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Title: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 23, 2010, 10:46:37 AM
I decided to (at least look into) getting some comic art commissions done, primarily "fake" comic covers. Basically, I'm pretending the public domain superheroes continued to be published after WWII just like DC and Marvel, with the simplifying caveat that they were all bought by one company.

So, I want some covers done that reflect various time periods (Silver Age, Bronze Age, etc.), culminating in some inter-company crossover covers (DC/Marvel/Other).

I'm unsure whether or not to "pretend" these crossovers started in the 60s/70s/etc., or just recently.

I wanted Al Plastino to re-do Adventure #300 (I know, it was Curt Swan, but he was doing Superman at the time and inked an interior) with PD characters, for example.

Anyway, I wanted to have, for example, a cover done in the 1970s style of John or Sal Buscema (Avengers cover), and can't decide to keep it simple with just the PD characters, or a crossover with the AVengers and have both PD/Marvel characters on it. That is - I'm losing focus!!

IDEAS?? But not of the "include this character" type, just concepts.

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on November 23, 2010, 11:20:25 AM
I like the idea Roy.
Sounds a bit like 'The Next Issue Project'.

Michael Finn is a guy that has made dozens of commissions with a cool 'One Minute Later' theme.  
You can see them all here (well worth looking at people, wonderful artwork!)
http://tinyurl.com/2g4a4gf

One strong warning though - these things don't come cheap!

Let us see how it goes and good luck Roy!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Kevin Yong on November 23, 2010, 11:22:14 AM
IDEAS?? But not of the "include this character" type, just concepts.

If you plan to recreate a "Silver Age" feel for any of these covers, you can't go wrong following Julius Schwartz's top five cover formulas:
5. Show the planet Earth in danger.  (http://www.comics.org/issue/16193/)
4. Show duplicate superheroes fighting themselves. (http://www.comics.org/issue/11095/)
3. Show superheroes fighting each other or in competition. (http://www.comics.org/issue/21189/)
2. Command the reader. (http://www.comics.org/issue/20236/)
and most importantly of all...
1. A gorilla (http://www.comics.org/issue/8889/) doing something (http://www.comics.org/issue/13212/) un-gorillalike (http://www.comics.org/issue/14822/).

(List taken from Julius Schwartz's autobiography: "Man of Two Worlds")

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 23, 2010, 11:40:30 AM
I like the idea Roy.
Sounds a bit like 'The Next Issue Project'.

Michael Finn is a guy that has made dozens of commissions with a cool 'One Minute Later' theme.  
You can see them all here (well worth looking at people, wonderful artwork!)
http://tinyurl.com/2g4a4gf

One strong warning though - these things don't come cheap!

Let us see how it goes and good luck Roy!

Yeah, Plastino is $1800 for a cover. Depends on who you get.

I don't drink/smoke/gamble/do drugs/buy expensive cars/frequent prostitutes/take proper vacations. Also, no kids. So - I have some "disposable" income and don't plan on dying rich.

And I saw those One-Minute Laters - nice.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 04, 2010, 07:26:14 PM
OK, this didn't set off a wave of discussions, did it?  :(

Anyway, any ideas welcome.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 04, 2010, 11:04:20 PM
I'd say you got some good replies Roy.
That link I gave you has many people talking about commissions, etc on it.
What theme/characters you choose is a personal choice.
Learning which character the artist likes might also help with favourable results.
I'm a big fan of Centaur, MLJ, FH and Quality but what exactly would I request from an artist?  No idea off hand.  'Poker Night at HQ'?  Hehe.

I knew one person that asked all the artists he met to do a drawing of Snoopy.
Strange?  Yep, but they almost all did it for him.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Kevin Yong on December 10, 2010, 12:44:29 AM
Anyway, any ideas welcome.

I've seen some commissions where they've recreated classic Superman covers using Captain Marvel in his place. Or others showing crossover/team-ups/battles between characters of the same name (the Fawcett Captain Marvel vs. Marvel's Captain Mar-Vell for example.)

The Golden Age has such a wide treasure trove of characters available, the hard part is going to be narrowing the focus of the commissions. Is there a certain character or publisher you'll be focusing on?

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 10, 2010, 05:56:37 AM
Anyway, any ideas welcome.

I've seen some commissions where they've recreated classic Superman covers using Captain Marvel in his place. Or others showing crossover/team-ups/battles between characters of the same name (the Fawcett Captain Marvel vs. Marvel's Captain Mar-Vell for example.)

The Golden Age has such a wide treasure trove of characters available, the hard part is going to be narrowing the focus of the commissions. Is there a certain character or publisher you'll be focusing on?



All of 'em in a way. I think I'll be doing some "crossover" type covers at this point. The classic JLA #21 (first JLA/JSA) would be good, I've been digging up others. I think I'll just make the crossovers start in the 1940s, and do some covers representative of the decade or something.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: John C on December 10, 2010, 03:43:31 PM
I knew one person that asked all the artists he met to do a drawing of Snoopy.
Strange?  Yep, but they almost all did it for him.

I've never approached an artist, myself, but I've been told they get a lot of "draw me something" requests or, worse, "draw me this thing that you were known for early in your career that you didn't particularly enjoy."  So a change of pace is probably welcome.

I know a guy who has a ratty stuffed animal.  That's what every artist draws, in whatever way they care to.  Apparently a lot are thankful that it's not just another (expletives deleted) semi-pornographic Invisible Girl or something.

I would imagine (more for Roy's benefit) that, if you're relatively specific and don't be the guy who only wants the artist to do his "classic bits," they'll probably fill in a lot of blanks for you.  They're, y'know, artists.  (Heck, ask the artists to make suggestions for other artists!  That could be fun, if they're willing to play along.)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 10, 2010, 05:31:26 PM
I knew one person that asked all the artists he met to do a drawing of Snoopy.
Strange?  Yep, but they almost all did it for him.

I've never approached an artist, myself, but I've been told they get a lot of "draw me something" requests or, worse, "draw me this thing that you were known for early in your career that you didn't particularly enjoy."  So a change of pace is probably welcome.

I know a guy who has a ratty stuffed animal.  That's what every artist draws, in whatever way they care to.  Apparently a lot are thankful that it's not just another (expletives deleted) semi-pornographic Invisible Girl or something.

I would imagine (more for Roy's benefit) that, if you're relatively specific and don't be the guy who only wants the artist to do his "classic bits," they'll probably fill in a lot of blanks for you.  They're, y'know, artists.  (Heck, ask the artists to make suggestions for other artists!  That could be fun, if they're willing to play along.)

Yeah, I understand the appeal of getting a professionally drawn Batman, but can you imagine how tired these artists must be of the same thing, over and over?

My approach is kind of "wouldn't it have been cool if ..." and get the scene.

Poker night in the war room - bunch of WWII heroes sounds cool.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 10, 2010, 08:09:50 PM
(Heck, ask the artists to make suggestions for other artists!  That could be fun, if they're willing to play along.)

Now that is a fun idea John!
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 11, 2010, 07:51:34 AM
(Heck, ask the artists to make suggestions for other artists!  That could be fun, if they're willing to play along.)

Now that is a fun idea John!
:)

Yoink!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 21, 2010, 11:49:38 AM
Another idea I just had was just superheroes beating down Nazis, with the further refinement that the heroes should have a skull and/or crossbones motif on their costume, but I've run out of them:

Blazing Skull/Destroyer (Timely)
Grim Reaper/Black Terror (Nedor)
Nighmare (of Nightmare and Sleepy "fame")
umm ..... anyone else I'm missing?

Then there's the villains:
Red Skull
Master Man
Captain Nazi
The Iron Major
Baron Blood
umm .... anyone else spring to mind?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on December 21, 2010, 04:39:54 PM
Lev Gleason's Ghost?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 21, 2010, 05:52:55 PM
Lev Gleason's Ghost?

Yes!! Also http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Fury_(Hero)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 05, 2011, 10:13:16 AM
I read this on a Yahoo group and thought you might be interested Roy.

Quote
99 and still drawing
    Posted by: "Bob Buethe" bobbuethe@hotmail.com cartoonacy
    Date: Tue Jan 4, 2011 11:33 am ((PST))


> On January 12, 2011, cartoonist Martin Filchock is going to turn 99. He worked for Centaur Comics in the 1930s, creating many characters such as Mighty Man (later Mighty Man and Super Ann), Fire-Man, the Owl, the Buzzard, the Ermine, the Headless Horseman, Obo Ossie, and Huck P. Shaw, the Corn-Fed Constabule. Today, he is still drawing and selling cartoons to local newspapers in Rogersville, Tennesee, as well as national publications such as Readers Digest, the Saturday Evening Post, and Highlights for Children, where his "Check and Double Check" feature has run for many years.
>
> Martin says his goal is to get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest working cartoonist, a record currently held by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, which Martin will achieve in August.
>
> Anyone wishing to send him a card or birthday wishes can write to: Martin Filchock, 1376 Spruce Pine Rd, Rogersville, TN 37857-7400

I got the date wrong. Martin's turning 99 on 01/06, this Thursday. I'd better get my card in the mail tonight!

-- Bob
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 05, 2011, 01:36:59 PM
Thanks Yoc.

I read this on a Yahoo group and thought you might be interested Roy.

Quote
99 and still drawing
    Posted by: "Bob Buethe" bobbuethe@hotmail.com cartoonacy
    Date: Tue Jan 4, 2011 11:33 am ((PST))


> On January 12, 2011, cartoonist Martin Filchock is going to turn 99. He worked for Centaur Comics in the 1930s, creating many characters such as Mighty Man (later Mighty Man and Super Ann), Fire-Man, the Owl, the Buzzard, the Ermine, the Headless Horseman, Obo Ossie, and Huck P. Shaw, the Corn-Fed Constabule. Today, he is still drawing and selling cartoons to local newspapers in Rogersville, Tennesee, as well as national publications such as Readers Digest, the Saturday Evening Post, and Highlights for Children, where his "Check and Double Check" feature has run for many years.
>
> Martin says his goal is to get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest working cartoonist, a record currently held by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, which Martin will achieve in August.
>
> Anyone wishing to send him a card or birthday wishes can write to: Martin Filchock, 1376 Spruce Pine Rd, Rogersville, TN 37857-7400

I got the date wrong. Martin's turning 99 on 01/06, this Thursday. I'd better get my card in the mail tonight!

-- Bob
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 05, 2011, 10:58:08 PM
Here's another one.  I don't know the artist but he can draw pretty good and does commissions.
http://lesmcclaine.livejournal.com/84017.html?style=mine (http://lesmcclaine.livejournal.com/84017.html?style=mine)

-Yoc
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 06, 2011, 06:29:56 AM
I actually started some commissioning (?) and will be placing them here as I get them:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=56510

(I think that's the public address).

So far, I only have one back (The Grim Reaper), but have one to come from Hembeck, another one by Michael Mikowsky, and one from Mitch Ballard.

Mitch also did a drawing (to be revised and inked) of some of my own characters (with a couple PD updates) here:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=714875&GSub=87567

Plastino (see earlier post) is tres expensive, but I have a pretty good idea, just have to print the reference material and get a money order to him.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 06, 2011, 09:10:18 PM
Very Cool Grim Reaper Roy!
Please let us know when you get anything more.
I'm a big fan of Hembeck and I'm sure he'd love to do some GA characters for you.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 05, 2011, 05:38:28 AM
Some new artwork at

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=56510

It's divided up into "Gallery Rooms", so you can click on the individual rooms to see the contents.

Golden Agers: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=107702
General Commissions: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=108696
Original Art: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=109281

There's one that's being inked/colored right now that some Silver Age fans might find interesting ...
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on March 05, 2011, 02:25:41 PM
Some new artwork...

That's really cool.  I like the golden agers, myself.  Nice takes on some of those characters.  I like what's been done with Grim Reaper's costume, ferinstance.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 06, 2011, 02:14:07 PM
Wow Roy.
You've gotten yourself some GREAT works there!
Hembeck has always been a favourite of mine but I think Mitch Ballard's work especially the 'Golden Agers Who's Handbook' is very very well done. 
Please let us know when you update.  These were a lot of fun!
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 06, 2011, 07:42:02 PM
Wow Roy.
You've gotten yourself some GREAT works there!
Hembeck has always been a favourite of mine but I think Mitch Ballard's work especially the 'Golden Agers Who's Handbook' is very very well done. 
Please let us know when you update.  These were a lot of fun!
:)

Yeah, Mitch is really good, obviously a George Perez disciple, which is good. I want him to do a few more, then I'll move on to some other artists.

I've also got a Golden Age/Silver Age one coming up that's pretty sweet.

Eventually, I think I'll have had the Black Orchid appear in more commissions than she did panels in her two appearances back in the day. Sad.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 06, 2011, 08:33:36 PM
Green Turtle and Yellow Jacket need some love too Roy.
Just saying...  ;)

Love the choices.  Fantomah always rocks.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 08, 2011, 06:23:36 PM
OK

Ernie Chan was a prolific cover artists for DC Comics during my "Golden Age" of the 1970s - I'm thinking of getting a commission, like a cover re-imagining of this:

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/File:Freedom_Fighters_Vol_1_1.jpg

Yeah, so if we were to replace the Freedom Fighter members with other Golden Age/Public Domain characters of similar power sets, who would you pick?

Phantom Lady =
Uncle Sam =
Black Condor =
Human Bomb =
Ray =
Doll Man = (almost forgot him)

:-)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 08, 2011, 07:12:02 PM
Tough one!

Phantom Lady = Black Cat (Harvey), Lady Luck (Quality) or Senorita Rio (Fiction House)
Uncle Sam = Puppeteer (Fox), V-Man (Fox), Captain Freedom (Harvey) or Man of War (Centaur)
Black Condor = War Eagle (Lev Gleason), Green Lama (Hillman), Stardust (Fox)
Human Bomb = The Comet (MLJ) or Microface (Hillman) or TNT Todd (Centaur)
Ray = Wonderman (Fox), Atomic Thunderbolt (Regor) or Nightmare (Hillman)
Doll Man = I'm stuck here.  Mighty Man or Minimidget? (Centaur)

I know I'll think of some I forgot later.  And yes some don't make sense but they have a cool costume and isn't that half the fun of sticking various heroes together for a commission?

I hope that helps.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: JVJ on March 08, 2011, 07:16:13 PM
OK

Ernie Chan was a prolific cover artists for DC Comics during my "Golden Age" of the 1970s - I'm thinking of getting a commission, like a cover re-imagining of this:

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/File:Freedom_Fighters_Vol_1_1.jpg

:-)

Yeah, Roy,
Ernie is one of the greats. If you do send in a commission, tell him I said hello. And did I ever share with you guys my "other" portrait? From another GREAT, Alfredo Alcala. Not commissioned, but a fantastic surprise done almost 40 years ago - when my hair wasn't quite so gray.

(http://www.bpib.com/images/JimVadeboncoeurJr-lowres2.jpg)Peace, Jim (|:{>

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 08, 2011, 07:19:25 PM
Nice!
Thanks for sharing that Jim.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on March 08, 2011, 07:48:36 PM
And I don't remember seeing that one when I was there on my visit with you Jim, I did see the one you use as your avatar here though on the staircase wall.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: JVJ on March 08, 2011, 08:33:01 PM
That's a good one, Geo,
you didn't have time to see even a fraction of what I've got lying around here. I keep surprising myself, more often than not, with what I stumble over. I didn't show you my original Alex Toth page from Rip Hunter #6 with the Giant Robot or my original Harry Rountree illustration from the 1911 Strand Magazine first appearance of Conan Doyle's The Lost World, either (the story of how I ended up with THAT is a real doozy). It's scary just the extent of what's sitting in piles (well, you saw some of them...) here.

I guess I need to display the Alcala piece more prominently - I'm certainly tickled pink to have it. Likewise a beautiful Charles Vess original from Stardust and a gorgeous William Stout troll piece, both of which Karen owns and really need to be framed and hung. We're celebrating 40 years of living together next week (The IDES of March, 1971 is when we moved in together) and perhaps I should take it upon myself to do that for her.

Thanks for making me think of this. I've been wondering what I could give her...

Peace, Jim (|:{>
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 08, 2011, 10:09:33 PM
Sounds like a perfect gift Jim.  A professional framing job can really make a wall 'sing.'
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: JVJ on March 08, 2011, 10:19:19 PM
And it just so happens that I have a niece who is a professional framer, Yoc. So I'm going to get her to frame both pieces. MAYBE she can get it done by the IDES.

Not really Comic Art, but a commission of sorts.

And thanks again to Geo for fostering the thoughts.

Peace, Jim (|:{>
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 03, 2011, 07:56:08 PM
Hey Roy,
Here's a link to a fellow art collector with a very extensive collection of commission artworks.
His GA Bombshell theme is fun.

http://tinyurl.com/3rrr6zm
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 05, 2011, 06:10:03 PM
Hey Roy,
Here's a link to a fellow art collector with a very extensive collection of commission artworks.
His GA Bombshell theme is fun.

http://tinyurl.com/3rrr6zm

Thanks Yoc, I've got a few ideas in the works. I actually set a budget to follow, so that tends to slow things down - stupid money. "Oh, I need a roof over my head. I need to eat." - whine whine whine.

I do have something being inked/colored that some people might find interesting - I'll let y'all know when it's up on CAF.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 10, 2011, 11:11:05 AM
Hi Roy,
I just read a short interview with Ralph Reese.  Sounds like he's been in some hard times for a while now.  He does commission work and I thought you might want to know.
The interview, mainly about his time in the 70s working with Neil Adams, can be found here:
http://www.wtv-zone.com/silverager/CSHTML/sas.shtml

-Yoc
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: brush on April 10, 2011, 11:57:48 AM
Hi Roy,
I just read a short interview with Ralph Reese.  Sounds like he's been in some hard times for a while now.  He does commission work and I thought you might want to know.
The interview, mainly about his time in the 70s working with Neil Adams, can be found here:
http://www.wtv-zone.com/silverager/CSHTML/sas.shtml

-Yoc

The fate of a comic artist in his golden years!!  This is quite demoralizing for neophytes ...

Artists must become better businessmen!!


Warren
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 12, 2011, 06:04:56 AM
It's not exactly "Golden Age" and the characters certainly aren't public domain, but here's a new one:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=750453&GSub=108696

The original artist/co-creator of the LSH, Al Plastino, drew this for me.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 12, 2011, 09:38:57 AM
Nice, and the others on your page are pretty cool too Roy.
Especially the 'My Heroes Portrait' by Mitch Ballard.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 12, 2011, 09:42:57 AM
Nice, and the others on your page are pretty cool too Roy.
Especially the 'My Heroes Portrait' by Mitch Ballard.

