Archive for January, 2010

Les Tortues Ninja


An action page from the French translation of my 1989 graphic novel, THE RIVER, starring the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.

Mr. Bigfoot

This is an odd-ball three pager I dug up from the back of the flat files. I believe it was a donation, done for a comic book that was created to publicize the homeless situation. Not sure what year; probably the late 1990’s I suspect. Pete Hogan wrote the script and if memory serves, it was done under a screaming deadline. I think I had an afternoon to pencil ink and letter all three pages!

Anyone out there know the comic it was published in?




The Awesome Binomega


One of my earliest commercial jobs after graduating from Kubert School was to pump out small illustrations, along with Tom Yeates and Steve Bissette, for THE TRANSGALACTIC GUIDE TO SOLAR SYSTEM M-17 by Jeff Rovin. Pay was lousy but there were plenty to do and we were happy to get the work. This is one of mine, done around 1979, I believe.

Meanwhile Back In 1965…


…fourteen year old Ricky Veitch has his clipboard, typing paper, ruler and mechanical pencil and is furiously working on Page 3 of HERO COMICS #15.

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Bike Messenger


In 1973, I spent almost a year working as a bike messenger in San Francisco. It was during this time I had the apocalyptic dream series that I drew as comics in 1996. The material first appeared in RARE BIT FIENDS (this piece was the cover to #18) and then was collected in CRYPTO ZOO.

Pen, ink, dye, airbrush and colored pencil.

Kirby Meets Kirby


This previously unpublished photo is from San Diego; taken in either in 1991 or 1992 I think. I have just introduced Jack Kirby to his namesake, Kirby Veitch. Jack’s response: “Yoiks!”

Own “THE BOMBING OF DRESDEN” Double-Page Spread!


It seems like the original art that sells the fastest here on my blog are the double paged spreads. People seem to like the double wide size and the elastic effect it has on storytelling. Here’s a double page spread that takes that elastic effect even further by rotating it. You would have had to turn your copy of SGT. ROCK #359 sideways to read this piece.

This 16″ x 22″ spread, which I’ve had to reduce to 470 pixels here, is a striking “BATTLE ALBUM!” about the fire-bombing of Dresden in 1945. A really great short script by Bill Kelley. Art and lettering by me and I was very proud of it when I showed it to Joe Kubert. Because this double page spread is so unique I’d like to get $450 for it. If interested owning it, shoot me an e-mail.

Iron And Grease


This was part of an assignment for one of Joe Kubert’s classes at Kubert School in 1978. Joe had shown us how to use brush, ink and grease pencil on a pebble board and this was one of my samples.

The Heavy Metal Booth


An unused illustration for an article I wrote about the Lucca, Italy comics festival for Heavy Metal back in 1981.

Science Hero Employment Agency


When Kevin Nowlan had to take a break from doing new JACK B. QUICK stories, we teased the arrival of a new headliner to TOMORROW STORIES #6 with my cover. I like all these characters waiting in line, but I think 3-D DOG, in red and blue double vision in the center of the illustration, is my favorite.

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