Archive for August, 2008

Hell Drivers Of Space!

Demolition Derby with spaceships! Only a kid could think of something like that. Not sure what year I created this home made Sun Comic but it had to have been after BLAZING COMBAT hit the stands, since I clearly copped the logo. Pencil on typing paper.

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There’s Something To Be Said For The Seventies

It was an age when a couple crazy underground cartoonists could go nuts with the adaption of a major Hollywood film by Stephen Spielberg. And even show some guy in the background shitting bricks! This page from 1941, The Illustrated Story. Pen, ink, dyes, collage and the kitchen sink by Steve Bissette and Rick Veitch, 1979.

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Dammit, Janet!

A sort of female Adam Strange knock-off that Alan Moore conceived and I knocked off for the Awesome Universe. Pen and ink, 1998.

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Huey, Dewey and Louie

Had a great visit yesterday with old Kubert School classmate, Chris Kalnick. Steve Bissette made the trip down and we enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch under the cabana and laughed about the good old days. Chris brought this photo, which he took during one of his previous visits. That’s John Totleben, myself and Bissette making use of Steve’s supply of masks, false teeth and horror movie props to mug it up for Chris and his camera circa 1984.

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Purged

Not sure if this was inspired by a dream or just my general feeling at the time. On the previous page in my sketchbook is a note saying “CAN’T GET NO finished 6-20-05″

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Right Behind The Eyelids

Marker in sketchbook, 1995.

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Happy Monday!

Things are a little crazy around here, so I decided to throw some color (inspired by the classic Simplicimus covers) on this Tattoo Design I did back in the 1990′s.

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Luncheon With Machine Guns

Somehow I never got around to running the cover to ARMY@LOVE: THE ART OF WAR #3. Hopefully, Manet’s not spinning in his grave somewhere. Inks by Gary Erskine. Color, Brian Miller.

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Too Focused To Live

In the heat of the Spirits Of Independence Tour in 1995, we self publishers would hit the bar after a show to jabber, drink and sketch (usually all at once). I’d be collecting dreams for my ROAD BITS feature in the back of RARE BIT FIENDS and doing spontaneous portraits, caricatures and gags along with everyone else. Here’s a drawing of me I found in one of my notebooks, done from life as I talked about Paul Pope. The art is unsigned and I don’t have a clue who did it, but they sure caught me.

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Dresden

Three years out of Kubert School, I was still getting a job now and then from Joe Kubert for his SGT. ROCK comic. I think this was the last one I did, for SGT. ROCK #359, dated December 1981. Looks like my lettering, too. Not sure if it’s readable here on the blog, but the beautiful script, by Bill Kelley, clearly spells out one of the most ghastly horrors of modern warfare: the city sized firestorm.

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