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I wrote about Jack on my infrequent blog: http://www.megaflowgraphics.com/blog/blogger.html I met him once, as a kid, but it was a transformative experience for me, and anyway it’s a great opportunity to show off the picture of me in the 7th grade standing next to the King. :)
It’s amazing that an artist who hasn’t worked in about 20 years is still so influential.
Oh,…he’s still working.
He lived in the city of Thousand Oaks, where I grew up. I’m so grateful to be able to say that.
He, to me, is the Picasso of Comic Art.
He started off drawing “realistic” representational figures, and then over the years, progressed to a sort of visual coding shorthand, with inferred anatomy, dynamic compositions, and a restless creativity.
One of my heroes for what he managed to accomplish during his lifetime, his influence on comic art and artists, and his incredible work ethic.
Happy Belated Birthday, Old Man!! ;)
Best drawing of Ben Grimm ever. I get a lump in my throat just looking at it.
I’m thinking I will go with the Ultimate Arcade II design… I need to find someone to build the cabinet as I don’t do wood work & live in a small apartment & have no tools… I’m looking at family members at the moment, hopefully that will work, but we’ll see…
Years after not collecing found a sweet copy of thor 168 in a file. His work brought me back to my time collecting, still magic!
happy belated birthday king of comics,nuff said!!!!!
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