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New Art as of December 30th, 2012.
Last update of the year. Amazing last few months. Lots of transition in my collection.
Alex - Goldenage cover superstar interior panel page from Jon Juan by
Toby press 1950.
Woodring, James - nice, large oil "Manhog Celebrates". Features Manhog, Frank and Pupshaw.
Serpieri, Paolo -
Morbus Gravis I page from the
first Druuna storyline.
Paul - Splash from
100%. Same chapter as my other 6 pages.
Dino - Ivanhoe page. Cool watercolor
on back and when
held to the light - Eureka.
- page 328 from
L'Autoroute du Soliel.
I love the
movement on this page.
Sean - Cover to Punk Rock Jesus #6 plus full size prelim.
3 other pages by Sean, 1,
Greg - Swamp Thing #16
cover. Amazing painter.
Alexander, Jason Shawn -
painted splash to Damn Nation.
Nizzoli, Marco - Night
Ledge and Eggs
Dragonlady Commissions -
and Matt Kindt.
Guarnido, JuanJo -
sketch and dedication
by the creator of Blacksad.
Tocchini, Greg -
Cover to the Last Days of American Crime #2. A very special and
heartfelt gift from a friend.
Dave - pages 5 and 26
from Batman: Death by
Toshi - met
him at the NYC con. First
translated into English back in
the day. La Blue Girl
#1 page 23,
page 42, #3 page
36, La Blue Girl
Evil #2 page 53, 58
and a page
had a Urotsukidoji
but that has
since left in
a trade deal.
King, Frank - Gasoline Alley 8/16/32, 2/18/36, 1/12/4?.
Smyth, Reg - Andy Capp daily from 29/10/88.
Parker Brant - Wizard of Id from 7/27/71, 8/29/71, 1/9/72(sunday with color guide), 4/22/72 and 11/24/72.
Lane, Tim - Beligerent Pianos daily. Great smoke effect.
Millionaire, Tony - Maakies Daily.
Thaves, Bob - Frank and Ernest daily 10/22/74.
O'Keeffe, Neil - Dick's Adventures Sunday from 2/12/56.
Mosley, Zack - Smilin' Jack Daily from 9/9/36.
Johnson, Lynn - For Better or Worse Daily
Jaimie - Love and Rockets #30 page 18.
- Songes II
page 22. Prelims
from 1984 #4.
Menton III - 2
cool new oils
by friend and
title on this
one but the
vs. Spy prelim
Nice Peter Pan/Neverland
logo and map
Mico - 3
1, 2, 3.
Cover art Hunter's
2 nice fairie
paintings. 1 and
book - 40
Days in the
Russ - Our
Army at War
#197 page 5 -
Rob - Onslaught
Becky - Flight
Juan - Voces
En Las Estrellas
Alcatena, Enrique - unknown page.
- cool illustration
as a gift.
October 29th, 2012
Trying not to get
too far behind on my updates this time but it
failed. Wow, over a year. Lots of new
art. A few bigger pieces but many pieces
just fleshing out my collection in certain
- Two of the bigger pieces I added since the last
update where by Bill. Here is a cover for
New Mutants #28 that was lost prior to publication
and so an alternative cover was
used. It is a large painting by Bill in his
vintage style and I am happy to finally add a New
Mutants cover. The second is a large painting Bill
did while preparing the work for Santa. It
never saw publication but it is a fully finished
oil on board as Bill liked the Snow Griffin
character and did several extra pieces. I
have also added a pin-up from HellRaiser by
Clive Barker. This piece is cool as it has
nails and lace attached to the piece. I also
picked up the Warlock
pin-up from New
Mutants #23. Also a recent Straytoasters #1 page 42 large panel page
with some drawings on the back.
Finally, at C2E2 in 2012 Bill added the most
amazing Dragonlady piece
to my themed collection.
Charles - I only started reading comics by
Charles Burns this year and I wish I had
discovered these earlier. They are fantastic
and his art has always intrigued me. Here is
an unknown commercial illustration.
Manara, Milo - a nice
large, painted piece by Manara of two girls
cooking (not work safe as if you'd expect any less
from Manara). A great panel page from parfume. Also 2
drawings from Kama Sutra , 27 and 35. Also
a recent addition of 2 pages from X-Women Girls on
the Run pages 16
and 37, one of which has already left my
collection in a trade deal. Finally a Sandman Endless Nights
page that came and went before this
update was completed.
Adams, Neal -
Strange Adventures #209 page - Deadman.
Finally a vintage Adams on Adams page in my
- a nice Terry and Pirates Sunday from June 13,
1943 from the Taffy Tucker storyline. 3
excellent dailies from 7/3/36,
4/25/39 and 3/7/41. A great portrait Caniff
did for a friend. I also added
another 2 nice Dragonlady
, Ms. Lynx, Miss Missou, Summer
Smith Olsen, Popteet, Steve Canyon
prints as well as a partially stated
Kid pin-up. There was one more
Terry daily that came and went before this update.
New Art as
of Sept 4th, 2011.
! It has been a
long time since my last update of new art.
It has been a busy year. I keep hoping the
new website will finally be done after several
years but for the time being I have updated this
one. Hopefully by the end of the month I
will have removed all the pages that were sold or
traded to relieve some of the clutter and perhaps
even get the strip art page up to date. Too
much to try and prioritize but I'll try to put the
best up front and maybe something special at the
end of this update. I have had so much
positive feedback on the way my site is, old
fashion, big but people like it so I am keeping it
for now and I will run the new site concurrently
when it is up and see what people seem to prefer.
Tezuka, Osamu - God of
Comics would almost be an understatement.
There is no western equivalent to him except maybe
combing Herge, Disney and Eisner into one
person. A Tezuka piece was on high on my list
of things to get this year. I got lucky this
year and won a Tezuka panel from a Japanese
auction. Not a month later I was offered a
great Tezuka Black
Jack page from a french collector which I
bought and it looks great. There is a dark
lining to all this manga goodness, it appears that
the Blackjack page may be of questionable origin and
despite what looks real to me may indeed be a
fraudulent or stolen page. The investigation
continues. Here is a copy of the published page.
I know the panel I got is legit. From that
same questionable source I got a Miyazaki watercolor
Crepaz, Guido - another top
ten on my want list for years. This piece was
one of the last he worked on before he passed
away. It was sent to a publisher for a
portfolio and is considered a prelim. Most of
Crepax prelims were destroyed after the print was
made but he passed away before this piece shared
that fate. There is something really magical
in the lines, grace and movement that is uniquely
Manara, Milo -
X-Women cover preliminary. This was the cherry
on top of the cake for the NYC con in 2010. I
had bought a Serpieri page from a dealer in
Brussels. He was bringing it to NYC for me to
pick up and we arranged a dinner together the night
before the con started. I was getting together
with some friends and we all met up. When I
flipped to this piece in the porfolio my convention
was over before it began. Although I let it
slide for about 15 minutes as I looked at all the
other art it was the kind of piece I would never
forgive myself for passing on. It is NOT the
final cover but damn close. When Marvel was
getting Manara to do this project, he was required
to submit to preliminary covers. This is one
of them and the other my friend Rob bought that
night. Marvel chose this one and other than
some tightening of the lines and a few small changes
this is as close as it gets to the final
cover. Milo is not selling any of his X-Women
work. Images of the published cover with and without logo.
Moebius - page
from Blackbeard and the Pirate Brain page from an
early edition of Metal Hurlant. Vintage
Moebius, it doesn't get much better than this.
Also added to my collection, a Moebius sketch in an
Arzach book, a Blueberry
sketch by Giraud and an original art piece
with Major Fatal
done for a portfolio along with the print.
Serpieri, Pablo - Nudity warning!!.
Another top 10 want list item. Not Druuna but
it might as well be. This piece predated
Bernet, Jordi -
Probably my favorite part of this update.
First, a Terry and Pirates commission from
Jordi. He really, really went all out here and
produced one his all time finest pieces here.
Another equally as great bonus piece added to
the deal. I have a real soft spot of April
Kane and my favorite part of the Terry and Pirates
strip was when the Dragonlady was teaching Terry to
dance for the big ball with April Kane. In
addition to this Bernet piece, I had the rare and
very fortunate opportunity to meet with Jordi in
Barcelona. We spent the better part of a day
together at his house, walking in the city and
having a great meal with
Jordi, his wife, my wife and two great friend.
In addition to the art, a little thank you note from
Jordi and the cover for Andrax #4 from
another source. I have a few dedications by
Jordi 1, 2, 3, 4.
Frazetta, Frank - it took
me until my seventh entry to get to an Amercian
artist:) I think it reflects my changing
interests in artwork. Here is an unpublished
daily from Tiga by Frank Frazetta circa 1952.
There were a doze of these made. They were submitted
for syndication and rejected. They later saw
publication in Squa Tront #2, the EC fanzine and
again in Witzend by Wally Wood. Wood changed
the order of the panels and the text and hence the
glue stains on the art were created by wood some 20
years after the art was originally drawn.
Wrightson, Bernie -
vintage piece from the Witching Hour #3 page
5. I once owned another page from this book
but sold it and have always wanted to look at it
again as the inking left such an impression with me
as new collector.
Segar, E.C. - Popeye
daily from 1/26/38 featuring Popeye, Goons, Jeep and
Bolton, John - keeping with the same theme of art I really loved and left an impression but traded or sold too early is this Thor page from Bizarre Adventures. The inkwash on my first page was magical and is an image I have never forgot. I have also added another page from Kull showcasing John's brilliant inking and wash.
Fisher, Seth - Zendra
#5 cover. I was an instant fan when I saw
Tokyo Pop on the comic book shelf and chased down
Seth by emails. We had some fun conversations
and I am glad I got to know him a little before his
death. It was a shock to everyone and the
circumstances were that much more confusing. I
have since met Seth's mother and she has put my mind
more at ease about how he passed away. This
cover is a piece I have been eyeing for some
time. I think it might be favorite cover and I
was happy to work out a trade deal to see it join my
Severin, Alec - I met my
long time friend and artist extrodinaire in Brussels
just over two weeks ago. It was such a great meeting
and if for not other reason than chocolate and Alec,
I will certainly visit again. Two sketches by
Alec, one from a letter
and a second
he gave me as a gift from the visit.
- Easily the largest part of my update. Al
Williamson is to me the artist's artist. He
was naturally gifted but always striving for more
and he came from a history of appreciating other
artists work both in his formative years and in his
later years. I have an interesting addition
from all periods of his career in this update.
The first 3 pages are from EC Crime Illustrated #3
by Williamson and Torres. I bought them all
with the Frazetta attribution on inks but it seems
this was an optimistic oversight on the part of the
sellers. Regardless, great pages including the
page 1 splash,
page 4 and 9 to go along
with a previous page I own from the same
story. These pages were never published by EC
as they stopped publishing comics before these came
out but it was later published by Russ
Cochran. Also, an Atlas era Gunsmoke
Western splash to go along with the previous
panel page I have from this same story. Also,
an EC era Weird
Fantasy page by Al. 19 new Corrigan X-9
dailies, one by Stanley Pitt. Most of these
are thanks to Al's widow Cori. I gave away 2
of these as gifts on my recent Europe trip so the
new art section is the only place to see these
2/1/67 - Historic
third daily from the series.
3/17/67 - Early example with great lighting on the portrait panel.
4/1/67 - Another nice early piece with great portraits.
5/6/67 - Nice girl art.
7/31/67 - Great contrast in this one. A gift to my friend Alec Severin.
12/29/67 - Nice daily.
1/24/68 - Beautiful portrait in the last panel.
3/4/68 - The beginning of a new adventure.
4/18/68 - Great inking in these 2 dailies from this run.
4/23/68 - One of the great strips from this series.
6/14/68 - Nice girl art again.
7/24/69 - Stanley Pitt ghosting.
2/18/70 - Great dry brush in inking in the girl's hair.
9/2/70 - Interesting lighting.
12/4/70 - Lost World story line daily.
7/19/71 - I liked the lighting in this one.
8/3/71 - Again, the lighting.
3/14/72 - Lushan - gifted to my friend Miguel.
5/2/78 - Sci-fi daily.
Al had his hand in on a few more of the pages in these updates but as inker. I'll post those under the specific pencilers.
Kirby Daily from 5/30/66 which is credited to
John Prentice but it looks like Al Williamson was
ghosting on most of this one.
Bill - no update is complete with out a bit of Bill,
Milton and Josh. Here are 2 great pages to the
Jimi Hendrix graphic novel Bill worked on. I
love how the background behind the panels are also
pieces of artwork. Page 16 and 19. A really nice,
studio commission Elektra
pin-up, a con sketch of the Joker, 2 nice Moonknight
pages from issue 22
and 25 and a
pin-up quality vintage Moonknight
sketch. At the Toronto con I picked up a great
Elektra piece that is the concept design work for an
pages 6 and 18 from the
Question #37(Deny Cowan pencils), an unused Big Numbers #3 tier
of panels and Vesper
Lynd illustration from Casino Royale which is
looks enough like the Dragonlady to fit in to my
Middleton, Josh - Nice cover from NYX #7 featuring X-23 and Kidden. This was done as 3 seperate full page pin-ups of the girls and brought together in a graphics program and colored for the final image. Images 1, 2 and 3. Image of the cover as published. Also, the splash from that same issue 1,
Caniff, Milton - great
vintage Terry specialty piece for his fraternity
that was never published. A nice early Terry
Daily from 10/12/35
and a later daily from 4/26/41.
Two nice Steve Canyon dailies from 4/24/51 and 4/27/51. Also,
4 nice prints colored by Caniff Miss Lace 1, Miss Lace 2, Pat and the Ladies
and the Whole gang.
Pope, Paul - 6 pages from
100%. This book really spoke to me and was
easily Paul's best and most personal work to
date. A romantic story for modern times.
pages 7, 8, 9,
Jean, James -
Fables painted page.
Dead - this was a surprise to me, I really liked
these comics and continue to read the trades.
I am not a zombie fan but it is more about the
characters than zombies and a great read. Here
are two pages, the first is by Tony Moore and is
the first page to issue #2 and the second page is by
from issue #20 page 2 and one more from #35 page 8. I
also met Tony at c2e2 this year and got this great commission from
Dillon, Steve -
Keeping the theme of popular new comics, a great
page from Preacher #30 with Arseface.
Smith, Jeff - Bone
original pencil, ink and color illustration from a
special edition of the Bone Collectors Edition box
set. I picked these up in Toronto at the comic
con and managed to get several sketches including
one for each of my kids, a nephew and some other
kids i know will love owning them. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Jeff also dedicated the book
in the set.
themes - some serious updates in this
catergory. The crown jewel on this was the
Jordi Bernet I posted earlier but great examples by
Tim Vigil, Eddy Newell, Greg Tocchini, Felipe Echavarria 1
and 2, Fred Hembeck, Shane White, Tim Sale, David Peterson, Gus , Jay Hepburn, Mahmud Asrar, Farel Dalrymple , Paulo Siqueira, Tom Grindberg, Geoff Isherwood, Enric Romero, Jeff Lemire and Eric Meador.
Runner theme is a new one I have been playing with
at cons as well. Here are a few that I have
gotten. Steve Mannion,
Dan Parent (lots of
fun), Leonard Kirk and Michael Cho.
Kubert, Joe - nice
Viking Prince page from Brave and the Bold.
Twice up. Also, a page from Showcase from the
Wood, Wally - great MAD
Magazine Parody strip on What if famous writers
wrote comic strips. This one is a Rex Morgan
parody with text that can be sung to Oh Beautiful
Morning from Oklahoma and hence the Hammerstein
attribution in the last panel. Also, a great EC War page from
Two Fisted Tales #22 with what I suspect are
Davis, Jack - Vault of
Elias, Lee - fun
Black Cat page #26 page 22.
Krigstien, Bernie - EC
art - in no particular order, but some real gems in
VanBuren, Rae - Abbie n' Slatt's daily 10/12/49 - great first panel.
Hamlin, V.T. - Alley Oop daily from 4/17/45.
Miller, Frank - Barney Baxter daily from 10/14/42.
Young, Chic - Partial Blondie sunday from 1931.
McManus, Geo - dailies from 12/23/41, 12/29/41, 4/26/43, 10/6/44 and a sunday from 12/10/50. Some sketches on the back of the one from '43.
Wright, David - 4 killer Carol Day dailies, #231, 276, 424, 425. Some of the finest art ever in comics.
Sparling, Jack - Hap Hopper daily 8/5/42.
Godwin, Frank - Rusty Riley sunday from 12/1/57. Also, another tryout daily titled Rusty Ryan a18.
Kamen, Jack - Candy daily from the EC and good girl master.
Lowell, Tex - Miss Carstairs daily undated.
Holdaway, Jim - 2 nice Modesty Blaise dailies #397 and #450.
Coll, Charles - Myra North daily.
Raymond, Alex - 5 nice Rip Kirby dailies from 10/10/49, 4/22/49, 3/14/51, 4/9/54, 11/29/55,
Robbins, Frank - Johnny Hazard daily from 4/23/57.
Shuster, Joe - partial Superman daily circa 1940.
Lubbers, Bob - Tarzan 4055, gorgeous girl art with a tear.
Delbo, Joe - Superman Sunday from 10/23/83.
Grindberg, Thomas - 3 try out sundays for Tarzan 1, 2 and 3. Also, 2 prelims 1 and 2.
Voight, Charles A. - Petey Daily from circa 1920.
Flowers, Dan - 2 great Glamour Girl Sundays 1 and 2
Burns, J.M. - Seekers Daily Q171 - very Modesty Blaise like.
Royer, Mike - Saint daily from 5/4/50.
King, Frank - nice depression era Gasoline Alley from 8/24/38.
Capp, Al - sexy Lil Abner panel - unknown year.
Barry, Dan - Amazing Tarzan 2882.
DeBeck, Billy - Barney Google Daily 11/28/31 featuring Sparkie.
Turner, Leslie - Captain Easy Daily 5/16/67.
