The pencils for this piece were lost, even before I was asked to ink it, so Marvel had me work over an 11x17" copy. I really like the way Mike drew the dead guy in the lower left corner.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
After I lettered this page and pencilled the first panel I made a small copy of the board and started working out the rest of the layouts. I don't know what happened with Mary Lincoln's "sob"... looks like someone in production removed it, leaving an odd, empty balloon.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Not much "drawing" on this page, but working out the best way to show the big block of darkness was a challenge. Since so much of the page would be large areas of solid black, I did a marker rough after I pencilled in the lettering.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I started out thinking that this one would be fun: The idea was to show Funky Flashman hawking a bunch of Superman merchandise. Funky first appeared in Jack Kirby's Mister Miracle series and was allegedly inspired by Stan Lee. I sent in this rough sketch and had the following conversation with the editor: "We'd like Funky to look less like Stan." "But isn't he SUPPOSED to look like Stan!?" "Yeah, but we LIKE Stan now so we don't want to make him mad." So I dug out my copy of Mister Miracle #6 and did my best to draw Funky as Kirby drew him, sans sunglasses, with the 1970's hairpiece and beard.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The first scan isn't a prelim or a layout, it's my first version of the pencils, before I went in and made a few small changes like George's hair and eye color. It's also worth noting that this was drawn before I stumbled on my secret trick for drawing footwear. Nice lettering by the amazing Todd Klein. This was published back in 1986.