Posts tagged Commissioned Art
From the family…
Hall of Fame artist John Severin, one of the last of the legendary EC artists, has died at age 90. Severin—whose sister Marie was also a famed artist and colorist for Marvel—was among the greatest draftsmen of the EC crew. He was especially well known for his Western comics, which were meticulously researched and elegant in their line. [,,,more at The Beat]
Never had the opportunity and privilege to meet John Severin. I had started a portrait of him some days ago to fill a missing Wikipedia biography image. But with the news, that page has been polished in the last while and a relatively recent photo has been uploaded. Heartfelt condolences to the grieving family. John is a giant among his peers.
A few recent images
The art galleries have been in a state of migration through the various site incarnations for some time. In an effort to catch up to the present site portal, which seems to have somewhat stabilized of late, new galleries can now be viewed through these links in the main menu.
- Covers Gallery: A complete gallery and checklist of my comic book covers, along with a few industry related publication covers as well. Listed in chronological order, the last cover in the gallery (Planet of the Apes #7) was the first professional comics assignment I’d done.
- Portraits of the Creators: The complete gallery of Portraits of the Creators Sketchbook, becoming a robust collection that continues growing.
The nice menu with icons, along with the wonderful site engineering, is the work of Milenko Popovic in Romania, who created the site design theme, Mystique. He is a one-man operation and founder of Digital Nature, and a talented programmer and designer who provides his work under a free license such as GNU and Creative Commons. Milenko’s programming, architecture and design are some of the finest available for WordPress format.
More galleries coming soon as the migration continues.
Unpublished Green Hornet Cover on eBay
Joe Rubinstein is inking the unpublished Green Hornet cover from last summer. He’s taking bids for it on eBay starting at $100, with about 9 hours left for bidding as of this post. A one of a kind original and a good deal to boot. Click image to go to auction.