Yeah, I'm a nerd, what can I say.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 12, 2011, 12:53:42 PM
Hi Roy,
I just read a short interview with Ralph Reese.  Sounds like he's been in some hard times for a while now.  He does commission work and I thought you might want to know.
The interview, mainly about his time in the 70s working with Neil Adams, can be found here:
http://www.wtv-zone.com/silverager/CSHTML/sas.shtml

-Yoc

Another "good" reason for people to join the HERO Initiative and help out creators in need.

cross post from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/forum/index.php/topic,2556.0.html

I recently became a member of the HERO Initiative:
The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit over 40 creators and their families with over $400,000 worth of much-needed aid, fueled by your contributions! It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

We can talk all we want about how much we value the old comics and, presumably, the people who created them, but we can actually do something about it directly. You can become a HERO member for as little as a $30 donation. I would urge anyone who isn't a member to join today and help out those in need.

Plus, you get a neato membership card!! Sadly, my member number is in the mid hundreds - there should be thousands of members.

End of preaching.

Anyway, for more info, check out http://www.heroinitiative.org/

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: John C on April 12, 2011, 04:40:46 PM
Errr...Reese does commissions if you can navigate through the labyrinth, avoid the minotaur, and decipher the hidden message explaining how to contact him?

Not that I have work for him right this minute, but it's very difficult to do anything about it if/when I do, if I have to go door to door looking for him.  Or fight that damned minotaur again.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 12, 2011, 08:57:48 PM
Errr...Reese does commissions if you can navigate through the labyrinth, avoid the minotaur, and decipher the hidden message explaining how to contact him?

Not that I have work for him right this minute, but it's very difficult to do anything about it if/when I do, if I have to go door to door looking for him.  Or fight that damned minotaur again.

John

I sent you a PM with his contact info. I think their website just wants to discourage email phishing and spam, hence the minotaur.

In case anyone is interested, Mr. Plastino is expensive, but available and can be reached through his website (!).

I found tracking down a lot of artists surprisingly difficult; I just assumed everyone had a website - not so. But a bit of Googling can work wonders.

The Golden Age still has some representative kicking (which reminds me - I need to ask Sheldon Moldoff for something Batman-y), Silver Age same, but even the Bronze Agers are going (Jim Aparo, Dick Giordano, etc.). Act now before they're gone :-(

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 27, 2011, 10:08:53 PM
Couple new Golden Age-themed ones:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=756991&GSub=107702
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=756993&GSub=107702
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=756994&GSub=107702

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 27, 2011, 11:27:01 PM
Wow, some sweeeeeeeeet works there Roy. 
Bing Cansino's, grim but very nicely done and Al Plastino's Dynamic Comics... wonderful!
I especially like your write-up with it.  Very informative.  I wish others would tell as much about their own commissions!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 01, 2011, 04:51:51 PM
Pencils only (so far), can you name the Golden Agers:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=770367&GSub=87567
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=770366&GSub=87567

There are also a bunch of mine mixed in for fun.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 01, 2011, 06:08:54 PM
Looks promising Roy!
It's hard to see on my lame notebook pc but I think I see Silver Streak, The Clock, Dollman, I'm drawing a blank on the one fighting IM, sorry.  That's all I got so far.

Looking forward to a finished piece.  :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 02, 2011, 06:18:04 AM
Looks promising Roy!
It's hard to see on my lame notebook pc but I think I see Silver Streak, The Clock, Dollman, I'm drawing a blank on the one fighting IM, sorry.  That's all I got so far.

Looking forward to a finished piece.  :D

Hint: he's named after an explosive.

I'll be getting this colored with a title logo.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 02, 2011, 11:27:19 AM
TnT Todd, right!
Wow, there's an obscure one to use.
Cool!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 02, 2011, 11:43:23 AM
TnT Todd, right!
Wow, there's an obscure one to use.
Cool!

Well ... he is featured on the Sentinels cover and the other Mitch Ballard. Doesn't everyone sit around memorizing the contents of my silly drawings?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 14, 2011, 09:36:08 PM
The inks ...

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=775217&GSub=107702

next - color and a logo. This be fun.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on June 15, 2011, 05:38:38 AM
Super Cool
Since Tops is my scans, I guess that is where you found the super obscure Black Orchid. BTW on you Dynamic Comics you have her and Dynamic Man as from Standard. Black Orchid was Consolidated and Dynamic Man was Chesler/Dynamic
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 15, 2011, 05:53:17 AM
Super Cool
Since Tops is my scans, I guess that is where you found the super obscure Black Orchid. BTW on you Dynamic Comics you have her and Dynamic Man as from Standard. Black Orchid was Consolidated and Dynamic Man was Chesler/Dynamic

Thanks for the scan! You can't go wrong with a little Black Orchid cheesecake.

Actually, I'm mashing all the PD characters into one company ("Standard Comics" - they seemed to be one of the few with a logo) in order to simplify my theme of pretending that the characters never disappeared from real world comic shelves - they all were part of the "Standard Comics Universe". So, there would be DC, Marvel, and Standard. Check out the other pix in the gallery for more on the idea.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 15, 2011, 08:49:00 AM
I'd love to see Narfstar upgrade his digital picture pages from the Topps book.  If he had the time and inclination.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on June 16, 2011, 08:45:57 PM
That is something I have considered. The book is coverless but scanning will still be pretty damaging. I had a hard time hunting that one down.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 17, 2011, 10:04:02 AM
No problem Narf.
I was just thinking out loud and understand your hesitation.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 05, 2011, 09:53:28 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=782970&GSub=107702
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on July 05, 2011, 10:14:24 AM
Very nice job!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 19, 2011, 08:31:15 AM
Nothing new to post, waiting on some stuff. Stupid budget.

If anyone is looking to get a commission, it's pretty cool, if potentially addictive. Want that 11x17 pin-up of the Green Turtle? Superman shaking hands with the Black Terror? Black Orchid cheesecake art? That long lost Batman/Green Lama crossover? Artists are standing by to assist.

I just sent off the Cosmic Crossover drawing to Chris Ivy for coloring and a logo. He's good and available, for info check out his CAF page (http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=32189) for details, or email him at ivyzink@gmail.com

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on July 19, 2011, 11:27:27 AM
Hehe, suddenly I'm picturing an all 'Green Team' commission!  ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 19, 2011, 11:33:05 AM
Hehe, suddenly I'm picturing an all 'Green Team' commission!  ;)

Green Lama
Green Sorceress
Green Giant
Green Turtle
Green Dragon
Green Light
Green Jet
Green Ghost
Green Knight
Green Mask II
Green Ghoul
Green Ghost (Text)
Green Ghost (Villain)
Green Ghost (Hero)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 04, 2011, 12:04:04 PM
In keeping with this particular response, I'm lookin' for some ideas for fake comic covers from the Golden to Bronze Age. I'm trying to create fake covers for the "Standard Comics Universe" as if all these PD charcters never became PD, but continuted to be published from Golden Age to today (although my focus tends to end in the early 1980s when I stopped collecting in real life).

I was thinking mainly team books (to maximize the number of characters) that depict certain recurring themes (or cliches, depending on your charitibility) like:
a hero dies (apparently)
hero(es) defeated (apparently)
traitor!
"let's all run towards the viewer"
strike a pose - heroes pose for a picture
monitor screen - a bunch of characters's heads on monitor screens

Anything else?


IDEAS?? But not of the "include this character" type, just concepts.

If you plan to recreate a "Silver Age" feel for any of these covers, you can't go wrong following Julius Schwartz's top five cover formulas:
5. Show the planet Earth in danger.  (http://www.comics.org/issue/16193/)
4. Show duplicate superheroes fighting themselves. (http://www.comics.org/issue/11095/)
3. Show superheroes fighting each other or in competition. (http://www.comics.org/issue/21189/)
2. Command the reader. (http://www.comics.org/issue/20236/)
and most importantly of all...
1. A gorilla (http://www.comics.org/issue/8889/) doing something (http://www.comics.org/issue/13212/) un-gorillalike (http://www.comics.org/issue/14822/).

(List taken from Julius Schwartz's autobiography: "Man of Two Worlds")


Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on August 04, 2011, 10:08:58 PM
large villain with many small heroes
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on August 05, 2011, 10:58:41 AM
The old classic Avengers and JLA covers with all the portraits around a central action image.
Or there is the JLA vs Starro and FF vs the Mole Man from FF#1 that has been done as a parody dozens of times.
That Pep Comics with Archie on the shoulders of Hangman and The Shield is another worthy of a parody.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 11, 2011, 05:46:25 AM
How's this for a Silver/Bronze Age type villain:

Cyborilla, half ape, half whatever mechanical device he wants to be - in this case, a sort of flying saucer with menacing mechanical arms, etc?

Think he can be both a funny Silver Age villain AND yet still be menacing in the Bronze Age.

And, also "Cyb" + "orilla" I find hilarious!

I'm trying to attach an image, but .... who knows  :(|(
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on August 12, 2011, 07:25:47 AM
Cute!  He'd fit in fine at DC.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 12, 2011, 09:59:26 AM
Yes! Maybe I'll do a Silver Age cover AND a Bronze Age cover...

Cute!  He'd fit in fine at DC.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on August 13, 2011, 09:15:39 AM
He could be a nice Kirby SA monster, sure!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 05, 2011, 03:04:01 PM
New stuff:
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=805625&GSub=107702

and a couple in the works ...
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 05, 2011, 09:50:08 PM
Ha!  Very cool Roy.  A nice SA DC feel to it for sure.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 25, 2011, 11:01:59 PM
Hey Roy, you gotta see this guy and his amazing artist jam commissions!
Just an incredible variety of artists.   :o :D
http://thedorkreview.blogspot.com/2011/05/omg-check-out-jams.html (http://thedorkreview.blogspot.com/2011/05/omg-check-out-jams.html)

The rest of the blog is pretty cool too with a few other commissions, etc.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 26, 2011, 06:03:32 AM
"If I were a rich man ..." Sad that so many of them are now gone. Don Newton was seriously overlooked.

On a cheerier note:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=812999&GSub=107702

heh heh - "Cyborilla"!

Hey Roy, you gotta see this guy and his amazing artist jam commissions!
Just an incredible variety of artists.   :o :D
http://thedorkreview.blogspot.com/2011/05/omg-check-out-jams.html (http://thedorkreview.blogspot.com/2011/05/omg-check-out-jams.html)

The rest of the blog is pretty cool too with a few other commissions, etc.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 26, 2011, 11:09:14 AM
Wow, does that look like a current AC Comics comic Roy!
A very nice SA feel to the cover - I'd read it for sure!
:)

Yeah, there were a Lot of comic greats on those commissions that are sadly not with us anymore.  I knew you'd enjoy seeing those.  The blog itself is full of interesting stuff.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 04, 2011, 02:59:14 PM
The Great Canadian Whites ...

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=815889&GSub=107702

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 04, 2011, 04:04:06 PM
Bravo!
Super commission Roy, of course being Canadian I'm slightly prejudiced.
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 04, 2011, 04:18:50 PM
Me too. "Great Canadian" is just redundant.

Bravo!
Super commission Roy, of course being Canadian I'm slightly prejudiced.
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 07, 2011, 11:04:47 AM
The Freedom Brigade #1:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=816767&GSub=107702

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 07, 2011, 11:54:57 AM
Oh WOW, this is one of your best ones yet Roy!
I really would like to try colouring it down the road.
Wonderful stuff!   :D

PS - I love the fun history you've created for the Standard line, mixing in real world facts like Roy Thomas now.
I bet he would have enjoyed writing the book you're showing here.

Makes me think of a Super Villain team-up book would be fun too.  The Claw needs love too!  ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 07, 2011, 12:01:20 PM
I'll upload a higher-res copy when I get home and send you a link if you want.

Dibs on a color copy!

Oh WOW, this is one of your best ones yet Roy!
I really would like to try colouring it down the road.
Wonderful stuff!   :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 07, 2011, 12:05:56 PM
I think next up is a Super Hero team up book (like Marvel Two in One or Brave and the Bold) with a golden ager and a modern/futuristic hero. And a villain you may have seen before ...

I'm thinking of a John Byrne commisison with the Claw, but that's like 4-5 months budget.

Yoc, that's one of the challenges - there aren't really a lot of Golden Age costumed super villains, mainly Nazis and mad scientists and gangsters. Which means I really need to create some.


Makes me think of a Super Villain team-up book would be fun too.  The Claw needs love too!  ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 07, 2011, 04:37:21 PM
Hi Roy,
Sure, send me a higher rez one for colouring.

I'm thinking you could pull together a villain team if you really tried.  The shame would be the DC and Timely ones you'd have to leave out if you wanted a PD version.  Non-PD would be a lot more fun!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 16, 2011, 09:42:49 PM
You catch this one Roy?
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=808525&GSub=117711
If you search for Goldenage Brigade you'll see others.

I also enjoyed Snyder's use of coloured paper for these Timely heroes here -
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=19707
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 17, 2011, 06:08:06 AM
Yeah, the Brigade is by my "arch-nemesis" Kevin Moorhead. I have a whole imaginary rivalry with him or something.

You catch this one Roy?
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=808525&GSub=117711
If you search for Goldenage Brigade you'll see others.

I also enjoyed Snyder's use of coloured paper for these Timely heroes here -
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=19707
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 17, 2011, 01:08:08 PM
Ha!
So who is winning?  ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 17, 2011, 01:09:26 PM
He is - my solace is he's been doing it for years, does crosovers all the time, and has no mortgage. jerk.

He's pretty cool and his stuff is always fun. He loves obscure characters.

Ha!
So who is winning?  ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 17, 2011, 06:17:54 PM
Not really Golden Age, but GA related:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=829860&GSub=107702

Just heard the artist was asked to send in art samples for a tryout at Dynamite Entertainment. Hope he gets it, he's really good.

A little more overtly GA:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=827750&GSub=107702

Mmmm .... cheesecake.

I have another big one planned, but having trouble coming up with Golden Age costumed supervillains, that aren't DC or Marvel (or Fawcett). Any ideas welcome.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on November 17, 2011, 07:06:27 PM
Wow, Craig Cermak did an amazing job there Roy!  Reminds me of Perez on Avengers back in the day.
With villains you know the old stand-by - 'mirror heroes' who are actually villains ie Prof. Zoom, etc all.  Everybody does it, again and again...

And there's always The Claw.  What a classic!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 29, 2011, 04:23:35 PM
I've got like ... 3 or 4 other things that I have in mind (I write them up in emails and keep them in drafts until I'm ready to send them off) for him. Get him now while he's cheap and not (yet) famous. I think if the industry doesn't die off (shudder), he has a great career in front of him.

Also, I need to win Lotto649 - do you have this week's winning numbers on you?

Wow, Craig Cermak did an amazing job there Roy!  Reminds me of Perez on Avengers back in the day.
With villains you know the old stand-by - 'mirror heroes' who are actually villains ie Prof. Zoom, etc all.  Everybody does it, again and again...

And there's always The Claw.  What a classic!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 29, 2011, 07:03:17 PM
OK

At some point, I think I want to re-do this cover with PD characters:

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/File:Justice_League_of_America_Vol_1_124.jpg

I've figured out the substitutions for all the characters, except:
Wildcat, Johnny Thunder, and Hourman.

I want to replace them with Golden Age PD characters with similar powers or origins or ... you know, some kind of equivalent.

Any ideas? Help. ;-)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: jfglade on November 29, 2011, 08:04:08 PM
 Twilight reminds me of Wildcat, and Stormy Foster (the Great Defender) is more-or-less like Hourman but trying to figure out someone who is the equivalent of Johnny Thunder is tough. The best I can do is Mystic Moot, and I don't think it works.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on November 30, 2011, 07:22:21 AM
but trying to figure out someone who is the equivalent of Johnny Thunder is tough. The best I can do is Mystic Moot, and I don't think it works.

What about Zongar?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 30, 2011, 07:28:01 AM
but trying to figure out someone who is the equivalent of Johnny Thunder is tough. The best I can do is Mystic Moot, and I don't think it works.

What about Zongar?

Oooh, I like it.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on November 30, 2011, 07:28:32 AM
http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/File:Justice_League_of_America_Vol_1_124.jpg

I totally had that issue when I was a kid!

Quote
I've figured out the substitutions for all the characters, except:
Wildcat, Johnny Thunder, and Hourman.

Wildcat could be Cat Man, Black Lion or even the Fox.  I've always thought that Liberator was a lot like Hourman, in that he has to take his Lamesis potion regularly to have powers.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 30, 2011, 07:33:20 AM
I'm pretty sure I still have it. I recently got all my old comics, reboxed them, put them in bookshelves and then gave up on integrating new and old.

At any rate ...

Hmmm ... I think I'm going to use an adult Kid Fury (Chuck) or Kid Terror (Tim) to replace Robin, so Black Lion may not work here. But CatMan seems a good choice.

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/File:Justice_League_of_America_Vol_1_124.jpg

I totally had that issue when I was a kid!

Quote
I've figured out the substitutions for all the characters, except:
Wildcat, Johnny Thunder, and Hourman.

Wildcat could be Cat Man, Black Lion or even the Fox.  I've always thought that Liberator was a lot like Hourman, in that he has to take his Lamesis potion regularly to have powers.

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 01, 2011, 04:18:22 PM
Just to open this topic up a bit, why not say who you think should replace who and why ....

JLA:
Batman -
Flash -
Aquaman -
Hawkman -
Green Arrow -
Black Canary -
 
JSA:
Wonder Woman -
Dr. Mid-Nite -
Robin -
Wildcat -
Hourman -
Johnny Thunder -
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 01, 2011, 04:44:48 PM
Hmmm, I'll do the ones I know off the top of my head for now.

JLA:
Batman - Blue Beetle (Fox - gadgets, etc) or Catman (Holyoke)
Flash - Quicksilver (Quality - or any super speedster of your choice could go here)
Aquaman - The Shark (Cent - cause I love him but Hydroman works too)
Hawkman - Airman or The Eagle (both Centaur) but there are many to choose from otherwise
Green Arrow - The Arrow (Cent) or Alias the Spider (Quality) - either work
Black Canary - Madam Fatal (Quality - cause she's so opposite it makes sense!)
 
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on December 01, 2011, 08:34:41 PM
Just to open this topic up a bit, why not say who you think should replace who and why ....


JLA:
Batman - I'm of two minds.  I think that, from the point of view of character "feel", Ace's Raven is the one I'd most associate with Batman, but Black Terror also capitalizes on that "I have a kid sidekick" aspect.
Flash - Silver Streak.  I don't think there are enough Golden-Agers with "just" super-speed.  They all have lighting bolts or super strength in the mix, too, it seems.
Aquaman - Barry Kuda!  Even has some visual similarity to Aquaman.
Hawkman - I like Airman -- for some reason, his costume strikes me as nifty (in a cheezy way), even though the stories are rather lacklustre. 
Green Arrow - Arrow seems like the obvious choice, but maybe mix it up with Swiftarrow or Red Panther?  Swiftarrow has the advantage of being a bit more visually distinctive
Black Canary - I think that Lady Blue keeps up the bird motif, even though the powers are very different.
 
