Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Fifty - Bryan Talbot commission Dr. Strange, Dimensional Traveler

Bryan Talbot Dr.Strange commission 11x17

This wonderful Bryan Talbot commission was obtained in 2008 when Bryan came over to the US for a convention in NY. This was a really odd show, Bryan and David Lloyd were stuck in a corner at the show and virtually ignored despite having been brought over as special guests from England. When I had seen Bryan listed for the show a fe wmonths earlier I inquired about a commission. I ended up getting quite a few pieces that day from Bryan - I pre-arranged this piece and a single figure commission of Desire of the Endless (which sold in the last Comic Link auction for far less than $200 unfortunately) and then got convention sketches of Destruction and dream and bought some art from Alice In Sunderland. Only Dream and this piece remain.

I have made frequent requests for Ditko-esque dimensional scenes when commissioning art, but so far only a few guys have taken the challenge. Neil Vokes did a great one but Bryan Talbot really went above and beyond with this piece. It is 11x17 and is packed full of interdimensional delight. Dormammu lurking just beyond the veil is a wonderful addition too. I was blown away when bryan gave this to me in 2008 and remain awestruck to this day. I am proud to own such a groovy piece of comic art. Thanks to the original inspiration, Steve Ditko, and to Bryan Talbot for this wonderful rendition.

The Fifty
1  BWS Storyteller Young Gods page 4 (framed)
2  Tony Harris / Ray Snyder Dr. Strange WIRED Magazine cover  (framed)
3  BWS Weapon X page  (framed)
4  Tony Harris Starman 53 cover  (framed)
5  David Mazzucchelli Daredevil 233 page 19
6  JHW3 Milestone Forever pinup
7  Simon Bisley Dr. Strange vs The Mindless Ones
8  Paul Smith Dr. Strange vs Dr.Doom  (framed)
9  Dave Sim Mars Attacks variant cover
10  Gene Colan / Tom Palmer Tomb of Dracula 44 page 1 splash  (framed)
11  Dan Green Dr. Strange: Into Shamballa splash
12  Tony Harris 1994 Starman pinup  (framed)
13 Bill Sienkiewicz Superman 400 pinup recreation
14  Ted McKeever Dr. Strange vs Dr.Doom in Hell
15  Dean Ormston Dr. Strange & Eternity
16  Bryan Talbot Dr. Strange commission
17  Dan Adkins Dr Strange 170 page 11  (framed)
18 Ulises Farinas - Dr. Strange in his Sanctum Sanctorum
19  Rudy Nebres - Dr. Strange, Dracula & The Scarlet Witch
20  Anna Merli Clea
21  Mitchell Bretweiser Dr. Strange watercolor
22  Jae Lee Dr. Strange
23  Darwyn Cooke Wonder Woman  (framed)

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