Archive for November, 2009
This holiday, rather than burden your friends or loved ones with some piece of crap destined to break or become obsolete, why not surprise them with original comic book art; the gift that will not only make visions of super-sugarplums dance in their heads but also appreciate in value as the years go by?
In fact, why not give them the actual original art for page 11 of SUPREME #42? It boasts pencils and inks by me, Rick Veitch, script by Alan Moore and lettering, on the board, by Todd Klein. It’s in perfect condition, ready for framing and I’d like to get $250 for it.
If you’d like to put this one-of-a-kind art object under someone’s tree, just e-mail me to reserve it before some other Santa beats you to the punch.
UPDATE: We have a buyer.
A panel from The Spotted Stone which was nominated for an Eisner Award in the Best Single Issue/One Shot category. This book is NOT available through Diamond (although a handful of brave retailers have ordered direct from me). To purchase just head over to Amazon.com.
Here’s a monster-size piece of original art. Two pieces, actually; pages 10 and 11 of SWAMP THING #72 with ABBY and SWAMP THING canoodling in the swamp while CONSTANTINE tracks down clues to the coming apocalypse in some remote jungle location. Originally created on the extra-large boards DC used back in the mid to late 80’s, this baby measures a whopping 25″ x 20″! Script and pencils by me, inks by Alfredo Alcala and lettering by John Costanza. Here are each page in close-up:
In the printed version a ghostly image of SWAMP THING appears kissing ABBY in the last panel. This is included as a photostat overlay of the original art.
Both pages are in excellent condition. I’ve been getting $375 for these double page spreads. If you’d like to make this one your own just give me a shout.
UPDATE: We have a buyer.
Something I’d completely forgotten that I found in a box yesterday. It’s the December 1992 issue of SMITHSONIAN Magazine that used my cover painting from TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #25 to illustrate an article on the TURTLES as a marketing phenomena. The SMITHSONIAN reported that in 1992 “Ninety percent of American boys between ages 3 and 8 own at least one Turtle figure.”
Over on MTV.com’s SPLASH PAGE, they’re campaigning for Army@Love to be made into a film. Starring Kevin Spacey too! I’d see that.
I quite liked how Polly scanned from the printed version yesterday. The yellowing paper and fading ink of the two decade old TABOO give the images an interesting antique flavor.
Here’s a close-up of single panel so you can see the low-rez dithering Jack Weiner and I were working with. For output we printed the pages double size on a laser printer. The copy camera (remember those?) shot from that.
This is from A TOUCH OF VINYL, the proto-computer comic Jack Weiner and I created for TABOO #3 in 1989 (my god, that’s twenty years ago!). From my script, Jack worked on an early Amiga using a lost-to-time graphics program called “Pixmate”, manipulating his photos into comic panels. That’s Jack Weiner in the starring role of a guy who’s relationship with a blow-up doll goes a bit overboard.