JSA:
Wonder Woman - There aren't many good PD characters who are enough like Wonder Woman.  Amazona is one (but a truly bland costume).  Moon Girl is another (although some are a bit scared by her EC origins) .
Dr. Mid-Nite - Nightro is my favourite, here.  Similar look (goggles); similar schtick (blind, but can see in the dark)
Robin - I think Kid Terror is the way I'd go (similarity with the mask, plus a striking insignia), but I could also see someone like Eaglet, here -- the bird association is nice, but I think that Eaglet might be harder to recognize.

The rest I've previously commented on.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 02, 2011, 10:33:16 AM
Wow, I love your JSA choices BCH.  WW really is a hard one to figure out.  Moon Girl makes as much sense as anything.  Black Canary is another tricky one.  I said Madam Fatal as a joke but they both wear wigs... that not close enough?  ;)
Black Terror/Timmy sound good as Batman/Robin substitutes.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on December 02, 2011, 12:48:21 PM
Miss Victory for WW
Nightmare and Sleepy for Batman and Robin
Nightro for Dr Midnight for sure
Microface for original Sandman just for the look.
Kismet for Dr Fate
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 02, 2011, 02:10:44 PM
First off - thanks for all the cool input (Zongar!). If (i.e. "when") I do more cover recreations I'll hit you all up.

I neglected to mention that instead of the JLA it would be my own super-group, the Sentinels (see http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=812999&GSub=107702 ) and the Freedom Brigade (see http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=816767&GSub=107702 ).

At any rate, here are my thoughts on it for anyone interested:

JLA:
Batman - Obvious answer is Black Terror, with his old sidekick "Tim" standing in for Robin. Slightly less obvious, but even better is the Black Lion (and "Cub") as they are based on animals (like Batman and Robin) AND the ears ;-)
Flash - Silver Streak is the only way to go. Speed Centaur f'rinstance ain't happening;
Aquaman - The Shark or Barry Cuda are, no offense, super lame. I'm going with Hydroman, as I've already established him as being in the Sentinels;
Hawkman - Airman, I prefer his costume to the Eagle's;
Green Arrow - I like The Arrow, but the Spider is cool too;
Black Canary - Black Cat would sort of be the obvious one, or Blue Lady as mentioned.
 
JSA:
Wonder Woman - I agree that Amazona would be the best parallel, but I'm going with Nelvana of the Northern Lights. She's a chick, a demi-goddess, and has at least a distinictive costume element (the weird headband/feathers thing). Plus, also a future (past?) Freedom Brigade member (and past and future (?) Sentinels member). Whew.
Dr. Mid-Nite - Nightro, can't beat that;
Robin - As above, it would be Cub;
Wildcat - I like the Cat-Man idea, I think I'll go with that;
Hourman -  :-/ stupid drug addicts
Johnny Thunder - Zongar!!! Plus his imp for fun (maybe he's making the cloud they're in).

Here's the monkey wrench in the whole thing. Black Lion and Cub totally match, as does Blue Lady (or Black Cat). However, my current obscure faves are the Grim Reaper and the Black Orchid, so I was going to use them. And move Orchid over beside Reaper (who's filling in Batman's position), cause - they be knockin' boots, yo. Oh, and that means I was going to use a grown up Kid Terror or Kid Fury or Cub, but then ... no sidekick/hero relation going on .... damn. And Robin is the most prominent character in the image. Hmm..

That kind of destroys the parallels though. Not decided on that one. Which option will I regret less after it's bought and paid for? Who knows.

Also - the original artist, Ernie Chan, is still around and taking commissions ... and his rates aren't bad .... hmmm ....
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on December 02, 2011, 04:36:50 PM
Oh, and that means I was going to use a grown up Kid Terror or Kid Fury or Cub, but then ... no sidekick/hero relation going on .... damn. And Robin is the most prominent character in the image. Hmm..

I don't think that's a big deal, though.  I mean, in the original image, it was Earth-2 Robin and Earth-1 Batman.  I don't think the relationship between those two was drawn on to make the image work.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 11, 2011, 06:50:12 PM
Any other thoughts on a good Hourman stand-in. I can't seem to search on things on PDSH - who else gets their power from drugs? Liberator, Doc Strange, Great Defender ....??
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on December 11, 2011, 10:21:36 PM
Any other thoughts on a good Hourman stand-in.

Setting powers aside, The Clock could be a stand-in.  They're both heroes with time-based monikers, and they both have distinctive headwear!

BC
who apparently can't shut up in this thread
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on December 12, 2011, 10:31:06 AM
Mr E has his imps for a Johnny Thunder also
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on December 12, 2011, 10:34:21 AM
Who is Zongar and where did he appear :-/
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 12, 2011, 10:36:45 AM
Who is Zongar and where did he appear :-/

Narf, I'm surprised you're not a regular contributor to the great Public Domain Super-Heroes site:
http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Zongar

Golden Age Origin
Zongar possessed a magical amulet, and when he rubbed the amulet it would summon forth the ghostly green spirit Abaraxx, who was able to perform a variety of tasks at Zongar's request, including following trails left by criminals, transforming men into kittens and breaking down walls. Zongar was also willing to actively intervene in a situation himself when needed, and he had a girlfriend named Ruth West.

Golden Age Appearances
Silver Streak Comics #7
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 12, 2011, 10:37:27 AM
Any other thoughts on a good Hourman stand-in.

Setting powers aside, The Clock could be a stand-in.  They're both heroes with time-based monikers, and they both have distinctive headwear!

BC
who apparently can't shut up in this thread

Good one. He was likely a Freedom Brigade member at some point.
Title: Re: Zongar, bad guys into kittens
Post by: Geo (RIP) on December 12, 2011, 11:43:01 AM
And the panel where Zongar turns men into kittens.

(http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/5977/kittens.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/860/kittens.jpg/)

Pretty strange power, if you ask me...

Geo
Title: Re: Zongar, bad guys into kittens
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 12, 2011, 11:44:59 AM
But it solves so many problems: the cost of a trial, incarceration, and who doesn't love kittens? It's win-win-win.

And the panel where Zongar turns men into kittens.

(http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/5977/kittens.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/860/kittens.jpg/)

Pretty strange power, if you ask me...

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 12, 2011, 03:40:04 PM
Being a pant-less monkey, kittens make me very nervous!
 :o ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on December 12, 2011, 03:49:12 PM
I have too many irons in the fire to contribute to another site Roy. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 12, 2011, 03:52:52 PM
Being a pant-less monkey, kittens make me very nervous!
 :o ;)

Hmm, as another pant-less monkey (or is it a bear?) I suppose I should be nervous too, but I have a prehensile tail, so ... the internets is weird.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: JVJ on December 12, 2011, 04:24:09 PM
at least we denizens are...

(|:{>
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 12, 2011, 06:27:09 PM
Hmm, as another pant-less monkey (or is it a bear?) I suppose I should be nervous too, but I have a prehensile tail, so ... the internets is weird.

I lost my tail in a hockey accident.  Skates are sharp things!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 08, 2012, 09:08:01 AM
A new one featuring one golden ager, one bronze age Canadian, a cybernetic gorilla, and the Toronto skyline:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=846879&GSub=107702
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 08, 2012, 09:20:17 AM
Sweet!
Richard Comely would approve I think.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 13, 2012, 08:22:21 AM
I just got a commission request accepted by John Byrne! Woo-hoo!

Now I just have to pay for it.  :'(
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 13, 2012, 02:53:41 PM
Congrats and condolences.
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on January 14, 2012, 11:28:58 AM
I just got a commission request accepted by John Byrne! Woo-hoo!

Zowie!  I'm looking forward to seeing that!  (You will post it, won't you?)

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 14, 2012, 11:33:31 AM
I just got a commission request accepted by John Byrne! Woo-hoo!

Zowie!  I'm looking forward to seeing that!  (You will post it, won't you?)

BCing you

You bet. FYI, all my commissions are posted here:
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=56510
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on February 12, 2012, 06:29:20 PM
New one with a GA/SA slant

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=859697&GSub=107702
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on February 12, 2012, 06:34:37 PM
more great stuff
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on February 12, 2012, 07:15:15 PM
Wow Roy, this has put a huge smile on my face.  Totally Silver Age goodness.  Wonderful idea and nicely done too.  Bravo!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 05, 2012, 08:57:08 AM
Not one of mine (but I'm working on it), and not really Golden Age, but if you like the variety of independent publishers from the 80s you might like this:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?Order=Date&Page=1&GSub=125302

pretty amazing in scope.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 05, 2012, 09:12:44 AM
It's an amazing collection of characters though I wouldn't call them strictly independents (which I read as from the b&w independent publishers era started by TMNT, etc as well as AC, Comico, First Comics, Kitchen Sink, Pacific and so on.).  There's several DC and Marvel products there that aren't part of their superhero universe which I guess qualifies them.  There are toys and Villain & Vigilantes characters even which is totally cool.  The 80s was when I did my heaviest buying so this is a perfect look back for me.

Thanks for sharing this Roy!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: jfglade on March 11, 2012, 07:04:39 PM
A new one featuring one golden ager, one bronze age Canadian, a cybernetic gorilla, and the Toronto skyline:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=846879&GSub=107702


 Nice depth of field in that piece. I also like your take on Commander Steel.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: jfglade on March 13, 2012, 12:29:11 AM
 The Iron Skull started wearing a minimalist costume toward the end of his run in "Amazing Man" which featured what looked like a skull and crossbones tattoo on his chest.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 14, 2012, 07:20:17 PM
Oh yeah, a new one:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=870976&GSub=107702

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 14, 2012, 07:32:45 PM
Very nice!  Schomberg would approve.
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 14, 2012, 07:38:40 PM
I'd hope so! I think he did most of these types, certainly the examples I sent Mike Machlan, the artist - he does a lot of AC Comics covers. I was thinking about the composition - it probably follows the rule of thirds, but the way comics would have been arranged on the news stands, it makes sense to have the hero coming in from upper left.

Very nice!  Schomberg would approve.
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 01, 2012, 12:12:44 PM
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=877431&GSub=107702
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on April 01, 2012, 01:12:36 PM
Nice one Roy.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 01, 2012, 01:57:46 PM
Oh yeah, a new one:

Awesomesauce! 

I love the fact that you went with the Clock.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 01, 2012, 02:01:17 PM
One other point... your artist really fixed up the problem of dead space that appears in the original cover.  The layout is much tighter, and more dynamic than the original.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 01, 2012, 02:09:01 PM
I had him eliminate the crosses as:
a) I'm not a Christian, and
b) Nelvana is the daughter of an Inuit deity.

And I wanted the foreground figures to be bigger, so he made it work.

One other point... your artist really fixed up the problem of dead space that appears in the original cover.  The layout is much tighter, and more dynamic than the original.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 01, 2012, 03:01:04 PM
Wow, these keep getting better and better.
Great idea to fake an original piece of artwork and very nice choice of casting.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 01, 2012, 03:18:22 PM
Thanks, wait 'til you see this other one I have in mind - I think DCMers will like it.

Wow, these keep getting better and better.
Great idea to fake an original piece of artwork and very nice choice of casting.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 04, 2012, 09:19:39 PM
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=877431&GSub=107702

I feel like I haven't adequately communicated how much I really do enjoy these pieces you commission.  I mean, I frequently go back to your site and check them out.  They're really quite wonderful.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 05, 2012, 12:02:37 AM
Thanks, but remember - it's not just "my" site - there are a whole plethora of other commissions on there.

I particularly enjoy stuff from these guys:
Kevin Moorhead's got one of the best imaginations for commissions: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=35703
Michael Finn's "One Minute Later" concept is buh-rilliant in its simplicity: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=9834
Aidan Lacey, if you like the Legion: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=8817
Damon Owens: http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=9896

and so on.

And this made me smile:
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=579181&GSub=73280

Thanks again - finally with commissioning I can stop worrying about having "extra cash"!

And thank goodness for Wal-Mart's cheap frames.

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=877431&GSub=107702

I feel like I haven't adequately communicated how much I really do enjoy these pieces you commission.  I mean, I frequently go back to your site and check them out.  They're really quite wonderful.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 05, 2012, 02:24:31 PM
Yep, I've got plans for that HG Peter one Roy.
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 05, 2012, 07:01:16 PM
Thanks, but remember - it's not just "my" site - there are a whole plethora of other commissions on there.

Cool.  I had seen a number of those items before (I'm particularly fond of the "One Minute Later" concept), but some were new to me.  I especially liked Damon Owens' Brotherhood pieces.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 09, 2012, 05:08:53 PM
Now, IN COLOR!! A Quinn Martin Production:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=880783&GSub=107702


A new one featuring one golden ager, one bronze age Canadian, a cybernetic gorilla, and the Toronto skyline:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=846879&GSub=107702

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 09, 2012, 09:22:05 PM
WOW, what a great colour job!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 13, 2012, 06:39:59 AM
I may be Canadian, but I just can't justify spelling "color" as "coloUr", just seems like a waste of letters.

WOW, what a great colour job!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: a nonny moose on April 13, 2012, 07:48:42 AM
I may be Canadian, but I just can't justify spelling "color" as "coloUr", just seems like a waste of letters.

WOW, what a great colour job!
:D
I totaly agre with yor coment. Wy wast leters wen yu dont hav to?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 13, 2012, 07:54:46 AM
Why just use letters?

http://i.imgur.com/P7xPL.jpg


I may be Canadian, but I just can't justify spelling "color" as "coloUr", just seems like a waste of letters.

WOW, what a great colour job!
:D
I totaly agre with yor coment. Wy wast leters wen yu dont hav to?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 13, 2012, 03:21:26 PM
Being Canadian it was beaten into our heads at school so no I can't help myself - it's a matter of honour or something.  ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 14, 2012, 08:00:28 AM
I may be Canadian, but I just can't justify spelling "color" as "coloUr", just seems like a waste of letters.

Shun the non-believer!

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 14, 2012, 10:38:05 AM
Hehe, it's 'Canadian Corner' with host RoyG!
This show we interview Red Green and Jessie from The Beachcombers!
;) :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 14, 2012, 10:40:12 AM
Make it the cast of the "20 Minute Workout" and you're on.

Hehe, it's 'Canadian Corner' with host RoyG!
This show we interview Red Green and Jessie from The Beachcombers!
;) :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 14, 2012, 10:45:18 AM
Ha!  I recall seeing Terminator and cheering when 'Bess' (if I got the name right) playing the start's roommate was shot.  For some reason I couldn't stand her on 20-Minute.  Now the one with the pony-tail.... yum!

Oh how could I have forgot to mention a special appearance by Bandit from 'The Littlest Hobo' at the end of Canadian Corner?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 14, 2012, 10:51:01 AM
Geez, I forgot - here's another one:
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=882238&GSub=107702

check out the fantastic additional images at the bottom of the page! ha!

Wasn't "the Littlest Hobo" real dog called London?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 14, 2012, 11:19:48 AM
Was it London?  Coulda swore it was Bandit.  Ah well.
Hey, your original sketch is cool!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on May 16, 2012, 09:26:15 AM
Another "Freedom Brigade" cover:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=894170&GSub=129741

Americans, not meant to offend. Well, maybe a little ;-)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on May 16, 2012, 12:49:27 PM
Very nice work there by Chris!
Looking at the thumbnails #3 would have been another good choice but lacked the all important bridge.

Lots of fun!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on May 16, 2012, 01:42:16 PM
Another "Freedom Brigade" cover:

Another fun cover!  Great stuff.

BC
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on May 16, 2012, 03:29:51 PM
I had a hard time deciding which thumbnail to go with, but I think #3 was my least favorite - I don't really care for the "everybody lined up on either side" approach. To each his own

The bridge was Arvell's suggestion for a location, I was thinking the War Department in Ottawa.


Very nice work there by Chris!
Looking at the thumbnails #3 would have been another good choice but lacked the all important bridge.

Lots of fun!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on May 16, 2012, 09:45:52 PM
Each their own, sure.  I mostly liked that the Penguin and Face were so nice and big in the foreground.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 03, 2012, 03:33:06 PM
A little Ernie Chan tribute here:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=909424&GSub=129741

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_129741/Sentinels193_recreation.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 03, 2012, 03:35:25 PM
OK, so I'm having some fun with the whole commissioning stuff. My super hero team book, The Sentinels, is developing with some parallels to the JLA and Avengers.

Any thoughts on villains/heroes/situations that DC and Marvel both have that I can parallel in mine? I'm toying with a villain like DC's Amazo and Marvel's Super-Adaptoid. And the White Streak could fill a Red Tornado/Vision role.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 03, 2012, 03:39:14 PM
Oh, and an updated design for my Cyborilla super-villain:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=901115&GSub=107702

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/Cyborilla%201.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on July 03, 2012, 08:35:02 PM
Ha!  I love it Roy.  Wonderful 70s feel to the Sentinels and Cyborilla looks very bad-ass!
Nice!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on July 11, 2012, 07:19:05 AM
Hey, I have a commission of my own (it looked like so much fun):

http://davedrawscomics.blogspot.ca/2012/07/marvelo-vs-ramun.html
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 11, 2012, 07:41:23 AM
Nice one.

Careful, it can be addictive.

Hey, I have a commission of my own (it looked like so much fun):

http://davedrawscomics.blogspot.ca/2012/07/marvelo-vs-ramun.html
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on July 11, 2012, 08:52:51 AM
Nice in deed!
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 12, 2012, 07:40:07 PM
Next up:

The Sentinels #5 (July, 1962):
"Enter -- EMULEX!"

In this issue, the Planet's Ultimate Super-Heroes encounter a new foe, the android Emulex, who can duplicate all their powers. How can they hope to stop him!?!? I'm gonna guess "teamwork" has something to do with it. And the part about being super-heroes.

All for the exorbitant price of 12 cents!

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_129741/Sentinels_Emulex_cover_pencils.jpg)http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=913340&GSub=129741
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on July 12, 2012, 09:41:11 PM
Over a dime so I'm out
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on July 12, 2012, 09:56:48 PM
The Sentinels #5 (July, 1962):
"Enter -- EMULEX!"

Nice homage!  (Isn't that French for "cheese"?)

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on July 13, 2012, 06:25:56 AM
Looks like another winner!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 14, 2012, 05:47:45 PM
This one's a bit more Bronze Age ...

The Sentinels #250 (Dec 1982)
"Simian Savagery"

The Sentinels' prime(ate) adversary returns to raid Freedoms' Stronghold when the member compliment is at a minimum. Will they be able to triumph against the armored ape? A mysterious transmission piques the interest of Reaper and Orchid. Will the Crimson Streak be paralyzed?

All this and more in the special 250th issue of the long running series.

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_129741/Sentinels250_Cover.jpg)http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=914061&GSub=129741
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on July 14, 2012, 07:37:54 PM
You have some really great looking fun stuff
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on July 15, 2012, 11:05:22 AM
The Sentinels #250 (Dec 1982)
"Simian Savagery"

Cool. 

I was surprised to see that it was listed as pen and ink.  The heavy line weight had me thinking that it was probably marker, or possibly brush. 

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 15, 2012, 12:53:52 PM
I asked Michael about it and he replied:
"It's mostly in India ink with brushes, a bit of brush pens as well. On strathmore paper."

The "media type" options on CAF are preset too.

