Friday, September 27, 2013

Andrew Charipar - Mars Attacks Again!

2013.04.06 Comic Geek Speak Supershow, Reading, Pa

Andrew Charipar, founder of Misfit Corner Press, creator of the sci-fi drama comic Tales From the Cornerstone, co-creator of the sci-fi military comic Agents of C.O.L.T.  For Action Labs, Charipar worked on Glob World...

Charipar has been inspired by many artists, and found his passion for art from X-Men Giant Annual #9 with art by Art Adams.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Jan M. Velazquez - The Mummy


2011.06.18 Wizard Comic Con, Philadelphia, Pa


Jan M. Velazquez is a artist working with Inkbot.net on the comics The Blue Bullet, The Devil Dies Different, Crying Rainbows, Genesis and Zomboy...

Boris Karloff brought the Mummy to life in 1932 for Universal Pictures, with additional Mummy titles being produced The Mummy's Hand 1940, The Mummy's Tomb 1942, The Mummy's Ghost 1944, The Mummy's Curse 1944, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy 1955...

The Mummy would rise again as a series of movies in 1999 with The Mummy, The Mummy Returns 2001, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2001, as well as an animated series...

The Living Mummy would walk through the pages of Marvel comics in 1973...
The Mummy Strikes, 1943, was the fourteenth adventure in the Superman animated shorts from Famous Studios...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Rich Torrey - Hartland


Rich Torrey - Hartland 1989

Another sketch on envelope that is not a first day cover. when I started collecting sketches I would send out post card size stock with my sketch requests. Rich Torrey was drawing a comic strip called Hartland. The sketch on card and envelope came long after I had sent the requests. The sketch on the envelope says "What Took You So Long?" the enclosed letter explains...

Very sorry in the delay in getting this to you. I spent the spring fighting with the syndicate, trying to save the strip from an untimely death. To no avail, King Features canceled it June 18th! They also delayed my mail and I'm just getting this now. Better late than never I guess. Here's the requested sketch, and I hope you enjoy it!
Best wishes.....

Torrey has been an author, illustrator and cartoonist, working for Highlights Magazine, KidCity (Sesame Street publication) and Inside Sports.. Besides Hartland, Torrey drew the syndicated strip Pete and Clete and currently works on children's books for Random House, Simon & Shuster, Golden Books, McGraw-Hill, Grolier/Scholastic, Harper Collins, and Innovative Kids

Torrey's dad is Hockey Hall of Famer Bill Torrey (NY Islanders - 4 Stanley Cups)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Mike Mongello - Adam Strange

Mike Mongello - Adam Strange 2010.10.02 Wizard-Big Apple Comic Con, NYC

Mike Monge is a freelance artist, illustrator currently writing and illustrating Jungle Women vs Dracula an Titans: Icons of Mystery through Supermonge Graphics.

Adam Strange was created by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky, 1958 appearing in DC Showcase #17. Strange is an archeologist suddenly transported from Peru to the planet Rann by a Zeta Beam. There he becomes defender of the planet, fighting monsters with a space suit fitted with a jet pack for sustained flight and interstellar travel and ray-guns.

Adam Strange has been a member of the Justice League, R.E.B.E.L.S. and Seven Soldiers of Victory and has appeared in Mystery In Space, Strange Adventures and his self titled book...

Adam Strange is drawn on a World Columbian Stamp Expo cover with commemorative cancel for Space Day May 1992...