Martin, Edgar - Boots and Her Buddies Daily 7/25/46
Mosley, Zack - Smilin' Jack Daily 9/2/41.
Anderson, Carl - Henry daily from 10/6/38.
Kling, Ken - Joe and Asbestos daily from 10/31/3?
Matthews, Menton - One of the highlights for c2e2 2010 and for me since my last update was meeting and befriending an artist everyone should know about now but will probably know about soon enough. Menton Matthews III. Self taught, an accomplished musician who decided he wanted to do comics. His first, self published book Ars Memoria was deep, compelling and very autobiographical. I could go on for pages about Menton but I'll let his art speak for itself. I am privelidged to have earned Menton's trust to be the owner of his most personal work yet, the cover to Ars Memoria. Also, pages 10, 12, splash and another page from Ars as well as a preliminary of the main character, Augustus. Menton had a great run on Silent Hill, here is his iconic cover to issue #3 (as published) and a page from Silent Hill #3 page 1. Another Memento Mori painting and a torso sketch Menton did at the con. Finally, the best for last from Menton, a challenging Daredevil and Elektra commission... his first. Oils on board.
Echevarria, Felipe - The artist that stole the NYC con for 2010 for me was Felipe. I really liked his art, I can see some Sienkiewicz and Pratt in there but there is a unique vision in there. I ended up with a neat Elektra painting, Savage Beauty 1, 2 and 3 paintings. I also have a page from Psycho on the way by Filipe. Our meeting led to two interesting Dragonlady commissions as well, 1 and 2.
Greg - On the theme of artists making a show
for me. c2e2 was the show for Greg
Tocchini. He came up from Brazil for the
show. I was blown away with his
art. I had never heard of him until a week
before the con when I came across some of his art
from the Last Days of American Crime and thought
they looked pretty neat. Seeing them in person
was quite another thing. I bought up a third
of his porfolio at that show and would have cleaned
him out if I had more money:) I have the cover the Last
Days of American Crime #1 (a great read by the way
and soon to be a movie), page 3 from issue #1,
page 1 and 10 from issue #2
and page 9 from
issue #3. I also bought 2 neat illustrations
from 6 cents, 1
and 2 plus a strip art
like piece from the same series with art on the back.
Linguagem #1 page 1. Wolverine
Father #1 page 20. An amazing cover to X-men
Evolution #5 cover with Emma Frost(as published). Lastly,
Greg added a Dragonlady
to my themed collection.
Fox, Nathan - a
longtime email friend and a fantastic artist who I
have met for the second time in 2010 at the NYC
con. I arranged a larger trade deal that had
some nice pages from Fluorescent Black (Heavy Metal)
find their way into my collection. Pages ?, 8, 9, 10, 40 from issue #2 and an
amazing partial splash... page
7 from issue #3. I also got a cool DMZ page by Nathan.
Baron - the artist's artist. A cool painting
from his Victims series,
a piece from his Bob
Dylan series, a vintage Missiles piece and 3
pieces from the Krishna series 1, 2, and 9 (1 and 2 were
given to my sisters as gifts).
Wood, Ashley - all
around nice guy and great artist. A Popbots painting, a nude painting, a page from
Duo-stars, Hellspawn #8 page 18,
an illustration I have called
faces and another I have called legs.
DeCarlo, Dan -
in the last year I have developed a deep respect and
appreciation of Dan's work, especially his earlier
works. Here is a great page from Archie Christmas
1957. Two later beach pin-ups of Betty and Ronnie.
Berg, Dave - Nice early Archie #48 page.
Kirk, Leonard - keeping with the Archie theme, a sketch cover by Leonard. This book was an interesting dilemma for me. I have never owned a CGC book, they don't make sense to me. They offered free slabbing with this Hero's Initiative purchase. I wasn't sure how I'd store this art/comic otherwise so I went for it. I still don't know how I feel about it.
Montana, Bob - a nice, early Archie Joke Book page.
Fernandez, Fernando - I had the pleasure of meeting the artist's widow while I was in Barcelona. I am very pleased to add two great cover from paperbacks 1 and 2 and a mermaid page and a romance page from his comic work. Some really great art from an artists I didn't know before.
Chaykin, Howard - a
cool American Flagg
comic con poster used in Europe in 2010 and 2
vintage Starreach pages that I once owned and have
found their way back home. Issue #4 page 11
and another page.
Sale, Tim - a
neat Daredevil pin-up
and a great Superman
for All Seasons #2 page with a great panel of
Colan, Gene - a sad day
today, it is the day I heard of Gene's passing. A
great loss. Tales of
Dracula #34 page 20, Alien
1 and 2 pencil pages
and a Detective #543
page with Alcala inks.
Pitt, Stanley - cover
to an Australian Sci-Fi comic. Great Aussie
artist who followed in the footsteps of Alex
Silke, Jim - 3 cool pages
from Betty Page Spicy Tales, 18,
19 and 20. 19 has an
original art paste up on it.
Vess, Charles - a page
from the Bone spin-off Rose.
Romita, John Jr. - a great
partial Typhoid Mary/DD splash from Daredevil #266.
Miller, Frank -
vintage Daredevil con sketch.
- another neat Skorpio cover.
Williams, Garth - 5
illustrations from Little House on the Prarie pages
125, 130, 199, 202 and 207.
- a great page from Strange Tales (Buscema How to Draw the
Marvel Way homage), a sketch page and a Terry and the Pirates
Buscema, John -
Conan #155 page 1 splash and Savage Sword of Conan #16
page 18 with Alcala inks! Also a great
page from Sub-Mariner #1
with Giacoia inks and a cool illustration on the back.
Springer, Frank - 2 cool pages from Dazzler Movie special with some provocative Dazzler images 9 and 11.
Perlin, Don - Defenders #89 splash with Daredevil - Pablo Marcos on inks/finishing.
Lopresti, Aaron - Zena
George - Space Family Robinson Lost in Space
#22 painted cover.
DeZuniga, Tony - cool Wierd Western #19 cover - unused/alternative.
Truman, Tim - Red Sonja pin-up (gaming?).
Zulli, Michael -
2 cool pages from Puma Blues. #13 page 11 and
splash to issue
Seth - Palookaville
Jaime - Love and Rockets page 17 from Wigwam
Hernandez, Gilbert (Beto) -
Luba #4 page 5 and a page from Girl Crazy.
Sala, Richard - Mad
Night page 152.
McKeever, Ted -
Metropolol #3 page 13.
Hornschemeier, Paul -
Forlorn Funnies #5 splash/cover.
Fidley, John - Texas Arkana
page from Heavy Metal. I remember this series
from my teens. First and only page I have ever
seen from it.
pinup/painter. These are all prelims to
finished pieces. 1,
2, 3, 4, 5.
Robertson, Darrick - Boys
#12 page 7.
Bruzzo, Giovanni - Mr.
DelCastillo, Arturo -
Three Muskateers page. One of the greater
illustrators ever to work in comics.
Harris, Tony -
Ex-Machina #39 page 13
Fink, Gus - funny money and a Complicated Monster
Duranona, Leo - 2 pages
from a Warren publication 1
- Dampyr page.
Gigi, Robert - 2 pages from Agar Le Magicien and Scarlett.
Hayes, Michael C.
- preliminary drawing for painting.
Gianni, Gary - Prince
Valiant prelim tipped inside art book.
Jones, Jeffrey -
another great loss to the art world in recent
months. A really early illustration, shades of
Sienkiewicz before Bill was on the scene.
Bastian, Jeremy - a neat
sketch. I am glad to own any art by Jeremy now as
his art is never for sale anymore.
Kirby, Jack -
Kamandi #21 splash. Kirby monster... nuff
Marinkovich, Nick - Kenk
original print/stensil. Nick makes these one
of a kind pieces instead of sketching at cons for
this book. Not a bad read.
Keown, Dale - x-mas card
Ketchan, Hank -
Dennis the Menace illustration with art on the back.
Nice sketch inside
of a book, a gift from a friend.
Cole, L.B. - Terrors of the Jungle #21 preliminary sketch. Done later for a recreation.
- Magnus, Robot Fighter
#8 page 9. Everything you could want in a Magnus page.
McWilliams, Alden -
Flying Aces magazine aviation illustrations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
Gibson, Ian - Steed and Ms.
Peel cover(as published).
unknown - Pantera
Blondi cover paintings.
Magni - Pantera
Snyed, Doug - 3 Playboy
prelim color illustrations. Nov 1997(Cheerleader),
Jan 2005(X-mas) and Feb 98(Nude).
Smujda, Gradamir - Skydoll page and Toulouse Lautrec painting.
Pearson, Jason -
Tom Strong page.
Krenkel, R.G. - girl
partial illustration. Also a Marlene Dietrich pin up
with studies on the
Rickard, Jack - girls,
girls, girls illustration.
- 3 really fun Scooby-Do #7 pages. 1, 2, 3.
- Incurabably MAD illustration 1 and 2.
Ormstrom, Dean -
Testament #17 splash.
Wilson, Colin - Tex
#14 page 98.
Pollard, Keith - Thor
#310 page 21.
Toppi, Sergio -
Il Treno Doro #47 page 6.
Johnson, Dave -
Unknown Soldier #7 cover. (as published)
Warren, Adam - Gen 13
Crilley, Mark - Akiko sketch.
unknown - Diablo -
Brian - I finally got all my Gun Candy #2 pages
inked. As Brian was unlikely going to get to
it, the great Tim Townsend agreed to ink these for
me. Pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.
Nino, Alex - 2 double
page splashes from The Last Sorcerer. page 5/6 and 7/8.
Maroto, Estoban - 2
great and large pin-ups from 1979. Kiss and Sorcerer.
Kane, Gil -
Superboy #42 cover (New Adventures of).
Lark, Michael - great
Daredevil #95 page with the prelim.
Leonardi, Rick - Cloak and
Dagger #15 page 3.
Rude, Steve - Nexus #99
page 6 - great panel action.
Alcazar, Vincente -
Secrets of Haunted House special #1 page 1, 2
Romero, Enrique - 2 great
page commissions. One of the Dragonlady and
another jungle girl/sheena
Branch, F. - 4 pages
from Emergency Comics. 3,
4, 11, 15.
Chan, Ernie - Savage
Sword of Conan #29 page 7.
Brudon, Lynn -
Mills, Walter T. -
Private Lives art.
piece, the Winsor
McCay piece I have has been restored by Roger
Hill. A fine job he did.
New Art as of May 15th, 2010.
I have been much busier than I was expecting for the first third of 2010. I think I could easily say it has been my best year for new acquisitions to date and it is only 4 months old. One piece in particular made my year although there have been some amazing pieces come my way I could not have foretold 4 months ago.
Sienkiewicz, Bill - the star
of the show. I grew up with this poster on my
wall. I knew I would never own the original but
I am very pleased to own a great, full-on recreation
by Bill. I was speachless when I saw this. There
is a long story behind this but sufficient to say that
in this case the ends make me forget the means.
The promotional poster for Elektra Assassin recreated
by Bill Sienkiewicz. Here is a scan Bill sent me as he
was working on the piece as it started to come
together. Image of it framed here.
Bernet, Jordi - equally as
mind blowing to me is a great commission I got from
Jordi Bernet. A big thank you to Miguel for
putting together another great trade deal with
Jordi. I asked Jordi to do a jungle girl panel
page and Jordi really outdid himself. I might
have to say that this is the best Jordi Bernet
commission I have seen and maybe his finest panel page
but of course I am bias:) Also as part of the
deal a few great sketch pages 1, 2, 3, 4 and Jordi
even drew on the
packing material he sent the art in.
Risso, Eduardo - I
know I have long extolled the virtues of Eduardo but
this update found me adding what may be the 2 most
important Risso pieces to my collection. First
is the page that started it all for me, the shower
scene from 100 Bullets #1. To me this page was
like an urban myth. By the time I had caught on
to the Risso/Azzarello magic it had disappeared in to
someone's collection. I have long given up on
ebay as a source for art and have stopped looking
altogether but one day, for some reason I looked and
there was this page. I think destiny might have
played a slight hand in this page finding its way to
my collection. The second Risso piece is a
commission. Not my commission but my favorite
Risso commission. I got it from a fellow
collector and friend who knew I was interested in
it. Kojima's Lone
Wolf and Cub ala Risso.
- Hellblazer #37 cover - painted. Huge and
framed. Here is a scan of the printed image.
Williamson, Al - vintage
western page from Gunsmoke Westerns #38 page 11.
Some of the finest work by Al I have ever seen.
The page was signed by Al and dedicated to Joe
Orlando. Also, an unused page from EC Crime Illustrated #3
that did not get published until years later in a
reprint by Russ Cochrane. Angelo Torres and
Frank Frazetta get inking credits on this one.
Aragones, Sergio - huge
Sergio double page spread from MAD Magazine.
This is a recreation done about a decade ago. I
was told that the originals no longer exist.
Huge, poster sized art. Also, another funny,
funny MAD gag.
Pope, Paul - Spiderman
Tangled Web page. After owning my first Pope
piece I knew it would not be long until a second found
its way into my collection. Just about
everything I like about Paul's work on this page.
Darrow, Geof - Great
Big Boy and Rusty page. The page speaks for
Massimo - 4 covers by the Italian master.
Scoprio, Lancio, scorpio and Martin Hel
Matthews III, Menton - easily
the highlight of my trip to c2e2 (Chicago) was being
introduced to Menton. A brilliant new artist and
a very grounded and wonderful person. Look for
more art by Menton in future updates. I bought 3
of his Mememento Mori pieces 1, 2, 3, a page from Shuddertown and a
pin-up/interior cover for Zombies
versus Robots by IDW.
Kirk, Richard - look this guy
up. Great and challenging illustrations. "The Longleggers Call on What is
Required" and "One Imagines
- Nice initial cover to Sweet Tooth #1 that was
rejected and was redone. Having seen the
originals for this and the published cover, I think
this is the better image.
Severin, Alec - my good
friend and great artist from Belgium sent me this as a
gift for some artwork I sent him and to mark the
occassion of me adding a McCay piece to my
collection. Alec never fails to amaze me.
As with every letter, remarkable doodles along with the
Cooke, Darwyn - 911 tribute
ongoing love affair with Milton Caniff's Terry and
Pirates strip, a few more Dragonlady themed pieces
have found their way into my collection. Artists
corrupted include Mike
Hoffman, Peter Gross,
Doug Snyed, Guy Davis, Adriano Batista, Ray Fawkes, Richard Cox and Kelly Tindall.
Deitch, Kim - No Biz
Like Show Biz splash. Not really sure what is
going on here but I loved he image.
Wilson, Colin - large
page from Thunderhawks.
really a new addition but something that had not been
scanned before, a Sienkiewicz
really comic art related but I got this really large
and cool painting by Tone.
One other cool piece I wanted to show, a sculpture inspired by
New Art as of Feb 26th,
I think this is the biggest update I have had to date. Not so much by volume although there are over 100 pages but in quality and diversity. It was also a very expensive update:) I am sure there is something of interest to see for all art collectors, I hit the entire gamut of superhero, classic strip art, indie art, manga, european and illustration art.
Winsor - nice illustration circa 1920. This piece
was done by Winsor as a rebutal to the posted editorial
cartoon by TAD, another famous cartoonist. This was
given to the owner of a bar across the street from the
publisher in NYC and has remained on the wall of the bar until
the current owner brought it to Illustration House to
sell. I love this one. It has everything I could
want in a McCay and second only to a Little Nemo. I had
been focused on finding a Rarebit Fiend or Sammy Sneeze but
when this one came up I knew I had finally found the right
piece for my collection. It is quite large and signed in
full by McCay.
Finlay, Virgil - nice pulp illustration. I do not know what his if from but I really liked the way the figures were rendered and the sense of motion and fluidity in the piece. True illustrative skill on display here.
Raymond, Alex -
Jungle Jim sunday 1/22/39. It is hard not to like
Raymonds work. This is a gorgeous, prime period piece
and I am really happy to add it to my collection. I had
that great Flash Gordon Sunday I got a few years back and
parted with last year. It wasn't because I don't
appreciate Raymond is that for that price tag I need to be
knocked off my feet by the art and that didn't happen with the
Flash Gordon so I am quite content to settle for a few nice
Rip Kirby's, and x-9 and this great Jungle Jim. The
first panel is a bit strange, a little stiff and that leg
bothers me but the other 3 panels are all gorgeous and girls
galore. Also added in this update is a Rip Kirby Daily from 1953.
Joe - Ragman #4 complete 5 page story. Pure story
telling with no dialogue as published. pages 1, 2,
5. Also, 2 new sketches by
Joe, Enemy Ace and Hawkman as well as a Brave and the Bold page.
- Amazing Spiderman #142 page 26. This page is
really not what I collect but it came to me and I love
it. The energy and fun in this page is tangible.
Jim - Gen 13 #0 cover. Another item out of my
usual scope of collecting. I know I am probalby in a
very small minority but Jim Lee generally doesn't do that much
for me. I like his art but I am lost by what others are
willing to pay for his work. I am really happy to add
this one as it is a nice example of his work, has a great
image that I like and is a bit of a strange piece because it
Bob - Sheena splash. Finally a Sheena splash to
call my own. Very pleased with this unexpected
Tim - Yeah Baby! sketchbook illustration. Very
cool and probably as close to a Dragonlady as I am going to
get from Tim.
Jack - Two Fisted Tales #25 page from the story
MUD. Gorgeous work by Jack in his EC prime. Also,
a neat KoolAid piece by
Goseki - brilliant ink illustration by legendary Manga
artist of Lone Wolf and Cub fame.
Eduardo - I was lucky to get on Eduardo's commission
list again and ended up with a cool Blade Runner piece.
I also added another stripper page from Batman 621 to complement my
Seth - Tokyo Pop #4 page by the late and greatest.
Geof - Shaolin Cowboy illustration.
