Friday, July 26, 2013

Paris Cullins - Captain America and a duck!

2013.07.20 Superheroes for Hospice, Livingston, NJ

So Paris Cullins returns for another visit to the Superheroes for Hospice comic book show to meet fans, provide sketches, tell stories and lecture on his experiences in the comic book industry. Last time I met Paris he did a great sketch of Blue Devil, so this time I wanted to have hi draw whatever he liked. I used a first day cover of the "Volunteer Yourself" postal stationery envelope, since I also volunteer at the show.

Paris and I had a brief discussion about his previous sketch and I told him to draw whatever he wanted to. I thought for a minute and said I have an idea. My response was that I would what to see what it was when he was done.

Captain America and a duck! Ok so why a duck? Paris said it was easier than an eagle. How can you not love this! Cap is holding one of the flags on the flag stamp and the duck has a Captain America head piece. Great perspective on Cap! Unique!! Awesome!!! 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mindy Indy - Aer Head

2012.11.10 Superheroes for Hospice, Livingston, NJ

Mindy Steffen creates independent comics. Mindy always had a passion for drawing cartoon characters, so she went to art school and earned her degree in graphic design. Moving to New York to pursue her dream of creating comics, she has created the Misfortune Cookie and Aer Head, the story of Aeryan Zephyr, a surfer who appears to have a mysterious future ahead of him. Mindy has also colored Marvel's Deadpool Max assisting Kyle Baker

Mindy's blog shows the process she uses to create the comic Aer Head, in great detail

Mindy has taught workshops for "Make It On Myrtle" and has provided lectures on getting started in the field of comics for the Barnabas Health Superheroes for Hospice. Mindy has also created a weekly comic for the Familial Dysautonomia Foundation Facebook page, called "No Tears: Life with FD"...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Chris Flick - Rocketeer

2013.0.06 Comic Geek Speak Supershow, Reading, Pa

Chris Flick started his career with a comic strip called 525 Calhoun Street, which ran in a college alternative newspaper, while at Radford College. After college came several graphic design jobs before landing his big break as a newspaper production artist and drawing an occasional editorial illustration.

Furthering his career by learning web design, Flick co-wrote two books on web design and partnered a company that assisted others in developing web designs. From this experience the weekly web-strip CMX Suite was born.

Currently Flick is drawing the web-comic Capes 'N' Babes, about hanging out in a comic book store in a strip mall with the many characters who work and shop there, including a werewolf. Capes 'N' Babes premiered on November 11, 2007. To date three books have been published. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

John Holmstrom - Bosko

2013.03.30 Asbury Park Comic Con, Asbury Park, NJ

John Holmstrom is an underground comix writer and artist. Known for his Ramones album covers
Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin, as well as Bosko "America's LEAST Favorite Cartoon". Founder of Punk magazine (1975-79) he has also worked for the Village Voice, Video Games magazine, K-Power, Heavy Metal, Spin magazine, Screw magazine and High Times.

Holmstrom started his career as an assistant for Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman.

Holmstrom also produced covers and posters for the Dandy Warhols, Murphy's Law, Animal Records record label lettering for Iggy Pop. He has designed posters and programs for the New Fillmore East Theater

Holmstrom asked for a first day cover with the postal service's most disgusting stamp. Since I didn't have anything disgusting with me I had to opt for the generic Patriotic Pen cover.