I failed high school French (twice) so I’m not really sure what this headline is all about. All I can do is hope the profile in GEEK MAGAZINE this month doesn’t equate me with Hitler.
This is from a photo shoot done on Stinson Beach, California in 1972. My brother, Tom Veitch, was planning to draw his own comix and needed photo reference so I was drafted as his model. He and I had just sold Ron Turner on bankrolling TWO-FISTED ZOMBIES for Last Gasp and I would soon be winging my way back to Vermont to draw the thing. I was twenty years old.
Yes that’s my mug peeking over the cards in Brian and Kristy Miller’s MASTER DIGITAL COLOR book. The original art is from RARE BIT FIENDS #1 with color by Brian.
This is Scott McCloud’s drawing after a photo that was taken at the summit meeting where the Creator Bill Of Rights was argued and signed. What year was that; 1986? That’s me, second from right. Bissette, Eastman, Laird, Sim, Gerhard, Marder, Murphy, Zulli and the usual suspects alongside. © Scott McCloud.
Roarin’ Rick goes toe-to-toe with Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus in CEREBUS #204 by Dave Sim and Gerhard. Dave’s doing me with a brush instead of his trusty croquille and it comes out a lot like Greg Irons, doesn’t it? I did the lettering for my character’s word balloons.
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.