Thursday, December 30, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Classic Comics - Little Orphan Annie
Annie was created by Harold Gray (1894-1968) and was published August 5, 1924.
The story followed Annie and her dog Sandy a she went from the orphanage to live with the wealthy Mr. Warbucks. Annie found many adventures throughout the life of the strip, and found many artists to keep her alive..David Lettick, Tex Blaisdell, Leonard Starr, Andrew Pepoy, Alan Kupperberg and Ted Slampyak.
Andrew Pepoy took over the artist duties in 2000, with writer Jay Maeder, with the intent of updating Annie's style. Pepoy has also worked on several different comic book characters including Superman, Spiderman, Batman, X-Men, Star Wars, Betty & Veronica, Simone & Ajax and many others.
Annie's last comic strip ran June 13, 2010. Although like many readers I lost interest in the soap opera type strips like Annie, I hope someone will try to resurrect her, possibly changing her to an adult character-explorer, in the mold of Tomb Raider...
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Mort Walker...Beetle Bailey 2010.10.20
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Billy Tucci created his own publishing company, Crusade Comics, allowing him to publish his personal projects.
Gyo Fujikawa (1908-1998) Illustrator and children's book author, whose work has been published in 22 countries.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
the world of comics in a post-apocalyptic world. The adventures, adult in context, follow Weapon Brown and his pet dog Snoop in a parody of today's comics. With a cybernetic arm and plaz gun, Brown runs across many altered comic strip characters and fights against the villainous organization known as the Syndicate. Weapon Brown runs as a web comic, and his adventures have been printed in comic book format as well. A signed copy of the book is shown.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Ian Glaubinger - NY Rangers Win Stanley Cup..
Friday, September 24, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Ron Ferdinand - 2010.09.13 - Dennis the Menace
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Hank Ketcham (1920-2001) - Dennis the Menace
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Glenn Whitmore was a freelance colorist for DC comics for 10 years, his first assignment on Hawk & Dove, 1988. Whitmore also worked on several Superman titles, Flash, Justice Society and Power of Shazam, as well as work for Dark Horse (The Moth) and Archie Comics...
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Alley Oop - Classic Comics
Created by VT Hamlin (1900-1993) Alley Oop was first published December 5, 1932. The story follows the prehistoric character Alley Oop from the kingdom of Moo. Eventually Alley Oop was transported to the 20th Century by a time machine invented by Dr. Wonmug. Alley Oop would soon go on adventures in time and space as he traveled to the moon in the 1940's.
In 1971 Dave Graue (1926-2001), who had assisted VT Hamlin took over the strip on Hamlin's retirement. Hamlin's last strip would be published on Dec 31, 1972. Jack Bender would take over the drawing the strip in 1991, while Graue continued to write. Carole Bender assumed writing the strip after Graue's death, Dec 10, 2001.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Peter Max is a well-known artist, specifically for his 1960's cosmic pop, psychedelic art style, which was a great influence on the 60's culture. His works are produced on everything imaginable, but most commonly as poster art.
I know this is not a hand-drawn cover, I list it for reference.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Aug 7, 2010 Dewey's Comic City, Madison, NJ - Jamal Igle artist for the current Supergirl series, as well as Nightwing, Green Lantern, Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Marvel's New Warriors, Iron Fist/Wolverine. Igle has also worked for Sony Animation on projects, Max Steel and Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
S. Ruth Lubka (1948- 2007) received a B.A. degree in Art History and graduated Cum Laude with Honors in her major at Barnard College in New York City. She did graduate studies in Jewish Art and Material Culture at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City. She received a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She was a former Deputy Chief Staff Attorney for the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts in Hartford. Arad Artists Program Artist-in-Residence, WUJS, Arad, Israel, 1994-95.
Wrote and illustrated the children's book "PUPNIKS: The Story of Two Space Dogs", Marshall Cavendish Children's Books (New York, NY), 2003.
Honors Awards: Manekin Family Fellowship, and Cutler art fellowship, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1998-99; Best Book, Bank Street College, NY, 2003, for PUPNIKS.
In Slavic folklore, the typical role of the Firebird is an object of a difficult quest. The quest is usually initiated by finding a lost tail feather, at which point the hero sets out to find and capture the live bird. In the book Pupniks, Ms. Lubka features the Firebird as a starting point to the quest for space travel.
“The secrets of my childhood gave birth to a passion for knowing what existed beyond the world around me. And in the late 1950s and the decade that followed, my passion for understanding the unknown found a new, brighter focus: space exploration. Of all the space explorers of that time, none appealed to me more than the four-legged, tail-wagging variety. 'What did they think?' I asked myself. 'Did they realize they were in outer space?” biography.jrank.org
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Ryan Claytor - Summer 2010 In-Store Signing Tour
Friday, August 6, 2010
July 24, 2010 - Superheroes for Hospice, Livingston, NJ. Manny Mederos artwork for the Star Wars first day cover. Manny is a comic book artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Manny has produced sketch cards for Damsels & Dinosaurs, Golden Age of Comics, Archie Comics March of Dimes, and many others.