some lettering in the Bullpen. I got the opportunity to letter 2 Spider-Man sunday Strips! The regular letterer went on vacation and gave me copies of some earlier Sunday strips. I think I've posted the original Sundays a few years ago, but here is some Spidey art from the artist at the time, Floro Dery!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Art by Garcia-Lopez

This is some Promo art drawn for the second Batman film starring Michael Keaton. It's drawn by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and I think he got the likeness right! I have a bunch more Lopez art I will post in the future!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Art by Alan Davis

These pencils are by Alan Davis! I used to hang around the office that edited 'Excalibur' and I'd get excited when his pencils would come in. He did some his best work on the book! He did even better work on the 'ClanDestine' book from Marvel but I don't have any copies from that stuff.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Does Color Help?

I did the drawing on the left but someone else did the color! I knew that the colorist would work his/her magic but I am wondering why are the windows tinted? The detail inside the taxicab is lost!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Inks by Terry Austin

I'm showing an example of inking! Two different pencillers but one common inker, Terry Austin. When I was just starting out as a penciller I wanted Terry to ink me. He has a powerful style!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Art by Dan Barry

I worked for Valiant Comics in 1990. The top guy, Jim Shooter started publishing books based on Nintendo characters and brought in some establish pros to work on them. That's how I got to meet Dan Barry! He drew a book based on the "Punch out" video game, and we all got to meet him. He brought copies of the daily newspaper strip he worked on, Flash Gordon!

They don't draw strips like this anymore.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Art by John Severin

John Severin is an awesome artist with a long history in comics. When he returned to Marvel in the late 80s, he didn't do a lot of Superhero books. He did a 'Rawhide Kid' issue, a book called 'Semper Fi' and an issue of 'The Nam'.
The art below is from 'The Nam'! The copies show the detail that was lost in the printed comic.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Are you following this?

It's been a slow month for blogging, but I am starting up again in a big way! For those who are new to this blog, let me give you some background.
I'm Don. I am now an Illustrator on the West Coast but in a previous life I worked as an inker in NYC. I had a chance to know some great people and I worked over some wonderful pencils! I was such a fan, I made copies of all the stuff that excited me. I thought that I could be cool to share the stuff I've saved with every one who follows my blog!
Everyone in the world can check it out, but YOU guys can see it first. Starting tomorrow, I will post scans of some art from the 90's and I'll add some commentary. Your comments are welcome as well!
Are you following this?

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Advertising Art

When i t comes to Advertising Art, I like to keep things simple. This frame is all about selling beer!