Friday, April 25, 2014

Kate Glasheen - Harry Potter

2014.04.12 Asbury Park Comic Con, Asbury Park, NJ

I was looking over the work on Glasheen's table and was taken by her style, especially a drawing of Link from Zelda II. Before leaving for the Asbury Park Comic con, I grabbed a Harry Potter FDC, not thinking I would get to use it. I thought Glasheen's style would be perfect for the subject, and I was not disappointed...

Glasheen has contributed to Archaia Entertainment's Hybrid Bastards, Seven Story Press' Graphic Canon: Volume 3, Affect Production's Constance, Kickstarter backed Bandage...


Begining in 2012 the USPS made the decision to honor living people on postage stamps, previously persons being honored had to be deceased 5 years, exceptions only to Presidents. The USPS felt the decision allowed persons being honored to enjoy the honor while they were able to enjoy the honor. Of course this opened the door to increased marketing especially in the area of pop culture. The Harry Potter series was honored in 2013 and featured all of the headline characters - Harry Potter, Harmoine, Ron, Bellatrix (Helena Bonham Carter above), Dumeldore, Hagrid, Severus and others. The series marks the first time non-American citizens were honored by the USPS...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mark Schultz - Xenozoic Tales

2014.04.12 Asbury Park Comic Con, ASbury Park, NJ

Mark Schultz's first published comics work was The Sea King, featuring King Kull in Marvel Comics Savage Sword of Conan, inking over the pencils of Val Semeiks.

Schultz would later develop his own storyline Xenozoic Tales. A story where a catacysm has wiped out human society. When the survivors emerge from their underground bunkers, they find a world tranfromed to a prehistoric age dubbed the Xenozoic age.

Xenozoic Tales has been published by Kitchen Sink Press, Dark Horse and DC Comics. The story would also be turned into a Saturday morning cartoon series (which I am watching while I write this). The 13 episodes ran from 1983-1984. A video game was also created based on the series...

Schultz created the underwater adventure SubHuman for Dark Horse, contributed illustrations for Wanderin Star Books reprinting for Robert E, Howard's The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, writer for the DC - Dark Horse crossover Superman and Batman versus Aliens and Predators.


In 2004 Schultz began writing for the comic strip Prince Valiant, created by Hal Foster in 1937. The Sunday only strip has always been one of my favorites...

John Cullen Murphy
Murphy began his collaboration with Hal Foster in 1970. When Foster retired n 1979, Cullen's son took over the writing of the strip. Shortly before his death in 2004, he turned over the illustration duties toGary Gianni.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tim Yates - Anne Bonnie

2013.11.09 Superheroes for Hospice, West Orange, NJ

Tim Yates was a first time attendee to the Hospice show, but has previously appeared at NY Comic Con to promote his work...

A graduate of the Kubert School, Yates has been the colorist for Spike's 1000 Ways to Die, Zenescope's Grimm Fairy Tales, Jabal Entertainment's Jinnrise and  Blue Juice Comic's The
Accelerators, written by P.F.I. Porto and penciled by Gavin Smith (Joker FDC), signed first issue by Porto and Yates..

Yates was the colorist on Anthony Marques' "Katyusha", self-published in EPiCs Anthology comic book...  

Yates has also produced a web-comic titled Failhunter, about an inept bounty hunter...

Now Yates is promoting his own project Anne Bonnie - The Journey Begins, a high seas pirate adventure set in the Great Seas. Follow the adventures of Ariana during an ear of change following the Great Sea War and the disappearance of the Pirate Queen, Anne Bonnie. Ariana is thrust in the middle of this chaotic time...






Updated 2014.04.12 - One of the first people I ran into outside of the Asbury Park Comic Con was Tim Yates.  Anne Bonnie has been published and is getting great notice. I picked up my copy and had it signed by Yates and writer Lelan Estes..
I have just read the fist few pages and I am enjoying what I've seen so far... If I can borrow form the book -

"There are many tails in the world: rat tails, cat tails, skinny tales and fat tales --
But the only ones worth speakin' of...
The only ones worth tellin'...
are the tall tales.
The Legends.."


Friday, April 4, 2014

Adam Kubert - Superman

2006.12.02 Dewey's Comic City, Madison, NJ

Adam Kubert has provided art for all of the major comic publishers on titles including Action Comics,  Superman, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate X-Men, Wolverine, Incredible Hulk...

The son of Joe Kubert, Adam started his career as a letter at age 12, and would earn his degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in medical illustration...

Kubert received The Eisner Award for best inker on Batman versus Predator, 1992...