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Artist Spotlight: Al Baruch (1928-2015)

I first met Al Baruch back in 2003. He was head of the Cartooning department at Hofstra University’s UCCE Youth Programs at the time and hired me as one of the teachers. A Navy veteran, Al had studied at the Art Students … Continue reading

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John Romita – The Crying Game

John Romita’s artwork is pretty much a staple of romance comics from the 1950s on, and for good reason. Here’s a quick sampling… When Romita took over drawing Spider-Man from Steve Ditko, it was inevitable his strength for the Sturm und Drang of romance … Continue reading

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Hy Eisman’s 90th!

It’s Hy Eisman’s 90th Birthday! (Born March 27, 1927) I had Hy as a teacher for my first year of the Joe Kubert School (circa 1986-87). Hy taught lettering; which in those days meant Ames guide, a B6 lettering nib and india … Continue reading

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Herb Trimpe 1939-2015

Posting some art in tribute to the great Herb Trimpe. Followed by the piece he wrote that appeared in the New York Times after his falling out with Marvel. A character that was a personal favorite that Trimpe put his … Continue reading

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Cartoonist Irwin Hasen (1918-2015)

Just heard cartoonist Irwin Hasen passed away today (3/13/2015). I was fortunate enough to have him as an instructor at the Joe Kubert School back in the 1980s. He was in his late seventies back then but his spirit and … Continue reading

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