The Sentinels #250 (Dec 1982)
"Simian Savagery"

Cool. 

I was surprised to see that it was listed as pen and ink.  The heavy line weight had me thinking that it was probably marker, or possibly brush. 

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on July 15, 2012, 09:40:28 PM
"It's mostly in India ink with brushes, a bit of brush pens as well. On strathmore paper."

Oh, nifty.  Thanks for the follow-up.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 10, 2012, 06:04:21 PM
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=923882&GSub=129741

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_129741/Sentinels7_cover_final.jpg)The Sentinels #7 (September, 1962)
"Can the Sentinels Stop the Earth's Destruction?"

Who are these mysterious visitors from beyond? What do they want? Can the Sentinels stop the destruction of planet Earth?

Guest appearance by American Security Group government liaison, John Force, the Magic Agent.

Roll Call:
The Alien;
His Robot;
John Force, 'The Magic Agent' - babysitting the group and representing the usual government presence in these things;
Nelvana;
Magno; and
TNT Todd
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on August 10, 2012, 09:14:56 PM
It's Klaatu!
Nice, nice cover Roy, congrats!
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on August 14, 2012, 01:44:50 PM
Hey, look, I'm totally hijacking this thread.  Another commission:

http://davedrawscomics.blogspot.ca/2012/08/golden-age-raven.html

This one features Ace's Raven character. 

Again, the thing I really love about the artist is his technique with ink wash.  I also think he does Golden Agers really well.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 14, 2012, 02:02:33 PM
Sweet.

Hey, look, I'm totally hijacking this thread.  Another commission:

http://davedrawscomics.blogspot.ca/2012/08/golden-age-raven.html

This one features Ace's Raven character. 

Again, the thing I really love about the artist is his technique with ink wash.  I also think he does Golden Agers really well.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 14, 2012, 02:03:31 PM
You might want to check out the work of Ron Salas:
http://www.ronsalas.com/

Hey, look, I'm totally hijacking this thread.  Another commission:

http://davedrawscomics.blogspot.ca/2012/08/golden-age-raven.html

This one features Ace's Raven character. 

Again, the thing I really love about the artist is his technique with ink wash.  I also think he does Golden Agers really well.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 16, 2012, 05:37:19 PM
Some Bronze Age goodness:
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=925793&GSub=129740
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on August 17, 2012, 06:06:11 PM
One of your best ones yet Roy!  George Perez level detail here.  Nice!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on August 17, 2012, 08:16:35 PM
Some Bronze Age goodness:
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=925793&GSub=129740

Oooo.  That's a sharp piece.  Fun to catch all the little details.

Still haven't found Waldo, though.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 04, 2012, 05:56:29 PM
This one's a bit of a departure (not as much as an upcoming one), but it's still PD characters (plus one of my own):

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=930793&GSub=129741

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_129741/Nosferatu_Holmes_Jack.jpg)Standard Comics Team-Up #422 (May, 1998)
The Terror of London!!

Legendary Victorian London detective Sherlock Holmes encounters not one, but two, mythical figures in foggy London town -- the rat-like vampire Count Orlok, and English folkloric-figure, Spring-Heeled Jack. Can Holmes defeat them? Is SHJ what he appears to be? Only one way to find out - buy this issue!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 04, 2012, 05:58:09 PM
Forgot this one:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=924367&GSub=129741

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4359/sentinels11coverfinal.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/207/sentinels11coverfinal.jpg/)

The Sentinels #11 (Jan 1963)
"Dr. Micro's City of Death!"

Watch as Dr. Micro turns the Sentinels into -- the Planet's Tiniest Super-Heroes!! Can the Sentinels' newest members, Lightning Girl and the Black Fury, survive their first adventure?!

Roll Call:
Dr. Micro - bit of a standard issue "mad scientist", he's a B- or C-lister kind of villain, but "important" for introducing Micro-City in which the Sentinels have a few adventures over the years;
Magno;
Lightning Girl- daughter of the original Lighting Girl and Lash Lightning;
Black Fury- the Fury's old partner, Chuck, all grown up; and
TNT Todd.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 04, 2012, 06:01:17 PM
And, finally, a bit of color:

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2946/freedombrigade12caf2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/99/freedombrigade12caf2.jpg/)

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on September 04, 2012, 07:31:21 PM
Nice one Roy.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 04, 2012, 09:27:33 PM
Thanks Roy.
Please include direct links in your posts if possible.  The last ones took some hunting here.
Very Nice stuff!  :)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: jfglade on September 05, 2012, 12:13:11 AM
Another idea I just had was just superheroes beating down Nazis, with the further refinement that the heroes should have a skull and/or crossbones motif on their costume, but I've run out of them:

Blazing Skull/Destroyer (Timely)
Grim Reaper/Black Terror (Nedor)
Nighmare (of Nightmare and Sleepy "fame")
umm ..... anyone else I'm missing?


 Quality's Jester wore a skull emblem on his chest in some of his earlier stories. but putting a death symbol on a Jester didn't really work and the emblem went away within a year (probably a few months less).
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 05, 2012, 05:28:02 AM
No prob. Sometimes the images don't show up here anyway, so I think I'll just do links.


Thanks Roy.
Please include direct links in your posts if possible.  The last ones took some hunting here.
Very Nice stuff!  :)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 05, 2012, 09:00:58 AM
No prob. Sometimes the images don't show up here anyway, so I think I'll just do links.

Ahh, that's what happened.  I see a couple now that I didn't before.  Links are likely the safe way to go.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 21, 2012, 08:30:36 PM
Absolutely nothing to do with PD comics, but I thought my idea was rather clever, and the execution rocks:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=938012&GSub=108696

From the artist, Michael Walsh:
"1. Layout the page digitally at a small size.
2. Blow up digitally and pencil in photoshop with a tablet.
3. Print out in a light non-photo blue onto bristol paper.
4. Usually I jump right in with ink onto the bristol but sometimes I'll do a bit of traditional pencilling if I want to work something out a bit more."
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 22, 2012, 08:53:22 AM
Interesting technique and subject.  Nice addition to your collection Roy!
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 24, 2012, 06:27:22 PM
Although the site is wonky right now, couple more in this gallery:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=113204

Do I really need to pay the mortgage every month?  ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 24, 2012, 07:10:51 PM
Hehehe, nice, very nice in deed.  Shades of Perez and that's a compliment as far as I'm concerned.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on September 25, 2012, 10:04:02 AM
Although the site is wonky right now, couple more in this gallery:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=113204

These are very nice, indeed.  I especially like the style of the Who's Who article.  (I noticed it initially in your Grim Reaper entry). 

Quote
Do I really need to pay the mortgage every month?  ;)

Just say "I forgot." Really, it works.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 30, 2012, 07:17:41 AM
More "Perez-y" stuff:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=940248&GSub=113204
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 30, 2012, 09:19:02 AM
Very nice Roy.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on September 30, 2012, 02:56:51 PM
Keep 'em coming. Great stuff
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: rangerhouse on September 30, 2012, 03:50:07 PM
Flag-Man Michael Golden MidOhio ComicCon 2012
(http://captainaero.mediafire.com/conv/eff688cde490f43ba4582c4fc111e4198201d506166ddc56156e330260684cc06g.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: rangerhouse on September 30, 2012, 03:52:01 PM
Purple Zombie
Eric J. Limas

(http://captainaero.mediafire.com/conv/6a7ed8bbd9014210fe4e261d896e90ae2bbb2cff7c4bf8ed0bbc383cef85fa116g.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: rangerhouse on September 30, 2012, 03:54:27 PM
Man from India
Andy Bennett  www.b3nn3tt.com
(http://captainaero.mediafire.com/conv/e4f22ea050e3d49056cd1eb3032ab4a876e783ec7947c558d79390bdbb59d4d76g.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 30, 2012, 09:29:13 PM
Very, very nice commissions RH.
Golden must have cost you a mint.  Nice job!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: rangerhouse on October 03, 2012, 04:35:09 PM
YOC, not that one was not cheap,   BUT good news for me is art dealer at show said he would have charged 750 for it.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 20, 2012, 06:59:44 AM
A little different this time:
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=954164&GSub=107702
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on November 20, 2012, 09:10:32 AM
HA!
Great idea for a commission there Roy!  I bet that one will stick in Christopher Ivy's mind.
How long until secret decoder rings or lunch pails?
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 20, 2012, 09:11:05 AM
I want a badge!

HA!
Great idea for a commission there Roy!  I bet that one will stick in Christopher Ivy's mind.
How long until secret decoder rings or lunch pails?
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: John C on November 20, 2012, 03:45:42 PM
Shapeways, Roy...
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on November 22, 2012, 05:18:01 PM
Here's a fun blog devoted to sharing various comic commissions Roy might like -
AW YEAH COMICS! - http://awyeahcomics.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 06, 2012, 08:34:50 PM
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=958604&GSub=138115

Cosmic Crossover Special #1 (January, 1965)
Co-Publishers: DC, Marvel, Standard
Writer: Some Hack

Released around October, 1964 this Silver-Age tale unites the premiere super-teams of the Justice League of America (then on issue 33), the Sentinels (#35), and newcomers, the Avengers (on iissue 12) for the first time. And all for only 25 cents!! On television, another team called the Avengers enjoyed great popularity, Gunsmoke was entering its 10th season, and the Rolling Stones debuted on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Splash Page:

Kang and the Lord of Time traverse the same space-time co-ordinates (at the same time!(?) - it's comics in the 1960s, it can totally happen) and the resulting crossing of the time streams (and travellers and machines) enables them to discover the ability to cross from one parallel universe to another (really, what the heck's the difference between parallel universes and divergent timelines?). Cyborilla's recent experiments in time viewing alerted him to their actions and he contacts them both via his viewer. Together they hatch a plan to rule the Earths of each others' dimension (i.e. Kang takes over the Standard Comics Universe, Cyborilla takes DC, and Lord of Time gets Marvel).

They recruit some of their fellow villains (two from each Universe, I guess they were trying to save money) to eliminate the premiere superhero teams from each Universe. Catching the heroes unaware, the villains defeat the heroes and exile them to Limbo, between the Universes.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on December 07, 2012, 03:44:12 AM
Such really cool stuff
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: SuperScrounge on December 07, 2012, 04:31:47 AM
Interesting to see Aquaman lying on top of a still burning Man O'Metal and not too far away was the Martian Manhunter. Yeahhhhh... I hope that was a plot point. Use one hero's power to take out one or two of his allies.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 07, 2012, 04:34:02 AM
Well, they are defeated, so it could be like Superman laying next to kryptonite.

Interesting to see Aquaman lying on top of a still burning Man O'Metal and not too far away was the Martian Manhunter. Yeahhhhh... I hope that was a plot point. Use one hero's power to take out one or two of his allies.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 07, 2012, 09:05:34 AM
Very nice Roy.  Certainly has the SA feel to it!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 07, 2012, 10:02:29 AM
That's the plan, man. It really feeds the inner geek, but others do all the heavy lifting. ;-)

Very nice Roy.  Certainly has the SA feel to it!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 10, 2012, 10:08:36 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=962292&GSub=138115

Pooling their resources, the heroes are able to free themselves from the prison in Limbo, using Green Lantern’s Power Ring, Thor’s hammer, and Nelvana powers. The heroes, of course, decide to team up, and break into groups consisting of:
Wonder Woman, Green Lantern,Thor, Giant-Man, and Man o' Metal;
Aquaman, Flash, Iron Man, Nelvana, and Magno; and
Martian Manhunter,Wasp, Captain America, TNT Todd, and Hydroman.

Always liked the heroes teaming up and running towards the viewer like the old JLA comics, so ... here that is.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 10, 2012, 10:36:04 AM
Another winner there Roy!  Nice work!
Heheh, I was thinking a full story might be coming some day.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 10, 2012, 10:39:49 AM
Only if I win the lottery. I'm afraid it will just be "excerpts", but enough to suggest the story. Shades of Jorge Louis Borges.

Heheh, I was thinking a full story might be coming some day.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 27, 2012, 11:26:53 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=967240&GSub=138115

Kang and the Lord of Time traverse the same space-time co-ordinates (at the same time!(?) - it's comics in the 1960s, it can totally happen) and the resulting crossing of the time streams (and travellers and machines) enables them to discover the ability to cross from one parallel universe to another (really, what the heck's the difference between parallel universes and divergent timelines?). Cyborilla's recent experiments in time viewing alerted him to their actions and he contacts them both via his viewer. Together they hatch a plan to rule the Earths of each others' dimension (i.e. Kang takes over the Standard Comics Universe, Cyborilla takes DC, and Lord of Time gets Marvel).

They recruit some of their fellow villains (two from each Universe, I guess they were trying to save money) to eliminate the premiere superhero teams from each Universe. Catching the heroes unaware, the villains defeat the heroes and exile them to Limbo, between the Universes.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 27, 2012, 01:07:26 PM
Oh Wow, that's So Cool!
I love it Roy.  Ha!

Great job man.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on December 27, 2012, 07:38:32 PM
What fun   ;D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on December 30, 2012, 11:42:44 AM
Kang and the Lord of Time traverse the same space-time co-ordinates (at the same time!(?) - it's comics in the 1960s, it can totally happen)

Nifty.  It's cool to see you branching out from covers and two-page spreads.

How long until you've commissioned a whole book?  And what happens after that?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on December 30, 2012, 12:15:22 PM
WOW!! That was a fun read. Is it going to be added to?

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 30, 2012, 12:40:31 PM
Thanks, but unless I win the lotto, no whole books. A final page to come for this particular "issue", maybe a cover.

Kang and the Lord of Time traverse the same space-time co-ordinates (at the same time!(?) - it's comics in the 1960s, it can totally happen)

Nifty.  It's cool to see you branching out from covers and two-page spreads.

How long until you've commissioned a whole book?  And what happens after that?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on January 01, 2013, 05:58:13 PM
Thanks, but unless I win the lotto, no whole books. A final page to come for this particular "issue", maybe a cover.

Well, how many lotto tickets are you buying, then?  If it's less than 20/week, can you say you're really trying?

C'mon. It's for art! And posterity!  And the multiverse!

BC
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 02, 2013, 12:12:13 AM
Hehe, and please include BC and his brain-bottle in a cameo somewhere!  Between the two of you you're my favourite avatars on DCM.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 11, 2013, 08:34:04 AM
Anybody have a full scan of this?

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=971852&GSub=135138

 ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 11, 2013, 10:18:15 AM
Sweeeet.  (but where is Flint?  He never goes anywhere without Man'O'Metal.)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 11, 2013, 12:24:45 PM
Fearless Flint isn't in the Sentinels, dum-dum ;-)

Didn't HG Peter design Wonder Woman?

Sweeeet.  (but where is Flint?  He never goes anywhere without Man'O'Metal.)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 11, 2013, 07:54:23 PM
This is an Outrage!  Flint has been blacklisted from The Sentinels?!?
Shame, shame Standard!

And yes, he had something to do with that WW character.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 27, 2013, 05:05:09 PM
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=976706

Freedom Brigade #84 (Sep 1983)

As war operations in the European Theatre heat up, can the diminished forces of the Freedom Brigade defeat the Nazi's latest death machine?!?!

John Byrne does cover duty on this classic for Standard Comics' WWII-set "Freedom Brigade" series.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on January 27, 2013, 05:38:49 PM
Wow that is by far the  best work Byrne has done in years maybe ever. All around a great cover and better than most out there.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on January 27, 2013, 05:41:30 PM
Does anyone know if Sam Glanzman or Murphy Anderson still does commission work and for how much. I would love to have a Glanzman Hercules and Anderson Hawkman. This thread would be a good place to post a list of which GA and SA artists are still doing commissions and just still alive. Then have emails for those still working. If anyone has any to contribute. I think Jay Scott Pike was listed recently in Alter Ego. I would like a Black Diamond of his.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 27, 2013, 06:11:41 PM
Thanks, Narf.

Not sure I agree on Byrne's work in 'decline'. Check out his commissions, they are awesome!

http://www.artofjohnbyrne.com/gallery/commissions/


Wow that is by far the  best work Byrne has done in years maybe ever. All around a great cover and better than most out there.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 27, 2013, 06:16:35 PM
According to this article:
http://www.wtv-zone.com/silverager/interviews/glanzman.shtml

Glanzman wasn't really taking commissions in 2009. However, I found this undated mesage:
http://www.comicartfans.com/subnewsdetails.asp?nid=1454

with an artist rep. Then one saying that's on hold: http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=120260

No clue which applies.

You can pick up original comic art by him (and practically anyone) on any of these sites:
http://www.anthonyscomicbookart.com/
http://www.romitaman.com/
http://www.albertmoy.com/

and massive listings encompassing the above and more can be found:
http://www.comicartfans.com/

Go to the search box, type in a name, press "GO!" and click on the red link to "Dealer Results".

Lots of commissioning info can be found on these two sites:
http://www.comicartfans.com/
http://www.statueforum.com/showthread.php?t=48517

Does anyone know if Sam Glanzman or Murphy Anderson still does commission work and for how much. I would love to have a Glanzman Hercules and Anderson Hawkman. This thread would be a good place to post a list of which GA and SA artists are still doing commissions and just still alive. Then have emails for those still working. If anyone has any to contribute. I think Jay Scott Pike was listed recently in Alter Ego. I would like a Black Diamond of his.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 27, 2013, 06:20:53 PM
Wow, that is very, very nicely done!  He's put a lot of detail into it.  I can only hope you didn't have to mortgage your home to pay for it!  I grew-up on Byrne's X-Men and went back and found his Rog2000 and Doomsday+1 stuff.  Perez was another from that era I'd put in the same level.

I think he does superior good girl art as well - I think I'd have been tempted to have him do an all women team-up if I could afford the money.  He does some nice looking aliens as well.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 27, 2013, 06:26:18 PM
Not quite re-mortgaging, but he's relatively expensive (otherwise he'd never be able to leave his drafting table) but he always goes all out for commissions, so it's worth it.

anybody wanting to inquire about a commission (rates, etc.) can contact his rep (or, "Art Pimp"), Jim Warden at capshockeyfan@yahoo.com - He's really easy to deal with, but he is a busy guy, so if you have to wait few days for a reply, don't be alarmed, he's not ignoring you. ;-)

Wow, that is very, very nicely done!  He's put a lot of detail into it.  I can only hope you didn't have to mortgage your home to pay for it!  I grew-up on Byrne's X-Men and went back and found his Rog2000 and Doomsday+1 stuff.  Perez was another from that era I'd put in the same level.

I think he does superior good girl art as well - I think I'd have been tempted to have him do an all women team-up if I could afford the money.  He does some nice looking aliens as well.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on January 27, 2013, 08:17:40 PM
Thanks Roy. I have spent a lot of time today going through some of the art available. Most of what I could afford does not have the feature that I want. For me Glanzman was the Hercules artist, Pike was Black Diamond and Murph was Hawkman. I wrote the agent for Glanzman asking about a sketch of Hercules #2 cover. I remember an ad from many years ago for LB Cole commissions that by today's standards would be really cheap. Too bad I did not take advantage of it.

