Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy 66th birthday Barry Windsor-Smith!

Barry Windsor-Smith (born Barry Smith in London, on 25 May 1949),

You can see how much Barry Windsor Smith (depicted in a self portrait in the center) matured as an artist in these two Daredevil covers he drew 16 years apart, one done at the beginning of his career in May 1969 and the other done in his mature style in April 1985. Notice the flowing anatomy on the right and the beautiful colors vs the ridged anatomy on the left.

Barry Windsor Smith official site

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy 31st birthday Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a phenomenon that happens very rarely. It's the story of a pair of amateur comic fans making good on their dreams to get rich and famous through making comics. It's also the story of the independent comics movement in the 80's and 90's.

Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman stand with some of the merchandise of their phenomenally popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy 55th Birthday Chester Brown!

Happy 55th Birthday 
Chester Brown 
born on May 16th, 1960

Chester Brown was one of the 80's greatest Alternative Comics creators.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Square Comix by Ian McMurray

I'm sure many of you have not heard of Ian McMurry but I'm sure you will in the near future. Ian is an amazing new talent that you should keep an eye on.
Self portrait of Ian (center) on the cover of his book, Alone in Kyoto

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy 110th Birthday Alex Schomburg!

Alex Schomburg 
born May 10, 1905 – died April 7, 1998

He was the preeminent World War II cover artist defining the look of all comic book covers of the time with his illustrations on most of Timely's (Marvel's) comics as well as many of Nedor's.

The great comic artist, Alex Schomburg created some of the most iconic covers of the Golden Age of comics like this 1942 cover of All Winners #7 with it's incredibly dynamic action of Timely's three main characters fighting the Japs.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ultron, the ultimate Avengers adversary!

Ultron, the sentient, evil robot, is one of the Avengers greatest nemesis. He has deep ties to the Avengers with his being created by Hank Pym and in turn, creating the Vision. He has continued to plague them over the years giving us some of the most kick ass Avengers stories ever written.