Jay - Aria cover in Jay's trademark graphite
Joe - E-man #25 cover. Loved this series when I
was a kid.
Art - Tom Strong Jonni Future page.
Bob - 2 great Daredevil #122 pages from a happier time
with the Black Widow. page 11
Jordi - nice Clara page (nudity warning)
Charlie - Walking Dead #23 splash. One of my
favorite recent reads.
Huge strip art update, I'll keep
this short and sweet.
McClure, Darell - Little Annie Rooney Sunday 9/13/53.
McManus, George - partial Sunday from 12/14/24 and 2 dailies from 6/21/46 and 8/24/38. I never tire of these.
Tufts, Warren - Casey Ruggles 1/1/42 - maybe the finest I have ever seen.
McWilliams, Al - 5 Gorgeous Twin Earth Dailies from 1/19, 1/24, 2/6 and 2/7 and 7/31 plus a Davy Jones Dailies from 2/21.
Robinson, Paul - Etta Kett Daily 5/26/32.
Thorton, John - Flamingo Daily 11/12/52.
Norris, Paul - Partial Jungle Jim Sunday. unknown date.
Drake, Stan - 3 later Juliet Jones Sundays from 8/5/79, 8/6/78 and 7/29/7?.
Bald, Ken - Judd Saxon Daily 11/7/60.
Young, Lyman - a nice Tim Tyler's Luck Sunday 8/25/35 and 2 Curley Harper Sundays from 9/22/35 and 2/9/36.
McBride, Clifford - 2 swell Sundays 5/5/40 and 7/30/33 and 3 dailies(1, 2, 3).
Bishop, Wally - Muggs McGinnis daily 1/28/35.
Godwin, Frank - Rusty Riley Daily from 3/23/56.
Evans, George - X-9 daily 10/1/76.
Yager, Rick - Buck Rogers 2_1-51 daily.
Caniff, Milton - Terry Daily from 6/30/39. Dragonlady, April and Terry in this one.
Ken - 12 page Tiger Girl story from Fight Comics #73 1, 2,
Nick - 4 cool pages to Astonishing Tales #3 page 2, #5 page 2, #6 page 3 and 5. Check these out, they
are a lot of fun with a great image of Spidie and Cap eating a
happy meal. Nice little homage/cameo by Seth Fisher in
there as well.
John - 4 Savage Sword of Conan pages inked by E.R.
Cruz. #204 page 43, #208
page 22 and 27 and #210
Win - Spidey Super Stories interior cover Gag page.
Gene - a Demon commission
and a David Bowie con sketch.
Dennis - Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers pin-up. Frazetta
Seth - Flash Gordon commission.
Estoban - Zantana #3 page 17
and Savage Sword of Conan #230 page
18 with Red Sonja.
Buren, Rae - beautiful girl pin-up.
Alex - small sketch sheet.
Post, R.K. - TSR
Rulemaster gaming art.
Vincent - 2 page from Space 1999 1 and
Chaykin, Howard - Hawkman #55 partial splash.
Ian - cool 2000 AD page with a very Halo Jonesesque
Glenn - 2 illustrations 1
Hank - specialty Dennis the Menace illustration.
Aaron - Mermaid pin-up.
Mike - Enchanter page.
artist - 2 flapper era fashion magazine fashion design
layouts. 1 and 2. Delineator Dec 1926.
New Art as of October 14th, 2009
Some interesting new pieces have found there way into my collection. Some cool commissions, my first big US con and a few trade deals have shaken up my collection these past few months. Some great pieces so check out what I have just added.
Barry - New Mutants Cover #47. This
came in on a huge trade deal with a great European
collector. I really miss what I gave up in the
trade but I don't think something like this would
ever have found its way into my collection
otherwise. Here is the team battling
Jeff - Cover to Essex County Stories #2 -
Ghost Stories. Probably the best comic I
have ever read, certainly the best in the last 10
years and I got soooo lucky getting this
cover. I managed a few other pieces by Jeff
including another con commission,
a splash from Nobody,
a great page from Essex
County Stories #3 and a splash from Sweettooth
that I have given back to Jeff as he has decided
he doesn't want to sell any of the artwork from
this book. If you get a chance, pick up his
books. They are reprinting them in a
complete volume this summer, this is one book
everyone should read. 3 new pieces, the first image of Griffen
from Nobody, a promotional piece for Nobody and a piece
Jeff did for an interview
he gave featuring characters from his 3 main
works to date.
Arthur - Cover to Action Comics # 819.
A very cool cover to a comic I would never
otherwise have an interest in:) Guys like
Art can get me to read just about anything.
Risso, Eduardo - one of the
biggest highlights of the NYC con was meeting
Eduardo and long time friend Enrico.
100 Bullets Issue 13 page 4, issue 15 page 16, a brilliant 2 page sequence from issue 90 pages 2 and 3 and finally the ultimate Dizzy page from issue 94 page 12. 100 Bullets #100 pages 7, 8, 10, 21, 23, 24, 38. I was lucky to get first shot at these and I got some great pages including the final splash to the whole sheebang! One more last minute edition, issue #48 page 9 - a great, great page.
Bill - it was good to see Bill up in
Toronto again. I asked him to do Magik with
the Demonbear. Being so long between
updates, I actually met Bill again at a convention
in Toronto and got these fine pieces. Sienkeiwicz,
Bill - I asked him to redo the cover
of Elektra 4 with DD instead of Garrett and he
really out did himself. Bill also brought
some art with him and I am happy to add a
nice color Elektra
piece and a great page from Stray Toasters #4 to
- until a few months ago, I had not heard of
Barron Storey and now I find his influence
everywhere in the field. He taught Bill
Sienkiewicz, McKeever, Muth, Pratt, Williams, Wood
and others how to paint. Here is a great
piece with a Blade Runner quote as a theme.
A big thanks to Kasra for introducting me to such
an important artist and letting go of this piece.
Bernet, Jordi - some great pieces
by the Spanish genius including a Cicca en Rio
page(nudity), another Cicca page, a page
from Tex, a first
page from Torpedo,
a pin up, a sketch or two and a Dragonlady
Alex - a great page from Sinster House that
also came in that big trade deal.
Stelfreeze, Brian - meeting Brian
and being lucky enough to get one of his "big
commission" at the NYC con was one of the events
that made the trip for me. Brian did an O-ren-Ishi from
Kill Bill for me and I also managed a Spirit illustration
from Brian as well. I have also recently
picked up a nice
Nathan - also in NYC, I met Nathan who I
have known and chatted with on line for a number
of years. It was great to put a face to the
name and he did me a killer Dragonlady piece and
I picked up this illustration
Ted - also picked up in NYC, a commission
arranged by Kasra from Ted of Flash Gordon and
Dale by Ted and later an Elektra sketch.
Moebius - not really original art
but most of his great City of Fire portfolio (3
large one's I couldn't scan) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
but I did manage to add one Moebius original, a piece that I had owned previously and had traded away has found its way home... not sure what it is called.
My Dragonlady commissions thrived
as well and I am a bigger fan of Caniff than I
ever was. I have finished reading the entire
Terry run over the past few months and it was
brilliant. Dragonlady by Jordi Bernet, Paul Rivoche, Steve Rude, Dan Parent, Seth Frail, Gene Gonzales, Jay Stephens, Ernie Chan, Takara and Darwyn Cooke with a
little sketch on
Alex - a great commission at the Toronto
convention by Alex. I asked him to do a
color piece of Elektra and DD with a bit more of a
romantic tone and he really came through.
Alfonzo - Added a nice piece that was
intended for a cover but never finished with a partially finished panel
page on the back as well as a finished splash page.
Sergio - a cool page from the master.
Bianchi, Simone - still with a
European trend, I added some great paged by Simone
including 2 Astonising X-men pages from issues #26 and #28 and 2 great
Shining Knights pages from #2 and #4. Simone's
work really needs to be seen in person to really
get what he is doing. The layouts on his
x-men pages are what really made me decide it was
time to get a page or four.
- great EC page from Tales from the Crypt by
Tim - a great page from Solo. It
wasn't easy to get this but a great trade deal
worked out fine.
Jon - two new and great Dracula pages. 1 and 2.
- a great page from Blood
and a fantastic painting.
John - Classic X-men page.
E.R. - on of my favorites and a very
underated artist. Here is a foreign language
cover and a nice
piece from the Witching
Disbrow, Jay -
Valgar Gunnar page 1. These are
huge. I have a few pages by Jay but I
was always hoping to get my hands on one of
Rudy - maybe the greatest inker to ever live
produced this great pin-up.
Nestor - another unrecognized master with a
foreign language page.
Gilbert (Beto) - amazing page from Birdland,
Mike - nice Vampirella page.
Mike - a nice angel series watercolor
Ashley - a really great page from LORE.
Anacleto, Jay - two early pages
by Jay for Aster comics. page 4 and 9.
Kevin - cool pencil page, looks to be
finished pencils so likely not inked but published
from pencils. I am guessing an Avengers
story but I don't know.
Dick - great Batman cover for Batman
Hollywood. This was not used but with Layton
inks this is as good as any Batman cover of this
era out there.
Ernie - 2 cool and very different
pages. The first with great planes from the Green Hornet and the
second from Boy Heroes #1.
George - interesting Brave and Bold
page. This came to me in a big trade
- half page to Captain America #133 by Colan and Tomb of Dracula # 26
page 26 with Palmer inks.
Bob - one of my all time favorite pages, a
great Warfront #1 page plus a cool 8 page Cavegirl
story from issue #14. pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Howard - a great painting by Howard.
Another mystery piece.
Ray - Dinah from Ozark Ike
illustration. Not sure if it is Gotto art,
it is not as polished as his published art that I
Drake, Stan - 2 Blondie specialty
Steve - nice Elektra sketch from the Toronto
Dave - Hulk sketch.
Arturo - Green Hornet page.
- Bruce Lee by the great Watchman artist.
Michael - Hawkman #41 page.
unknown - Jungle Comics #4 page 1, 2, 3 and 5. Historic,
the oldest Fiction House art that I know of and
the oldest splash.
Mike - 3 great Shadow pages from the movie
comic. #1 page 22
#1 page 23 and
#2 page 8.
Roy - Death Ray illustration.
Rob - New Mutants pin-up
Jason - another great Lobster Jones page.
- great page from Black Cat #51. One of the
greats of the golden age.
Rick - New Mutants #52 page.
Josh - no update is complete without at
least one piece. A nice splash from NYX by
Robert - commission. I asked Robert to
do the Scooby Doo gang with my family, me, my wife
and 3 kids. My Mustang GT convertible makes
an appearance as well.
Pope, Paul -
a last minute addition to this update. A
great page from an FF back up story Paul
did. I have wanted a piece by Paul for a
while and now that I have one I want at least
George - Prince - I am a big fan of the
musician despite all his quirks. I can still
listen to When Doves cry over and over
again. In France a skinny man dies of a big
disease with a little name. By chance his
girlfriend came across a needle and soon she does
the same. Alright, enough Prince talk, this
is about the art. I never saw this
publication but I'd have bought it. No idea
if it is any good but being a fan of both Pratt
and the subject matter made this an easy choice.
John - Rampaging of the Hulk #1 page 56 with
Rudy Nebres inks. Also a Buscema/Alcala SSOC #16
page that came and went already.
Mike - Adventure into Darkness end
page. Lots of Toth and Ditko influence in
Gene - space girl commission.
Sparling, Jack - several great
painted pieces by Jack from Sick magazine, one of
the many MAD copycats like Crazy and
Cracked. Painting including a Star Wars
cover, Little Bo Peep
Signals as well as a monochromatic western fight
painting and a painting that looks like it
might have been for Playboy
or a similar publication.
Veitch, Rick - 2 gorgeous Swamp
Thing #67 pages with Abby and Swampy. pages
6 and 8.
John Jr - cool Thor #25 partial splash.
Frank - neato Tim Holt page.
Rags - Turok #22 page.
Jose - great vintage Wierd Western #33 page
featuring Jonah Hex.
Severin, Al - a few more nice
sketches that came with great letters. 1, 2.
Rae - great illustration "The Main Event"
unknown - great eight page
vintage Scooby-Doo # 10 eight page story. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Jan 2nd 2009
I can echo the first sentence of
my last update again here, so much for slowing down.
Some great new art this update with lots of strip art.
The biggest new addition for my collection is some new Al Williamson X-9/Corrigans. By some, I mean a boatload and I couldn't be more pleased but I am because I got to meet Al and his lovely wife through correspondence. It was great to be able to tell him how much his art meant and to thank him for having such a profound influence on the field. So, here it is, Corrigans galore!
and 1/14/69 - As close as I
will get a dragonlady by Al. It seems like Al used the
vehicle of Corrigan to explore and re-explore every adventure
genre he desired and we as the lucky readers got to follow
this great oddessy.
this one is not actually Al's work, this one was by the great
Aussie artist Stanley Pitt. Check out my Silver Starr
page last update for more of his fine and meticulous inkwork.
- gorgeous portrait in the last frame. Al drew some of
the most beautiful women that ever graced the medium.
and 2/26/70 - two
dailies that showcase Al's classic use of shadows and more
and 3/28/70 - two more
great, moody dailies. I have sent one as a gift off
- I always find certain things interesting in artwork and
the treatment of waves and rain always fascinate me.
- one of my favorites. One of the those rare quiet
moments before another case starts.
and 12/10/70 - two nice
dailies from the dinosaur story line.
- last but not least.
Sergio - I have long lusted after a nice Groo
piece. I have had a few sketches but this is a cover
Jordi - I don't seem to be able to get enough of Jordi's
work, each piece is so powerful and I couldn't pass up on this
Fine, Lou - Dollman #24
Michael - a finished watercolor by Mike. I have
watched Michael grow as an artists since his days on Puma
Blues. This one is entitled Red Angels Wait #2.
New Art Oct 31st, 2008
Well, so much for slowing down
with the collection. This has been a rather crazy few
weeks since the last update art wise. Lots of new things
to show off. There was a bit of competition for the top
spot this update but it goes to my friend, Alec.
Alec - Tintin commission. This was an unexpected
piece and I couldn't be happier with it. This was in
exchange for some artwork and it was a total surprise. I
am a fan of Herge and I had asked Alec to send me on of his
Tintin covers in exchange for the art but since they are all
in the hands of a dealer, he did this great piece for me
instead and it is more than I could have asked for.
There is a resemblance to me of the guy driving the car.
Singh Singh is the name of a warlord in Milton Caniff's Terry
and the Pirates. Two nice sketches that came along with
recent letters from Alec. Self portrait and cowboy.
Stelfreeze, Brian - this was a deal that started a little over 2 years ago and was well worth the wait. 26 pieces in all (27 if you count another Stelfreeze piece from elsewhere). Included are the covers to The RideTPB issues 1 and 2 plus a portfolio pin-up and a Dragonlady piece. Then there is the complete interior to GunCandy #2, my favorite issue from this series. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and page 22. I'll have to let the art speak for itself. Also, a vintage Tony Harris/Brian Stelfreeze piece of a nude woman.
Wright, David - I have had a few Carol Day pieces before and they were nice but now that I have seen some of these earlier pieces, I am blown away. Wright is among the finest illustrators to ever work in comics up there with Frazetta, Williamson, Godwin, Salinas and Raymond. Here are 8 brilliant examples 239, 344, 486, 470, 1340, 1341, 1342 and 1867.
Speaking of Raymond and Williamson, a great new
one from each.
Raymond, Alex - a great daily featuring Honey Dorian and some great lighting from Rip Kirby 2/20/53
Williamson, Al - a great x-9 featuring a Indiana Jones look alike from 12/17/70.
Azpiri, Alphonso -
2 great commissions from the European master, the Dragonlady and Sheena a more finished piece of Flash Gordon and Dale plus the preliminary sketch.
Jije - Belgian artist
Joseph Gillain who influenced much of what we consider a
European style. Moebius took great inspiration from
him. This is a page from Tanguy et Laverdure and was
pieced together from a different format.
Joshua - it is not like I could do an update without some
new Middleton art. Here is a cover to Runaways and a con
sketch of Psylocke.
Marshall, Maxx - 2
great new commissions from Maxx of the Dragonlady
and Flash Gordon and Dale. Maxx
really went all out on these and I just love his line, it has a
european sense to it. Also a Tintin
piece from Maxx and a piece of a woman runner.
Beatty, John - 2
commissions as well for the Dragonlady
Bernet, Jordi - a
great Chica page and a page from
Jordi's run on Jonah Hex.
Both great pages for so many reasons.
- New Mutants 22 splash. A very cool piece that
found its way into my collection.
Darrow, Geof -
Big Guy and Rusty pin-up. This is a large 18" x 24"piece
on comicart paper (normally Geof does these on vellum)
Dezuniga, Tony -
Jonah Hex cover prelim.
Fingerman, Bob - a
neat page from Minimum Wage #7 page 7.
- Witchcraft #1 page 6.
Crandall, Reed -
Flash Gordon #11 page
English, Hal -
a great Sci-Fi cover from Australia featuring Star Quake.
Chaykin, Howard - two con sketches a friend got
for me. Princess Leia and Red Sonja.
- Silver Starr page. These were taken from the original
newspaper strip, cut down and redesigned into comic pages with
some original art to fill in the spaces. Pitt had a style
that was influenced by Alex Raymond and it certainly
Good, Edmond -
Monte Hall #47 page 7 from the 50's.
Fisher, Bud -
undated Mutt and Jeff daily. This is large and vintage
piece but I am not sure when it was published.
Postic, Nick -
Impailer page with me being decapitated in the last panel.
Nick had asked me for some images/photos to use as a character
reference and here I am losing my head.
- Rusty Riley Sunday 1-28-58.
Ditko, Steve - Spyman
page. Very cool and classic Ditko.
- Surgeon Stone Sunday 6/22/47.
Voight, Charles A. -
Petey Daily from 1919
Coleman - page 17 to Tarzan "Tarzan and the Devil Ogre"
circa 1940. The story was never published by Burroughs but
Jesse Marsh did the story for Four Color comics #134. This
art is huge and there is a wonderful pencil prelim on velum to go
with this work. Gorgeous art and inking.
