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.

  1. Bryan January 8th, 2010 9:32 pm

    Awesome! Love your Sgt. Rock stuff.
    I hope it finds a good home.

    I’ve wondered about the collaborations on the short stories that you and the other Kubies did for Rock. Were they solely the work of the credited penciller/inker/letterer, or were there additional uncredited artists at work too?

  2. Rick January 9th, 2010 12:22 pm

    The dynamic on the SGT ROCK back-up stories was much different than our usual assignments at school. Joe picked those he felt were ready and functioned as an editor as well as a teacher. In the first few stories I did, Joe reinked some of my figures to get them right. The piece you see here was, I think, the last back-up I did and Joe was happy with it. There were no corrections.