Monday, September 27, 2010

Comic Panel Mischief

I've enjoyed contributing to Covered Blog. It now has a sister site in Repaneled, where artists reinterpret comic panels, as opposed to comic covers. I've started contributing as of today.

The panel I used is from Captain America's Bicentennial Battles, published in 1976. (Which I've actually written about before.) Here's the original panel, cropped in on a bit...

And here's my tacky reinterpretation...

Look at it here, or check it out on the Repaneled site!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wonder Wonder used to have cool boots.

...but this post isn't actually about her boots. I recently ran across the cover to Wonder Woman #33. I couldn't help but notice that none of the participates appeared to be putting much energy into it.

I wanted to capture the lack of drama by creating my own version. See it on Covered Blog, or merely look at it below.

See all my Covered covers here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Drops of Jupiter in My Head

I recently added the song Drops of Jupiter, by Train, to my ipod. I like the song, but I swear every time I hear it, this is the scenario that runs through my head...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Little Seen Marvel Comics Art

Not a real exciting post this week. I've decided to sell a few things on ebay and wanted to share some of the vintage art I like.

First up, Hulk art by Michael Golden, from the month of March, in Marvel's 20th Anniversary Calendar, 1981. From my perspective, Golden brought a whole new feel to comics. It was a "cartoony realism", which would influenced a slew of artists to come.

Next is Dave Cockrum art from three Marvel Novels. This was 1979, so on the cover to the anthology book, Hulk, TV star, is seen in the foreground, while a fairly new character, Wolverine, is stuck in the background. It would have been different today. As a kid, I was always fascinated to see painted superhero art. There was very little of it.

Lastly is art by John Byrne, from December, in The Amazing Spider-Man Calendar, 1978 . It's sometimes interesting to see what characters were popular during any given year. And look how clever Mr. Byrne was by grouping the old/new X-Men with Cyclops in the bottom right corner.

If I wasn't sleepy, I'd try to do a witty wrap up.