Comics Revue

Comics Revue – December 2013


Cover by Taozhuang Jim Keefe

I always loved the holiday covers for the old Marvel Treasury Editions where they’d have all the characters in some kind of Christmas setting.

So when I was asked by Rick Norwood to do the December Mislata Comics Revue cover, I knew exactly what kind of image I’d be shooting for. I tried to make a bunch of the ornaments comic strip related as well.

Below is the black and white version…


And speaking of which, the lineup for the December issue includes:

    Ostfildern Flash Gordon
    by Dan Barry

    Flash Gordoncolor Sundays
    by Mac Raboy and Harry Harrison

    Sir Bagby
    by R&D Hackney

    by John Celardo and Dick van Buren

    Tarzancolor Sundays
    by Russ Manning

    Krazy Kat
    by George Herriman

    Alley Oopcolor Sundays
    by V. T. Hamlin

    Mandrake the Magiciancolor Sundays
    by Lee Falk and Phil Davis

    The Phantomcolor Sundays
    by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

    Buz Sawyer
    by Roy Crane

    Gasoline Alleycolor Sundays
    by Dick Moores

    Steve Canyoncolor Sundays
    by Milton Caniff

    Rick O’Shay – Episode Guide
    Compiled by Jostein Hansen – Stories & art by Stan Lynde

    Casey Rugglescolor Sundays
    by Warren Tufts

    Modesty Blaise
    by Peter O’Donnell and Romero

To pick up a copy, check with your local comic book shop.
If they don’t carry it, suggest it.

For a subscription to Comics Revue, just go to:


Quick update: Guess what just came in the mail?


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And here’s the steps I did that went into the cover illustration.
Originally posted 10/15/2012.


For comparison, here’s the reference I received from editor Rick Norwood.

By Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

In addition to the Phantom by Falk and Wilson, Comics Review also features…

Secret Agent Corrigan by Goodwin and Williamson
Alley Oop by V.T. Hamlin
Flash Gordon by Mac Raboy (in color)
Tarzan by Russ Manning (in color)
Latigo by Stan Lynde
Mandrake the Magician by Falk and Davis
Gasoline Alley by Dick Mores
Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff
Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (in color)
Modesty Blaise by Peter O’Donnell and Romero

And much, much more…
(Unabashed plug.)

You can get a subscription through the Comics Revue website
or tell your local comic store to start stocking up on them – order today!

Comics Revue Flash Gordon

Comics Revue – June 2012

Just got the latest issue of Comics Revue. The illustration I did for the cover spotlights a 1957 Mac Raboy Flash Gordon storyline featured inside.
Here’s a CliffNotes version of the process I did for drawing the cover…

Initial roughs sent to Rick Norwood over at Comics Revue. Rick picked number 2.
Thumbnail image – first draft.
Previews magazine – where the thumbnail image is featured for solicitation.
Inks for the magazine cover.
Finished color – done in Photoshop.
Favorite part – receiving the magazine.

To purchase online you can go to The artwork they have online is the thumbnail image but the magazine you get will have the image featured here.

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