May 072014
 

anneclr300Every now and then it’s nice to change the artwork up on the walls, and while picking out the winners to hang around for the next couple of months or so, I came across some pages from Penny Farthing Press’s Anne Steelyard.

And while looking around for more on Anne, I came across the blog for artist Bill Galvan. He has posted a couple of tryout pages he did for the book. I thought that was very nice of him, it gives us fans the chance to see the differences and note ‘what might have been’. 

Here are some pages of Mr. Galvan’s Anne (Click for a much larger image):

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Mar 312014
 

The Stan Sakai Charity Action is still underway on eBay, and there’s still a lot of great artwork up for sale with more coming.

One of those pieces that was just sold was the piece below, a cover style piece by none other than former Silverwolf Comics artist Benton Jew.

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Feb 112014
 

Thanks to Bill C. for permission to share this great commission he received recently from artist Tim Vigil.

In features Grips saving Crescent from Deathborg.

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Comments about this piece should be left at

Bill C.’s Comic Art Fans page.

 

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Jan 302014
 

andyI asked a few artists recently for commissions of Grips, to get an idea of how different artists would ‘see’ the character and all. One of those Moby commissioned was a personal favorite, Andy Fish.

Andy has a great blog site, Fish Wrap, where he shares his passion for vintage creature movies and vintage Batman along with tips for those looking to make a career in the art world, particularly freelance artists. As a collector, his insights and advice help me to understand those who create all the wonderful stuff the rest of us glance at for a few seconds before we turn the page, to appreciate the art and the artists that little bit more.

Below is the commission Moby received, and it’s a pretty darn good one too! I count three decapitations and at least one severed limb. Just beautiful, eh?

You can click on the image below for a larger version:

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Andy also sent along a few extras including a real nice Batman and even a color Rocket Raccoon. Thanks Andy!

Jan 212014
 

McVigilSiggyLast summer I was fortunate to meet and interview former Silverwolf Comics artist Dane McCart. He was very nice, and had a lot of insight into the history of the company and what it was like to work for Kris Silver way back around 1986 or so.

He also had something I was looking for desperately: Original Silverwolf Art. Two published covers (Eradicators #3 and #4) and one unpublished cover. It was a very good day.

So while showing me these covers and telling me about working with Tim Vigil on the cover for The Eradicators #3, he mentions another piece they did together and pulls out one more, oversized piece…’Vampire’.

You can click on the picture below to see a much larger version:

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