Friday, January 4, 2019

Frank Cassuto - The Mummy

2018.11.04 Long Island Comic Book Expo, Melville, NY

Frank Cassuto is a New York based graduate from the School of Visual Arts. He has been exhibited and sold in the New Yorker's on-site gallery. His specialty is horror illustration, creature design, portraits and comic art.

His curse project is the horror themed graphic novel And The Light Fades

Friday, December 28, 2018

Classic Comics - original production art

Production art by Susan Thomson for the Popeye cachet, produced by the Washington Press for the Postal Commemorative Society Comic Strip Classics first day covers


1995 Classic Comics stamps first day covers from the Postal Commemorative Society produced by the Washington Press. The original art is converted into an engraved printing plate from which the cachets are produced. Some manufacturers produced one design to be used for the stamps. The Postal Commemorative Society covers were produced for each individual stamp issue.

Popeye production art on 11 x 14 bristol board

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Autumn Frederickson - Pocket Panda Christmas

2018.11.10 White's One Day Comic Con, East Brunswick, NJ

Autumn Frederickson, is a fantasy and editorial illustrator specializing in children's media. Autumn has provided work in sketch cards for Cryptozoic Entertainment on titles Big Bang Theory, DC Comics Super Villains, Ghostbusters, Adventure Time and Rick and Morty.  Autumn has also provided pencils on Jake Semahn's Waterloo, part of Infected from Image Comics

Pocket Pandas and the companion web comic The (Mostly) Daily Panda bring a whimsical and playful jaunt into the absurd

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 15, 2018

James Rodriguez - Wonder Woman

2018.11.04 Long Island Comic Book Expo, Melville, NY

James Rodriguez is a freelance artist, who started drawing at age 4. He studied at the School of Visual Arts learning from several comic book legends, including Joe Orlando and Walt Simonson. Rodriguez has been illustrating sketch cards, comics, film and TV storyboards.

Rodriguez believes in continuous learning, from everything around him and has many influences on his art.

Rodriguez' current passion is working on a creator-owned book "Sara of Earth", which readers can find out about through his Patreon page. Sara is a 16 year old latino that accidentally gets infused with a powerful and unstable power unit. A mix of Buffy and Green Lantern, Sara must learn to use this power with the aide of an alien soldier she calls "Bob"......

Friday, December 7, 2018

Terence Leonard - Goku : Dragon Ball

2108.11.04 Long Island Comic Book Expo, Melville, NY

Terence Leonard is from Long Island, NY. He grew up inspired to draw comics based on Pokemon and Sonic the Hedgehog. As a child he attended the Hofstra Saturday morning cartooning classes to help develop his skill. He would go on to attend the School of Visual Arts in NYC, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Cartooning.

I requested a Goku, Super Saiyan form, sketch from Dragon Ball to adorn the recently released Dragons stamps first day cover

Inbeon Mag interview

Friday, November 30, 2018

John Handler - Green Lantern

2018.10.13 Lehigh Valley Comic Con, Schnecksville, Pa

Looking over John Handler's booth you get the view of a talented artist, with a passion for superheroes. Batman and Catwoman, Lanterns, Captain America....

John had a large poster sized artwork that featured several of the Lanterns. I liked the style in which he was drawing his Green Lantern, so I requested the above sketch..

Friday, November 23, 2018

Jim Wiltshire - Magic

2018.10.13 Lehigh Valley Comic Con, Schnecksville, Pa

Jim Wiltshire studied illustration and animation at William Patterson University, currently working as a freelance artist. His art focuses on the fantasy, magical, video game style. The closest I could get to a related first day cover was the recent Magic issue, on which which Jim drew a beautiful red-haired witch

Friday, November 16, 2018

Angel Santiago - Guardian City Saint

2018.10.13 Lehigh Valley Comic Con, Schencksville, Pa

Angel Santiago was born and raised in Hell's Kitchen, NYC. He always had a love for graphic novels and comics. He started creating his own comics in grade school and now he has started his own series, which was funded on Kickstarter... Guardian City Saint

Angel attends the Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art. He was also the artist on Project: Shadow Breed, Evil Cat Comics

Friday, November 9, 2018

Trew2Art - Stitch

2018.11.04 Long Island Comic Book Expo, Melville, NY

Tremaine "Trew" Worrell has had an eye on the art world since he was 5. He would see his mother sketching little doodles and the amazing transformation that a line could turn a reality

Trew is working freelance and producing amazing art. On his table he had an excellent TMNT sketch he had been working on. I asked what his favorite character was. His response Stitch. I commented that none of his art displayed featured Stitch. Since that was the case, I thought what could I come up with for a Stitch sketch.  Since Stitch is an alien it was feasible that his planet was part of the United Federation of Planets. That in turn meant Stitch could serve on the USS Enterprise, and thus the idea was born.

Drew has Stitch attempting the Vulcan greeting. I was wondering what color uniform Stitch would be wearing,... my guess would be red!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Brett Breeding - Steel

2018.10.13 Lehigh Valley Comic Con, Schnecksville, Pa

The Folk Heroes stamp was issued in 1996, featuring Mighty Casey at the Bat, Paul Bunyun, Pecos Bill and John Henry.  John Henry the steel driving man, who challenged a steam driven rock-drilling machine and won, only to die in victory when his heart gave out...

The character of Steel, John Henry Irons, from the Death of Superman series in 1993 was created by Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove, has roots to the original John Henry

Brett Breeding, worked primarily as an inker for DC Comics Superman character and is the co-creator of the characters Doomsday, Shadowdragon, Saviour, Blaze and Satanus.

Breeding started his career as a background assistant to Bob Layton, inking backgrounds on Iron Man. At DC Comics, he would work on Weird Tales, The Superman Family and Green Arrow backup stories. He would work with Don Heck and George Perez onJustice League of America, as well as many other titles

I had been looking for someone to draw a Steel sketch for a while and felt Breeding was the right person for this

Friday, October 26, 2018

Mike Manley - The Thing

2018.10.13 Lehigh Valley Comic Con, Schnecksville, Pa
"It's Clobberin' time!"

I knew Mike Manely was currently working on the daily newspaper strips The Phantom and Judge Parker, and was co-creator of Dark Hawk for Marvel Comics. But I was not sure which character I would request.

I asked if he was given a piece of paper and asked to draw whatever he wanted to, what would he choose? His answer The Thing.

I selected the Science and Technology first day cover to coincide with the Thing's origins of Space Travel and radiation, and as the pilot of Reed Richards doomed rocket ship.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Matt Pace

2016.11.19 NJ Comic Expo, Edison, NJ

Matt Pace is a freelance illustrator and student at Joe Kubert's School of Cartoon and Graphic Art