I am not a big Byrne fan. Most of his work does not grab me. But your commission is an exception.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on January 27, 2013, 08:37:03 PM
I already got a response that Sam is not doing commissions at this time.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on February 03, 2013, 10:16:48 PM
Freedom Brigade #84 (Sep 1983)

That is one sweet cover.  Incredible robot design.  And it's always great to see Black Terror.

Is that ink wash producing the grey, or is it a marker or pen brush?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on February 03, 2013, 10:21:34 PM
Not sure, he indicated he "threw in some gray tones to make the robot "pop" a bit more."

Freedom Brigade #84 (Sep 1983)

That is one sweet cover.  Incredible robot design.  And it's always great to see Black Terror.

Is that ink wash producing the grey, or is it a marker or pen brush?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on February 13, 2013, 06:56:15 PM
The Sentinels #17 (July 1963)
Sentinels vs the God Below Pin-Up

A dynamic guest artist provides this great pin-up ad featuring the next issue's villain, the God Below -- Chthonak.

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=982192&GSub=107702
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on February 13, 2013, 08:10:52 PM
Another nice one - I see Kirby but I also see Donald Simpson of 'Megaton Man' fame in the inking. 
Simpson of course influenced by Kirby among others.  I wonder if he does commissions?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on February 15, 2013, 10:45:27 AM
The Sentinels #17 (July 1963)
Sentinels vs the God Below Pin-Up

Nifty.  I  confess that I like the concepts more than I like the art style on this one.  Chthonak seems like a great villain concept -- it's a pity that we can't see more of what he looks like. 

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on February 15, 2013, 10:57:19 AM
I vote that BC's 'brain-in-a-jar' make a guest appearance someday in a 'Standard' comic!  Along with Roy's own hand puppet avatar!
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on February 15, 2013, 10:59:36 AM
Maybe Chthonak will make a full appearance in a future commission that's more to your liking. Send money now!

Even though I'm not a big Kirby fan (for shame, I know), I think it's a reasonable Kirby-simulation, right down to getting the costume details wrong  ;)

The Sentinels #17 (July 1963)
Sentinels vs the God Below Pin-Up

Nifty.  I  confess that I like the concepts more than I like the art style on this one.  Chthonak seems like a great villain concept -- it's a pity that we can't see more of what he looks like. 

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on February 15, 2013, 11:00:08 AM
Monitor-screen style!

I vote that BC's 'brain-in-a-jar' make a guest appearance someday in a 'Standard' comic!  Along with Roy's own hand puppet avatar!
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on February 15, 2013, 11:04:16 AM
Monitor-screen style!

Sounds perfect!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on February 21, 2013, 03:24:45 PM
I could use this guy:
http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Deathless_Brain


I vote that BC's 'brain-in-a-jar' make a guest appearance someday in a 'Standard' comic!  Along with Roy's own hand puppet avatar!
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: John C on February 21, 2013, 03:50:48 PM
I misread that as "Deathless Brian."  Not nearly as concerning...
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on February 23, 2013, 12:16:24 PM
Monitor-screen style!

Sounds perfect!

You guys are weird. And you scare me a little. :)

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on February 23, 2013, 01:10:21 PM
I'm guessing BC didn't know he had another 'jar' in the family.
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on February 25, 2013, 06:36:24 PM
The 'horrific' brain in a jar is a recurring trope (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BrainInAJar), but it would likely be more horrific to be the brain than to see it.

I've got an itch for more commissioning ... we shall see.

I'm guessing BC didn't know he had another 'jar' in the family.
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: David Lawrence on February 26, 2013, 12:23:24 AM
Not quite what you are talking about but JSA vs Invaders might be cool.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 17, 2013, 07:12:24 PM
Une otre:
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=993865

The Sentinels #25 (Mar 1964)
"Tremble Before -- Dreadhelm!"

The Sentinels encounter perhaps their greatest foe, the (would be) world conquering Dreadhelm!

Newest members Fighting Yank, Marksman, Wildfire, and The Flame fight alongside Nelvana to stop this Alexander the Great wannabe from taking over (for our own good).

He would return time and time again to plague them, and even superheroes of other universes!

~~~~~

The Fraims further define the Sentinels and Standard Comics Universe with (I hope) this nifty villain. My try at a Dr. Doom level villain.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on March 17, 2013, 08:49:58 PM
These things have got to be fun to have laying around
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 17, 2013, 09:02:34 PM
The real fun is in having an idea come to life.

These things have got to be fun to have laying around
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 19, 2013, 04:09:17 PM
Couple new colorings:

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=994577
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=994303

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on March 19, 2013, 04:36:23 PM
Nice Roy, I like the robot one.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on March 19, 2013, 06:38:00 PM
Real nice but I liked the Robot better in black and white. Sometimes the art is too good to hide behind color.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 19, 2013, 08:52:16 PM
Very nice work all around!
Thanks for sharing these Roy.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 20, 2013, 10:26:00 AM
I can appreciate that. The real idea though is just to pretend that this stuff really existed.

Real nice but I liked the Robot better in black and white. Sometimes the art is too good to hide behind color.
Title: Re: Ramona Fradon coloured version used in the new banner
Post by: Yoc on March 28, 2013, 04:16:19 PM
Hi Roy,
I hope you don't mind - I wanted to share the full versions of the colouring jobs I did on Ramona Fradon's artwork you commissioned.
Most of the characters had more than one version of a costume so I did two of them for the banner.

Here you go!

I'll email you the full sized versions soon.
-Yoc

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on March 28, 2013, 06:22:54 PM
I like 2 a lot better. Not crazy about the SilverStreak/Daredevil
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 28, 2013, 07:01:38 PM
Right, SilverStreak did share a lot of the same elements.
But actually that was the first DD costume for his first appearance only.
Magno and A-Man had many looks over their long careers.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 08, 2013, 11:40:45 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=999081

the final page of this:

http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=138115

A cover to come.

Oh, and the pencils for the villains of
http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=129740

is here:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1000197&GSub=87567
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 08, 2013, 02:02:50 PM
Very nice ending!
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on April 08, 2013, 08:00:18 PM
Absolutely way to cool
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 13, 2013, 08:00:30 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=999081

Nice piece!  I like that Nelvana and Thor are gettin' kinda lovey-dovey there. It's cute.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 17, 2013, 07:48:35 PM
... and the cover:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1002782&GSub=138115

click on the orange links to see the pages in order (I'm not a fancy "Premium" gallery owner, so I can't put them in whatever order I want).

Whew! That was fun, too bad I can't do a whole book.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 18, 2013, 01:44:31 PM
Another sweet job!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 19, 2013, 10:53:51 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1002782&GSub=138115

Nice.  You've put a lot into this particular story line -- several pages, a cover, etc.  It's great stuff.

What's next?  Are there iconic 70s or 80s covers of the Sentinels? 

http://thismeanswhatwhy.blogspot.ca/2011/01/byrned-and-it-felt-so-good-alpha-flight.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crisis7.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nickfuryshield.jpg

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljams43zMI1qbujox.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:All_Star_Comics_58.jpg

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 19, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Mostly 60s and 70s:
http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=142046

but the 80s will be in there too.

I am partial to the crossover 'sequel':
http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=129740
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on April 25, 2013, 08:47:20 AM
I just commissioned my first piece  ;D Frank McLaughlin is going to do a Judomaster for me. It will be similar to Judomaster 97
http://www.comics.org/issue/21319/cover/4/ but Judomaster wil be punching The Acrobat instead of a generic fighter. Of course I will post it after I get it. I am only getting an 8x10 because I do not have room for some of the bigger stuff he has on sale. If anyone is interested he has these on sale

i do have a couple of j.m. cover recreations i am planning to post on ebay. #97 this one's for pop  and tiger hunt .both hand lettered in brush and india ink. priced at $220 each. 20 by 13. let me know if you are interested. [first come first served]  best, frank
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on May 06, 2013, 08:50:36 AM
So you can see this great piece better than on my avatar.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on May 06, 2013, 09:33:40 AM
Looks great Narf!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 01, 2013, 07:45:53 PM
Narf

That's a cool commission - how does it feel to have some original art from one of the pros? Pretty sweet, eh.

Check out this awesome commission he did:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=918904&GSub=122143

great idea and execution.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: great daddy on June 02, 2013, 02:28:55 PM
Wow,that is awesome.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on June 02, 2013, 06:04:23 PM
Yes Roy it does feel great. I know there are a lot of great artists out there now but it is the SA that was my time. So these are the artists that "mean" something to me. Too bad Glanzman is not available right now. I would love to have him do a Hercules. Anyone know if Murphy Anderson is doing commisions now?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 02, 2013, 06:19:26 PM
Based on a quick search of ComicArtFans, I see a few (mis)labeled as commissions, but doesn't look like any.

Yes Roy it does feel great. I know there are a lot of great artists out there now but it is the SA that was my time. So these are the artists that "mean" something to me. Too bad Glanzman is not available right now. I would love to have him do a Hercules. Anyone know if Murphy Anderson is doing commisions now?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 17, 2013, 02:28:11 PM
Three new ones, one of which refuses to show up:
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=56510

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 17, 2013, 09:33:48 PM
Hi Roy,
Can you post the missing Hembeck here?  You know I LOVE his work!
The other two look great!  :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 18, 2013, 04:21:19 PM
I gave up on making the original one work, and uploaded a new one here:

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1025071

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/Golden%20Age%20Hembeck%205.jpg)Loverly (except he missed a couple mouths ...)

Hi Roy,
Can you post the missing Hembeck here?  You know I LOVE his work!
The other two look great!  :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 18, 2013, 04:28:56 PM
OMG!  I LOOooooooVE it!!

PLEASE Roy, may we adapt this to a future DCM banner (or three?)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 18, 2013, 05:23:26 PM
Works for me, I don't imagine Fred would mind if we gave him credit.

OMG!  I LOOooooooVE it!!

PLEASE Roy, may we adapt this to a future DCM banner (or three?)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 18, 2013, 05:48:43 PM
Absolutely!  Just like last time.  I'll be colouring it again like last time as well.
And this one there's potential for at least three logos out of it.

Could I get you to email me a high res version to work from?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 18, 2013, 06:20:08 PM
I'll email you tomorrow at work :-)

Absolutely!  Just like last time.  I'll be colouring it again like last time as well.
And this one there's potential for at least three logos out of it.

Could I get you to email me a high res version to work from?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 21, 2013, 04:51:45 PM
Thanks again Roy!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 30, 2013, 09:29:06 AM
Another one:
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1028172

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/SentinelsDPSBallardCombinedsm.jpg)Mitch Ballard deliers the goods (or, at least the pencils) for this little Double Page Spread (DPS) idea that I had. Basically, we get a quick walkthrough on some of the history of the Planet's Ultimate Super-Heroes, the Sentinels.

TNT Todd is wrestling a bit with some insecurity when a team-mate falls, but as Nelvana walks through the Sentinels' history with him, his confidence returns and it's back to business. The a$$-kicking business!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on June 30, 2013, 09:57:44 AM
Another one:
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1028172

Very nice.  Nice, clean pencils.  Nice tonal composition.  And great appearances by the whole gang, plus Emulex, Dreadhelm, and Cyborilla.  Even Kirby dots!  Has a real George Perez feel to it.

One thing that's a bit interesting is that although these are comics from the past (or, rather, that's the conceit), the layout is very modern.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 30, 2013, 10:01:12 AM
This would be around .. 1984 or so. I think the look fits.

One thing that's a bit interesting is that although these are comics from the past (or, rather, that's the conceit), the layout is very modern.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 30, 2013, 12:34:54 PM
That's so cool!  Screams for an inker to finish it off no?
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 30, 2013, 01:07:41 PM
The penciller will be inking it too. Then comes the color and text.


That's so cool!  Screams for an inker to finish it off no?
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 30, 2013, 02:54:54 PM
Ho ho!  Very nice.  Looking forward to seeing it finished.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 16, 2013, 06:22:10 PM
The Sentinels #076 - Manowar

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1033217
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on July 16, 2013, 07:02:26 PM
Another Excellent commission Roy - Wow!!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 17, 2013, 06:36:30 PM
Not really Golden Age or anything, but I thought it was fun:
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1033392

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on July 17, 2013, 08:49:04 PM
Interesting piece there Roy.
Nice, very nice.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on July 22, 2013, 12:01:05 PM
The Sentinels #076 - Manowar

Nifty! I was unfamiliar with Manowar, and initially guessed that he was an original creation.  But no!

Isn't it odd that the Sentinels had two different flame-based heroes on its team in this era?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 22, 2013, 12:50:45 PM
The Flame and ... Man O' Metal?

Guess they don't have a 'no power duplicating' thing like .. LSH/JLA?

The Sentinels #076 - Manowar

Nifty! I was unfamiliar with Manowar, and initially guessed that he was an original creation.  But no!

Isn't it odd that the Sentinels had two different flame-based heroes on its team in this era?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on July 22, 2013, 01:33:35 PM
The Flame and ... Man O' Metal?

I was thinking The Flame and Wildfire. 

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 28, 2013, 02:49:35 PM
Another one:

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1036295

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_142046/Sentinels32_cover_final.jpg)The Sentinels #32 (Oct 1964)
The Guild Nefarious

The Sentinels encounter a group of evil-doers from a parallel Reverse-Earth who seem strangely familiar (to the readers).
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on July 28, 2013, 06:56:23 PM
Wow, very nice!!
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on July 28, 2013, 08:54:49 PM
Love it
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 12, 2013, 04:19:13 PM
Inks ...

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1040988&GSub=107702

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/Sentinels-DPS-Inks-CAF.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on August 12, 2013, 04:27:36 PM
Wonderful stuff!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: darkmark on August 15, 2013, 10:16:10 AM
So TNT Todd's the villain?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 15, 2013, 10:22:15 AM
No. Maybe you're confusing him with the villain at the top of page 2 - Emulex, who was an Amazo-like android whose look was vaguely based on TNT Todd/Hydroman.

You can see TNT Todd and Emulex fighting at the bottom of page 1.

So TNT Todd's the villain?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on August 15, 2013, 01:23:01 PM
Inks ...

And beautiful inks, at that.  Gorgeous work.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on August 15, 2013, 04:38:25 PM
Very nice Roy, thanks for sharing with us here.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 14, 2013, 02:03:39 PM
The Grim Reaper vs the Red Skull, Kirby-style! Work in progress by Angel Gabriele.

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1050578

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_147432/grimb.JPG)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 14, 2013, 06:37:40 PM
A nice start!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 16, 2013, 08:45:22 PM
The Sentinels #225 (Nov, 1980)
by Val Semeiks

Super-villain team-up, featuring Sehkmet, Cyborilla, and Emulex. Can the Sentinels (Raven, Black Orchid, Redwood, Crimson Streak) stop their dastardly plans? Buy it and find out!

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1052334

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_142046/sentinels_225_semeiks_pencils_caf.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: great daddy on September 19, 2013, 05:36:24 AM
The Sentinels #225 (Nov, 1980)
by Val Semeiks

Super-villain team-up, featuring Sehkmet, Cyborilla, and Emulex. Can the Sentinels (Raven, Black Orchid, Redwood, Crimson Streak) stop their dastardly plans? Buy it and find out!

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1052334

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_142046/sentinels_225_semeiks_pencils_caf.jpg)
Wow,that is the best piece of artwork yet!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on September 19, 2013, 08:50:56 AM
The Sentinels #225 (Nov, 1980)
by Val Semeiks

Can't wait to see it inked!

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on September 20, 2013, 07:26:35 PM
I posted my original art at comicartfan

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerydetail.asp?gcat=99111

My commissioned Judomaster by Frank McLaughlin is there as well as a convention sketch by Don Sherwood. I also commissioned our own ProfH to make some political comics for me when the teachers in Tennessee got trounced by our state government.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 22, 2013, 09:14:21 AM
Can you get them to redefine pi to 3.2?

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/805/did-a-state-legislature-once-pass-a-law-saying-pi-equals-3


I posted my original art at comicartfan

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerydetail.asp?gcat=99111

My commissioned Judomaster by Frank McLaughlin is there as well as a convention sketch by Don Sherwood. I also commissioned our own ProfH to make some political comics for me when the teachers in Tennessee got trounced by our state government.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 25, 2013, 04:48:31 PM
Inks to come, but for now ...

http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryPiece.asp?Piece=1055481&GSub=0&GCat=56510&UCat=56510

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_142046/jrsE5EuO_2509131646181.jpg)The Sentinels #236 (Oct 1981)
"Vengeance is Mine!"

The greatest villains of the Standard Comics Universe pool their considerable resources to destroy their opponents once and for all. It's all out war on the Planet's Ultimate Super-Heroes, the Sentinels.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 25, 2013, 07:53:09 PM
Wow - very nicely done!!
There's a certain hand puppet on the wall as an emblem.  Where do I know that from???
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 25, 2013, 07:55:34 PM
In the larger scan I have, you can make it out as a clock.

And a brain in a jar ...

Wow - very nicely done!!
There's a certain hand puppet on the wall as an emblem.  Where do I know that from???
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: DamonO on September 25, 2013, 08:12:04 PM
Absolutely outstanding.  More world-class comic art from the incomparable team of Roy and Mitch!  I'd buy that comic in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on September 25, 2013, 09:16:37 PM
And a brain in a jar ...

Hey!

(Seriously, it has some really interesting composition. Can't wait to see the inked version).
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 22, 2013, 06:57:41 PM
an exercise in narcissism and recycling, just taking about some commissions in my "Standard Comics" theme, with the idea of doing "reviews" of these fictitious comics along the way.

http://settingthestandardincomics.blogspot.ca/
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 23, 2013, 08:07:14 AM
A fun start to your blog Roy.  Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 27, 2013, 08:12:53 AM
And inks from Mitch Ballard:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1065698&GSub=142046

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_142046/4KSqxT57_2710131008481.jpg)The Sentinels #236 (Oct 1981)
"Vengeance is Mine!"

The greatest villains of the Standard Comics Universe pool their considerable resources to destroy their opponents once and for all. It's all out war on the Planet's Ultimate Super-Heroes, the Sentinels.

Roll Call:
VILLAINS
Dreadhelm, Dr. Micro, Madam Satan, Nega-Man (UltraMan parallel from Reverse-Earth), Cyborilla, Deathless Brain, Emulex, Eliminator, and Count Orlok

HEROES
TNT Todd, Grim Reaper, Nelvana, Dr. Quantum, Star-Storm, Raven, Optima, UltraMan, The Face, Black Orchid
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on October 27, 2013, 02:37:24 PM
nice as usual
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on November 01, 2013, 10:29:23 AM
And inks from Mitch Ballard:

Those are some nice inks. (I just love a nice, heavy black plate).

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 25, 2013, 06:18:04 PM
Another one I think is quite fun:

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_135138/AiV8TnR8_2511131653341.jpg)http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1074508
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on November 25, 2013, 11:08:12 PM
Very nice work - love the digital colouring!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 28, 2013, 08:22:07 AM
Crisis in the Standard Comics Universe

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1075453&GSub=107702

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/AtLrv0EO_2811131009171.jpg)Ripped off Inspired by Crisis on Marvel Earths and The Juggernaut's Tour of the Multiverse, the Anti-Monitor continues his 1985 Multiversal rampage, this time invading the Standard Comics Universe (SCU)! What a bastard.

So, naturally, superheroes (hmmm - I'd imagine that Standard Comics would co-own the trademark on the term "superheroes" with DC and Marvel) of the SCU show up to battle him. At this moment, it's these 6 heroes dealing with him. I'd imagine that once Fantomah or Stardust show up, they're guaranteed to drive him off.

Roll Call:
The Anti-Monitor vs
Optima, UltraMan, Dr. Quantum, Nelvana, Star-Storm, and Magno.

By the "present day" of 1985-ish, the SCU seems to be more of my stuff (Optima, UltraMan, Dr. Quantum, and Star-Storm) than old Public Domain characters (Nelvana, Magno), but that's the way rampant narcissism works.

How, exactly, the SCU's (or Marvel's for that matter) Multiverse continue to exist after COIE is unclear, they must be so different or separated by some barrier that DC's Multiverse is different from theirs. Or maybe it's just fiction and we shouldn't worry about ... no, no - I'm going with different. The SCU Multiverse is different, yeah, that's the ticket.

The great Val Semeiks brings the idea to life, going so far as to develop some special effects for the character's individual powers. Funny enough co-inky-dink, the four fundamental forces of the universe are represented by the super-heroes powers: electromagnetism, gravity, strong and weak nuclear forces. Neato.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on November 28, 2013, 09:07:49 AM
Great stuff Roy.  Wonderful detail work.
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 08, 2013, 06:48:05 PM
Freedom Brigade #72 (Sep 1986) - Interior Page
A Private Little War

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/u9AvKXSU_0812131426171.jpg)http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1078204&GSub=0&GCat=56510&UCat=56510

In this issue, flighty genius inventor Charles 'Whiz' Wilson (and his time travel device, the Futuroscope) has appeared at Freedom's Stronghold in Philadelphia, and offered to take some of the members to the European war theatre to fight the Nazis.

Before they can even answer, he transports them to -- a barn; not exactly the front line they were expecting. Orchid is annoyed, and the Face is not happy with Wilson's explanation of where they are.

Calling out from above comes a voice demanding, "Who are you people, and what are you doing in my war?!?!". The Grim Reaper, who has been operating behind enemy lines for years by this point, has appeared and is not pleased by the interruption of these dilettantes. I think he was waiting for the cover of darkness to start a raid on a Nazi rural base. That, or he likes alone time in barns - he's awesome, who's to argue!?

Bob Budiansky illustrates the issue's last page shown here, penned by Thomas Royale.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 11, 2013, 04:46:14 PM
The Sentinels #18 (Aug 1963)
"Chthonak -- the God Below!"

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1078985

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_135138/uye5tlJ7_1112131425551.jpg)When Chthonak shatters the barrier separating the God-Realm from our own, he breaks through the Earth's crust and threatens humanity itself. The world quakes in terror at -- Chthonak, the God Below!! Can the Planet's Ultimate Super-Heroes defeat this being, who is literally a god?!?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on December 12, 2013, 03:19:24 PM
Freedom Brigade #72 (Sep 1986) - Interior Page

Wow. Nice.  I think this is my new favourite. Is that inked with a crowquill, or just a fine-tipped pen?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 12, 2013, 04:22:13 PM
Bob says

"Primarily these two pens:

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
Pentel Tradio Stylo Pocket Pen

The first one is a brush, obviously, the second one is closer to what one would describe as a "fine-tipped pen" (it all depends how you hold it)."

Freedom Brigade #72 (Sep 1986) - Interior Page

Wow. Nice.  I think this is my new favourite. Is that inked with a crowquill, or just a fine-tipped pen?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on December 12, 2013, 05:08:18 PM
Bob says

"Primarily these two pens:

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
Pentel Tradio Stylo Pocket Pen

Cool.  Your artist has quite an eye for rendering. Wonderful use of shadow and texture.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 17, 2013, 02:41:19 PM
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1080643

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on December 18, 2013, 01:11:44 AM
That one has a lot of action in it Roy. Nice, I think I've seen it before, most likely on the Timely/Atlas board is where the link was given.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 18, 2013, 04:54:09 AM
Must have been the B&W version.

That one has a lot of action in it Roy. Nice, I think I've seen it before, most likely on the Timely/Atlas board is where the link was given.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 25, 2013, 11:23:47 AM
What says "Merry Christmas" better than Spring-Heeled Jack fighting a Tiger-Man? Nothing.

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1082739

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_113204/PGrzEYtY_2412131127591.jpg)Victorian super-hero Spring-Heeled Jack investigates a bizarre series of murders, only to find himself face to face with ... a Tiger-Man, one of Dr. Moreau's beast men.

Brought to you by David Bednarski.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 25, 2013, 11:25:01 AM
Sorry Roy, I don't see a link or image.
Want to try again?

Merry Christmas to you!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bchat on December 25, 2013, 06:32:33 PM
What says "Merry Christmas" better than Spring-Heeled Jack fighting a Tiger-Man? Nothing.

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1082739

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_113204/PGrzEYtY_2412131127591.jpg)Victorian super-hero Spring-Heeled Jack investigates a bizarre series of murders, only to find himself face to face with ... a Tiger-Man, one of Dr. Moreau's beast men.

Brought to you by David Bednarski.

Interesting piece, but I can't help but wonder what's going on in the background.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 25, 2013, 06:33:45 PM
I think that's a top hat on the elephant(man). hee hee.

The beast men are revolting?

What says "Merry Christmas" better than Spring-Heeled Jack fighting a Tiger-Man? Nothing.

Interesting piece, but I can't help but wonder what's going on in the background.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: great daddy on December 27, 2013, 12:45:24 PM
wow,that is the best artwork yet.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 27, 2013, 05:33:35 PM
The colouring job is superior for sure.  Very nicely done!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 03, 2014, 02:22:13 PM
The Sentinels #238 (Dec 1981)
"Rise Up, Rise Up"

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_142046/3J6cVD4C_0301141438061.jpg)http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1085422

The thrilling conclusion of the three part epic, "Super-Villains Triumphant!" sees our heroes escape from their hellish, nether-worldly prison to rise up against their enemies. The planets will tremble at the power about to be unleashed!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 03, 2014, 04:52:29 PM
Sweet!  Mitch just topped his earlier work for you.
I can totally see myself buying this book in 1981!
 :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on January 04, 2014, 07:45:49 AM
awesome
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on January 04, 2014, 09:40:25 AM
The Sentinels #238 (Dec 1981)
The thrilling conclusion of the three part epic, "Super-Villains Triumphant!" [...]

Is... is that my dad?

(More seriously: great piece!)

BC
Sometimes all brains-in-jars look alike
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on January 04, 2014, 09:42:27 AM
The Sentinels #238 (Dec 1981)

Also: it's too bad about that clock.

BC
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 17, 2014, 10:55:28 AM
"The Sentinels" Cartoon Show ad

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/P8EkgmDG_1701140959181.jpg)http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1089474

During the late 80s and early 90s, the "Standard Comics Encyclopedia" had successfully put their stable of characters into various merchandising, including action figures. The next step was a weekly Saturday Morning cartoon show.

Featuring the core Sentinels (Optima, UltraMan, Raven, Dr. Quantum, Crimson Streak, Black Orchid, and the Grim Reaper) the show ran for 4 seasons.

The recurring villains included Dreadhelm, Emulex, Deathless Brain, Count Orlok, Cyborilla, Nega-Man, and the Eliminator.