Everett, Bill -
Tales to Astonish #94 twice up Subby page. GCD credits it
as Everett pencils and inks.
Campbell, J. Scott-
a little Freefall sketch.
Van Buren, Rae -
a large illustration from The Saturday Evening Post circa 1930.
Matania, Fortunino - two illustrations.
The previous owner had given them the fitting titles of Christmas Dinner and Music Room.
Yeagle, Dean - a nice
pencil piece by the Playboy genius.
New art update August 20th, 2008
A longer period of time has
passed since my last update. I have had some pretty cool
new pieces to show off. Still hoping to have a new site
and look soon... Also, I was on TV talking about art
last month, to see the clip if it is still active, click here.
Milo - Heavy Metal Pin-up. I don't
think I could have asked for a better piece. I wanted a
nice, finished Manara and this fit the bill in every
way. Nudity warning!
- two nice illustrations for portfolios. The first
was published twice in portfolios and the second is from 40 Days in the Desert.
Roy - a fantastic finished illustration from the
Carnavale books by the artist Williamson and Frazetta credit
as one of their teachers. This is such a fantastic
piece, I have scanned it larger here.
Charles - I never thought I would find a piece by Sparky
for my collection. Normally I wouldn't touch a sketch
with most being forgeries out there but this one is good and
had perfect provenance from an estate of an artist with many
other personalized pieces (see caniff and others below).
Jay - after the Aria piece I picked up in the last
update, I am happy to add a cover to my collection. This
is from Spawn Godslayer #5.
Dale - a great page from Hulk by Dale. Awesome
finished pencils with some white paint for effect.
Muth, Jon J- 3 great pieces by
this very talented artist. A splash from Dracula, a great page from M - Mystery Play and finally a page from one of my
favorite comics of my youth, Moonshadow
#10 page 6. The M page is particularly cool as it is
done in silverpoint which has been explained to me something
between a pencil and pastel made with silver in it.
Jack - nice twice up Kirby Thor page from Journey into
Mystery #110 page 2.
Alex - cool Daredevil and Elektra art from
Daredevil. This is as close to published art as Alex
produced for his legendary run on the series. Alex would
do these originals and then scan them in and photoshop the
characters into the backgrounds he created. These are
the only originals with elektra and dd on them for the
published art. Here is a con sketch Alex did for me of Elektra as well.
Atula - great page from Johnny Focus by the Italian
master. Ever since a friend introduced me to his art a
few years ago, I have been waiting for a great example.
A bit of Caniff, Sickles and Robbins all rolled into
Joshua - what update would be complete without at least
one piece:) Here is a great Mary Jane sketch.
Caniff, Milton - as I read and reread some of the Terry and the
Pirate material in the wonderful new reprints from IDW I have
grown to enjoy and appreciate Caniff more. Here are a
few new additions. 3 GREAT! Terry Dailies from 10/30/39, 12/12/38 and 8/8/38 plus an original sketch of
Steve Canyon and a daily
Speaking of Caniff, the
Dragonlady collection has grown with some great new additions
from Salgood Sam, Tom Yeates, Jeremy Bastian, Andy Belanger and Jason Armstrong.
The Flash Gordon commission
collection has grown with art by Tom
Yeates and Greg Laroque.
My final collecting theme of
Jungle girls has a few new additions by Herb Trimpe, Gray Morrow Sheena movie
adaptation page and finally a Sheena page from Fiction house Sheena #18 page 5.
April 7th, 2008
It has been too long since my
last site update. I was hoping to have a new site up and
running months ago and I have kept delaying an update in
anticipation of this. I still hope the new site
will be possible but for the time being, the site will stay
with its current set up. It has been a crazy half year
with the US and Canadian exchange rates and it is been hard to
keep up. Also, the last 6 months have shown some crazy
price for art that leave me wondering if I can still
play. Lots of new art to show off and with con
season approaching, I am hoping to add some nice new sketches
to my theme galleries.
Raymond, Alex -
Flash Gordon sunday for June 20, 1937. I am not sure
where to begin with this pieces description. I never
thought I would end up with one of these, it just wasn't
something that I thought would ever happen but now that I own
one... it is all a bit surreal. This page comes
from the estate of Stanley Pitt, a well known Australian
illustrator. It came on the original art board which had
a backing of dark cardboard. I took my first venture
into the world of restoration with this and 2 other
pieces. I had the art floated off the acidic cardboard
and deacidified and then archivally framed behind uv protected
glass. The sticker shock of this process was a bit much but in
light of what I have done for the greater good of future comic
art connoisseurs, I suppose it was a small price to pay.
I have also scanned details of each panel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Alex's brush work on the piece is amazing and the final panel
with Flash in the middle of Mayhem is as good as it gets for
me. As a side note, I entered this piece in the
comicart-l Best of 2007 strip art pieces and somehow
won. Sorry for the large scans, but anything less would
not do the piece justice.
studios - almost as big as a Raymond in my book, a nice
full page splash from Kaanga of Ann. Just to add to
this, a second partial splash. With the Baker Tigergirls
I got in this update, it doesn't get any better for a jungle
Jon - just when I thought it couldn't get any better
with the Dracula page I picked up last year, I found myself
with another Muth Dracula and a
splash(might have been art for a card) from Mystery Play and a page from Moonshadow. The Muth
Dracula is something I loved and poured over as an aspiring
artist in my late teens. I read Moonshadow several times
as well as a teen and it really hit a chord with me. As
an adult I still appreciate the story but on new levels and I
love this page with a bit of Little Nemo imagery thrown in.
Geof - Shaolin Cowboy Cover and illustration. I love this
series and I have been a big fan of Darrow since I started to
appreciate Moebius, Seth Fisher and Frank Quitely. Now I
can't seem to get enough of his art. I remember
HardBoiled coming out and at the time it was a little to much
for me but I was looking at it from the wrong perspective at
the time. A huge thanks to jsid for picking these out
for me at San Diego last year. Also, a Big Guy sketch.
- nice finished illustration. No idea where it is
from but it is quite striking.
Eddie - From Hell #10 page 31. Awesome panel page
without any words featuring the main character.
David - I love his artwork. I was lucky to get 2
nice pages from Cages, Issue 3 page
43 and #9 page 46
plus 2 illustrations. The illustration are of a Boy with a Rabbit and of a Photographer. The pages
and one of the illustrations is already on hold for someone
but the at is so great it needs to be shared.
Kubert, Joe - for a limited time
Joe was doing sketches with the purchase of his Tex
book. I took advantage of this rare opportunity and got
a sketch brilliant sketches of Sgt.
Rock and Tarzan. I
am almost speechless about both of these, I never expected
more than a quick pen sketch and these two beauties arrived in
the mail. I later got two more as gifts for friends, a Tex and another Tarzan. In total
Joe did 100 of them and I have seen scans of a little over
half of them and they are all wonderful, Joe is still at his
peak. I had met him about 6 years ago at our local con
and he was such a humble gentleman like all the other greats I
John Sr and John Jr - speaking of legends, three
generations of Romitas were in Toronto last year and I was
lucky to get the Kingpin/DD sketch from the pair of
them. I also got a nice Mary
Jane cover recreation sketch from the engagement
issue. The sketches I got go well with this previous ebay pick up.
Middleton, Joshua - No update
seems to be complete without a few additions to my Josh
collection. First a cover for JLA
Classified, box/cover art for Heroclix
and a nice Sky Between the
Branches sketch which turned out to be a fake.
Eduardo - not my commission but one I am very glad to
own. DD and the Widow. There is so much I love
about this piece and about Risso's work. Also, 3
fabulous Batman #621 pages 10,
11 and 12.
Jay - a nice page for Aria. I have never seen his
artwork before and so I was curious. Very nice tonal
Terry - Strangers in Paradise #54 cover. I have
just finished reading the entire saga for the first time from
the beginning. Great characters and an interesting
story. Katchoo is such a complicated character and I
love the image and atmosphere of this cover.
Jordi - nice, moody Film Noir cover to issue 20 of
Black (a series of Italian novels).
Brian - cover to The Ride Valkyre #1 , batgirl pin-up/sketch and a page
of sketches side 1
and 2. Hopefully
a lot more from Brian coming soon.
Frank - nice Janson/Miller page from Daredevil 189 (page
15). By this point in the classic run Miller was likely
only doing layouts. Death of stick page.
Baker, Matt - 3 nice Tiger Girl pages. Thanks to Chris for picking these up for me and for thinking of me. Fight Comics #54 page 7, 8 and 10. There are some great good girl images by Baker on these pages.
Fran- Rangers #25 page 2 - speaking of good girls, this
page has more than any other I have seen. A neat nude
seen and pure GGA.
Severin, Al - my good
friend and artist extrodaire did me a favor. He sent me
some sketches to use for links
and emails on my new
website when and if it ever gets done. In additions, i
scanned the art off our letters. Al always includes
beautiful little sketches with each letter and I wanted to
share them with the rest of you. 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9, 10, 11 , 12
Joe - large double page spread for Blade Runner. I
am not sure where this is from but is cool and from my
favorite movie. I am such a big fan/geek that I named my
first son Ridley and if my wife hadn't objected to Darryl or
Sean for my daughter my youngest son would have been
Harrison:) The images is from a digital pic, it was too
big for a single scan or two so when I patched the 4 scans
together it just didn't look right.
Jeff - in keeping with the Blade Runner theme, a nice,
sultry image of Rachel (Sean Young) smoking. Reminds me
to go back and watch the movie again when the new 5 disk set I
just ordered on ebay arrives:)
- Silver Surfer #18 page 29. My first Lim Surfer page,
very cool final panel with Galactus and SS.
Craig - very nice and detailed Peter Pan and Wendy page.
Enrique - brilliant cover art for the front and back cover of 3 Jack Vance
novels. Here are 3 artists proofs of the final published
covers of books 1, 2, 3.
- nice Thor sketch by Joe.
Carmine - nice Pin-up to Batman #500, Joe Rubenstein
inks. Very moody piece from a great issue.
Scott - very nice Robin cover. I don't know what
it is from but I love his style although I have not forgiven
him for his run on DD with the armour suit. That run
made me give up comic collecting and forced me to find
something new which led me to golden age comics, then ebay and
then comic art. I have Scott McDaniel to blame for
my addiction to this hobby.
Chris - Shade #24 page 3.
Tony - nice Fangoria cover. Tony told me it will
be published as a cover on 2 occasions.
Paul - 2 pages from Cavegirl. 1 and 2.
Unfortunately these pages were badly damaged in the shipping
process. The item was well packaged between 2 sheets of
masonite which had a hole punced right through the middle of
it and the package was torn in half and not in a good
way. I will add these images to my terms page just so
people know what might happen if an item is uninsured.
Damaged package pictures 1 and 2.
Morrow, Gray - 3 nice piece from
the over 100 a friend commissioned from Gray in a Girls of ERB
series that never saw print. Balza,
Gura and Kali.
Now on to the theme
Dragonlady - the more I learn
about this character the more she is becoming my favorite
comic persona and I love the response I usually get to asking
for her as a commission subject. A great Golden age Gala
by Gerry Acerno which has lots of
great golden age characters in there including my favorite two
jungle girls. Sheldon
Bryant, Frank Brunner,
Tony Castillo, Joe Pekar, John
Lucas , Michael Lark and Alex
Maleev all show us their impression of this
Flash Gordon - after adding the
Raymond to my collection, I had further inspiration to get
more commissions with this theme. Here are pieces by Gerry Acerno, Esad Ribic and Aaron Lopresti.
Jungle Girls - in addition to
the Matt Baker pages above, I added several nice pages by
Adrian Batista's Jungle Girl including pages 3 and 5
from issue 0 and page 16 and the cover from issue #1. 2 nice
Hildebrant jungle girl sketches 1
and 2. A Tim Sale jungle girl sketch. A
brilliant commission by Maxx Marshall,
I love his line work on this piece.
Simone - Elektra sketch done at a Toronto con.
Shelton - a nice DD piece and a Dragonlady
Finch, David - con sketches of Daredevil and Elektra.
Michael - convention sketches of Dr. Strange and
Giorgio - nice commission for another fan that I am
happy to give a home to. I believe the them is a Trophy
Scott - nice Dick Tracy drawing. I was going to
start a comic strip character sketch book and have an artist
draw any strip art character they wanted from Flash Gordon to
Garfield. This one and the Flash Gordon by Gerry are the
first 2 pieces. Also, a nice Blondie Illustration Scott
did for a tribute in the local newspapers where he recreated
several strip characters.
Dietrich, Sean - interesting
pages to his book Indurstriacide. #1 page 10, #3
page 8 and #4 page 5 pluse
pin-up/cover 1 and 2.
Bob - 2 nice pages from the 50's. Bob
was one of Herge's main assistants on Tintin and a lot of the
Tintin art we are familiar with probably has Bob's pen in
Martin - nice Green Lantern sketch done as a promo piece
for a Pittsburg con.
Sergio - groo illustration.
I was fortunate to have 2 European friends send me several beautiful Graphic Novels I never would seen otherwise and each had a little dedication in them. Here are scans of the dedications.
- dedication in Le Livre des Destins.
Bramanti, Jean-Philippe - dedication in McCay vol 3. Le Gardien de l'Aube.
Cabanes, Max - dedication in Dans les Villages La Deroute des Synapses.
Demarez, Thierry - dedication in La Geste Des Chevaliers Dragons.
Margerin - dedication in Felix et le Bus.
Mezieres, J-C - dedication in La Cite des Eaux Mouvantes.
Mourier, Jean-Louis - dedication in Trolls de Troy Les Enrages du Darshan.
Rossi, Christian - dedication in West (Weird Enforcement Special Team).
Walthery, F - dedication in Natacha et les Dinosaures.
prelim for card art of She Hulk.
Pierre - sketch.
Bryan - sketch.
Last but not least and not
original art related but I managed to find a copy of Tintin magazine from Belgium Oct
28th, 1948 which has my Herge
illustration published in it.
David - a little monkeyboy sketch to be used on my
New art July 6th, 2007
The last few months have been a
little slower in collecting so a bit smaller of an
update. Con season has started so some art from the
Toronto con. I have had some computer and scanner issues
which are being resolved now. I am also hoping to have a
whole new site in the future but those plans are also not
progressing as planned.
I don't know a lot about this artist. I have had these
pieces for years and have just now scanned them. The
nude is spectacular. Nude,
Ad art 1 and Ad art 2.
Jon - Dracula watercolor page. I remember how
impressed I was with Muth's Dracula GN. This is an
unused page from that book. It is a large piece and
framed so the digital pic is the best i can do.
Joe - Viking Prince page from Brave and the Bold 21,
Frank - Nice Rusty Riley Sunday from 2/23/58.
Glenn - Painted cover to Marvel Knights featuring DD and
George - Cover to Korak #34. A great painted piece
by the Goldkey cover master.
- Jungle Jim cover, painted Gold Key.
Franck - A nice commision of Flash and Dale. Pencils, inks and colors.
Al - Flash Gordon prelim sketch.
and Shuster - Funnyman page. What can I say, a
page from these legends.
Seth - Williworld Splashes to page 38 and 51
and a very challenging page from Happydale.
best part of this deal was getting to hear more about Seth
from his mother. 2 prelim/sketches by Seth as well 1, 2.
Estoban - Fantastic large sci-fi illustration.
This has everything in a Maroto I could want.
Bill - nice vintage MoonKnight
sketch and an early Storm Pin-up.
- nice Jam piece with art by Dale Keown, Dave
Ross, Lee Weeks, Ty Templeton, Ron Wagner and an
Brian - nice pin-up done for a friend. Originally
had a photo stat of his friend's wife's face in the pic but
that was later removed and the penciled face by Bolland was
inked by Bob McLeod.
Dragonlady commissions by Marc Campos, Agnes Graboska, Louis Paradis, Aaron Lopresti, Nicola Scott, Talent Caldwell, Steve Mannion, Dan Morton, Vince
Locke and Terry Moore
(Francine as the DL).
Eddie - Very beautiful and strange page from Batman
Order of the Beasts. (no "bat" man but just about every other
kind of -man you could come up with.
Simone - Jean Reno tribute piece. Not sure what
this was done for.
Smith, Jeff - Thorn and Bones sketches.
Carmine - Adam Strange sketch.
Jason - cool, moody page from Empty Zone The Secret
Joshua - no update is complete without something by
Josh. Here is a nice Phoenix
and a Wolverine con sketch.
David - Nice multicharacter sketch for Bulleye, DD and
Michael - cool Wolverine Pin-up.
Joseph - Dawn on Kaneda's bike. Nice commission
from the Toronto Paradise Comiccon. The theme appealed
to Joseph and he went with it. I am happy how this
Brian - cool Laci color sketch.
artists - european knock-off's of Jungle
comics cover, Pantera
Blonde splash, interior
and mystery cover.
Giovanni - Mister No page 203. Very nice crime
Will - Wonderwoman head sketch.
Michael - Puma Blues #16 page 6. Page with the
Terese - Code of Honor painted page.
Griffith, Bill - Zippy the Clown daily. Very funny and thoughtful.
Cam - quick Catwoman sketch.
Dave - nice con sketch of Cerebus reading a comic.
Gene - Batman and Howard the Duck con sketch.
Georgio - Giger tribute piece. This is stunning in
person. The face of Li has so much subtle detail the
scan can't pick up.
Tim - rapidly becoming one of my favorite artists.
I see so much more in his work than I use to. Nice page
from Daredevil Yellow and a pin-up for his sketchbook.
Andrews, Kaare - two sketches
from the Toronto con - Elektra and
Terry - Katchoo sketch and also a Francine as the Dragonlady.
Wagner, Matt - two quick
sketches of Grendel and Elektra.
Vince - two great commissions. Flash Gordon and Dale and the Dragonlady.
