Category Archives: Cartoonists

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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Bernie Wrightson RIP (1948-2017)

Bernie Wrightson (1948-2017) In tribute, here’s Wrightson’s segment from the 1987 documentary, The Masters of Comic Book Art. Thought this tweet from Neil Gaiman was especially poignant… RIP Bernie Wrightson: There were giants in those days. 1991, when all the … Continue reading

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Sally Forth – An Easter Tradition

For those keeping track: The writing credit switch from Greg Howard to Francesco Marciuliano can be found on the top of the strip in the credit line. For art credit: The strips start off with Craig Macintosh handling the drawing … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017!

John Romita drawing from the Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975. (With a quick type change for 2017.)

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The Requirements For Being Cast as Mary Jane in a Spider-Man Movie

As with any superhero movie these days, there are those fans who have a problem with casting before the movie has even seen the light of day. The most recent is Zendaya as Mary Jane in the upcoming Spider-Man film starring Tom … Continue reading

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Detective Comics #27 Proof Sheets

From the Heritage Auctions site. Five of the proof sheets from the first Batman story. Detective Comics #27 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger They were rescued in 1975 from an old steamer trunk sitting on a curb awaiting trash pick-up … Continue reading

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