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September 28th, 2010
What better way to describe Irv Novick's cover for 1969's BATMAN 209 than with one simple word--GRRRRR-EAT!

The original and a larger version of my redo can be found simply by grazing the accompanying image with your mouse--go for it, tiger!
September 22nd, 2010

Hey there, East Hanover New Jersey folks--and all interested individuals residing in neighboring environs---I'll be attending a comics show this Sunday, September 26th, from 10am until 4 in the afternoon!! If you're nearby, please consider stopping in and saying "hi"! It should be a lot of fun!!

More info can be found here!!

---and directions here!!

I'm looking forward to it--hope to see you there!!
September 21st, 2010
This group of sketch cards share a pretty obvious theme--you've got pretty much every baddie found in the pages of the first thirty plus issues of THE FANTASTIC FOUR (save for The Mole Man, cuz he got his shot a few weeks back; The Frightful Four, cuz I'm saving them for later; and Gideon, cuz that'd make for the dullest sketch card ever). How many can YOU name?

But first, a few cover cards...
Follow this link to our current round of eBay auctions!

See y'all soon!
September 18th, 2010
If you ever needed any further proof that Dr. Doom was one big-headed dude, well, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott's cover for 1966's FANTASTIC FOUR #57 will seal the deal on THAT spot-on assumption!!

View the original--and an even more expansive version of my take on ol' Vic's swelled noggin--by clicking the accompanying image!! Doom commands you!!
September 17th, 2010
My buddy, Terry Austin, bereft as he is of his own personal website, asked me to pass along a little bit of info about some truly unique items he's currently hawking over on eBay. As always, I'm happy to oblige--especially if HE does most of the talking!! So, here's the way he's described things for potential customers...

Nearly three decades ago I entered the office of the then-outgoing X-MEN Editor to find writer Chris Claremont pulling copies of THE UNCANNY X-MEN out of a large filing cabinet and stacking them on the floor. Chris explained that since he was leaving, the Editor had decided to jettison all of his file copies of the book and had offered them to Chris. These were, of course, copies that had never been distributed to the public but had been shipped directly from the Printer to Marvel Comics and placed in the Editor’s files. Realizing that I had been the Inker on many of these books, he said, “You should have some of these too,” and thrust a small pile of the books into my hands. I brought them home and put them away, all but forgotten, until I turned them up again recently.

I took along the ones that John Bryne and I had worked on together on a visit to John’s house in the summer of 2010 and John was kind enough to autograph them for me, knowing that I was going to offer them for sale. Since John doesn’t attend comic book conventions anymore, I thought that this would be a convenient way for fans to acquire our both of our signatures on uncommonly great condition copies of a vintage X-MEN comic book.

Naturally, the few very early Dave Cockrum drawn issues are unsigned and the issues that I inked that John did not pencil are signed by me alone.


Here's your link to the first one being offered up for auction on eBay, X-MEN #129.

Terry will be posting further issues up for sale in the days, weeks, and months ahead, so X-fans, keep your eyes peeled for these ever so rare opportunities!!

UPDATE AND CLARIFICATION: While these books being sold are indeed Terry's, he's NOT the party responsible for listing them. That would be a mutual friend of ours who's agreed to take on that task. So if you're hoping for easy access to badger Mr. A to sell you some of his legendary cache of original artwork ("Please, Mr. Austin--I'll give you twenty dollars for that X-Men 141 page! Please, please, PLEASE!!!..."), um, sorry. But hey, you sure can get yourself some swell autographed comics!!!
September 15th, 2010
My redo of Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott's cover for 1966's FANTASTIC FOUR #52 features not only the debut of The Black Panther, but a whole mess of the wonkiest, nuttiest, and out and out craziest machinery I've EVER been asked to redraw! But that's Wakanda for you, I guess...

Click the accompanying image to see both the original cover and a larger version of my take on all those nutty nuts and bolts!
September 15th, 2010
Rounding out our recent trip back to the Golden Age of Comics is my redo of Jack Burnley's 1942 cover for ALL-STAR COMICS #12, home of the illustrious Justice Society of America. A personal note of some mild interest--I took on this commission (as well as those for RED RAVEN COMICS #1 and HUMAN TORCH #3) from a new customer WITHOUT checking out the originals first!! Hey, these were simply comics from the forties--what could be a problem? Check out the background detail on this one and find out--d'oh!! But, happily, my patron was satisfied with my solution, and all is well. Next time, though, I'm looking first!!

Click the image as always to see a larger version, as well as the dreaded original! All star? Howsabout all vee?...
September 14th, 2010
Back to the fabulous forties for a rare Jack Kirby misfire--my version of The King's cover for 1940's RED RAVEN number one and only.

Click on the image to see the original and a larger version of my take. That's what I call winging it, y'know?
September 13th, 2010
Tables turned!!

Over at Robert Goodin's extra swell Covered site, the talented cartoonist Alex Robinson offers his version of one of MY covers! Wow, what a switcheroo!!

Click here to see his version of BAH, HEMBECK!!!

Nice job, Mr. R--no "bah!" about it!!!
September 12th, 2010
Wow! Hembeck Sketch Cards are selling like hot cakes!!

But before I inflict Hembeck Hot Cakes on you poor, unsuspecting people, here are some more sketch cards! Themes? Alphas, outsiders--a legion of you will catch on quick! But first, a couple of colorful ladies...
eBay Auctions are now open!

Here's the link!

Back soon!
September 11th, 2010
Let's all get in the way-back machine, shall we, and fly off to a time before even I was born, and check out my redo of a cover by one of the Golden Age's most celebrated artists, Alex Schomburg, 1940's HUMAN TORCH #3!

Click the accompanying image for a glimpse of the original as well as a larger look at my take--it's (you should pardon the expression) a HOT one!!
September 4th, 2010
More sketch cards--and today's dual themes?

Strangely marvelous! Take a look...
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See ya soon!

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