Friday, June 27, 2008
I don't think I can say anything about Alex Toth that hasn't been said much better by many others. The man was a truly a master, not only of comics but also animation and design.
Simply put: he was the greatest.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I was born too late.
I missed out on all of Bob Oksner's fantastic work. Bob did a lot of work on licensed humor titles, which means he took a lot of my favorite non-comic subjects, and put them in wonderful comic book form!
• The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis? ~ Check!
• Sgt. Bilko? ~ Check!
• Pat Boone? ~ Check!
• The Adventures of Bob Hope? ~ You betcha!
• The Adventures of Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis? ~ I love Dean Martin. Check!
• Welcome Back, Kotter? ~ Che- wait, Welcome Back, Kotter?! Really?
Anyway, I thought I would showcase one of Mr. Oksner's creations, (and another of my favorites); Stanley and his Monster.
Pictured here is Stanley, Spot (his monster), Marcia (Stanley's babysitter), Shaughnessy the leprechaun, and Schnitzel the dwarf.
Monster humor books may be the best thing to come out of the 60's.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Robert Kanigher was a mad genius of the comic industry. He could write in any genre and make it maddingly entertaining! He also created multiple great characters: Black Canary, Rose and Thorn, Star Sapphire, the Sea Devils, Ragman, Poison Ivy, Lady Cop, and Rex the Wonder Dog. I know I'm missing some, but how awesome is that list?!
Probably his best known work was on Sgt. Rock with Joe Kubert (which I believe he also created). But since the Sarge shows up on our list soon, I decided to go with another one of my favorites. (Hey, it's my blog.)
The Metal Men!
Man, I love comics, and Mr. Kanigher is a big reason for that.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I was really torn on what subject to use for today's awesome reason to love comics; The award winning Bob Haney. I mean, there is just so much greatness to choose from: the Teen Titans, the Doom Patrol, Eclipso, Cain, Metamorpho (whom we've already covered), and ~are you ready for this? ~ the Super-Sons!! That's right Superman Jr. and Batman Jr.!
I instead went with one of his creations that I thought wasn't getting the attention it so rightfully deserved; B’Wana Beast! I loved his portrayal in the Justice League Unlimited series.
I LOVE Bob Week!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Have you truly prepared yourself for the awesome might that Bill Reed himself has dubbed... "BOB WEEK"?!?
No? ...oh, ...um, well be ready TOMORROW!!! Wear loose fitting clothing and have a two minute song prepared.
A lot of things can be and have been said about Bob Kane. So, without getting too deep into things let me just say this: Without Bob Kane there would be no Batman, and no one would want that.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Nick Cardy is one of the greatest cover artists that has ever graced the comic book industry, but that's not to say his interior art isn't also top-notch, because it most certainly is!
Also, check out his Website.
Medium: Quick pencil
Friday, June 06, 2008
Today's 365 subject is the lovely & talented (& Comic Book Hall of Fame inductee) Ramona Fradon!
Now, I know she had a highly acclaimed run on Aquaman and also drew Batman, Superman, the Fantastic Four, Plastic Man, Brenda Starr and The Super Friends just to name a few. But I really wanted to showcase one of her co-created characters, not to mention one of my favorites; Metamorpho!
I really love that element man.
Thank you, Ramona.