Tuesday, September 23, 2014



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (1927/28 - 2013)

Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (1927/28 - 2013) Longe...


A FEW YEARS AGO I POSTED ARTWORK OF A "SUPER HERO JAM" ON WHICH MANY LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK ARTISTS COLLABORATED.  It is, in fact, the first illustration below.  However, I did not know at the time that there was a whole series of them which were apparently commissioned in the 1970s-1980s by a collector of comic art named Martin Greim.  For anyone who loves these characters and the artists who brought them to life, these are incredibly exciting illustrations and I wanted to post them here for those who have not had a chance to see them.  It's sad that so many of these masterful artists are gone; but that is what makes these pictures so great in that we get to see unearthed artwork by the masters of comic book art in collaboration with each other in a giant comix jam! -- remember to click on the pictures so you can biggify them.

C. C. Beck, Rich Buckler, Steve Ditko, Lee Elias, Carmine Infantino, Fred Kida, Frank Miller, Jim Mooney, Irv Novick, John Romita Sr., Joe Staton, and Bernie Wrightson

John Byrne, Terry Austin, George Perez, Joe Sinnott, Bob Wiacek, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Keith Pollard, John Romita Jr. and John Beatty.

Neal Adams, Ross Andru, John Buscema, Dave Cockrum, Dick Dillin, Jose Garcia-Lopez, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert, Rudy Nebres, Wendy Pini, Frank Thorne, Mike Royer, Joe Sinnott and Bob Layton (and Stan Lee gets in an "Excelsior!")

George Perez, Romeo Tanghal, Dave Stevens, Dave Sim, Dave Cockrum, John Severin, Paul Ryan, Willie Blyberg, Scott McCloud, Steve Rude, Michael Gilbert, Dan Adkins, Dick Ayers and Gray Morrow

Tom Sutton, Ernie Chan, Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott, Michael Golden, Curt Swan, Wally Wood, Joe Staton, Dick Giordano, Gene Colan, John Byrne, Terry Austin, Jim Steranko, and Jim Aparo

Milton Caniff, Don Newton, John Prentice, Al Williamson, Al McWilliams, Chester Gould, Murphy Anderson, Will Eisner, Frank Robbins, John Cullen Murphy, Frank Robbins,and Gil Kane

Wednesday, September 10, 2014



There are only a few weeks before the beginning of the Countdown to Halloween; something I've participated in since around 2006 when I first saw John Rozum's blog on which he posted something Halloweeny every day of October.  Mr. Rozum has, in fact, contacted me as he does every year asking if I'd be participating again this year.  And truthfully, I was going back and forth in my mind for an answer.

As my poor, intrepid readers of this blog know there have been very few posts from me this year owing mostly to my hectic work schedule and my exhaustion stemming from working overnights on too little sleep.  Even we ghouls need SOME shut-eye!  So, while I very much want to once again participate in the Countdown to Halloween, I'm unsure whether I'm going to be able to pull off such a heavy undertaking.  One minute I'm throwing in the shroud and toying with giving it a miss this year but then my better (super)nature kicks in and pokes me in the breadcasket and screams "You CAN'T miss the Halloween Countdown, you jerk!!!"  And you know, that ghostly disembodied voice is right; I just can't.  So I've resolved myself to telling Mr. Rozum that I'm in for a penny and in for a shroud once again this year.  However, I'm also going to ask for your help . . .

Since I've done more than a handful of these Halloween Countdowns over the years, I've already run through a graveyard full of ideas and would very much welcome any thoughts you might have on something new and different I could do for the Halloween Countdown this year.  Hey, even ideas that are old and gruesome are welcome.  Don't worry; I do already have some things planned for what I want to do but I would love some extra imput from the scream-nut gallery!  If there's anything you'd like to see on this blog's Countdown to Halloween, now's your chance to make your (spirit) voices heard.  Drop your suggestions in the comment section and I'll try as many as I think I can manage to do.   And you will get full credit for the idea's suggestion, too!  Also keep in mind I also have an audio blog where I post music etc. so that too can be linked in with this blog's Countdown to Halloween.  So, gentle reader, give me your suggestions today!  You've got nothing to lose but your pumpkins!

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