Friday, June 25, 2010

The Spectre: Ditko pencils, page 13

Okay, Summer Vacation is over.  Time to get back to doing some serious blogging!  Here's another page from the oddball Titanic story for Legends of the DC Universe 80-page Giant #1:


6 comments:

  1. A lot of subtle things, but it looks like the major "redrawing" you did in the inks is on the face of Maxine's sister. I have to say the gaping grin in the pencils for the last panel is quite disturbing. Your choice to change it, or editorial? Either way, I think, a correct decision, much as I love Ditko's work. --Bob Cosgrove

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  2. I found it a curious choice to obliterate the Ditko faces in panels 1, 2, and 7.

    Why go through the effort to redraw those faces -- were they rejected by you, the editor, or someone else?

    The faces in the first two panels are excellent, just very different.

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  3. Wow. Ditko pretty much buried and obliterated.

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  4. Kevin -- I'd love to hear your thoughts on this page. I find the creative process fascinating!

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  5. Hey, Kev. This is a great page. I'll have to search out the job. I'm a Ditko fan; I acquired it with maturity and glad I troubled. But this is a great Ditko page! It's exactly what I wanted you to do to anything we might've done together!

    Your hack fan, t.salmons.

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  6. Thanks, Tony... but I look at this job as a complete failure. The editor had to talk me down from the proverbial ledge on nearly every page. He was happy with the results but I wasn't. I did the best I could at the time but Ditko deserved better than inking "obliteration". Oh well...

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