Friday, October 31, 2014

Lee Kohse - Star Wars

2014.10.11 New York Comic Con, NYC

Lee Kohse has worked as a freelance artist for Aspen Comics, Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Topps, Marvel, 20th Century Fox, IDW, Indiana Jones, Nike, Reebok and Speed Racer...

Contributes to Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and the Hobbit as well as a regular contributor to sketch cards for Topps and Rittenhouse Archives..

Kinergoth a webcomic by BloodFire Studios, with lots of ass-kicking...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Claire Connelly - Dinosaur

2014.10.11 New York Comic Con, NYC

While walking around the small publishers booths on the main floor, I came across Erica Schultz' booth. She and Claire Connelly were promoting their book The Unauthorized Biography of Winston Churchill: A Documentary.

A strange book that sees Churchill taking a time machine back in time to the prehistoric age and helping the velociraptors fight the tyrannosaurs...

The website Slay Monstrobot of the Deep! stated: You know why I love comic books?  Because it's a cold Sunday morning, and, well..because sometimes you just need to see Winston Churchill riding a dinosaur and brandishing a sword while flipping everyone off.

I agree!

Not sure if Erica and Claire did well this weekend, but they were sure having fun!

Erica Schultz is the writer and creator of M3. Claire Connelly has published many stories which can be viewed on her website...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jay P. Fosgitt - Bodie Troll

2014.10.11 New York Comic Con, NYC

I became aware of Bodie Troll through the Ellie On Planet X website, and then introduced as the backup story in the Red 5 Atomic Robo FCBD comic...

I had obtained a pictorial event cancel commemorating the 150th anniversary of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, Troll Capital of the World! Rich in Norwegian history Mount Horeb holds an annual Troll Festival, where trolls can be found all over town...

Jay P Fosgitt is Bodie Troll's creator, and was nominated for the Shel Dorf Award in 2013 for the Kid's Comic of the Year, for Bodie Troll.

Bodie Troll is an all-ages comic set in the mythic village of Hagadorn. While Bodie wants to big and scary like the other trolls, he is fact cute and cuddly...

On Fosgitt's dark side is the web-comic Dead Duck, a minion of Death and his sidekick is a zombie named Zombie Chick. Yes she is a cute chicken. There mission is to collect the dead for their master Death. I wish there was more of this, although I wonder why I enjoy comics about death and ducks?

Fosgitt's other works include Old McMonsters Haunted Farm and Necronomicomics in Rue Morgue Magazine. Contributed to Boom's Adventure Time, sketch cards for Star Wars Galaxy 5 from Topps, Archie, Sabrina and hack/Slash for 5finity..

Fosgitt is also involved with Team Cul De Sac: Cartoonists draw the line at Parkinson's. Proceeds from this book go towards finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Howard Bender - The Hulk

2014.07.20 Jersey Shore Comic Con, Toms River, NJ

I had picked up the 1966 World Cup cover from Great Britain and was looking for a unique way to obtain a sketch. The morning of the show I had come across a Nike commercial "Winner Stays", in which several youths arrive on a pitch to play football. One group challenges the other to a game. As the game begins one boy calls out that he is Ronaldo and turns into Ronaldo. The other counters he is Neymar and turns into Neymar. This continues throughout the game as the boys yell out various players names. One boy calls out that he is the Brazilian forward known as Hulk. Instead of Hulk the footballer, he transforms into the Incredible Hulk. Another boy tells him he can not be the Hulk, so he transforms into American goalkeeper Tim Howard. Nike has always produced some excellent commercials, but this has to be one of the best commercials Nike has ever produced!

Knowing that Bender had worked for Marvel, I thought he would be perfect for the transformation of turning the Incredible Hulk into a footballer...


Friday, October 3, 2014

Alex Rivera - The Mummy

2014.08.23 Garden State Comic Fest, Morristown, NJ

Alex Rivera - Playful Gorilla was sitting with Mickey Fiedler when we were discussing his contribution to my collection. Mickey was very enthusiastic when he said "You have to get a sketch from Alex!" and I could not agree more...

Rivera is an animation artist with a great style...I like the mummified haircut! His interests include production of limited edition art toys. Playful gorilla is dedicated to upholding artistic freedom, the pursuit of unbridled creativity and remembering a time before it was all about money...