Monday, April 26, 2010

Original Comic Artwork (4th in a series)
"Doctor Strange" - 1980 - 1989

As I have done a few times this month, today's post showcases some (really - REALLY) old comic art of my very own.


For ALL of the installments in this series, visit these links:


Today's entry is not as formal as those previous installments, since it doesn't deal with a "story" or anything more than a few relatively unrelated single images.

Still, it's some Doctor Strange "goodness" (and I use that word very loosely)... as I showcase some of the earliest of my Dr. Strange artwork.

The years represented in these images range from 1989 to as far back as 1980!

One of them was a rough stab at trying to draw in a "comic page" format, and others were either pin-up's that I had drawn or rough sketch work-ups for some of the previous entries in the series.

As I have in the previous entries in this "series", for the content the post here on the Sanctum Sanctorum Comix blog, I'll only show a few teaser images here... instead linking to my other ART blog (the Midnight Images blog) to show the full pages and the story behind the images (which can be found [HERE] - or click the Midnight Images logo at the end of the post).

However, I will confess that ONE of the images (and I won't tell you which one - not here anyway) was even critiqued, in person, by John Byrne himself (back in 1983 - which kinda gives away which image it might be).
I'll spill the beans on that little tidbit on over at the the Midnight Images blog (now you GOTTA click over there, right?).

*click these image details to see more details *

These, and a few more embarrassing tidbits, can be seen in their entirety over at my MIDNIGHT IMAGES blog.


Are you still here?
What are you waiting for?
Go check out the primitive "art" (and I use that term loosely) over at my MIDNIGHT IMAGES art blog!

Tamam Shud!


Anonymous said...

I'm very impressed with your attention to detail, The fact that your art was looked at by one of Marvel's Masters is very very cool, I'd love to see some more of your work, and know how you approach your storyboards. (do you start with sketches, or thumbnails, or do you go right into it)?


~P~ said...

I almost always start with thumbnail doodles.
(Usually in ballpoint pen or blue pencil)

Then I work up full-size roughs (in blue pencil), and then tighten them up to final images (black pencil and then maybe inks).

Check out the Midnight Images blog in this series, to see some "behind-the-scenes" sketches and mock-ups and how I work (especially the "Wizard covers from 2000" post. That one has lots of info and sketch material.

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