~~~~~~~

Sadly, not a real cartoon.

Dave Bednarski is awesome and provided a great commissioning experience.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 17, 2014, 10:56:46 AM
The Villains

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/Qd1mORIv_1701140958321.jpg)http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1089473
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 17, 2014, 10:53:29 PM
Oh I would have loved seeing that show in the 80s.  More over Thundarr !
'Course network execs would have insisted on a comedy relief character - a monkey or silly robot.
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 21, 2014, 05:08:29 PM
A bit outside comic books, but people do like old tv shows:

Avengers versus the Invaders - British Invasion of the Body Snatchers

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1090597

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_147432/d2KCLUKR_2101140748511.jpg)The Invaders have captured John Steed and Emma Peel, who've been snooping around one of their secret projects - to capture humans and use modified Body Snatcher pods to duplicate them in modified regeneration chambers.

David Vincent has arrived and has broken them out. Now the a$$-kicking begins.

~~~~~~~~~

Sweetness from Scott Kowalchuk with a nifty crossover.

I think David Vincent, a mere architect, makes 24's Jack Bauer look like Ralph Furley.

Scott tells me that Steed's actor, Patrick Macnee, is an avid nudist, which obliquely ties in with the pod people starting out nekkid.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: rangerhouse on January 21, 2014, 07:44:10 PM
I finally framed this original Miss Victory water color..

I did so with original WWII Victory Letters/ Stamps..

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/52f1/tl19lmi5rboj9p46g.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 21, 2014, 09:19:18 PM
That's a a great idea for the framing Brian!
It looks very cool.  :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 23, 2014, 01:53:36 PM
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1091202
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 23, 2014, 09:09:54 PM
Very nice Roy.  Byrne was a huge favourite of mine in his X-men days.
A nice colouring job as well.  Congrats!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 01, 2014, 07:12:17 AM
The Sentinels - Murderer Among Us!

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1103221

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 01, 2014, 09:06:55 AM
Very nice!
So how to you display these at home Roy?  Got a picture to share?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 01, 2014, 05:54:36 PM
I keep the majority in art folders (and online), with a few early pieces up on the wall.

This one's in my living room:
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=814275

Very nice!
So how to you display these at home Roy?  Got a picture to share?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on March 01, 2014, 09:19:54 PM
Another awesome addition to your collection
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on March 02, 2014, 08:08:25 AM
The Sentinels - Murderer Among Us!

Another sweet piece!

But ya gotta tell us: who was the victim!?!  (Me, I'm guessing "Kid Fury")

Oh. I just read the description... my guess is wrong. Sigh.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 09, 2014, 03:26:49 PM
Various Titles (February, 1979)
"TNT Todd in Angry Ape Attack!"

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1105723

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/gZIfbJ9e_0903141520481.jpg)A series of Hostess ads featuring super-heroes, super-villains, and tasty desert treats appeared in comics from 1977-1982. Although the "nutritious" nature of the snacks is ... debatable, the ads are remembered fondly by that generation, when super-hero comics were fun, not brooding and dismember-y.

Of course, Standard Comics ran its fair share of them. This one features that Simian Savant, the Mighty Cyborilla during one of his schemes. That is, until he is foiled by the ingenuity of TNT Todd -- and the deliciousness of Hostess Fruit Pies.

The ad was featured in February issues of 1979, including "Freedom Brigade" #5, "Optima" #55, "Standard Comics Team-Up" #190, and "The Sentinels" #204.

<center><b>Setting the Standard in Nutritious (?) Treats</b></center>

~~~~~~~~~~

Yup. Well, if Standard Comics were a real thing, there'd be ads, right?

Gorillas are like vegetarians (or, predominantly herbivorous according the Wikipedia)  ... and the filling resembles real foods.

A collection of the real ads can be found here:
http://www.seanbaby.com/hostess.htm

The Fraims provide their own delicious treat, this time with color (markers)!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 09, 2014, 10:52:33 PM
HA!
Perfect idea for a commission!
Very nice   :)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on March 10, 2014, 08:08:09 PM
Brilliant idea Roy
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: crashryan on March 12, 2014, 09:47:59 PM
Ah, the Hostess ads.

A million years ago I created a couple of pages for a fanzine sendup of the old Buyer's Guide. I barely remember the details, like who published it. I think it was printed tabloid size on newsprint like the real thing. Amyway, I assembled a fake Hostess ad using cut-and-pasted xerox copies of grisly Warren horror panels (long before PC's and  Photoshop!).

Like the real ads said...there was "A big delight in every bite!"
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: great daddy on March 22, 2014, 01:45:37 PM
Brilliant idea Roy
Yeah,the best one yet.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 03, 2014, 06:25:58 PM
Nothing at all to do with comics, but I loves me some Scully ...

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1113485&GSub=108696
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on April 03, 2014, 06:35:57 PM
Nice and there are X-Files comics so it can be considered comics
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 03, 2014, 09:50:00 PM
Nicely done, congrats Roy.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on April 03, 2014, 10:43:58 PM
They also did some with the Twinkie Cakes too with Super Heroes.
A blast from the past.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 23, 2014, 07:46:40 AM
As Captain Comet explores what appears to be an abandoned base, he accidentally activates a Kree Sentry, that seems intent on decommissioning the good Captain.

Too bad for Comet that Sentries are immune to psychic attack!

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on April 23, 2014, 09:22:15 AM
Was this one of your commissions Roy?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 23, 2014, 09:24:55 AM
Was this one of your commissions Roy?

Yup:
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1119085
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 23, 2014, 09:39:29 AM
Very nice!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on April 24, 2014, 09:08:49 PM
All the cool stuff you have Roy. Not a commission but I just got a Femforce page by Bill Black
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111309637469?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 04, 2014, 12:30:59 PM
I asked David Bednarski to do an update on Amazing-Man's look in the form of this sweet origin page.

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1133466&GSub=140835

The bottom panel would be his early 80s costume, the full body shot, sometime after that.

The writing is all on me.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 04, 2014, 10:04:55 PM
Ha!  That is a fun idea!
That final full body one on the right side looks sorta 'Gold Member' or swinging 60s, early 70s 'Playboy Club' attire to my eye.  But that's just me.  ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: boox909 on June 04, 2014, 10:40:26 PM
I asked David Bednarski to do an update on Amazing-Man's look in the form of this sweet origin page.

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1133466&GSub=140835

The bottom panel would be his early 80s costume, the full body shot, sometime after that.

The writing is all on me.

Great work! I love it!!!

B.


Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 09, 2014, 06:07:36 AM
Couple new ones:

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1142630
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1142629

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on July 09, 2014, 10:27:47 AM
Great work there, I'd buy both of them in a heartbeat if I saw them on a rack!
Congrats Roy.  :)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on July 13, 2014, 09:19:22 AM
Couple new ones:

Nice! I especially like the logo for TNT Todd: is that original?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 13, 2014, 09:21:50 AM
TNT Todd logo designed by the Fraims. I asked for something like the explosive label attached.

Couple new ones:

Nice! I especially like the logo for TNT Todd: is that original?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 13, 2014, 09:22:25 AM
That's the idea, man ;-)

Ha!  That is a fun idea!
That final full body one on the right side looks sorta 'Gold Member' or swinging 60s, early 70s 'Playboy Club' attire to my eye.  But that's just me.  ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on July 19, 2014, 01:04:56 PM
I am in contact with Don Perlin and Steven Butler for commisions
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 21, 2014, 06:22:56 AM
Sweet.

I warned you about getting into commissioning ...  ;)

I am in contact with Don Perlin and Steven Butler for commisions
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 29, 2014, 05:26:28 PM
Hmmm ... seem to have forgotten this one:
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1137243

but they are my characters (well Black Orchid is an updated PD character).
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on July 29, 2014, 08:25:18 PM
Very nice job!!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 13, 2014, 07:02:35 AM
Some new ones by Angel Gabriele, who I believe inked some Kirby back in the day. Some are finalized versions of previous posts:

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerynew.asp?GCat=56510
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on August 13, 2014, 08:56:52 AM
Oh sweet!
That Grim Reaper is primo stuff!
Congrats Roy.

:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 28, 2014, 11:40:26 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1154397

Working on something with some PD characters as well ... TBD
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 31, 2014, 04:52:22 PM
Gorilla Grodd has come from Gorilla City to Wakanda, to obtain Vibranium for one of his world-conquering schemes, only to be opposed by -- the Black Panther!

Brought to you by D. C. Stuelpner.

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_147432/H563YPu6_3108140913421.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on August 31, 2014, 10:30:35 PM
cool
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 07, 2014, 07:25:26 PM
Oh yeah, first of the "Standard Comics Encyclopedia" entries, this one on the Grim Reaper:

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1157487

more to come, etc.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 07, 2014, 10:44:04 PM
Wow, very professional looking Roy.
Nice!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on September 09, 2014, 08:01:00 PM
very cool
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 23, 2014, 05:38:18 AM
#2:

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1163763
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 23, 2014, 08:49:59 AM
Wonderful stuff Roy!
A fun read for sure.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on September 24, 2014, 08:07:15 PM
cool
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 22, 2014, 06:02:54 AM
Spider-Man and the Doom Patrol vs the Sinister Six

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1167365

Daredevil vs Man-Bat

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1169269

and some inked works:
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1167363
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1167362
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 22, 2014, 08:59:58 AM
Some nice work there!
I especially like the inked 'Crisis in the Standard Comics' cover.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: CDR Hood on October 23, 2014, 07:14:31 AM
Wow, some really great stuff being made here.  Love seeing this stuff come to life again.

My favorite artist (from mid eighties to present, still getting the odd cover) happens to also be the most reasonable for commissions. I won't say his name because he is backed up and I have a lot for him to do still.  :o)

BUT, I would like to say that after buying a number of published original pages I decided I should really have a short comic commissioned of my own.  The first one is only 6 pages (done in two three-page parts). 

If you look into how to write a comic script, practice, refine story so it flows and is clear and everything I would HIGHLY suggest giving it a shot.  Rather than a lot of really cool original pages you could have your own story.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 23, 2014, 08:08:48 PM
I accept donations ...  ;)


Wow, some really great stuff being made here.  Love seeing this stuff come to life again.

My favorite artist (from mid eighties to present, still getting the odd cover) happens to also be the most reasonable for commissions. I won't say his name because he is backed up and I have a lot for him to do still.  :o)

BUT, I would like to say that after buying a number of published original pages I decided I should really have a short comic commissioned of my own.  The first one is only 6 pages (done in two three-page parts). 

If you look into how to write a comic script, practice, refine story so it flows and is clear and everything I would HIGHLY suggest giving it a shot.  Rather than a lot of really cool original pages you could have your own story.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 11, 2014, 06:55:57 PM
The basic idea is a sociopathic version of Doctor Who. Very similar to the 'real' Doctor, except he just doesn't care about his companions. Shudder over that one.

Brought to you by the great Dave Bednarski.

The text:
PANEL 1
Rescued by a mysterious time traveler, he betrayed his benefactor, stranding him in time, while he stole the pocket watch device that made travel through time a space possible. He became, The Traveler, time traveling adventurer.

PANEL 2
A charming and likable man, the Traveler often brings companions with him on his adventures.

PANEL 4-6
His companions rarely survive for long, as he has no real concerns for their safety.

PANEL 7
Terrified of 'winking out of existence', he never travels back to before his original encounter with the time traveler he betrayed, he has no qualms about wreaking havoc any where (and when) else.