Graham - Judge Dredd cover or pin-up. Very cool
and clean art. If you know what this is from, please let
Cary - Red Sonja sketch.
Jay - nice Tintin commission.
Doug - Spectre #23 cover featuring Deadman, Dr. Fate,
Demon, Phantom Stranger and of course the Spectre.
D.C.'s fearsome 5.
Bill - Elektra head sketch.
Michael - Jungle girl sketch.
Ashley - great Dragon painting for a european
book. Also a nice painted nude,
duostar daily and a prelim for a
Flash Gordon commission.
Mini update February 12th, 2007
February 1st, 2007 Update.
Well, the new year has started
out fairly busy. I have had some interesting things come
in in the past 2 months and am anticipating a few really cool
things shortly so perhaps I will have a chance to make a
smaller update soon.
a really cool page from L'Incal. I have been looking for
the right page for some time and this one works for me.
I really like the rendering of the female character and the
My jungle girl theme has had a
great month. It starts with what may be the best piece
in my JG collection, a giant splash
from Kaanga and a second panel
splash from Kaanga as well. Here are more Kaanga
pages 1, 2. Last of the published
pieces is a 1940's cover to an Italian jungle girl, Panthere Blonde as well as 4 color
acetate production art to a later version of the same
character, Pantera Blonde and a
color guide to another Pantera Blonde 30.
Also added to the Jungle girl
collection are 4 sketches I got as an unexpected gift from a
fellow collecting friend. Jungle girls by George Perez, Rich Larson,
Richard Case and Greg Land.
Andreas - Sorayamesque painting. What can I say,
he does really cool work and this is a great piece. It
is a large painted and airbrushed original piece in the style
Middleton, Joshua - Yet another
update with more Middleton art. Covers to American
Virgin 4 and 5.
Josh was kind enough to include 3 sketches he did for the
cover of issue 4. sketch 1,
good girl panel page from Stuntman #2. I don't think
there has ever been a more important team than Simon and Kirby
(other than perhaps Siegel and Shuster) in comics. The
last 2 panels speak for themselves, here is a close up of the last panel.
- Bloom County Daily featuring Opus and a medical theme.
John - Seven Seas daily with some great good girl.
Godwin, Frank - 3 great Rusty
Riley Dailies by one of the finest artist ever to work in the
sequential art medium. 1/14/56, 1/18/55, 3/26/56.
Milton - Nice Terry and the Pirates featuring the
Prentice, John - two Rip Kirby's
from Raymond's replacement on the strip. 7/6/67 and 8/4/67.
Stan - Juliet Jones Sunday from 7/6/69.
Leonard - Nice early On Stage daily 2/26/56.
- Matt Marriot daily. A fantastic British illustrator
who's work we don't see enough of over here.
Warren - nice Casey Ruggles daily with a beautiful girl.
- another nice Jungle Jim Sunday from 2/23/47.
Mort - nice page from Mad or Cracked. signed by
Jordi - a nice sketch in a book dedicated to me by a
friend. 2 other book dedications 1,
2 and a page of sketches all by the Spanish master
Zeck, Mike -
Master of Kung-Fu #5 page 17.
- Hooks Devlin 6 page story from Fight Comics #40. pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
- High School Romance #8 pages 1 and 2. Killer splash.
Arturo - Speed Taylor page from Speed Comics #21, 1942
Doug - nice Flash Gordon and Dale commission by Doug.
Dragonlady pieces by Scott Blair and Rachel Z. Computer colored
version of Scott's Dragonlady.
Brian - 2 nice sketches, one with a predator theme and a nice catwoman.
Brian - Goldfish sketch.
Alex - little DD headshot.
Severin, Alex - several more
nice doodles that came along with kind letters from the
Belgian master. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
McDonnell, Pat - a complete set
of the first 5 Mutt's books with sketches. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Adam - 2 sexy prelims for Dirty Pair. 1, 2.
Last, but certainly not
least, a 24 page Tarzan Story by Igor Korday entitled
Mugambi the Legend, a Tarzan Tale.
Very nice illustrations on all of these pages. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
November 27th, 2006 Update. Yeah, I
know, I know, a long time between updates but the move
and renovations have taken up a lot of my free time. Next
update in the new year. Without further ado, new art.
Art doesn't get any more important to me than this
piece. I grew up reading Tintin, Asterix and Disney long
before I discovered Marvel and DC. The meaning of Tintin
to me is hard to put into words but Herge has certainly been
an influence on all my comic and artistic tastes. I
finally decided to pursue a piece and with so many
fakes/forgeries and studio pieces out there I wanted to make
sure I was getting the real deal. This is an
illustration from 1946 from Tintin magazine and from before
the formation of Herge studios.
Joshua - great Inara illustration used for a
print. I can't seem to get enough of this great artist's
Adam - Miss Adventure pin-up one
and two plus a Wildcats cover prelim.
Matt- Speaking of good girl artists, none can compare to
Matt. Here is a great Tiger girl page from Fight #54.
R.H. - Kaanga #7 page featuring Anne.
Jordi - 9 new sketches, some rather detailed by one of
the all time greatest comic artists. 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- 2 sketches. Fone Bone and
Bartelby sketch and Phoney Bone.
I read the book for the first time recently and fell in love
with the characters. Dedicated to my 3 kids who will
inevitably end up having this wonderful tale read to them
Geof - Big Guy sketch.
Nicholas - speaking of Geof Darrow, Nick did this
mindblowing commission for me as a tribute to Geof's work.
Among the details, Starting top left...the
character who's coming out of the building is the first character
you see in hardboiled...the slogan on the opposite side of the
same building just says darrow for ever (D,->, four fingers,
ever) in the classic darrow sign advertisement style. The next
building is the building from which the giant monster/dinasaur
from big guy and rusty bust out of/is created in...the next
building is the willeford building from hard boiled (they build
cyborgs or something(its been awhile scince I've read it). The
next building is the all you can eat seafood advertisement....the
next is the seth fisher advertisement (it reads "Keep Fishing"he
has a fishing reel in hand with a fish hanging out in front.Then
the classic darrow pep boys advertisement...only now its the
rapping badguys from shaolin cowboy issues 3/4. Kong and Godzilla
are in the middle ground...both in the process of crumbling a
building(look close in the crumbling rubble and see hundreds of
bodies falling amongst the debris).The middle building has bigguys
battle ship in a advertisement. One top of that same
building...you see a small house size building...if you look real
real close...you'll see "monkey boy jeff" spray painted on the
side of it.going to the forground...you have the donkey...i
refrenced the saddle to best of my ability (from shots darrow used
in the book) I left out some of the detail on the donkey so he
wouldn't blend in with kong. then you got big guy and rusty (I
love them both)....then shaolin...then nixon from hardboiled
further to the right. the building under nixon is covered in
mutated monsters attacking people...in refrence to the mutated
monsters that attacked the innocent bystanders in big guy and
rusty....you can also see the car that runs over nixon at the
begginning of hardboiled(its built into the building...and facing
you(on the same building) The most devestating badguy of all
time...the dinosaur from big guy and rusty (now holding a cola
can...just an advertisement).....the building next to that
building(moving left) is just a basic building with doohickies on
the ruff(darrow uses that box advertisement allot as well,but
mines still blank for now).the next building on the left is just a
standard building with junk on top....oh yeah...i tried to put
waldo ...of where's waldo fame,inside the donkeys horse shoe...but
the it was so small that its hard to read....i got about five
opened advertisements to filll in...i'm thinking of doing random
characters that darrow has illustrated. oh yeah I forgot...on what
little is left of kongs building(the one turned to rubble...you
can see an adv. with the baby that just says "mine"....I'm sure
theres more that i can't think of right now.....everything is
darrow inspired....i had to throw the fisher ad. in there...he's
got his chest hair shaved into a heart (like on his website). The
stuff Nick Added since then are Electricity Boy sign from Seth
Fisher's Tokyo Pop, Moebius Bill Board (starwatcher), Matrix
Billboard, Miller/Darrow Billboard and finally, the far right
billboard with Quitely, Fisher, Moebius and Darrow's names
together representing the main players in this new comic art
Georgio - after looking at Georgio's work for so many
years, I figured it was about time I got to see one in
person. Thanks to Enrico for setting this Kaneda from
Akira commission up.
Austin - Flash Gordon Sunday. Not much to say
about this piece that the title and art don't say.
Brilliant artist at his finest. July 18th, 1948.
- Jungle Jim Sunday Feb 16, 1947.
Stan (Starr, Leonard) - Kelly Green artwork. I
can't imagine a better combination of artists. Fantastic
work by both.
Joe - Daredevil Father # 1 page 23.
A.C. - 2 Scorchy Smith strips. 1,
2. Girls, guns and rocket
ships, perfect sci-fi.
John - 3 Savage pages. Issue #68 pages 19, 25
Totleben, John - Werewolf illustration.
Frank - the "other" Frank Miller, really great Barney
Baxter Daily 10/11/47.
George - Terry and Pirates daily 1/27/47
Cameron - Tank Girl pin-up, Island Girl sketch and Flash Gordon Head shot.
Rick - 2 pages from Cloak and Dagger, inked by Al
Williamson. Issue 12 page 1
and Issue 4 page 14. Nice
Beyonder appearance, now there is a comic character from the
past I could have done without:)
Wildey, Doug - 2 page story from
Alarming Tales #3, page 1 and 2.
Paul Peter - 11 illustrations from MAD Magazine
#209. Two different Gags, World Class Bordom and Exposed
Jocks. 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
Edwing, Don (Duck) - 3 pages
from MAD Magazine 293. 3 One pagers. "The
Extraordinary Eulogy Entrapment," "The
Chopper Chapter," and "The Astounding
Bob - Mad Disco cover. Mixed media piece.
Paul Jr. - 22 gags from MAD Magazine # 182."Beat
the Recession with These Helpful Mad Penny-Pinching Hints."
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22.
Jaffee, Al -
one page Medical gag from MAD Magazine #302.
Grbic, Borivoje -
Serbian artist I met on line. Very nice work, looking to
break into North American comics. Beautiful Dragonlady and a
Jungle girl sketch.
Perez, Ramon -
Dragonlady sketch from Nov 2006 Paradise Fan Con.
Scott, Nicole - Catwoman Pin-up and Elektra sketch.
Unknown - Jungle girl
pin-up. Any help?
Sayger, Stuart -
Poison Ivy sketch from a friend.
August 8th, 2006 Update.
It has been a bit slow for the last few months and so no
update in a while. We are moving soon so a lot of
packing and preparation to do. Regardless, some
interesting art has found its way into my collection.
Pitarra, Nicholas - I met Nick
online. He is the most amazing and friendliest artist I have
met in some time. I am a big fan of Moebius, Darrow,
Quitely, Fabry, Seth Fisher, Nathan Fox and others who follow
in this similar style. I was amazed by the pieces I had
seen by Nick and have been lucky to pick up 2 commissions and
a third huge commission will be on its way shortly. For
now, Kaneda and Bike and Sheena.
Jordi - Torpedo page. This is probably my
favorite Torpedo page that I have seen to date. I missed
it on ebay a few years ago but managed to get it in trade from
the always friendly Joe Jusko. Steve Morger also managed
to hook me up with his new Clara book and sketches by Jordi in
both his Clara book and in the other
Bernet book I owned that Manuel Auad
was kind enough to send me.
Bill - Brilliant, large illustration from
Delirium. It is a true multimedia piece with linen/paper
being applied to board and then painted with various
media. The scan doesn't do the materials justice but
other than coming over for a visit, this is the best image you
will get of this piece.
Joshua - Poison Ivy sketch. I didn't get this one
in person, but a very welcome addition to my collection.
Brian - Catwoman/Wildcats #4 cover. A great
example of Brian's unique approach. It looks like the cover is
upside down at first glance. Very cool.
Tony - Legends of the DC Universe #27 cover. This
is a fully painted piece by Tony featuring Aquaman, Batman and
Johnson, Dave - 4 recent pickups
that were done or arranged at the Toronto comic convention but
Dave wanted to scan and he sent them to me later. Meagan(gone in trade already), Dizzy and Lono, Sheena
and Dragonlady. Amazing art
by the 100 Bullets cover artist and very funny and nice guy to
Howard - American Flagg cover - actually used as a cover
for comic journal American Heroes. It is done in 3
parts, a main piece with Rueben and 2
Noel - a new Scorchy Smith panel that I traded for my
previous one. The other one went to collector who
had the other half of mine so he could put the full original
Al - I loved MAD magazine when I was growing up.
One of my favorite features was the MAD fold-ins and I am glad
to add a funny one to my collection. I also like the
theme of this one. I deal with victims of gun violence
through my occupation and I feel strongly about stronger gun
control measures. Anyway, enough of politics, it is a
fun image. This is a scan of what it would look like folded.
Ingles, Graham - Haunts of Fear page 5. Very nicely executed page by Ingles showing his fantastic use of lighting and some nice girl art.
Rick - Cloak and Dagger piece from Marvel Age Annual
#1. Austin inks. I loved this series when I was
growing up. I have recently bought 2 more pages from
this run but they have not arrived in time to add to this
update so look for them with the next update.
Stan - a nice Sunday from later in the Juliet Jones run.
Jeff - great Kaneda and bike commission.
Rebecca - Black Orchid splash.
Michael - Dragonlady convention style sketch.
Phillip - Everquest pinup, Ironman #79 pages 4, 5, 6 and 9.
The Everquest is my favorite, crazy detail and line work in
Steve - jungle girl pinup.
- Kumori #1 cover.
- Little Sister GN page.
Hector - Lullaby splash.
Michael - Mary Jane prelim 1
Dean - Monarchy page. I really like Dean's work,
his style varies a lot but when he is mimicking Mignola, I
think he is at his strongest. Also see the painting I
have by Dean.
Will - Red Sonja convention sketch.
artist - cool and sexy sci-fi page.
Nadir - Victoria Secret Service Cover #4. A
moment of weakness.
THE NEW MANGA - recently I have
enjoyed a number of Manga titles and have become a fan of the
artwork. I have been seeking out artists working in
various comics that have a strong Manga influence and here are
a few of he new pieces in this genre.
Tortosa, Wilson - Battle of the Planets #11 pages 2, 9 and 21
David, Edwin - Battle of the Planets #1 pages 4 and 5 and #3 pages 6 and double page splash. Also a promotional splash and some art on the back of one of the pages.
Gossett, Chris - Elektra the Hand pages 10 and 13
Cowboy Bebop pin-up and Sakura Wars pinup by Brian Valeza.
Cardoselli, Stephano - Dragonlady, Jungle
girls and Flash Gordon and Dale
commission plus cover 1, back cover and pin-up.
Greene, Verne - 15 Mac the Medic
Dailies. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
unknown - 2 Jungle girl pages
from All New Comics #4, pages 6
and 8. If you know
anything about the character or the artist, please drop me a
- nice sketch of the White Queen.
May 18th, 2006 Update.
This may be my last update for about 2 months. Once
again, I am trying to cut down on spending:) This update
features some real gems and the art I managed to get at the
Paradise Comic convention in Toronto at the end of
April. Also, check out all the new art by the great
rising star, Timothy Green II. Enjoy!
April 21st, 2006 Update.
Well, it has been a busy month
and a half for collecting for me. Some rather big pieces
for my collection and some pieces I have been working on for a
while. Next month, Paradise Toronto con swag.
Jack - Fantastic Four #42 page. My first twice-up
Kirby page. I officially feel like a comic art collector
today:) I have earned a badge of distinction.
Vinnie inked this page.
- nice vintage Jungle girl sketch by Adam. I can't
believe this second theme piece I have looked at 100 times
over each became available this month.
Zulli, Michael - Puma
Blues Trade Paperback wrap around cover painting. I
loved Puma Blues when I was a teen growing up. I think
it is the first comic where I just stared at the art for hours
on end trying to figure out how Mike did it. There were
some brilliant still life pieces in that book.
Joshua - 2 page with the now famous x-23 in her early
appearances. NYX #3 page 9
and NYX #4 page 20. Also, a
fun little con sketch by
Jose - a nice Cisco Kid daily from 11/14/52. The
inking in the final panel is brilliant.
Ashley - a great Elektra piece by Ashley. Thanks
to J.Sid for giving it up. 2 sketches from Ashley as
well, Doctor Jeckyl and Mr. Hide
theme and Vampire and girl.
Nick - yet another Tarzan daily. This is the third
one I have it makes for 3 consecutive dailies from 1950.
Numbered 3405. It is also signed by Nick which makes it
all the more rare.
Frank - All Star Superman sketch.
Bill - 2 sided large preliminary/sketch sheet. Front and back.
Gene - Nice Daredevil #68. Nice images of
Daredevil and Gene doing what only Gene can do. I just
love the energy and dynamics that are on this page.
Steve - New Avengers #10 page 14 and a nice girl sketch.
Frederick - Nice illustration from 1890. One of the
greatest forefathers of comics.
Alex - another nice sketch in a letter from artist and
friend from Belgium.
Angelo - 2 neat 4 panel pieces from Mad Magazine #277
with charactures of the cast of M*A*S*H
and Gilligan's Island among
Peter - cool sketch done for CBLDF charity auction.
Jeremy - OK, are you sitting down. Get ready
for some really great detailed work. I asked Jeremy to
do a commission in the Flash Gordon
and Dale theme and it came out brilliantly. Flash
may be ackward but the rest of the piece is more than I could
have hoped for. I also acquired the cover
to Pirate Girl and an interior page
and a pin-up piece of Pirate
Girl. Jeremy is a real talent and a nice guy to boot.
Cliff - 2 nice character design sheets for girls 1 and 2
and a cover for an unknown
comic. Cliff worked on Buffy and this certainly has
stylistic elements of his work on the series.
Will - a page from Serenity
and a Red Sonja costume concept
piece. I could go on for pages about how cool a series
Serenity was and how much I am enjoying the new Red Sonja
series and its retro comic story feel.
