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SUPERMAN!

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Yes it's Superman! Strange visitor from another planet....". Right. Wrong Superman. But I love George too so it's cool. Superman is by far one of my all time favorite movies. I have gone on and on about this before so no need to completely bathe in those same waters for a second time. This one is a true labor of love and I still get chills when I listen the the Superman Theme by John Williams. I will go out on a limb here and state that I really wish Chris Reeve was given better movies past the first one to shine as Superman. I know that the second film was a hit but I found it too humorous and with all the added powers and story lines it just didn't come off as Superman to me. Even more so with all the movies that followed. But, the first one is still a shining light in the darkness. "You'll believe a man can fly." And I did!!!






New York Bound!

No. I am not relocating back to the north east. I recently got word that I was accepted to be part of New York Comic Con's Artist Alley. Well, technically I was on the waiting list and a spot opened for me but I made it none the less! I am thrilled. Being from that area, I attended the New York shows a lot growing up. I have vivid memories of going with friends, being dropped off right in the city, riding the ferry in, and once even braving a snow storm by my own car to get there. I bought stuff, I saw panels and slide shows, saw Colin Baker as the Doctor for the first time at one!!! I not only met comic legends like John Byrne and Jack Kirby but I even got my first real artist critique from these shows. They were much smaller by today's extravaganzas. Most of the ones I went to were still held in hotels! Times have changed as has the industry but I don't know if it has been for the better or worse for the wear, but it has changed. I guess I am sounding like an old man now…

"Like a hood ornament!"

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How did I start off my last post? Something about not wanting to go back and re-draw what I have in my inventory? Yeah. That didn't seem to stick. But what can I do?? I love these characters so much and I just have to be able to express myself and this is the only way I know how. It's not a bad thing, is it?? Nah! I mean, Curt Swan drew more than one picture of Superman didn't he? More about Superman later.

So, I had some Rocketeer on the brain recently and as you can surmise from the previous paragraph, I drew him again. And I really enjoyed it too!! I did. From start to finish, this one was a complete joy. Okay. That was a lie. I rendered the back ground in vector form and drawing buildings is boring enough, let alone in vector. But the rest was sheer bliss! I swear!! Okay. That was a lie as well. The precipice that he stands on was a bit of challenge to work into the design, but I did it! Right?? Oh, who gives a shit if it was hard or easy? Nobody remembers anything but…