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Thrilling Thursday: “Superman! Drawn badly”

Long ago in the early 90’s I had been drawing some books for Malibu, Dark Horse and even illustrated a Green Lantern and Justice League story here and there. I lived in Ithaca where Prolific comic book scribe, Roger Stern also lived, and in an effort to get more DC work I asked Roger if he had any unused scripts I could draw in order to create more samples for DC editors. He graciously gave me a Superman script (He was writing the book at that point if I remember) that had never been used.

You can see the results below. I  cringe looking back at my need to draw every brick, how stiff it is and the fact that Superman’s face is very…Nick Fury-ish or over wrought. I do think I had a handle on the storytelling, though. I think you get the basic idea of the action here. Superman is having some troubles with his powers and his temper. I’m not going to post the plot as Roger may one day use it and thus I don’t want to give it away to the internets. Oh, and if you wondered, I never did work on any Superman book. Enjoy! Super ManSuper Man 2Super Man 3Super Man 4Super Man 5

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A Wedding, Horse Flies, Savage Dragon, Hera and Feeding Ground


Thursday I write about unbelievably amazing events!
Many amazing things happened this week, and many amazing things have YET to happen as…
time is linear.

Number One: We went to a wedding in up state New York. WAY up state. A place called Ithaca. Here I am being best man as the lucky couple takes their vows. During the Ceremony I learned that the groom likes to write songs for his cats. The less said about that the better.

I used to live in Ithaca and thus knew a few people at the ceremony. Here’s Richie Sterns, a member of the world famous Horse flies 
playing music for the reception!  I’m a fan.

 I used to dance in giant mud pits to him and his band at festivals. The less said of that the better.You can check them out on this you tube link! You may see me in the audience:


Hell, buy their music! http://www.funkyside.com/store/index.cfm/category/17/the-horse-flies.cfm

Here I am talking to comic scribe, Roger Stern about how one day I will 
make the world safe for “him and his Amish brethren.”

Roger knows way too much about Weird Al.
The less said of that… Like I said, AMAZING things.

Number Two: “Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies”
Myself, Michel Fiffe, Simon Fraser
and many, MANY other artists
 worked on this book.

We all gathered to sign it last night at Jim Hanley’s Universe 
in Manhattan.
It was a mad rush! I wore my hand out signing
 so many books.
Thanks to all who came out!

Number Three: Hera! By George O’Connor! Amazing!

He’s having a release party for this, the latest of his 
Novels chronicling the Greek Gods and I may even be there. 
Details about the Bergen Street party right here:

Join us on Saturday, July 23rd as we celebrate the release of the 
latest in
George O’Connor’s inspired and awesome OLYMPIANS series,
Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory!

George will teach a kids comics-making workshop – you will learn how
create your very own Olympian! Then join us later that evening for a
release party where we will lift our glasses and congratulate
(drinks will be served – togas will be optional.)
Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street
Between Flatbush and 5th Avenues
4-6pm Kids Comics Workshop
8-11pm Bachhanalia

Number Four: Last but not least, Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski
and Chris Mangun have this little book known as “Feeding ground”
they’ve been working hard on. The latest issue is on sale this week
and has a pin up in it by me. I present it below for your viewing pleasure,
but go out and buy a copy so you 
can cut it out of your comic and pin it to inside of your closet door.

You know you want to.
Sadly, next Thursday will be unable to compare to this, a truly AMAZING Thursday, so don’t even bother coming back then sniffing around here for the same gold nuggets I blinded you with today! Not going to happen.

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