Michael - speaking of Red Sonja, here is a cool sketch
Ralph - Jungle Comics #137 page 6. Nice Camilla
page to add to the biggest Golden age Jungle girl collection
out there. If you have any pages from ANY golden age
jungle girl themed books, please contact me.
Terry - Nyoka style jungle girl illustration.
John - Mad Magazine #297 pin-up. Very poignant
Bill - Oh Diana! comic strip from 9/24/5? A fun,
racy piece with a lingerie panel.
Tim and Christopher Schenck - 4 watercolor pages from
Robin Hood. #1 page 13
and #3 pages 5, 18 and 20.
Noah - Red Sonja #7 pages 9
Tulka, Rick - 6 new age
illustrations from Mad #290. Robot
Footballer, Japanese Yen, Nyet Soviet, Segregation
Chest, Steroid Ben and Mail-order Bride.
Adlard, Charles - 2 pages from
Scarface #1. pages 20 and 29.
March 20th, 2006
A few new pieces added to the
collection over the last month and a bit. I have some
nice stuff on the way but as of yet it is not here so they
will show up in the next update.
Eduardo - Red Sonja #5 cover. It took me a while
to "get" Risso's work. I appreciated it but not until I
read 100 Bullets for the first time this year did it
click. He is a true comic genius. I would
embarrass myself further by making any attempt at describing
his greatness. I am pleased to add one of his vary rare
covers to my collection.
Alex - my friend and Belgian artist came up with yet
another brilliant commission. I am in awe of this one as
well. It was time to add a few new jungle girls to the
collection and this certainly fits the bill. In his
correspondences, Alex often adds little sketches, here are a
few 1, 2,
3. Lastly, pencil prelims for
the Jungle girls pieces.
Speaking of Jungle girls, nice
early Adam Hughes Sheena.
Mike - nice piece of finished, colored artwork (100%
original) from Wizards of the Coast RPG.
Jordi - nice girl convention sketch. Now to find
a nice Torpedo page with girls:)
Matt - yet another update with Matt Baker art.
Short of getting a splash, this is one of his best panel pages
I have seen. It is from a Glory Forbes page from
Mayeryk, Val - Really
cool Young Masters back Cover.
Michael - Vampirella #11 comic page. Fantastic
Nick - Aquaman #39 page.
Alden - Twin Earths Daily - another stellar example(pun
intended) of Al's work on this great strip and his unsurpassed
rendering of female beauty. 12/11/62.
Dick - Dracula Lives #10 page. Wonderful inkwashed
paged by the veteran artist.
Carlo - Elektra #13 page with inks by Danny Miki.
Leav, Mort - Fight Comics #19
page 1, 2, 3,
fun Kayo Kirby story.
Bob - Firehair #11 page. Great early use of
Bellamy, Frank - Garth Daily 26/3/75.
Nice 2 panel daily.
Irwin - 3 nice examples of an early unpublished strip
pitch. 1, 2, 3.
Last, but certainly not least, a
head sketch of Zee by Brian Woods.
This was a gift from a friend and fellow collector I have
never met in person but feel like I have know for years.
He was going to the NYC con (disaster con this year) and I
also saw Brian was attending. Shawn was kind enough to
get contact info for me and arranged this con sketch of the
cool paramedic girl in DMZ which I am enjoying reading right
Feb 8th, 2006 Update
Well, this is the year of the
Dog, my year and it came in with a howl. Lots of new art
that came in, and not just anything, some real gems as you
Josh - my favorite new artist and among my favorite all
time artists. There is something about Josh's lines that
speak to me on a different level than I can comprehend, I just
know they move me. I have added the Shazam/Superman #1 cover, Shazam
splash from page 26 from issue
#1 and two nice panel pages from issue #2, pages 9 and 10. As an added bonus, Josh
include some rough sketches, a rare look into the process 1, 2, 3.
very few comic artists have such a voice and presence as
Moebius. His influence on European art is immeasurable
and he is certainly a big influence on modern artist like
Geoff Darrow, Timothy Green II, Seth Fisher, Frank Quitely,
Glen Fabry and others that follow this movement.
This piece was obtained believing it was 100% original.
It is a very long story but it has been determined to my
satisfaction the following facts. This is the original
art used to make a print for "City of Fire" portfolio.
The original pencils are by Geoff Darrow and inks by
Moebius. The original penwork was then copied and this
piece has that copied linework that was later painted by
Arno. There is white out and blueline pencils on this
piece so this is the original line transfer and color art that
was later made into a print. The pencil signature by
Moebius is original.
Simon - nice acrylic painting by the Biz.
Mike - Hellboy page from Box Full of Evil.
Commission are one of the main
themes of the month.
I have gotten a Dragonlady and a Flash Gordon and Dale piece by Alex
Perkins. Alex also included a lot of prelims 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Severin, a charming and talented Belgian artist also did
a brilliant Flash Gordon and Dale piece and a nice Dragonlady piece.
Peters also contributed a commission to my Flash Gordon
and Dale theme.
Jeff Pittarelli did a fine Irish
McCalla as Sheena and Buster Crabbe
as Flash Gordon for my collection.
Bill - a nice vintage Hulk sketch.
Romita Jr, John - 4 nice pages
from his monumental run on Daredevil. DD 252 pg 21, DD 259 pg 2, DD
266 page 11 and 13.
Al - nice Buck Rogers #17 page 7 and a fantastic 10 page
story from Starstream #2 1,
Syndey - Jeff Hawke Daily H6811 from 1980.
Paul - cavegirl sketches 1 and 2.
David - Batman con sketch.
McKimson, Tom and Chuck - Roy
Rogers Dailies from 3/27, 3/28, 3/29, 3/30 from 1950.
Warren - 7 new Casey Ruggles Dailies. 7/20, 7/22,
from 1954 and 1/18/50.
- Samurai #3 cover. I remember the Aircel comics fondly
from my early years of collecting. Also Samurai pin-up and a multimedia illustration.
Barry - 3 early elflord pages (5,
10 and 18)
from the first series as well as a nice
color page from the second series. 2 unknown
Blair pieces as well girl and page.
Frank - Sherlock Holmes Daily 11/22 circa 1954-58.
Dan - Tarzan Daily 2777. English language text
covered for overseas publication.
Bob - Tarzan Daily 9/27/52.
Dec 30th, 2005 Update
I am a little late with an
update this month. I have found a few new gems for my
collection. A little bit of everything from the classic
strip and golden age comic art to new artists.
Joe - Tarzan #239 Drums of Death layouts. This is
the highlight for me of this update. I don't think I
have the words to do this find justice. page 1, 2-3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Matt - it seems like no update is complete without some
new art by the greatest good girl artist. Here is a Kid
Kane story from Atomic Comics #4. Some classic girl
images by Matt. page 2, 3, 4, 5.
Matt - Fight #51 page.
Mark - Xenozoic Tales unpublished page. Most of
Mark's pages for this series have never been sold. This
page was to be published but got delayed in the mail and so
Mark redid it for publication. Just prior to
publications the originals showed up and were published.
So I have been told this is one of 4 or 5 pages that were
slated as replacement publication pages but were not used.
Geoff - Hardboiled page. Nice detail on this
Bill - no update is complete without something new by
Bill. Elektra Assassin #7 partial splash. No
Elektra but a great piece and an image I remember well from
Josh - my favorite new artists. X-23 sketch.
Greg - Batman splash from Riddle of the Beast. I
am told the other characters are Robin, Zantana and a dead
- Fantastic Four #215 page(Sinnot inks) and Alpha Flight #25 page. Nice
partial splash of Vindicator.
Nick - Nice Tarzan Daily from the 50's. One of the
rare signed pieces by Nick.
- Exposure #1 page. Modern good girl art.
- 2 pages from Mad Magazine. page 2.
Recreations - 3 recreations by
Jerry Butler Famous Funnies Cover #213,
Buster Crabbe Cover #5 and Zoot Comics #16.
Caniff, Milton - 4 promotional
pieces done in the late 60's and early 70's. 1, 2, 3, 4
Stephano - Azurek Stories Cover. Nice painted art
to an Italian comic.
John - Daredevil color illustration.
Giolitti, Alberto - Starstream #1 splash by an Italian master.
Jim - Flash Gordon and Dale illustration.
Firchow, Stephen - More Than
Mortal #8 pages 2 and 7.
Jorde - Friday Foster Dailies 30/7/71
and 29/7/71. Two nice dailies
featuring Friday and Petal.
Alex - DD con sketch from 2003.
Franck - nice dedication by a friend in his new graphic
Kelly - four preliminary drawings 2,
Bob - nice golden age splash from Boy Heroes #1.
Likely published elsewhere, I don't find a record of this
comic in Overstreet. Regardless, nice art by one of the
unsung heroes of comics.
Grimm Ghost Stories #14 - 5
pages by Frank Bolle 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Al McWilliams page and a great 6
page story by Ricardo Villamonte 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Jim - Girl Scouts pin-up.
John - House of Mystery page by the man that had to
fill Alex Raymond's shoes.
Devon - 2 sided sketch piece used in Cavegirl pin-up
Harry - Jungle girl illustration.
George - Bringing Up Father Daily from 1/5/42.
- Miami Mice sketch. What can I say, I have nostalgic
weakness for funny animal books from the early 80's. I
bought these comics in High School.
Dean - Wizards of the Coast artwork from an RPG. (D20)
Jim - Penthouse Comics cover prelim.
Cully - Double page splash from one of my favorite
comics of the year. The Ride.
Paul - Paul's tribute to Will Eisner's the Spirit for
Comic Book Artist magazine.
Frank - Rusty Riley Daily 3/13/56.
George - Scorchy Smith Daily 3/12/5?
- Strangers in Paradise page.
Miller, Frank - long before the
Frank Miller of Dark Knight and Sin City fame, there was the
comic strip illustrator of the same name. 2 fantastic
Barney Baxter Dailies 10/9/42 and
Frank - Robin Hood #6 page. Contrast this to the
other work by Bolle in my update, quite a difference.
This page is gorgeous.
Jill - Black Orchid #3 page 13. Nice large panel
page with Orchid.
Jr., John - Daredevil #272 page 27. Williamson
Stan - Heart of Juliet Jones Sunday 12/3/67. The
Sundays for this series are very rare.
- Fatale T-shirt design. Nice sexy splash-type page.
Gross, Peter- page from Lucifer #47 page 13 and a sketch.
Jack - The king at work in 1961 from the World Around Us
#31. Don't know the inker?
Jack - Nice vintage page from 1954. In Love
#3. Unsure on the inker. This is apparently a
story about a comic book artists.
Luis - a 2 sided romance cover illustration front and back and a sketch book page of girls.
Stan - Millie the Model #43 page with inks by Bill
Clifford - Napoleon Daily 9/2/3?. Fantastic art
work on this rare strip.
- Ozark Ike Daily from 5/12/50. Nice blue wash, my
scanner did a major injustice to this piece.
- Tiger Sunday from 2/11/73
Flash Gordon page #4. Not sure which series or who the
Carmona - Les Aventure d'Aline. A page from a
French graphic novel. That is all I know about this
October 16th, 2005 Update.
This has been a great month for
my collection. I got lucky and found a nice lot of
golden age jungle girl pages, the stuff that really scratches
my collecting itch. I think I have added more
pages to my theme in the last month than I have in the last 4
Tiger Girl pages by R.H. Webb
from Fight Comics #66, Fight Comics #67 page 5 and endpage and Fight Comics #71 pages 6 and 7. The Grand Comic Database
attributes all these pages to Jack Kamen.
Matt Baker Tiger girl page from
Jungle #155 page 2. This
is original art that has be taken from a previous story in
Fight comics. All the paste-ups are original.
Baker - a page from the only Flamingo comic story that
Matt worked on. Great article on him in Alter Ego a few
Mayo Camilla page from Jungle
Renee Ranger Comics #30 page - good girl art. I
believe a Werewolf Hunters story.
page from Ranger Comics #44 from Sky Rangers. Not an
artist I am familiar with but some very nice and detailed
R.H. Webb Firehair pages from Rangers #53 and #63. More great girl art.
A really cool page from Monster #2? Not sure who did
it but it has a strong Eisner influence.
- Chase #8 splash with inks by Mick Gray.
John Cullen - Big Ben Bolt Daily 3/26/68.
- Buck Rogers #100 page.
Gene - Savage Sword #133 splash inked by Pablo Marcos.
John - Man Without Fear #4 page - Amazing Kingpin
Doug - I met Doug online and we worked out a great
trade. Interior cover to Savage Sword #161 and an
uninked Jungle girl page.
Mark - Slam Bang Comics Jim Dolan splash.
Bill - Draget Daily 10/7/52. Brilliant panel work
on this piece. The 3rd panel is among my all time
Glen - Vikings #1 page 13 - full splash.
Mike - Tarzan Primordial #2 splash. Mike Grell
doesn't get any better than this amazing piece.
Howard - Conan #83 page. I finally found a Jungle
girl page by Howard. What can I say, it is a pretty
lonely world as a Jungle girl fan:) Also a great Red Sonja pin-up that I am told
was published in a Marvel black and white magazine.
Mike - Hellboy. Not much else to say other than
Salvador - Heroes Return #1 page.
Jack - House of Secrets #143 Cover. Cool horror
cover from one of the great comic pioneers.
Stan - Juliet Jones Daily 2/20/62. Another piece I
was drawn to by a single great panel.
- small watercolor. Beautiful art that is a total
mystery to me.
- Omaha the Cat Dancer page. No nudity but some great
Paul - Flash Gordon daily from 10/22/83.
Robb - Sheena and Rulah piece.
Godwin, Frank - Rusty Riley from 10/26/55. Nice last panel with Rusty, Patty and a horse. First panel is also nice with 5 figures in a great dynamic group image that only someone like Godwin could pull off.
Tim - Catwoman When in Rome #2 page.
Paul - Marvel Comics Presents #75 - Shanna story.
Bill - prelim for a movie poster. Really nice
John - Savage Sword #12 page 9. Alcala inks,
brilliant first panel.
John - Savage Sword #17 page 6. Another great
Alcala inked page.
- pages 58 and 60 from Solmon Kane
story in Savage Sword #13.
Ron - Star Trek Dailies from Nov 81.
Brian - Lily White illustration. I really liked
Brian's covers for Gun Candy and the Ride but they were gone
and so this will hve to do as the theme is similar.
September 4th, 2005 Update.
I have been fairly active
collecting this month and the Toronto Comic con also added a
fair number of new pieces to my collection. In no
particular order, here are the new ones for this month.
Virgil - Amazing Stories illustration from January
1959 from "The Blonde from Space" by Henry Slesar.
Finlay is one of the great illustrators of the pulp magazines
who also crossed over into comics for a short time.
Godwin, Frank - 2 nice illustrations from unknow
publications. 1, 2. In my humble opinion,
Godwin was the finest illustrator to work in comic other than
Tuazon, Noel - 2 nice children's illustration
destined for my kid's bedroom. Hopscotch
Rae - nice Abbie and Slatts example from 4/8/47.
The first 2 panels are beautiful examples of VanBuren's
- Transmetropolitan #6 Cover - after having met frank and
having had a chance to see more of his work I had to get a
nice representative piece by him.
Al - Secret Agent Corrigan daily 4/18/74.
Fantastic last panel.
- Nice page from Wild Animals which I believe was likely a
World Around Us feature. Regardless, this has been one
artist I have wanted to get a piece from for years. The
portrait in the last panel is as classic a Cole image as I can
Martin - Nice illustrative page from Classics
Illustrated by the famous artist of Green Lantern.
George - a fine Terry and Pirates daily from 7/31/57
featuring one of Wunder's beauties.
George - Logan's Run page from Perez's prime. #2
Bob - Cowgirl Romance #11 page 6. Nice good girl
art from the golden age. Also Ranger
#32 page 2 which features Firehair by Lubbers.
- Dane pin-up. I understand this was a pitch for a comic
that didn't make it. Also 2 pages from Olympus #1 (page 6 and page
20) as well as a pin-up of a cyclops.
Wayne - Davy Jones daily from 10/2/6?.
Tim - some nice panels on this page from
Deathblow. In particular the girl
Billy - strip art from Feb 5th, 1931. Nice early
example of this strip likely a Barney Google.
Mac - nice EC page with a time machine! Weird
Fantasy #9 page!
Faith - nice Flapper piece from 1928.
Granov, Adi - pages from Iron man #2 page 9 and 12.
the inks as well. His illustrations are beautiful in
person and the best pieces of art on this series are the
talking head pages. Check out this panel and this panel.
Howard - like I need more Chaykin art:) I
couldn't resist this large pin-up when I saw it. I am
sure I have seen it in print before but I can't place
it. Any help?
Dave - Jungle girl piece from 1987. This piece has
special meaning to me as my wife gave this to me for my
birthday without me knowing she was buying art. This is
the first time she has bought art and it will always have a
special place with me. I think she is finally given up
hoping I will stop collecting:)
R.H. - Jumbo 162 page 6. Some nice good girl
panels at the bottom of this page. Some nice early
experimentation with lighting and other techniques on this
Gil - Savage Sword of Conan # 85 page 13. Inks by
Bulanadi. Nice dynamic panel layout and classic Kane
Frenz, Ron - Ka-zar #16
page 6 and Ka-zar #20 page 17.
The first is a fantastic Shanna and Ka-zar page and the second
has a nice image of Shanna. The second page is also my
first experience with art that has been colored after it was
used for production. I think it came out well on this
page but I am still not sure about the whole idea.
Looney Tunes illustrations - 1, 2, 3, 4.
Two house ads and possibly 2 covers from Loony Tunes.
The two house ads feature many of the main characters from the
series and these two will soon be up in the kid's bedroom as
Steve - nice piece that Steve did with a Klimt
theme. I think their styles merged very nicely on this
Nice sketch inside a hardbound graphic novel.