PANEL 8
He has become a figure of fear throughout time and space, he is -- the Traveler.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on November 11, 2014, 09:25:03 PM
Very nice job!!
Has a League of Extraordinary Men vibe to it.  I like the idea and would read it for sure.
One would hope eventually he would get his comeuppance some way.  Would we be rooting for the Daleks as he repeatedly beats them as well?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 12, 2014, 05:32:31 AM
The Traveler (would) exist in the Standard Comics Universe. Evidently while some writer was trying to come up with the villain-of-the-month he was watching too much PBS and decided to do this villainous take on Doctor Who.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: John C on November 12, 2014, 02:59:20 PM
Interestingly, Roy, he might have already made an appearance.  A few years back, Stephen Frug release a script under a Creative Commons license with a possibly-similar character.

https://sites.google.com/site/stephenfrug/

Y'know, if you squint a bit and take a few steps back...
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 12, 2014, 03:01:59 PM
Never heard of it.

Interestingly, Roy, he might have already made an appearance.  A few years back, Stephen Frug release a script under a Creative Commons license with a possibly-similar character.

https://sites.google.com/site/stephenfrug/

Y'know, if you squint a bit and take a few steps back...
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 15, 2014, 07:41:42 PM
Not a complete story, but it hits the highlights:

http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=138115

Wow, some really great stuff being made here.  Love seeing this stuff come to life again.

My favorite artist (from mid eighties to present, still getting the odd cover) happens to also be the most reasonable for commissions. I won't say his name because he is backed up and I have a lot for him to do still.  :o)

BUT, I would like to say that after buying a number of published original pages I decided I should really have a short comic commissioned of my own.  The first one is only 6 pages (done in two three-page parts). 

If you look into how to write a comic script, practice, refine story so it flows and is clear and everything I would HIGHLY suggest giving it a shot.  Rather than a lot of really cool original pages you could have your own story.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on November 15, 2014, 09:06:10 PM
Fantastic stuff Roy, BRAVO!!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 18, 2014, 05:40:34 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1186374
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 18, 2014, 08:11:17 AM
Very impressive Roy.  A must read for any future commission takers eh?
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 20, 2014, 05:52:34 AM
Partly the idea behind it - since these characters are essentially  "empty suits" it's hard for an artist to just draw them.

If an artist didn't know Superman or Wolverine, he might have them posed or acting out of character. Same with my made up ones and the old PD characters.

These entries are, hopefully, a little more interesting than just some model sheet/turnaround.

Also, when I get enough, I hope to do a PrintOnDemand issue and sell well in excess of 1 copy. ;-)


Very impressive Roy.  A must read for any future commission takers eh?
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on December 20, 2014, 08:41:36 AM
I would love to read an actual Sentinels comic
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 20, 2014, 03:06:07 PM
Mission accomplished! Thanks. Meaning, I succeeded in making someone want to see a comic, not that one exists ;-)

I am doing a Who's Who comic for fun. I've thought about doing an actual "story" comic, but the costs are so big - we'll see!

I would love to read an actual Sentinels comic
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on December 20, 2014, 10:38:20 PM
Hey Roy,
I had a crazy idea here for a commission - feel free to ignore me.

Famous album covers with PD characters - ie - The Standard heroes done as the Sgt. Peppers cover or the Sentinels as Abby Rd.
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 22, 2014, 06:58:10 PM
Some album covers could work ... hmmm.

Hey Roy,
I had a crazy idea here for a commission - feel free to ignore me.

Famous album covers with PD characters - ie - The Standard heroes done as the Sgt. Peppers cover or the Sentinels as Abby Rd.
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 08, 2015, 08:06:56 AM
What happened with these?

I am in contact with Don Perlin and Steven Butler for commisions
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 15, 2015, 08:01:02 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1193346
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 15, 2015, 09:21:22 AM
Nicely done!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 15, 2015, 11:03:04 AM
I can't decide which one(s) to use:

http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/worst-album-covers


Hey Roy,
I had a crazy idea here for a commission - feel free to ignore me.

Famous album covers with PD characters - ie - The Standard heroes done as the Sgt. Peppers cover or the Sentinels as Abby Rd.
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: SuperScrounge on January 15, 2015, 08:36:39 PM
The Final Countdown Europe is the best and could make a nice cover.

Black Sabbath Sabotage is interesting. Perhaps introducing a mirror universe?

Stryken First Strike... either the introduction of a team of villains or it's the '90s and the team has new X-treme costumes.

ManOWar Anthology... it's the '70s, Mike Grell has just left drawing the Legion and has come to Standard and designed new costumes for the team. (I love Mike Grell's art, but his costume designs...)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 15, 2015, 09:52:25 PM
Ouch!
Man, those were some bad covers!
#4 and 32 were the worst to my eye.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 16, 2015, 08:39:05 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1193911
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 16, 2015, 09:19:56 AM
Nice job.
Reminds me quite a bit of Terrax and Galactus for wardrobe.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 16, 2015, 09:21:10 AM
He's the Standard Universe's Galactus. Khronocide is a bit more Terrax the Tamer.

Nice job.
Reminds me quite a bit of Terrax and Galactus for wardrobe.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on January 16, 2015, 10:18:54 AM
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1193911

Oooo. I like.

BC
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 20, 2015, 08:04:48 AM
THE STANDARD COMICS ENCYCLOPEDIA -- coming soon to an online store near you.

I began commissioning comic art in 2010 and quickly settled into pieces featuring old public domain superheroes with the idea that "Standard Comics" (a real company until the 1950's) bought all these characters and published them together in a shared universe. Eventually my own creations crept into the mix. Basically, the idea was that each of the fake covers or interiors to these imaginary comics were a sort of window into another universe where the heroes of "Standard Comics" were as famous as those at DC or Marvel.

In a small way, I think the idea is reflective of this thought from Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges:

"Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness: expanding in five hundred pages an idea that could be perfectly explained in a few minutes. A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer a summary, a commentary."

Examples can be seen in my ComicArtFans gallery:
http://tinyurl.com/kx7jobl

The next logical step, apparently, was to prepare a version of DC's "Who's Who" or Marvel's "Official Handbook", the "Standard Comics Encyclopedia" chronicling the adventures of said characters. So, soon I will have a series of entries on the adventures of characters that don't exist. Borges all the way!

To date, I've done three of these, the excerpts from the "Encyclopedia":
http://tinyurl.com/q8gwe42

Props to the artists who provided images; Generous Gerry Turnbull for designing the look of the book and assembling the entries; as well as Kevin Moorhead for writing some entries.

With modern Print on Demand services like Ka-Blam! and IndyPlanet, it's now feasible to actually, you know, print a hard copy. So, "soon" (i.e. 2015-ish) this "abridged" version of the "Standard Comics Encyclopedia" will be available for your reading pleasure. Or my endless narcissism, whatever.

When I wrap up the entries, I'll let you know!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 23, 2015, 12:19:23 PM
Latest uploads:

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerydetailsearch.asp?yr=2015&gcat=56510
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on January 23, 2015, 09:38:02 PM
very cool as always
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 23, 2015, 09:40:32 PM
Love the hidden cameos as well.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Newt138 on February 22, 2015, 07:59:22 AM
I love this idea. I am talking to an artist friend about working on a comic using PD characters. Just read all the appearances of the Duke of Darkness last night. And realized how great a character he is. So we are gonna try using him as our main hero.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on February 22, 2015, 08:11:29 AM
Cool!  Good luck with it Newt.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on February 22, 2015, 08:35:35 AM
I look forward to it Newt. I think he was a cool character also.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: TomM on March 01, 2015, 03:37:30 PM
Many artists have info on their websites regarding commissions and are happy to discuss subject matter, price etc. You can also check the various comic-art dealers as they often handle the business end of the commissions.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 24, 2015, 08:23:04 PM
"Standard Comics Encyclopedia (Abridged)" is a 30+ page comic in the style of Marvel's Handbook and DC's Who Who series: a group of illustrated profile entries on the exciting characters who populate the "Standard Comics Universe".

The comic will be available in hard copy and digital form from IndyPlanet in the next few months.

Several Public Domain characters (Magno, TNT Todd, Count Orlok, and others) are featured alongside a large number of my own original characters (Optima, UltraMan, Raven, etc.).

If all goes well (hint hint, if I sell some copies and generate enough interest), I'll look into doing a traditional comic book featuring some of them. Here's hoping.

Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/StandardInComics
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: SuperScrounge on March 24, 2015, 09:24:58 PM
So will it get an entry at the Grand Comics Database?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 25, 2015, 05:51:54 AM
I guess if a member takes pity on it.

So will it get an entry at the Grand Comics Database?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 25, 2015, 10:55:48 AM
Wow, good luck in this big project Roy!
Please keep us up to date here.
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 25, 2015, 03:56:52 PM
Here's the cover pencils:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/10420371_1559936554255409_3860776927145457531_n.jpg?oh=42d239805332eb05cb4d8c82411c9b96&oe=55B14778&__gda__=1433937502_0dbda49c0d5663c3489d05b6d588769f)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 25, 2015, 04:00:23 PM
All interior art (but one) is complete, all entries are written and copy-edited. Cover is in pencils. Some assembly required.

I will be drawing one of the entries, so when you pick up your copy (hint, hint), be kind.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 25, 2015, 08:49:18 PM
Impressive cover Roy!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on March 25, 2015, 09:07:13 PM
That's one busy cover there Roy, nice.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 26, 2015, 11:02:59 AM
George Perez does one of those before lunch!
Hehehe
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 26, 2015, 07:09:16 PM
... and "Standard Comics" is on

https://www.facebook.com/StandardInComics

https://twitter.com/Standard_Comics

and so on ...
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on March 26, 2015, 11:53:35 PM
Roy I love that "Freedom Brigade #84" cover, I'd buy that issue in a heartbeat. Very, very nice. I like.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on March 28, 2015, 11:33:10 AM
Here's the cover pencils:

Wow. Lookin' good. Can't wait to see the inks.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on March 28, 2015, 11:34:03 AM
The comic will be available in hard copy and digital form from IndyPlanet in the next few months.

That sounds like a fun project, Roy.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on March 28, 2015, 11:40:23 AM
So I picked up a new commission of my own. Last weekend was Toronto ComiCon, up here in downtown Canada.

This image of the American Crusader was drawn for me by Jamal Campbell. When I picked it up I was, like, "Whoa!" I'm totally in love with this piece.

(http://blog.bcholmes.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/AmericanCrusader.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 28, 2015, 11:45:14 AM
Woah. That is a sweet American Crusader. I always like his costume, just haven't gotten around to using him. Good stuff!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 28, 2015, 01:24:10 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 07, 2015, 08:27:17 PM
The latest batch:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryNew.asp?GCat=56510&PM=1&PI=18&Days=30

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on April 08, 2015, 12:03:13 AM
Roy I really like those Encyclopedia pages, very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 08, 2015, 12:08:40 AM
Wow! Talk about DIFFERENT!
Very nice job.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 20, 2015, 06:14:08 PM
Freedom Brigade #73 (Oct 1985)
Rural Home Companions
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1220343

This issue is part 2 of http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1078204. The team has encountered the Grim Reaper and due to a misunderstanding all too common in comics, they fight!

Roll Call:
Grim Reaper
Black Orchid
The Face
The Flag
Fearless Flint
Silver Streak

~~~
Pencils and inks by Alan Kupperberg, who worked on real life comics featuring World War II heroes in The Invaders and All-Star Squadron.

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_129741/ELz8bHqO_1904151114361.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 20, 2015, 10:49:04 PM
Very impressive works Roy!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 21, 2015, 06:44:20 AM
The Face

Nice. Is that your first use of The Face?

Edit: Duh. I guess if I checked the other link I would'a known.

BC
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 21, 2015, 06:46:22 AM
I've used the Face a couple times:

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=917154
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1078204
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 29, 2015, 12:29:22 PM
Hi Roy,
I just finished reading the 'Nelvana of the Northern Lights' collection which I'd recommend.  A couple things come to mind.
One - she appears to not be the public domain. The forward tells the story of her copyright.
The other is she travelled in her first adventures with her brother, an equally powered being who could only appear as a giant Great Dane when white people are around.  He would transform when she put her cloak over him.
You can see some about her and the book here -
http://nelvanacomics.com/history/real-nelvana/

-Yoc
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 29, 2015, 12:37:47 PM
Thanks, Yoc.

here's what I posed to PDSH on her entry:

As I wished to use original images of Nelvana in a print on demand comic, I contacted both Corus and the National Archives to determine if that was copyright infringement. This is part of what I was told in writing:

Library and Archives Canada holds joint copyright with Nelvana Ltd. only for the published comics held in the Bell Features fonds in our collection. If you were to simply reproduce images, etc. ‘as is’ from these specific comics, Library and Archives Canada and Nelvana Ltd. would issue a licence to you. This is not the case with your current project which is to redefine the Nelvana character. Therefore, a licence from Library and Archives Canada is not required.

Library and Archives Canada holds no rights to any trademarks or other moral rights (i.e. modifications to images) in the Bell Feature comics, more specifically, to the Nelvana of the Northern Lights character.

Based on the material I supplied previously (see "Public Domain") above, it appears to be that the copyright to the Bell Features comics was bought and ultimately sold to Corus/NAC. Although they hold no right or interest in the use or modification of the image of the character, they appear to hold copyright in the Bell Features comics themselves.

Take that for what you may. For further information on the issue, contact Corus/NAC directly. 'Moral rights' is a feature of Canadian copyright law and would reside with the Dingle Estate.

Hi Roy,
I just finished reading the 'Nelvana of the Northern Lights' collection which I'd recommend.  A couple things come to mind.
One - she appears to not be the public domain. The forward tells the story of her copyright.
The other is she travelled in her first adventures with her brother, an equally powered being who could only appear as a giant Great Dane when white people are around.  He would transform when she put her cloak over him.
You can see some about her and the book here -
http://nelvanacomics.com/history/real-nelvana/

-Yoc
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 30, 2015, 09:31:26 AM
Thanks Roy.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 30, 2015, 06:03:27 PM
Cover mockup for the Standard Comics Encyclopedia, coming ... soon(ish).

Art by Mitch Ballard, masthead design by Ferran Delgado.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 30, 2015, 09:31:10 PM
Wow, very nice job!!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on May 07, 2015, 05:58:59 PM
#StandardComics Encyclopedia wraparound cover, colors (WIP) by Gerry Turnbull. Ain't it swell?

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_157314/8FNFSG9F_0705151957121.jpg)http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1225576
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on May 07, 2015, 10:16:31 PM
Oh yes, very!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on May 10, 2015, 06:54:04 AM
#StandardComics Encyclopedia wraparound cover, colors (WIP) by Gerry Turnbull. Ain't it swell?

Way cool. Can't wait for the final version.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: great daddy on June 25, 2015, 06:31:46 PM
I can't wait either.I'm totally excited about it.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 26, 2015, 07:30:13 PM
Two redesigns of public domain characters, Lady Fairplay and Wonder Man. Art by The Art of Brendon and Brian Fraim. TM and (C) Roy Johnson 2015, etc. all rights reserved, etc. give me money, blah blah blah.

I recast Fairplay as more of a goddess of justice, like the Greek (Roman?) Nemesis. Wonder Man has a big W - that's all I got.

Look for them in upcoming commissions and fake covers.

For the original characters, see
http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Lady_Fairplay
http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Wonder_Man_%28Fox%29
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 26, 2015, 07:31:31 PM
Fairplay
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 26, 2015, 07:37:17 PM
THE PAINTED LADY:

In preparing the write-ups for the "Standard Comics Encyclopedia" I needed some filler material, so I came up with this super-villain called "The Painted Lady" (which was an old slang term for prostitute). Blame Kevin Moorhead for the name - a dirty old man apparently. Just imagine some writer/artist sneaking that past the CCA censors back in the day.

So, I needed a design and contacted the Brothers Fraim.

Here's the text I'd come up with, so they could develop something for her:

    While attending an art gallery opening, a super-villain calling herself the “Painted Lady” appeared from out of a painting. She proceeded to terrorize the gallery patrons by bringing creatures from the paintings themselves to life. After switching to her Black Orchid costume, Diana Dawn was able to drive the Painted Lady back into the painting from which she came (The Black Orchid #19).

    For some reason, Emulex earned the interest of super-villain the Painted Lady (see Painted Lady). She delighted in placing him in Renaissance paintings of pastoral settings as well as cubist nightmare landscapes. Eventually though, she tired of him and set him free (Super-Villain Showcase #45).

That's pretty much it.

Art by The Art of Brendon and Brian Fraim. TM and (C) Roy Johnson 2015, etc. all rights reserved, etc. give me money, blah blah blah.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 26, 2015, 11:07:57 PM
Nice work Roy!
Painted Lady would work today, maybe in Astro City?
I like the costume,  dirty old man that I am.   :)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 05, 2015, 10:36:20 AM
Check out the work in progress Standard Comics website:

http://standard-comics.com

Or don't whatever.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on July 05, 2015, 08:10:08 PM
Two redesigns of public domain characters, Lady Fairplay and Wonder Man.

Nice. Do you happen to know what kind of colouring pens were used? Copics? Jet Pens? (I first thought they were inked digitally, but when I enlarge them, they look like they're coloured with pens). 

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 05, 2015, 08:12:03 PM
I dunno, I can ask.

Two redesigns of public domain characters, Lady Fairplay and Wonder Man.

Nice. Do you happen to know what kind of colouring pens were used? Copics? Jet Pens? (I first thought they were inked digitally, but when I enlarge them, they look like they're coloured with pens). 

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 07, 2015, 02:37:02 PM
They say "We use Dick Blick Studio markers.  www.dickblick.com  They are far less expensive than Copics and give as good as, if not better, colors in our opinion."

Two redesigns of public domain characters, Lady Fairplay and Wonder Man.

Nice. Do you happen to know what kind of colouring pens were used? Copics? Jet Pens? (I first thought they were inked digitally, but when I enlarge them, they look like they're coloured with pens). 

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 26, 2015, 03:59:30 PM
As Yet Untitled #1
"Your Struggle!?!?"

The (as yet unnamed) Trio battle Baronin Zerstorer in her evil quest to resurrect the Nazi regime in her "4th Reich". Heroes WonderMan, Lady Fairplay, and the Wraith are determined to bring her to justice!

~~~

Brought to you by the Fraims, who also helped redesign the heroes!

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: darkmark on July 26, 2015, 08:20:06 PM
How about the Triumph Trio?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on July 27, 2015, 04:22:32 PM
I should have said "yet to be revealed" name.

Heh heh.

How about the Triumph Trio?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on July 30, 2015, 05:55:11 AM
The (as yet unnamed) Trio battle Baronin Zerstorer in her evil quest to resurrect the Nazi regime in her "4th Reich". Heroes WonderMan, Lady Fairplay, and the Wraith are determined to bring her to justice!

Sweet!

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on July 30, 2015, 09:18:50 AM
Say, Roy, what did happen to that brain-in-a-jar villain anyways?
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 01, 2015, 09:34:23 AM
I think he's mentioned in one or two of the character profiles in the upcoming book.

