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Note: I originally wrote this as a single post, but it turned out to be much too long for a single reading, so I divided it up into 4 parts; 1 for each artist. Part 1 contains my intro to the article and features Jack Kirby. Part 2 features John Byrne. Part 3 features John […]

Mt. Rushmore Of Comic Book Artists – Part 3

Wednesday , 2, September 2015 Comments Off on Mt. Rushmore Of Comic Book Artists – Part 3

Note: I originally wrote this as a single post, but it turned out to be much too long for a single reading, so I divided it up into 4 parts; 1 for each artist. Part 1 contains my intro to the article and features Jack Kirby. Part 2 features John Byrne. John Romita, Sr. – […]

Mt. Rushmore Of Comic Book Artists – Part 2

Monday , 31, August 2015 Comments Off on Mt. Rushmore Of Comic Book Artists – Part 2

Note: I originally wrote this as a single post, but it turned out to be much too long for a single reading, so I divided it up into 4 parts; 1 for each artist. Part 1 contains my intro to the article (which you may find helpful if you have not read it yet) and […]

Note: I originally wrote this as a single post, but it turned out to be much too long for a single reading, so I divided it up into 4 parts; 1 for each artist. Someone raised the question of who I would choose to be on my Mt. Rushmore of comic book artists. That is, […]

John Byrne Splash Pages

Friday , 8, May 2015 Comments Off on John Byrne Splash Pages

One of my favorite comic book artists is John Byrne. Byrne is retired now and usually only does commission drawings for fans. One of the things on my bucket list is to purchase such a drawing from him some day when I have more money to afford such an extravagant item. Over at Diversions of […]

Reading Old Comic Books – Amazing Spider-Man Pinup By Steve Ditko

Saturday , 20, December 2014 Comments Off on Reading Old Comic Books – Amazing Spider-Man Pinup By Steve Ditko

I’ve posted before, here and here, that I have been reading old comic books that I read when I was a kid. One of my favorites that I’m REALLY enjoying is the original run of Amazing Spider-Man comics that began publishing in 1963, written by Stan Lee and drawn by Steve Ditko. I loved Ditko’s […]

I mentioned a few days ago that I was reading some old comic books that I enjoyed as a kid. I also mentioned in that same post; Many thanks to my mom and dad who, even though we were a middle class income family, always found a way to buy me things like books, comic […]

Norman Rockwell has always been numbered among my favorite painters. One of the best gifts I ever received was from my brother when he gave me a 2-volume set of books collecting Rockwell’s paintings, and one of my favorite museum visits was to the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Canada back in 2011 to see their […]

I’ve been a fan of The Tick since the cartoon series first appeared on TV in 1994. Spooooon!!! The cartoon only lasted three seasons, which was a travesty. Even worse was that the hilarious live action series that premiered in 2001 only lasted nine episodes. So, a couple of weeks ago when my son presented me […]

Happy Birthday Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday , 15, April 2014 Comments Off on Happy Birthday Leonardo da Vinci

One of the greatest inventive, scientific and artistic minds of all time, Leonardo da Vinci, was born on this date in 1452. When I visited France in 2007, a major highlight of the visit was touring da Vinci’s final home in Clos Lucé near the king’s residence at the royal Château d’Amboise. Last night my […]

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