3 various pages from Rangers
Comics by Fiction House. Issue
#7 page 24 by Paul Isip featuring a potential injury to
eye panel in this Glory Forbes story. Issue #25 page 4 by Lily Renee
from Senorita Rio storyline. Issue
32 page 2 by Bob Lubbers in this Firehair story.
Alphona, Adrian - Runaways #2 page 13 and pages 11 and 15
from issue #3. I like Adrian's line work and his unique
approach to facial emotions.
- Star Trek NG Avalon Rising #1 page. Beautiful inking
in on this page, check out panel 2. wow!
Paul - Shanna page from Marvel Comics Presents #77 page
artist - Shanna pin-up.
Chris - Shade the Changing Man #11 page 21.
Shanna story - unpublished. Nice page, on the back Alan
Stuart - Sojourn #7 page 9. Fantastic work
characteristic of Immomen. Few people use lighting and
shadows as well for dramatic effects.
Rico - 3 pages from a Jungle girl comic from the
Philippines. 1, 2, 3.
Frederico - 2 pages from a Jungle girl comic from the
Philippines. 1, 2.
Nick - 3 jungle girl illustrations. 1, 2, 3.
Toronto Comic Convention Swag
August 2005. Below is the art I picked up at the
show. I was fortunate enough to find some really fine
pieces at the show. It was a 3 day show and I got to
catch up with a lot of friends and acquaintances as well as
having a chance to meet Frank Quitely and to see Josh
Now for the art.
Land, Greg - 2 pages from Sojourn #33, pages 5 and 10.
Although Greg wasn't sketching, he did bring some art that was
phenominal to see in person.
Joshua - probably the highlight for this con was getting
a nice sketch from Josh. He did the Branches character
from Sky Between Branches and it is stunning. I also
picked up this cover piece
that Josh had done for a promotional comic for the NBA that
will soon be released. I also recently got a Meridian
page as a gift from a fellow fan and collector, Meridian #6 page 14 (thanks
Jungle girl sketches from Frank Quitely, Dan Day, Yanick
Paquette, Francis Manapul
and Nick Postic.
Dragonlady sketches from Dale Eaglesham, Leonard Kirk and Mark Bagley.
Cam - catwoman head sketch.
- sketch of the 4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Takeshi - Mary Jane sketch.
Azad - another Sammy sketch. If you have not
checked out his 4 issue image run of Sammy, you are missing a
Kalman - one of my favorite local artists. I
picked up a cover to Witchblade/Tombraider,
2 more I-Candy pages (14 and ?) as well as an I-Candy commision.
Adorjany, Attila - 2 concept pieces of female
characters for a video game entitled Breathe. 1, 2.
Bobby - an illustration artist who set up at the
con. Nice spacegirl sketch.
Ken - Phantom sketch by the current artist. A gift
for a friend.
Frank - not really original art but a piece of
interest. This is the promo poster for Superman. I
asked Frank to deface it with a thought balloon and he signed
it with both his pseudonym and his real name.
Day, Dan - last but certainly not least.
Local vetran artists Dan and Dave Day (brothers of Gene) set
up at the con. I was amazed to see Dan's work on
Sherlock Holmes which was published over the years by 4
publishers but the majority through Calibre press. His
pen work reminds me of the Frank Godwin and other artists who
took influence from Gibson and Flagg(thanks Doug for educating
me on these pioneers).
I couldn't help my self, 10 pages from various books, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. # 10 is probably the most amazing of the lot but each has its merits.
August 1st, 2005
Will - Spirit Sunday page from 1950, Oct 22nd.
Although no Spirit on this page, fantastic panels and
everything that Eisner is famous for.
Frank - Book Illustration from The Book of Courage
c.1929. Also, a great Rusty Riley
daily. The middle panel
is just brilliant.
Noel - Scorchy Smith partial daily.
Milton - a promotion piece done c.1968
Bill - Tales to Astonish #87 end page. Great Subby
page with pencils and inks by Bill. Twice up.
- Beautiful Druuna pin-up. Fantastic shading on the
Druana character made famous in his graphic novels and in
Heavy Metal Magazine. Nudity Warning!
Jungle girls! No update is complete without a few new Jungle girl
images. A nice R.H.Webb page from Fight comics #72 featuring
Tigergirl, a Nyoka #41 splash
with Nyoka tied up and a nice Sheena
pin-up by Don Marquez. Also, Bill Black redoing a Matt Baker Tiger girl page for
AC comics and Nyoka Cover #2
from AC comics as well. A 4
color separation production art to Pantera Biondi, an Italian Jungle
girl from the 50's. Rick Taylor also drew
these 4 fantatic Jungle girl pin-ups 1, 2,
A 2 sided sketch page by an unknown artist, front and back.
Finally, a cover
from Newton Burcham who was
once one of my favorite semi-pro artists and someone I
considered a friend until he absconded with $700 of my
money which I paid him for commissions in advance when he
was down on his luck. I still like his art but if
anyone knows him, please ask him to do the right thing.
Biancarelli, Franck - great
european artist I met on line. Here are two great page
from his graphic novels LE LIVRE DES DESTINS #1 and GALFALEK
was also kind enough to agree to a
Flash Gordon commission which is among the favorites I
William - Tarzan color piece.
Jeff - Gorilla ink illustration.
- Quadrant painted cover! You don't see a lot of art by
Hsu around, let alone a cover. This is a large piece of
painted art from a series I remember well from my teens.
John Sr. - blue line pencil romance page.
Anthony - Great painted Sci-fi cover. Nice art by
South American artist who I have been told died tragically at
a young age just after breaking into comics.
Strip art update - Roy Crane Buz Sawyer 1953.
Framed so sorry for the lousy scan. Leslie Turner Captain Easy 12/16/5?. Matt Marriott strip c. 1960 by Tony
Weare. Russ Westover 1/5/29 Tillie
strip in 2 pieces. Fantastic Terry
and Pirates Sunday by George Wunder 9/21/52.
173 cover - unknown artist, possibly Fung.
Ric and Pablo Marcos - Amethyst Annual #1 page. A
comic from my first month of comic collecting. I
remember riding home on my bike with this comic trying my best
to maintain the near mint status of this book for future
Mark - page from Penthouse comics Backlash story.
sketch on the back. Nudity warning!
Rebecca - Black Orchid pages. Issue
#7 page 19, Issue #26 page 8, Issue #15 page 28.
Marc - sketch.
Rick - cloak pencil sketch.
- Danger #11 page 1 splash. Great classic comic art by
one of the pioneers.
Colleen - Distant Soil splash.
Green, Timothy - 2 more pages
from Fraction #5 page 4 and 9.
Tom - golden age partial page from Black Cat comics.
Lynn - calander art.
Eddy - Spiderman sketch.
- sketch in a graphic novel Natacha.
R.G.Taylor is a distinguished
artist with a long history in comic books including his own
series Wordsmith. In addition Rick has worked for DC's
Vertigo line and has worked on American Splendor among other
books I don't recall. I bought a large collection of art
from Rick recently. There are a number of nice pin-ups
of Betty Page and other models below as well as 10 pages from
Sandman Mystery Theatre. The Betty Page pin ups were
intended for a book that fell through due to licensing issues.
Betty Page pin-ups - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and the cover
Girl pin-ups (some nudity!) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Sandman Mystery Theatre #10 page 8, 10, 19, 20
Sandman Mystery Theatre #11 page 5, 12, 14
Sandman Mystery Theatre #12 page 12, 25, 28, 29 and 30.
Wordsmith covers - Color Wordsmith #2, #6, unknown, unknown2
Wordsmith pencil covers (finished art as published) a, b, c, d, e
Even easier, it can all be seen in the New R.G. Taylor Gallery
- Tarzan sunday art for
3 Williamson/Frazetta Flash
Gordon prints 1, 2, 3
May 4th, 2005 Update:
David - Black Orchid page. Nice page in beautiful
frame. Already on hold for another collector.
Frank - Ace McCoy Daily. Stunning inking with
great figures and a nice girl panel.
Bill - Shanna commission. Bill did this piece at
the Toronto Comic convention May 1st, 2005 for me. It is
easily in my top 5 favorite pieces of all time. I will
let the image speak for itself, as they say, a picture is
worth a thousand words.
Bill - Elektra sketch. An Elektra Bill did at the
con as well for me.
Green, Timothy - I got another
package of art from my favorite new artist. Here is the
cover to Fraction #6 from
DC, issue # 3 page 1 (chicken
page) and two pages to a European graphic novel called
TimeBrigade(Brigade Temporelle). These are large pieces
of art and the detail on them is crazy. page 6 and 16.
Middleton, Josh - another of my
favorites. A nice Kidden Nixon
sketch from NYX and pages to NYX
#1 page 12, NYX #3 page 10
with a few panels of X-23 and NYX #4
page 6 with a cool flashback scene. I like the
technique Josh used in the NYX#4 pages, it has an Adam Warren
feel to it.
Mike - Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #4 end page.
This is my favorite art by Mike, his style was newly formed
and very fresh and exciting.
Adi - Original art for Marvel card to soon be
published. Nice example by this up and coming artist.
Kalman - Nice page from I-Candy #2.
David - Carol Day daily #2718. Nice example from
this brilliantly illustrated British daily.
Chantler, Scott - I caught up
with Scott at this years Toronto comic convention. I got
a great illustration he did for a
business postcard with a fun retro theme, a dragonlady sketch and a piece
featuring characters from his graphic novel Days Like This.
Dragonlady sketches from the two
Nicks(Postic and Marinkovich), Scott Chantler, Eric Kim, Greg
Boychuk, Kalman Andrasofsky
and Francis Manapol. I am
running out of local artists to get jungle girl sketches from
so I have a few other themes going including the classic
villianess of Terry and the Pirates.
Dale - Sheena sketch.
Tom - Jungle girl sketch.
- Jungle girl sketch and a cool piece of Sammy
down on his luck. If you haven't read Sammy the Tourist
yet, you are missing one great character.
- Cerebus as Flash Gordon with backgrounds by Gerhard.
Fun sketch by one of the great comic book creators.
Vatche - I picked up a cool Sherlock Holmes page by
Vatche and he sat down at the ACTOR booth long enough for me
to get a Flash Gordon sketch from
him. This guy is among the best illustrators working in
David - Elektra sketch.
- Sheena head sketch.
Howard - Pin-up to American Flagg issue unknown.
Keagan - Jungle girl sketch.
- Sheena sketch.
Nick and Nick Marinkovich - Promotional piece for
Underworld Movie adaptation. They also did a stunning Dragonlady for me and an Underworld sketch for a friend in
- E-man pin-up. I am not sure where it was published but
a great piece of one of my favorite books when I was growing
Marat - Demonslayer #1 cover. Inks by Robert
Jones. This is a bad ass cover. It is a cover, it
is bad and you can figure out the last one yourself. It
was one of those impulse purchases that when I opened the
package I had to ask myself, "what were you thinking?"
- 8 pages from Atomic Comics #2. Art has a strong Matt
Baker feel to it and he is know to have done other art is this
book. Beautiful splash and pages 2,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 but
the last page or two are missing.
John - 5 page romance story First Love #25. Some
of the most striking good girl art I own. No wonder the
boys were reading "girlie comics" :) page 2, 3, 4, 5.
Rafael - Jan of the Jungle story page from Rangers
#62. Beautiful inks.
- Sea Goin' L'il pin-up
Armando with Mignola inks - Ka-zar #28 page 22. Shanna
page. Really corny page.
George - Terry and Pirates daily 9/16/49. Nice
early example of Wunder's long run on this series.
Beautiful girl art.
A. - Nice Scorchy Smith Daily 5/5/?
- Judd Saxon Dialy 2/9/?
E.E. - Wrap around cover 1968 Phillipines comic.
April 2nd, 2005 Update
- Crash, Cork and Baron - Three Aces Story page from Speed
Comics # 19 page 3. 1942. Beautiful golden age art, the
first panel is lush and there is some great "Ju Jitsu!"
action. Check out the pick-up line in panel 2.
Mike - girl sketch.
Jack - Silver Surfer Graphic Novel page 18, inks by
Sinnot. No main characters, but some classic Kirby
motifs and layouts with the decadent inks of Sinnot.
Graham - Planet Comics #25 page. A girl, a hero
and a monster, it doesn't get any more classic than
this. Close up of first panel,
- Daredevil sketch.
John - unknown (and possibly unpublished) war comic
strip circa 1950. Very cinematic layouts and great
Nathan - another commission by one of my favorite new
artists. Nathan certainly brought his style and sence of
humor to my Jungle girl theme. The back of the art had a
decent prelim for another take on the commission, here is a scan.
Arthur - Nice Swamp Thing page by Arthur. It is a
partial page, not sure if it was ever used in anything.
I was told it was a tryout piece by Arthur for the Swamp Thing
Fox, Gil - 3 more Jeanie
Dailies, Undated. 1, 2, 3.
& Larson - Jungle girl color piece.
Trina - Leopard girl sketch.
Bill - Early Batman con sketch.
March 2nd, 2005 Update
January 23rd, 2005 Update
Timothy - one of my favorite new artists. I love
the detail in his work that my scans are unable to convey. Fraction #3 cover(and color rough), Fraction #3 page 20, Fraction #2 page 9, Synn #5 page and Heavy Metal Snake
Charmer pages 1 and 9.
Powell, Bob - Jungle girl story
from First Love #19. Classical good girl art and
melodrama. page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Kelly, Ken - 4 sketches by the
fantasy master. #1, 2, 3 ,4
Mike - Puma Blues #18
splash,#22 page 35 and #12 page 16 plus a nice sketch of Europa.
Robert - Another nice good girl page by the
master. Fight Comics #52.
Rick - Cloak and Dagger splash page from issue #14.
Frank - Partial sunday circa 1950's.
Rol - Jungle girl pin up. Nice pin up with blue
line pencils underneath.
Jack - Wow! Good Girl Hap Hopper Sunday!
July 5th, 1942.
- two untitled dailies c. 1950? 5-9 and 9-9.
George - Nice good girl Rangers Comics page, issue 19
Doug - The Saint Daily 10/10/?.
Tony - Savage Tales from issue 9 featuring Shaana.
Iger Studios - two nice good
girl pages from Secret Romances #13. page 28 and 31.
Rob - Dick Giordanos assistant does a Sheena commission.
Mel - Wambi #10 page by the E.C. great.
Perez, George - Avengers #193 page 22.
John - Nice Kaanga and Anne page from Kaanga #18 page 6.
Rafael - Jungle comics #46 original art. More
vintage Jungle girl art featuring Anne and Kaanga.
Dan - Terry and Pirates Daily featuring sharks and the
Matt - Glory Forbes page from Rangers #46. What
can I say, I like good girl art and no one does it
Suydam, Arthur - Beeman illustration.
Nice characteristic work by Arthur on a interesting theme.
Bryant, A.S. - Champ Comics #20,
1942. page 34 and 35. Very nice artwork for this
era in Twinkle Twin storyline.
- El Capitan story page from unknown comic (perhaps Hello
Jack - Gil Thorpe Daily 27/8/67
- Judd Saxon daily 28/10/60
Kent - Sheena/Irish McCalla commission.
December 2nd, 2004 Update
Milton - Terry and Pirated Daily from 1936 featuring
the Dragonlady in all 4 panels. Nice blue ink wash on
Mayo, Ralph - Camilla splash/title page from Jungle comics #148.
Plunkett, Sandy - Jungle girl commission redo. Nice jungle girl image, recreation of a a well know piece.
Ayers, Dick - Sheena and Rulah commission. Great golden age touch to my theme collection.
Jaffee, Al - Trade Paperback Cover with sketch on the back.
Williams, Kent - painted piece from Blood.
Hickey, Tom - Chamber of Chills #11 Single page feature.
Spinger, Frank - Dazzler #4 featuring Doom. Bulanadi inks.
Elias, Lee - Mystery in Space #92 - nice silver age sci-fi page. Twice up.
Webb, Robert - Fight #32 9 pages of a 10 page story featuring Rip Carson. page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
This story has some great good girl art, in particular the splash and on page 2 the execution scene.
Fabry, Glen - Global Frequency#3 (page 7)page showcasing Glen's talent.
Fisher, Seth - Nice page from Flash:Time Flies #1 page 14.
Chaykin, Howard - I just can't stop loving his work. Splash to Men of War #14.
Sienkiewicz, Bill - 2 pages from Hulk Magazine featuring Moon Knight. #14 page 9 and #? page 7.
Phipps, Robb - Jungle girl sketch.
Buscema, John - Alcala inks on this great Ka-Zar #6 page 30. (already gone in trade)
Kubert, Joe - Our Army at War #192 page 19. Nice classic kubert layouts and pencils with inks by Jack Abel. A pairing that I initially thought of as odd but they work out great together.
Andru, Ross - Flash 180 splash and page 19 from the same issue. Esposito inks of course.
Finch, David - 4 pages from Ascension. I have some previous art from this as well. He put 2 pages on a single sheet of 11 x 17 comic art paper. Featured in these pages is a splash and some girl art.
Bald, Ken - Dark Shadows Daily 9/29/71. Nice image of Barnabus.
Heimdahl and Stoffel - Bugs Bunny daily strip from 7/10/71. I don't know much about this particular genre but it is a fun strip.
O'Barr, James - Crow sketch. Nicely executed and moody piece from 2004 titled Isolation.
Cooke, Tom - Drift Marlowe Daily, uncertain year. Real cool layouts and blacks in first panel.
Lloyd, David - Nice wasteland page with art very similar to his V for Vendetta masterpiece.
Godwin, Frank - 2 nice Rusty Riley Sundays. 3/24/57 and 7/27/58.
Grell, Mike - a cool Sheena commission.
Baker, Matt - Fun and sexy 6 page Tugboat Tessie Story. Despite it only being six pages, 2 pages are dedicated to Tessie's beautiful daugher stripping down to her underwear and swimming. Lots of nice Baker girl and lingirie art. Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Nice pencil sketch of skygirl on the back of the last page.
