Category Archives: Cartoonists

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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Neal Adams on Al Williamson

“He (Al Williamson) was the inheritor of the Alex Raymond school, and he was the logical inheritor of the Flash Gordon comic strips, and he did not get them because people making decisions for those things were stupid. And remain … Continue reading

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Captain America Statue – Give Credit to Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created Captain America. Please sign the petition to engrave Simon and Kirby’s names on the Captain America statue. Here’s the link… Engrave Simon and Kirby’s names on the Captain America Statue For more of Jack … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Selection – Robert E. Howard

For the past couple of years the King Features blog Ask a Cartoonist had us pick a favorite poem. Last year I picked a classic, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Walt Whitman. This year I’m going to my favorite pulp writer, Robert E. Howard. For … Continue reading

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Sally Forth Drop Panels – January to March 2016

Comic Strips are formatted different ways for different size requirements. The “drop panel” is a panel or tier of the strip that can be omitted because of size restrictions without affecting the gag or storyline. For example, Here’s the Sunday … Continue reading

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