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Newsstands in the 70’s as art school

October 8, 2010

For me, the 60’s was an introduction to illustration and solidifying a foundation for drawing. I was at the perfect age to get swept up in the pop culture of the time. Bat-mania, Bond-mania, hot rods, surfers, creature features, the british invasion and California’s musical response to it. I was part of that baby-boomer bunch that assimilated all media (that was available at the time) and processed it by thinking that everyone should be able to contribute to it.

Remembrances of Comic Artists Past

December 29, 2009

As some of you may know, the comic artist George Tuska passed away recently. It got me to thinking that, as an older comic reader alive during the silver/bronze ages, an entire generation (or two) of artists are reaching their final deadlines.

COMICS AND THE UNCOMFORTABLE FIT WITH ART

December 24, 2008

Comics as an entertainment medium depends on art. Otherwise they’re prose Pulp Adventures; perhaps at best SF or Action serials. So, regardless what writers will tell you (and there are some great writers) it will always come down to the sequential art. Here’s where the problems with comics lies. Artists are then divided into who […]

SWIPING OR NOT: When Famous People Land In Comics

May 3, 2008

Folks like Rich Johnson over at CBR’s Lying in the Gutters take delight in pointing out when comics artists swipe (or ape) another artists or a photograph’s image. Sometimes it’s pretty funny, as in the constant ribbing of Greg Land. However, sometimes it’s fairly scarry, (and this is not Rich’s fault) as when it looks […]