Monday, November 5, 2007

SNIKT! THWIPP! BAM!




Does it show how much fun these were to work on? The comic that hooked me on comics was Amazing Spider Man #299, Spidey was in the black costume, Mary Jane was pushing the limits of good taste, and Todd McFarlane was about to go super-nova. Up til then I'd been a Superman nut (Christopher Reeve, R.I.P.), cape on 24/7. This was the comic that transformed regular kid fun into the deepest of addictions. I swear I copied every McFarlane money shot, and I swear that guy makes sound effects while he draws! Working on these took me back. Missed my old drawing buddies from grade school: Donny Hotaling, Dalton Adams, Joe Brandt, local legends with mad natural facility. Some of my favorite artists stopped drawing before their true powers were revealed.....go listen to "The Late Greats" by Wilco, they'll tell you all about it.

Yes, Rico and the jams will be back! These were done for my former 9 to 5 day job, from time to time solo work from either of us may creep in, but all new jams will be just that. Leaving for Georgia on the 6th to speak at the Comics Art Forum at SCAD, Rico will be bringing it while I'm away.

P.S. Joe Q- Nick Fury and the Thing had to stop smoking, totally fair. Can you make an exception for Wolverine? Healing Factor? Please? Much Respect.

8 comments:

[.ed_] said...

you beautiful bastard. nice blog! you draw good!

Jason Latour said...

I've never heard the Wolverine smoking ban worked out with such well reasoned, even headed, logical...geekiness:)

You already know how in awe of the cards I am...

-J La

Shawn Crystal said...

Sweet Jeebus! These are awesome. I am but a hack. Dam your Brunner!!!! These are UNREAL.
Let me know when you start a blog next time!

chris be said...

eyyyyyyy, tha troops! thanks for the back-up, sorry im still playin catch-up. ed! you allright sir? shawn, jason, and ed, you keep me strong, the room is filled wif awe.

capprotti said...

I'm trying to figure out how many boxes of these I'll have to buy to get just one card!! Ha ha, really great work, these look like they were loads of fun to work on. It's amazing creative freedom can produce.


5... I think five boxes should do it... better make it 10.

Surfer Joe said...

Kickin' butt and takin' names sir!

Craig Zablo said...

Love'em all! And totally agree about Wolvie and smokes.

arnie said...

boxes? eaaaabay man eeeebaaaay. when your done with these , ebay man eeeebaaaay!