Friday, October 12, 2012

Ken Branch - Claudio Reyna

2012.06.10 Super Mega Show, Whippany, NJ

I had heard of Ken Branch prior to meeting him, but strictly as a sports related artist. I was not aware of his comic background, providing work for DC, Valiant, Marvel, Malibu, First and Comico, as well as sketch cards for Topps Heroes Season 2, MLB '08, Indiana Jones Masterpiece, NBA Hardwood and Star Wars Galaxy...

Since soccer is a big sport in my house, I gave Ken some photos of Claudio Reyna, Captain America of the US Men's National Soccer Team, to be drawn on a 1996 Olympic FDC. I find the Captain America tag somewhat ironic since Reyna played his professional career in Germany (1994-1999), Scotland (1999-2001) England (2001-2007) finishing his career in the US (2007-2008)... Reyna played for the US in the World Cup in 1998, 2002 and 2006, and in the Summer Olympics, 1992 an 1996...


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