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OTHER PEOPLES ART (John Byrne)

Tue Jun 17, 2008, 10:38 AM
So Ive been trying to think of something that would make for a fun journal entry. I wanted to
keep it art related but Im already sharing most of my stuff in my gallery section. Then it dawned on me. Why not share my collection of OTHER peoples art?

Ive been an avid art collector since college, before I even broke in to the indusrty. Im a fan first, a pro' second. Ive had my collection up on the Comicartfans.com site for years but I know many here might not be aware of the venue. That being said, Im going to post a different piece of art from my private collection every now and then to liven things up a bit.

Here is my fourth feature by none other than the man, the myth, John Byrne. I credit John with being the main reason Im in comics today. At age 4 I discovered Johns work on the ROG 2000 stories in the back of the old CHARLETON E-MAN comics. There was just something about his work that grabbed me, even at that early age. At that very moment I announced to my parents that I was going to draw comics when I grew up. I immediately began drawing and collecting comics in order to learn more about it. I followed John fanatically throughout my childhood and in to adulthood.

Of course, John is most well known for the pioneering work he did on The Uncanny X-Men (which would eventually become my home for over a decade!). The work John was doing around this time on the X-Men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and Captain America helped to shape an entire generation of budding artists. For me, it simply does not get any better.

Johns original art from the Uncanny X-Men run is highly coveted and prime examples are considered to be some of the highest Blue Chip examples in the comic art collecting world. Im extremely pleased and proud to own this, the cover to Uncanny X-Men #129, one of the very best examples of his entire run on the book. I had to move Heaven and Hell to obtain this but I accomplished the mission. This is arguably the prize of my collection......I probably should have saved it for last. :)

Be sure to refer to my recent journal updates for past features from my collection!

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys
  • Reading: WHAT HAPPENED by Scott McClellan
  • Watching: A lot of basketball
  • Playing: W.o.W. (someone help me!)
  • Eating: Lots of salads
  • Drinking: Lots of water
So Ive been trying to think of something that would make for a fun journal entry. I wanted to
keep it art related but Im already sharing most of my stuff in my gallery section. Then it dawned on me. Why not share my collection of OTHER peoples art?

Ive been an avid art collector since college, before I even broke in to the indusrty. Im a fan first, a pro' second. Ive had my collection up on the Comicartfans.com site for years but I know many here might not be aware of the venue. That being said, Im going to post a different piece of art from my private collection every now and then to liven things up a bit.

Here is my third feature showing off the talents of the incomparable master, Barry Windsor-Smith. Barry is best known for his work on the original CONAN series for Marvel Comics and, many years later, for his series of covers for the Conan reprint series, The CONAN SAGA. This piece is the unpublished cover for the first issue. I think this example is better than a few of the various published images. The original is huge and behind glass. Much of the delicate detail is lost in this scan but youll get the idea.

Be sure to refer to my recent journal updates for past features from my collection!

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys
  • Reading: WHAT HAPPENED by Scott McClellan
  • Watching: A lot of basketball
  • Playing: W.o.W. (someone help me!)
  • Eating: Lots of salads
  • Drinking: Lots of water

OTHER PEOPLES ART (Mike Mignola)

Sat Jun 14, 2008, 5:42 PM
So Ive been trying to think of something that would make for a fun journal entry. I wanted to
keep it art related but Im already sharing most of my stuff in my gallery section. Then it dawned on me. Why not share my collection of OTHER peoples art?

Ive been an avid art collector since college, before I even broke in to the indusrty. Im a fan first, a pro' second. Ive had my collection up on the Comicartfans.com site for years but I know many here might not be aware of the venue. That being said, Im going to post a different piece of art from my private collection every now and then to liven things up a bit.

In this, my second installation, I present to you the cover to Dark Horse Presents #88 by living legend, Mike Mignola. This cover is considered by many, myself included, to be THE definitive HELLBOY illustration. I was fortunate enough to procure this beauty waaaay back in the day before the feeding frenzy began. Im often asked why I, one of the biggest HELLBOY fans around, dont own more HELLBOY covers. Easy answer. I found THE ONE right off the bat. It hangs prominently next to my drawing table, but a glance away.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys
  • Reading: WHAT HAPPENED by Scott McClellan
  • Watching: A lot of basketball
  • Playing: W.o.W. (someone help me!)
  • Eating: Lots of salads
  • Drinking: Lots of water

OTHER PEOPLES ART

Fri Jun 13, 2008, 4:15 PM
So Ive been trying to think of something that would make for a fun journal entry. I wanted to
keep it art related but Im already sharing most of my stuff in my gallery section. Then it dawned on me. Why not share my collection of OTHER peoples art?

Ive been an avid art collector since college, before I even broke in to the indusrty. Im a fan first, a pro' second. Ive had my collection up on the Comicartfans.com site for years but I know many here might not be aware of the venue. That being said, Im going to post a different piece of art from my private collection every now and then to liven things up a bit.

I might as well start with my most recent acquisition. This is the cover to AVENGERS CLASSICS by none other than Arthur Adams. I had to cough up a lung and sell off a kidney even with the buddy discount Art gave me but it was well worth it. Drooooool!

BE SURE TO VIEW THIS PAGE AT FULL SIZE OR THE ART WILL BE CROPPED.

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys
  • Reading: WHAT HAPPENED by Scott McClellan
  • Watching: A lot of basketball
  • Playing: W.o.W. (someone help me!)
  • Eating: Lots of salads
  • Drinking: Lots of water

ROUGH STUFF MAGAZINE

Mon Dec 31, 2007, 4:25 PM


Hey peeps'! I hope this message finds everyone fat and happy from the holidays and geared up for a prosperous and exciting new year. I wanted to toot my own horn here for a sec' and invite everyone to pick up the January issue of ROUGH STUFF magazine featuring a cover and in depth interview with yours truly.

tinyurl.com/22chaz

Also, I can hardly believe Im saying it but, after a 13 year run on the X-Men which Ive just wrapped up, Im going to be moving on to Amazing Spider-Man with Chris Bachalo. We already have one issue in the can and its looking great. Both Chris and I are more than stoked to be taking on the old web-head and having some new fun. Its wierd to think I wont be on the X-Men any more....at least for the time being.....but such is the nature of things. It was an absolute blast.

And one last bit of news. Im happy to say that my wife and I are officially expecting our 2nd (and last) child! She is now about 11 weeks along and all is looking great.

That being said, see you in the funny books!

  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys
  • Reading: Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan
  • Watching: TMNT 2007 animated (shockingly awesome!)
  • Playing: W.o.W. (someone help me!)
  • Eating: Lots of salads
  • Drinking: Lots of water