Thursday, August 30, 2012

LONG LIVE THE KING! Belated Birthday wishes to the late great Jack kirby!

Okay, if you have read this blog you know I am nuts. Certifiably crazy. Over comic book art. And it is not only universally accepted but also damn true that Jack Kirby was the King of Comics. Now Johnny Carson may have taken offense to that title when Jack was on The Tonight Show, but that don't make it any less true. And although Jack Kirby shuffled off this mortal coil (been using that one a lot lately) some time ago, his work and his influence remain as strong as ever. So I thought I would post my piece of original comic art drawn by The King.

Jack Kirby Captain America 196 page inked by D. Bruce Berry (1976)
It may be just a story page, but it is so clearly Kirby I had to have it. those rocks, the faces, some tech, and what almost looks like Kirby krackle on the helmet in panel 4. Who else could make so much out of so little? Don't bother replying to that question because the answer is NO ONE!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New ebay auctions

I just posted 25 comic art items for sale on ebay. Many have been offered before and now have new prices and there are also a few new things in there.

Art includes, but is not limited to

Dat's some good stuff there. And that is only some of it. Please bid so I can cure cancer and feed hungry children. (Actually, I will go to the dermatologist and have that thing removed and make lunch for my girls, but the $ will be spent on more comic art dontchaknow?)

You can find a link to all my ebay auctions in the upper right corner of this blog.

Thanks everyone! Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Two new commissions from Thony Silas - Asgardian Storm and Dr. Strange

Yeah, whodathunkit? Jack Knight seems to be my third choice lately when I need to choose a character for an artist to draw. Dr. Strange has always been #1 and now Asgardian Storm, aka Storm as Thor, seems to be my 2nd go to girl. Asgardian Storm was designed by Art Adams and is essentially Storm with the power of Thor, which she obtains by holding the hammer. I tend to give artists leeway on the costume, but the Art Adams' design is so wonderful most enjoy drawing that fairly faithfully.

I have been having fun on the collector's society forum lately, and a thread entitled "never heard of him" contained some work by Thony Silas and you know what? I had never heard of him! Now normally I steer clear of those without professional credits but it turns out that Thony has some, and the work was so good I had to jump right on it even if he had not.

First choice, Doc and Clea. What do you think of this?

Dr. Strange & Clea by Thony Silas

I know, right? (*said in best Craig Ferguson imitation)

And if that isn't badass enough I got this as well.

Asgardian Storm by Thony Silas

I mean, is this guy good or what? Yeah, I thought so. Now go get your own. He is on deviant art. Tell him you seen it here first!


(That closing salutation is an inside joke to the wife, Bonnie. I normally say "tippy tae on the sippy sie")

Friday, August 10, 2012


This post is another one of those "what a great piece of art I just bought" posts. They are getting more and more common, and what a wonderful happenstance that is. Costly, but wonderful. So this week I got two Starman pages, one by matt Smith and the other by Richard Pace. But what really tickled my fancy was finally getting this:

art by Kevin Nowlan, with layout/idea by Carl Potts

Published in 1987, Strange Tales was right in my Dr. Strange college wheelhouse along with The Michael Golden portfolio, Triumph & Torment (Mignola and Badger on art), and Into Shamballa (Dan Green, watercolors, on the gorgeous art). Although this isn't my favorite piece of art by Kevin Nowlan featuring Dr. Strange, or even of Doc by Carl Potts!, it is a really strong piece of art that really adds nicely to my collection. Slowly but surely it is getting better, more classy as it were. Yeah, that's the ticket...classy comic art. With demons of course. And Mr. Jip!