Monday, May 25, 2009

My blog. And a drawing.

After I finished my last Halo and Sprocket collection, I'd thought it'd be fun to try my hand at blogging for a year. I had no purpose in mind, I wanted to do it just for kicks & grins. Well, I've had my kicks & grins and now it's time to stop my regular, Monday entries and concentrate on my next comic project.

I'll still be posting, but it's about to become more random.

That being said, here's a sketch I cleaned up a bit for posting. I've always thought it would be fun to present Halo & Sprocket as if other artists had created them. I still might eventually do it. Here's a taste...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Little Seen 1974 Spider-Man Comic!

I'm amazed at what I'm finding in my basement. First, I found some Marvel See-A-Show comics and then a Captain Action DC/Marvel/Msc. comic. I should go down there more often.

This week, I'm sharing a 1974 comic that came with the Spider-Man Aurora Comic Scenes model kit. Unlike the other short comics I've posted, there's nothing particularly weird about this one. It's just nice to see John Romita Sr. artwork along with a short story scribed by Len Wein, probably my favorite writer from the 70's.

The book is nice because it's not printed on newsprint. It's not nice because it doesn't have a glossy cover. I've included the first two pages, of instructions, merely so you can see what the (very simple) model looks like. Click on any page to enlarge.

You can tell you're reading an older comic when a teenager thinks thoughts like, "Somewhere below lurks Kraven the Hunter and his animal hordes."

The small print at the bottom of the following page reads, "Place your completed Spider-Man model in front of this exciting action backdrop, for and outstanding 3-D effect!"

Ha! I made fun of the beginning of this story for using words like "lurks" and "hordes". The first two panels of the last page uses the words "dude" and "awesome", neither of which was in fashion in 1974. Mr. Wein, you were ahead of your time. Pretty awesome, dude.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Your cooperation is appreciated

While in a bathroom at a medical facility, I noticed a small door for patients to pass along urine samples. I took a picture of it with my phone.

I think it's hilarious that the word "tightly" is underlined AND highlighted!

Monday, May 4, 2009

More Robin Costumes from Readers, 1977

People seem to enjoy my previous Reader's Robin Costumes from 1974, so here's a page from Batman Family #13, 1977. Interestingly, there's an entry by Norm Breyfogle, who later went on to draw Batman and Detective Comics, several years down the road...