Posts tagged Commissioned Art

John Severin

Have Peace, John Severin


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

Two covers for educational coloring books.


Mon-El Commission


Layouts for first two in a series of sketch covers.


Help Gary Friedrich

Gallery Menu

New Galleries



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.

As the menu shows, these galleries join the Commissioned Art Gallery, FBCC Sketches and the Gateway to Other Galleries, leading to the full gallery listing in the previous site.

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.


Another Legion Race Commission



Joe Rubinstein inking on Green Hornet.

Joe Rubinstein Inking Around


Unpublished Green Hornet Cover on eBay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.

Best Art Ever on Comics Alliance

Joe’s inked version of the Justice Society commission from last summer made it into Comic Alliance’s Best Art Ever for the week of Oct 14th. Click image to go to the page at CA.

Legion-Pets Race Commission

Legion Super-Pets Race Commission


Here’s a just finished commission followed by the cover it was based on, by Neal Adams.


Legion Green Lantern

LSH/Green Lantern Commission



Tarzan. 9 x 12

Tarzan Sketch Commission


Batman Gargoyle 2 - 13.3" x 9.5"

Another Batman Gargoyle Commission


Batman & Gargoyle

Batman & Gargoyle Commission



Preview of Upcoming Commission


Sneak peek detail preview.

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