Monday, September 6, 2010

Jerry Lewis in a blond wig and tutu: Bob Oksner art

It's Labor Day so what better time to show off a little original art from Jerry's long-running DC series. Pencils and inks by Bob Oksner, lettering by Ben Oda. I don't know who wrote the story but I remember Oksner talking about writing some of the later Lewis scripts himself so this might be one of them.

The gun barrel and a few of the buildings were ruled with a pen, everything else is inked with a brush.

Jerry's in drag but he's very recognizable throughout the sequence because of Oksner's virtuoso talent for drawing likenesses and inspired use of body language. He drew more than a hundred issues of this series and somehow managed to get better every year. I've included a scan of the back of the art so you can see how he did a little pencilling in reverse, using a light table.


  1. Love the fourth panel. The shading, expressions, camera angle, etc. Sweet stuff. Great timing of the post.

  2. The colors are great... the palette reminds me of your Outsiders annual.