Hannon, Mark - Rear cover painting to 1985 Heavy Metal Magazine.(scan pending)
November 5th, 2004 Update
Grell, Mike - Green Arrow Long Bow Hunter Limited Series #3 pag 22-23. Awesome and huge 2 page spread. The first panel is an oil or acrylic painting that is pasted on the board. The other colors are all watercolor or acylics.
Pat - Cool Flash Gordon #15 cover from Charlton.
Classic Boyette art with a classic sci-fi theme.
Paul - cool Flash Gordon page from Four Color #204 page
34. Cool golden age Flash Gordon art from this classic
Even more sci-fi with an Adam
Strange page by Lee Elias from Mystery
in Space #100. Nice images of Adam and his jet
Colleen - Distant Soil unused page.
Heather - cool Sheena and Rulah commission in 3
pieces. Inks, pencils and color.
Joe - Jungle girl pin-up.
- Cowgirl Romance #7 4 page story. One of the best Good
Girl Art Stories I have seen! Lots of the best classic
headlights, suggestive scenes and a great catfight
panel. Ahhh, the good old days:) page 2, 3
and 4. Here is a close up of the middle 2 panels
of page 2(cat fight and
Ray - an Ozark Ike Sunday from Dec 21, 1947. This
was actually in my collection before traded away and than
later sold to someone else. It has now found its way
home. I think this was the first piece I let go of in my
collection, before that I was one of those Black Hole
collectors where nothing ever left. This is one of the
two pieces I most regretted parting with and so I am glad to
have it back.
Larry with Al Williamson inks. 2 pages from the
Cloak and Dagger Graphic Novel. page
1 and page 13.
Colletta, Vince two fantastic
golden age pages by the most maligned inker of the silver
age. New Romance and Popular Romance.
Newell, Eddy - con painting/sketch.
Bob - Tarzan Sunday 4/19/53. This is a huge piece
of art, took 9 scans pasted together to get this image.
Not a lot of Tarzan but some fantastic art none the
Oct 20th, 2004
A few new pieces this month.
Dan - Tales to Astonish #93 page. Nice large art
Alex - Rip Kirby daily from 3/10/53. Melodramatics
Aaron - Jungle girl pin-up. Full color piece.
and Larson - convention style sketch. Original
line work is a copy, the coloring and shading is
Ralph - 5 Flash Gordon Dailies. Star Wars
Ernie - Fritzi Ritz Sunday. Nice early example of
this strip, 1941. Fun gag and nice girl art.
- 5 Page Story with Atom Bomb Splash from Chamber of
Chills. page 2, 3, 4, 5
Maurice - 3 page of Kaanga art from Kaanga 19 2nd and 3rd page.
Mac - Flash Gordon Sunday. (not here yet)
Rudy - XL cover.
Mager, Gus -
Hawkshaw Sunday 6/27/37
Arthur - Libby page from Penthouse comics #2.
John - South Seas Daily. I am a sucker for
these. Nice girl art by one of the greats of the golden
Joe - Magic Man illustration on this page.
Dick - Bee Man Illustrations on Letter pages from Double
Dare #2, page 2
Jack - Gladiator illustration from Double Dare #2
color guide to Double Dare #2.
Alex - Apartment 3-G Sunday 11/4/6?. I have had
this one for a while but for some reason never scanned it
before. Nice 3 tier piece.
Alfred - cool sketch piece of Lova Moore from Kerry
- Aquaman #41 end page. Really cool Aparo art on this
Williamson, Al - nice jungle girl sketch and a second sketch
with 2 girls. Lastly the
ultimate sci-fi print by Al.
Hugh - unknown Deco British strip art.
Frank - cool page from Daredevil #155 with Springer
Nathan - Daredevil and Elektra commission. One of
two commissions, the second is yet to come. Nathans
gritty style came out great on this piece.
Barry, Dan - Flash Gordon Daily
2/12/59. Nice early Daily by one of comics greatest
George - Senorita Rio page from Fight Comics#54.
Nice early art by one of the Golden age greats.
Mitch - another nice jungle girl piece by Mitch.
Brent - 2 page splash to Ka-zar #11.
Jim - page to Spiderman Tangled Webs #19 page 9.
Some really fun images on this page.
Matt - Rangers #46 Glory Forbes page by Matt Baker.
Godwin, Frank - 10 Rusty Riley
Dailies from the top 2 or 3 illustrators ever to dabble in
Rusty 1 10/19
Rusty 2 10/22
Rusty 3 12/24
Rusty 4 1/24
Rusty 5 3/2
Rusty 6 5/12
Rusty 7 8/17
Rusty 8 8/30
Rusty 9 9/21
Rusty 10 9/3
Ian - Swamp Thing Quest of the Elements Cover
rough. This piece is huge, larger than twice up art and
detailed pencil and inks with a wash.
Wunder, George - Three Terry and Pirate Dailies dated 11/7/70, 11/6/70, 11/5/70.
A few quick ones.
Byrnes, Gene - Fantastic Reg'lar Fellers Daily that blew me away. I am a big fan of Pat McDonnell's Mutts and this piece made me look twice. I am sure Pat must have drawn inspiration for his strip from this fantastic series.
Johnson/Bulanadi - 2 Daredevil
pages of no significance other than they were among the first
comics I read as a kid. Daredevil
198 page 22 and Daredevil 203
Francis - Battle of the Planets cover
Michael - Con sketch of poison ivy.
Tom - Elektra detailed pencil sketch.
Ernie - Batman #269 page. Nice Batman action page
September 1st, 2004 Update - Toronto Con Additions. Although no longer a comic con, I managed to pick up a few pieces at the convention this year. I have started a new theme in addition to Jungle girls, I am also getting Flash Gordon and Dale as a commission theme. After Mike Kaluta hit a home run with his sketch last time, I was inspired. With that said, it was a hard choice deciding who to ask Adam Hughes to do, so I left it up to him.
Adam - Flash Gordon and Dale commission. Adam was
among the the nicest and most gracious artists I have
met. It was a pleasure to meet and deal with Allison as
well. By far the best part about the con was Adam Hughes
and getting a sketch was just icing on the cake.
Leonard - Flash Gordon and Dale commission. Nice
addition, even being relatively unfamiliar with the character,
he captured a real golden age feel to it.
Dale - Flash Gordon and Dale commission. Another
nicely done example. I also managed to pick up a Daredevil splash from Dale.
Kagan - Also did a Flash Gordon and Dale piece.
Well done but the Dragonlady he did last time for me is still
Nick and Nick Postic - Flash Gordon commission.
These guys are amazing and they did another fantastic job on
this piece. See recent updates for other work by them.
Lee, Andy - 1, 2,
Ten fantastic painting of Flash and Dale by Zen master
Andy. The energy and flow in Andy's work is only
surpassed by his ability to wield those calligraphy brushes
Noel - a very nice Raymondesque Flash Gordon and
Dale. I love Noel's work and a nice guy to sit and talk
Mike - Elektra commission.
Peter - Ninja Turtles sketch.
Cameron - Catwoman head sketch.
Kalman and Janet Hetherington
added to my Jungle girl collection.
Skottie - Sheena commission in Skottie's unique style.
Rags - Hawkgirl pen sketch.
Peter - Phantom pin-up, Zendra
unpublished pin-up and an inking exercise
That is it for the con.
Other pieces added in the last month.
Joshua - NYX #1 splash. One of my favorite comic
images ever. A near grail acquisition for me.
David - Nice page to Daredevil #19. David signed
it at the con for me.
Bob - Archie Sunday art. I have been looking for
an example since I traded away my last one. Although a
little later(1963), Montana never lost his touch.
Geoff - Nice page from Heavy Metal. It is huge and
framed so the only image will be this poor digital pick.
Very detailed work and very impressive in its size.
Bill - New Mutants #18 page 30. Real nostalgia
piece for me signed by both Bill and Chris Claremont.
Howard - cool page from Batman. Nice images of
classic Chaykin girls and the Batman.
Hoffman, Mike - I picked up this
cool 22 page sketchbook on ebay. Take a look.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Materna, Frank - 3 cool Steve
Roper Sundays. 16/8/98, 25/8/02, 14/3/99
- Page from Alice in Wonderland. Neat interpretation
of this classic tale. Words are on an acetate
overlay not show in the scan.
Ashley - Spawn Blood and Shadows - sexy, splashy page
featuring Ashley's unique style.
LeBlanc, Andre - 2 pages from
Phantom #23 by King Comics including the splash and page 3 of a 4 page story.
Charles - 2 Golden age pages from the Shadow #4 page 4 and #12 page 12. The Shadow was not
drawn on the original art but on vellum overlays. This
was done to give it a different look on the printed
page. I haven't owned any of these comics so I don't
know how it worked out but cool Golden age art and comic art
history. page 4 without
overlay and with overlay.
Chic - Blondie Daily from 1957 about "making
love". Fun and innocent comic strip featuring one of the
most enduring of all comic characters.
Mosley, Zack - 2 Smilin' Jack
Dailies. 6/7/59 and 7/7/59
Rolfe - Brenda Breeze Sunday c. 1950.
John - Golden Age Daredevil #33 page. John was the
inker but penciler unknown.
Otto - Felix the Cat original art from Felix the Cat #14
c. 1940. Wow, original art by one of the great comic
pioneers. Felix is classic in the final panel but the
action and fun on the rest of the page is equally as
Bud - Popeye splash from #14 1951. Page features
Popeye, Olive Oyl and Swee'Pea.
Klaus - Good girl
art from a Kid Dixon story, unknown issue of National Comics.
August 3rd, 2004 Update. A few new items.
Baker, Matt - 6 page Kayo
Kirby story from Fight #54 by the kind of good girl art.
page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Michael - brilliant Sheena and Rulah commission.
Hollingsworth, A.C. - a Holly's Follies panel and a fun golden age piece.
Powell, Eric - 3 pages from
a 9/11 tribute. page 1, 2, 3
Bernet, Jordi - 2 new
sketch pieces, page 1 and page 2 front and back
Rick - Daredevil 249 page 24, Williamson inks.
Cool page, also features some guy with big claws.
Lee - Daredevil sketch
Holtz, Kyle - 3 pages of
art from Destroyer, #7 page 3 and
5 and page 2
from issue 8.
Blas - pencil jungle girl sketch.
Anna - Sheena and Rulah commission. Nice color
3 unknown golden age pages
from Italian comic Luci Del Lunapark. Great inkwashed
art page 1, 2,
Josh - NYX #1 page 19. A surprise from a
friend. Nice page with Kiden. Also, near grail piece coming by Josh soon issue #1 rave splash!
Ortiz, Jose - 2 cool pages
from Vampirella #106 page 4 and 7.
Giuseppe - cool page from Sherlock Holmes from Martin
Mystery Special 17.
George - sketch inside Graphic novel.
R.G. - Tanya Roberts Sheena sketch
Marc- Ralph Snart sketch.
Willi - Frazetta sketch reinterpreted.
Paul - The BUS strip from Heavy Metal comics.
Jesse - Robin Hood Sunday 21/9/52
July 9th Update. A very small update although some really
nice and notable pieces.
- Journey Into Mystery #102 page 5. Larry Leiber
pencils. Groovy Sci-fi page from 1964.
Carmine - Flash Splash from Issue #303.
Roy. G. - 2 sided sketch page. I have a few other
Krenkel pieces but this is my favorite by far.
Awesome. back side.
Christopher - great Sheena/Rulah pencil pin-up.
Maleev, Alex - 2 pages from
Cloak and Dagger in Strange Tales. Chris Ivy inks. page 9 and 11.
and Bulandi Daredevil #200 page 27. My ongoing
quest to putting the first comic I read continutes. If
you have any pages or know where they are, drop me a
Magazine Illustration by Bruce Minnie for Gothic Tales
of Love, June 1975. Drug Adventure Story.
McDonnell of Mutts original specialty piece. It was
done for Cartoon Artists Professional Society (CAPS)
Next update will hopefully
be in August.
June 24th Update. Mostly sketches from the Toronto Comic Convention.
Another amazing commission picked up from Alex Perkins. Rulah.
Jungle girl sketches by Stuart Sayger, Azad, Nick
Craine, Amanda Conner, Micheal T. Gilbert, Cary Nord, Ty
Templeton and Willow Dawson.
Dragon Lady sketches from Kagan McLeod and Sean Ramsey.
Tintin by Chris Zdarsky as well as a page from
The Ultimate cons sketch by Mike Kaluta of Flash Gordon and
Cerebus by Dave Sim, one for me and one for a
friend in Germany (Hi Thorsten!)
Greg - quick headshot of Elektra.
R.G. Taylor Tarzan and Jane
piece for a friend in the US (Hi Aubrey)
Burles, Kent - 2 gaming
illustrations of Sci-fi and Fantasy women. 1 and 2
Tom - 2 illustrations. One of Robot surgery and
another city scape that reminded
me of an Eisner cover.
Van Buren, Ray - a sunday(3/3/68) and a daily(29/11/67).
Andrasofsky, Kalman - 2
pages from I-Candy. 1 and 2.
Levins, Tim - DD sketch and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6back perlims from various
Pat - inks over a blueline copy of Terry Dodson
art. Not the published version, an inking exercise that
Kagan - Infinite Kung-Fu page and a brilliant sketch of
the Dragon Lady.
McNiven, Steve - page 2 and 3 from Meridian # 36.
Jim - Nicest Modesty Blaise Daily I have seen for
sale. Little sketch on the border as well.
Fox, Nathan - 3 pages from
Harley Quinn #31 page 15, 17, 20.
Louis - nice 2 head sketch.
Bill - Bill's Inks over Wilshire pencils/layouts.
Looks like a pure Sienkiewicz cover. Red Sonja #8. Image without logo.
Lawrence - 2 page splash from Bloodfire #12 (pages 8 and
Charles - Page from Warriors 3
Willow - page from Mother May I. Great page design
and lots of well though out details.
Last but certainly not
least. I met Nick Postic and Nick Marinkovich who work
together. They created the comic adaptation for hte
movie Underworld. These guys are amazing. I bought
2 pages from Underworld from them (page
1 and 2). Here are 1
and 2 sketches done at the con as well. The first is Nick Postic doing everything
and the second is pencilled by
Nick Postic and inked by Nick Marinkovich. This second
sketch is among the top 2 or 3 convention pieces I have.
These guys are really doing great work.
June 18th, 2004
Middleton, Josh - New Mutants #4 cover and a cover
for Playstation Magazine
Matt - Tiger girl page from Fight Comics #53 with Tiger
girl, female slaves and all things that make Matt Baker the
king of the good girl artists. (sell me your golden age jungle
Dave - Rouge Trooper #6 Cover. Large multi-media
piece. Published version
Whitney, Ogden - page 8 and 21
from Undercover Girl #5. Some of the nicest golden age
art I have seen and with a good girl theme.
Phil - Nice page from Danger Girl, Viva Las Vegas
Stuart (Marzan inks) - Action 742 page 8.
Jose - Deadman #5 page 22 - partial splash.
H - Art deco magazine Illustration.
Sam - Sheena and Rulah Commission
Russell - Invisible Scarlet O'Neil Daily 1947,
personalized to the great Don Sherwood. Really fun
Jack - Hap Hopper Daily 1942. Holy Head lights:)
Russel - Flying Jenny Daily, 1937 - one of the most well
drawn strips ever.
A. - Don Winslow of the Navy c.1937.
Enrique - Axa Daily.
John - Fantastic Enemy Ace story page.
Wally - Unearthly Spectacular #2 page 9 of Earthman
story. All the classic Wood elements, girls, guns and
Anderson, Murphy - Sci-fi
page from possibly Fantastic Worlds. Fun story with a
giant net catching a space man, nice rockets, girls and space
Sr. - Daredevil #18 page 12. Nice twice up art
from the classic DD/Gladiator storyline. Romita's style
and understanding of storytelling flow from this page.
Paul - Terminator #2 page 12. Some of the nicest
Gulacy art I have seen. The top image is classic and
lower image is done on a duoshade board. Really well
laid out, reminds me of the great Warren spanish artists.
Sale, Tim - one of the
hottest talents in the industry today. Three cool pages
from Savage Hulk showing the hulk in partial splashes in 3
classic poses. page 46, 49 and 52.
Golden Age goodies - 3
Nyoka covers. These covers are the photos and stats used
to produce the cover. Nyoka
72, Nyoka 73, Nyoka 64 and the original photo
with airbrush for nyoka 72.
Elgin, Jill - 7 pages from
a Girl Commandoes story from 1945, All-New Comics #11. Fun
girl adventure with the prerequisite bondage, suggestive
scenes and action. Pages 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Celardo, John - Tarzan Sunday
1965. Some of the nicest Tarzan panels I have seen by
Gray - Tarzan Sunday 10/13/85. Although Gray is on
of the most underrated artists and among my favorites, I
have not always been a fan of Gray's work on Tarzan.
This is one a few Sundays I have seen where he was working at
his full potential.
Alex - 2 page spread for Savage Sword of Conan
Bisley, Simon - 3 pages
from Body Count. 8, 12 and unknown 2 pager.
Bruce - Wonder Woman and Superman Drawing.
P.Craig - Elric #3 page 13.
Roy - Buz Sawyer Daily 1/11/47. Fantastic example
of this pioneering strip. Original Signature in final
Sal - Tarzan Annual #2 page 9
and 17. Pages inked by
veteran professional Frank Matera.
Bishop, Harry - Tarzan and
Maneaters - 2 pages from TV Tornado #4. page 1 and 2.
Rick - Buck Rogers Daily - 13/6/51. Classic Sci-fi
Al - Small sketch circa 1950 for space girl and
Mark and Gil, Armando - Buckaroo Bonzai #2 page 30
art. One of my favorite cult movies and the source of my
email handle monkeyboy.
weird weird anime sketch.
Earl - 1985 Seduction of the Guilty comic strip. A
take-off on all the Seduction of the Innocent (SOTI)
Unknown Artist - 21 page
Nyoka story. Scans to come.