Archive for November, 2015

Hideous Rex!

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I just received a copy of the collected TEKNOPHAGE from Super Genius.  It includes my and Bryan Talbot’s six issue run on the title along with a follow up six by Paul Jenkins and Al Davison. It was great fun to read the thing again after twenty years; especially because it brought up delicious memories of working with a pretty amazing group of creative people.  I’m going to try and post some of the behind-the-scenes history of the development and execution of TEKNOPHAGE over the next week, along with a few choice scenes that catch the flavor of a kick-ass take-no-prisoners comic book from the days when such things were possible.

You can probably find a copy of this new edition at your local retailer but if that fails it’s on Amazon.

Mouseguard by Rick and Kirby

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Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to September’s Baltimore Comic Con due to deadlines.  But I did get a piece done for the Mouseguard album the con published.  It’s a collaboration with my son, Kirby.  That’s me pencilling and Kirby doing the finished digital painting.

Very Early Star Wars Toy Ad By Yours Truly

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Long time, no blog!  But I had to share this toy ad I drew that appeared in Marvel Comics in late 1977.  The first STAR WARS film had come out in May of that year and caused a sensation so naturally  people were jumping on the bandwagon.  In this case it was Ivan Snyder of HEROES WORLD, who specialized in marketing superhero themed toys and relied on Joe Kubert and we students to illustrate his advertisements and catalogs.

This assignment fell to me, and I did everything, including redrawing the logo by hand (as we had no stats of the official logo) and the coloring (which works pretty darn good if I say so myself). The only thing I didn’t do was the small lettering (which very much looks to me like Joe’s hand).

A pretty cool example of a very rare and early STAR WARS toy tie in published in the comics.