Which is taking a long time ...

Say, Roy, what did happen to that brain-in-a-jar villain anyways?
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on August 01, 2015, 10:26:25 AM
Sigh
Poor guy, unless you're Hitler's brain in a jar nobody cares about you.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 03, 2015, 02:36:07 PM
The Silver Agents #1

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on August 03, 2015, 03:53:48 PM
Very nice!
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Mr. Izaj on August 03, 2015, 06:04:29 PM
It looks like a 1960's comic cover. All that's missing is story title blurb.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 03, 2015, 07:17:22 PM
On my list  ;)

All that's missing is story title blurb.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 01, 2015, 05:46:15 PM
One of the entries in the (honest) forthcoming comic:
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 01, 2015, 05:46:59 PM
One of the entries in the (honest) forthcoming comic:
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 01, 2015, 05:47:31 PM
One of the entries in the (honest) forthcoming comic:
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on September 01, 2015, 08:16:15 PM
I just ordered my second commission. Ordered it of a couple characters from Don Perlin. I told him to use poses of his choice so it will be a surprise to me. I know who the characters are but that will be a surprise to everyone else until I post a scan of it  :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 01, 2015, 08:40:48 PM
I keep meaning to get a Perlin, but with DC supernatural characters.

I just ordered my second commission. Ordered it of a couple characters from Don Perlin. I told him to use poses of his choice so it will be a surprise to me. I know who the characters are but that will be a surprise to everyone else until I post a scan of it  :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 01, 2015, 09:58:44 PM
Nice work on the entries Roy.
Looking forward to seeing your commission Narf.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on September 02, 2015, 09:25:55 AM
Don is a FB friend. It is amazing how many of the comic book equivalent of movie stars are easily accessible and friendly on Facebook. Look him and give him some work Roy. I contacted Sam Glanzman's agent awhile back but was too late. He had already stopped doing commissions. I would like to get some more work from GA guys while they are still able. I think Jay Scott Pike still does them. I would really really really love to have a Murphy Anderson. Does anyone know if he is still available.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 02, 2015, 10:27:42 AM
I asked Michael One Minute Later about Murphy and he said:

"Hi Roy - don't know either - I believe he stopped doing commissions some years ago.  Michael"

If anyone would know, I'd bet he would.

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=9834

Doing a search of the site I don't turn up any Anderson commission.

Don is a FB friend. It is amazing how many of the comic book equivalent of movie stars are easily accessible and friendly on Facebook. Look him and give him some work Roy. I contacted Sam Glanzman's agent awhile back but was too late. He had already stopped doing commissions. I would like to get some more work from GA guys while they are still able. I think Jay Scott Pike still does them. I would really really really love to have a Murphy Anderson. Does anyone know if he is still available.

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 02, 2015, 10:35:58 AM
On a somewhat darker humor note; I've gotten commissions from Al Plastino, Sheldon Moldoff, Ernie Chan, and Alan Kupperberg, all of whom died not too long after. I think I have the kiss of death :-(

Don is a FB friend. It is amazing how many of the comic book equivalent of movie stars are easily accessible and friendly on Facebook. Look him and give him some work Roy. I contacted Sam Glanzman's agent awhile back but was too late. He had already stopped doing commissions. I would like to get some more work from GA guys while they are still able. I think Jay Scott Pike still does them. I would really really really love to have a Murphy Anderson. Does anyone know if he is still available.

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 02, 2015, 11:27:27 AM
"Kiss of Death" sounds like a femme fatale villain if I ever heard of one.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: darkmark on September 05, 2015, 01:04:09 AM
That used to happen to me when I interviewed pros for comics zines.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 06, 2015, 08:14:26 AM
The Sentinels #205 (Mar 1979)

The US government wants the Sentinels to downsize. See what happens in this shocking issue.

Mighty Mitch Ballard updates Avengers #181 with some of the characters of the Standard Universe.

Vision = the Wraith
Hercules = Nelvana
Wasp = Infra-Red
Yellowjacket = Dr. Quantum
Black Widow = Black Orchid
Hawkeye = Grim Reaper
Ms Marvel = Optima
Beast = Man in Black
Thor = UltraMan
Iron Man = TNT Todd
Captain America = Guardsman
Wonder Man = WonderMan
Quicksilver = Crimson Streak
Moondragon = Daisy
Vance Astro = Star-Storm
Some blond person = Jill Trent
Jocasta = Manowar
some guardian chick = Wildfire
Crystal dude = Hydroman
Blue guy = Man o' Metal
Peter Gyrich = John Force, the Magic Agent
Black Panther = Raven
Scarlet Witch = Lady Fairplay
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on September 06, 2015, 05:01:57 PM
The Sentinels #205 (Mar 1979)

The US government wants the Sentinels to downsize. [...]

Nice. I love the big, team covers.

And Man in Black: I've always rather liked that character, and am interested in seeing him in the crowd.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 06, 2015, 05:39:48 PM
MiB fits right in with the hero crowd.  I could see him playing a Psycho-Pirate type roll in a mystery man book.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 07, 2015, 07:00:54 AM
I'm thinking Man in Black would be a more sinister, morally ambiguous version of the Phantom Stranger.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on September 07, 2015, 09:29:32 AM
One more point:

some guardian chick = Wildfire
Crystal dude = Hydroman
Blue guy = Man o' Metal

Nikki
Martinex
Yondu

The guy with his back to us, with the blue cowl with a yellow line/chevron is Starhawk.

I was very fond of the original Guardians of the Galaxy when I was a kid.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 07, 2015, 10:13:32 AM
I'm thinking Man in Black would be a more sinister, morally ambiguous version of the Phantom Stranger.

I stand corrected.  I like your take more than mine.
I too liked Guardians version 1 growing up.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on September 09, 2015, 06:09:08 PM
amazingly fantastic stuff
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 17, 2015, 07:12:34 PM
Standard Comics villains by Fred Hembeck.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 17, 2015, 07:18:07 PM
sketch cards
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 17, 2015, 08:56:35 PM
Oh my, it's a Hembeck overdose!
Very nice stuff there Roy.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 21, 2015, 07:57:04 PM
I submitted the digital files for the STANDARD COMICS ENCYCLOPEDIA to Ka-Blam! online printers the other day, should have a proof copy to review -- in a bout a month!

Then the comic gets release on Print on Demand via IndyPlanet.

Details to come.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 22, 2015, 07:29:04 AM
And - the inks
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 22, 2015, 05:08:37 PM
Very, very nice!
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 24, 2015, 09:14:36 PM
An additional color image added to Avengers 181 redo here:
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1255524
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 25, 2015, 10:04:59 AM
Very, very nice.
You know until I saw the colour version I assumed 'The Wraith' was 'Duke of Darkness'.
I had to use GCD to look him up and see his Fox Mystery Men 27 story.  Way to rescue another super obscure hero Roy.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 25, 2015, 10:08:46 AM
I think I did a Wraith collection here somewhere.

Yup: http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?dlid=14715
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on September 27, 2015, 06:19:44 PM
And - the inks

That is quite nice. Wonderful rendering and nice use of hatching.

The colours are good, too. A bit flat, by today's standards, but it fits the historical period you're emulating.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on September 27, 2015, 08:59:26 PM
Hi Roy,
Well silly me.  I have it too and just forgot about it.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 30, 2015, 08:04:22 PM
I'm all about the verisimilitude.

And - the inks

That is quite nice. Wonderful rendering and nice use of hatching.

The colours are good, too. A bit flat, by today's standards, but it fits the historical period you're emulating.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 10, 2015, 03:30:32 PM
J. W. Erwin contacted me a while ago letting me know he was doing some sketches of some of the characters of the Standard Comics Universe.

The other day he posted this and I had to grab it!

Awesome stuff.

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1264237&GSub=107702

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on October 10, 2015, 08:06:39 PM
awesome
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on October 10, 2015, 08:29:05 PM
I got my second commission back. First was from Frank Mc this one from Don Perlin.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on October 10, 2015, 08:41:55 PM
I can't get the post with the picture to come up. Let me try my other original art that I got on ebay from Facebook friend and comic and animation artist Will Meugniot.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on October 10, 2015, 08:42:54 PM
My other Will Meugniot
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on October 10, 2015, 08:58:16 PM
My Don Perlin
Title: ebay original art by James Chen
Post by: narfstar on October 10, 2015, 09:04:39 PM
Only $10 each for pencil sketches
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 10, 2015, 11:43:39 PM
Very nice art, thanks for sharing them guys.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on October 11, 2015, 11:49:00 AM
The other day he posted this and I had to grab it!

Nice! Aren't these two your favourites?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 11, 2015, 05:22:32 PM
You know it.

The other day he posted this and I had to grab it!

Nice! Aren't these two your favourites?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 15, 2015, 05:44:49 PM
Lady Fairplay color sketch by Joe M Davis. $20, check him out here: http://joemdavis.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 24, 2015, 07:29:44 AM
Annnnnnd ... now Anderson is dead. :-(

Don is a FB friend. It is amazing how many of the comic book equivalent of movie stars are easily accessible and friendly on Facebook. Look him and give him some work Roy. I contacted Sam Glanzman's agent awhile back but was too late. He had already stopped doing commissions. I would like to get some more work from GA guys while they are still able. I think Jay Scott Pike still does them. I would really really really love to have a Murphy Anderson. Does anyone know if he is still available.

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 28, 2015, 07:06:17 PM
The Standard Comics Encyclopedia (Abridged) is here!!

Check it out on IndyPlanet: http://www.indyplanet.us/product/130078/ (http://www.indyplanet.us/product/130078/)
But why pay when you can get it for FREE?

Enter for a chance to win one of three prizes:
1. Digital copy of comic;
2. Hard copy of comic; or,
3. Hard copy of comic plus 5 Fred Hembeck sketch cards of some of the Standard Comics Universe characters.

Contest closes November 15, 2015, open to residents of Canada and the continental United States.

To enter:
1. Share my FB post on Facebook (http://"https://www.facebook.com/StandardInComics"); or
2. Retweet my tweet on Twitter (http://"https://twitter.com/Standard_Comics").

Both those are pinned to top of my feed.

(Don’t share/tweet from the http://standard-comics.com (http://standard-comics.com) home page as I can’t track the entries)

Winners will be selected at random. The winners will be announced on FB/Twitter by November 20, 2015 – stay tuned.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 28, 2015, 08:51:23 PM
Wonderful stuff!
Congrats on pulling this all together Roy!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on November 01, 2015, 07:53:10 AM
The Standard Comics Encyclopedia (Abridged) is here!!

Very nice! I think that's probably the best version of Chthonak that I've seen so far. You've developed a wonderful assortment of memorable villains over time. Dreadhelm, Emulex.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 01, 2015, 08:29:09 AM
Thanks. Now get everyone you know to buy 5 copies!  ;)

The Standard Comics Encyclopedia (Abridged) is here!!

Very nice! I think that's probably the best version of Chthonak that I've seen so far. You've developed a wonderful assortment of memorable villains over time. Dreadhelm, Emulex.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on November 01, 2015, 07:17:32 PM
Thanks. Now get everyone you know to buy 5 copies!  ;)

NO!!  ;)

Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on November 01, 2015, 09:20:08 PM
Great stuff nice to look through now to find time to read it.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 11, 2015, 04:25:36 PM
Anybody have a chance to read my book/ http://www.indyplanet.us/product/130078/

Love to hear what you think. Be kind.  ;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on November 14, 2015, 02:26:14 PM
I have only had time to look through it so far Roy. I really hope to find time to read it. I really hate that I can not read as much as I used to. Old eyes get sleepy real quick
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 15, 2015, 08:59:36 AM
Silver Agents #2 (Jul 1964)
"The Pride of Africa"

Iron Panther is the CEO of Panther Forge Industries, a world leader in robotics design and development. Her company brought in money from the world to her native Kenya, where several design, research, and manufacturing plants employed thousands of workers and helped maintain a successful economy.

Unbeknownst to her people, this successful businesswoman was also a criminal mastermind, using the resources of her company to further her desire for world domination. Although the founder and CEO, she rarely deals directly with the public or press, allowing her associates to be the face of the company.

In this issue:

When she learned of the large deposits of the nigh-indestructible material Impregnium in Kuala Lumpur, she attempted to clandestinely obtain it for use in the manufacture of her robotic weaponry. When the stealth approach failed, she attacked the mining site with her robots. The Silver Agents learned of this and eventually defeated her and her army of robotic panthers. They never learned of her true identity.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on November 16, 2015, 08:37:47 AM
nice
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 17, 2015, 03:44:02 PM
Artist Jay Piscopo bring some Standard Universe characters to life.

Jay has his own line of comics, so check them out and order some:
http://www.captneli.com/
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on November 17, 2015, 10:28:10 PM
Very nice!
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on November 21, 2015, 02:35:12 PM
Silver Agents #2 (Jul 1964)

Nice cover, and it's an interesting new adversary. But knowing that major black characters were excluded from comics until the late sixties makes the 1964 date seem like a bit of an anachronism (All Negro Comics and Lobo, notwithstanding). Was the alternate history of your comics more progressive than the actual history we had?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 21, 2015, 03:13:52 PM
Well, that's the idea. Maybe Standard had _actual_ people of color working there? I actually figured the writer was some white dude married to a black woman. Black Panther first appeared in 1966, so it's only two years earlier. Maybe the civil rights movement inspired someone.

I also set Optima (the brown woman in blue and white) having her first appearance in 1974, _and_ becoming leader of the Sentinels. When reality doesn't live up to what you want, make it what you want.

Silver Agents #2 (Jul 1964)

Nice cover, and it's an interesting new adversary. But knowing that major black characters were excluded from comics until the late sixties makes the 1964 date seem like a bit of an anachronism (All Negro Comics and Lobo, notwithstanding). Was the alternate history of your comics more progressive than the actual history we had?

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on January 10, 2016, 12:13:04 PM
In the Winter issue of Showcase magazine, explore the universe of Standard Comics - featuring a Showcase interview with Roy Johnson and The Standard Comics Encyclopedia. Hard copy for $1.99, digital 99 cents.

http://www.comiccatalog.net/#/

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on January 10, 2016, 01:32:56 PM
Holy crap!  Wow, congrats Roy.
Nice!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on February 02, 2016, 04:30:23 PM
ASTROSICARIUS

Astrosicarius is a vastly powerful being originating in the extra-dimensional God-Realm.

He causes stars to appear to collapse into themselves; in actuality, they pass through a portal into the God-Realm to become a part of his unfathomable Astro-Field, where he reigns supreme.

™ & © 2016 Standard Comics

Art by David Bednarski

Astro = star
sicarius = assassin; or
Star-Killer
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on February 02, 2016, 05:02:34 PM
Cool!
But does he do windows Roy?
;)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on February 02, 2016, 07:36:34 PM
ASTROSICARIUS

Is he more Galactus, or Dormammu? Or something else?

Nice design.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on February 02, 2016, 08:18:49 PM
More like Galactus, without being an indifferent force of nature, bit of Darkseid type.

If you can read the attached ... draft profile for him.

ASTROSICARIUS

Is he more Galactus, or Dormammu? Or something else?

Nice design.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 04, 2016, 07:04:35 AM
Since I'm working on "Standard Comics Encyclopedia" (SCE) Volume 2, and I noticed some blank spaces in the SCEI, I wanted to get some more drawings to use in Vol 1 (reprint) and 2 to fill up space and spare people my poor writing.

Panel 1: Baronin Zerstorer vs Grim Reaper
Panel 2: Sentinels (Optima, UltraMan, Crimson Streak, TNT Todd) vs Astrosicarius
Panel 3: Painted Lady vs Emulex
Panel 4: Optima vs Iron Panther and Iron Panthers
Panel 5: Lady Fairplay vs Dreahelm
Panel 6: Cyborilla vs WonderMan

Volume I is available at IndyPlanet: http://www.indyplanet.us/product/130078/
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 04, 2016, 11:54:23 AM
Very nice!
:D

And many thanks again to Roy for letting DCM use his commissions in our current and some past DCM banners.
They make the site look so much better with them at the top.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 19, 2016, 08:31:20 AM
My own original character, the Raven, is beaten but not broken. Brought to you by Mighty Mitch Ballard and loosely based on the good old Ernie Chan 'put the action in a spotlight' method.

Probably some trade dress to come to make it a cover.

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/40ndsk3s_1803160918401.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 19, 2016, 08:32:01 AM
Khronocide by J. W. Erwin

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_56510/subcat_107702/nneAvMV1_0903161424471.jpg)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 19, 2016, 09:35:58 AM
Very nice stuff!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on March 20, 2016, 11:03:24 AM
My own original character, the Raven, is beaten but not broken.

Both of these are wonderful, but the dark moody blacks really appeal to me.

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 14, 2016, 03:37:49 PM
Wow! Some great art by TJ Frias in this homage to the Kevin McGuire cover to Justice League #1 from the 1980s, featuring some of my own characters in my superhero team, the Sentinels.

TJ was great to deal with: open to idea, good communication, quick turnaround, terrific product. Highly recommended.

Featuring (l. to r.):
Back: Lady Fairplay, Grim Reaper, Guardsman
Second: Black Orchid, Crimson Streak, Raven, Star-Storm
Front:Dr. Quantum, Optima, UltraMan

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1309519

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 14, 2016, 08:28:36 PM
Ohhh, great job!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 14, 2016, 08:46:34 PM
Wow! Some great art by TJ Frias in this homage to the Kevin McGuire cover to Justice League #1 from the 1980s, featuring some of my own characters in my superhero team, the Sentinels.

Nice!

But isn't the Grim Reaper getting a bit long in the tooth by the 80s? Retcon?!?!

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 15, 2016, 03:00:19 PM
Nope:
See
http://roygbiv666.deviantart.com/art/Standard-Comics-Encyclopedia-The-Grim-Reaper-479703853
and
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1078204
and
http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=743027&GSub=107702
and, of course
http://www.indyplanet.us/product/130078/


Wow! Some great art by TJ Frias in this homage to the Kevin McGuire cover to Justice League #1 from the 1980s, featuring some of my own characters in my superhero team, the Sentinels.

Nice!

But isn't the Grim Reaper getting a bit long in the tooth by the 80s? Retcon?!?!

BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 18, 2016, 05:05:29 PM
Color version.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 23, 2016, 07:57:59 AM
Warning: Thread hijack.

I've been taking a new comic-making class for a few months. This one is structured like a "senior project" where I get to design my own final result. Anyway, I've been using the class to develop the public domain heroes concept that I've been toying with for a while, while at the same time working on some very specific technique things.

Here's one of my pages, featuring the American Crusader during his time in the army:

(http://blog.bcholmes.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/page-5-sample.png)BCing you
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: erwin-k on April 24, 2016, 07:49:30 AM
Don't mean to sound negative, or nit picking, but…

I assume this is set during World War 2. If so, the haircuts on all the soldiers probably need work to be regulation. This is especially true for the Private in the center and the General. That is unless they are on some very isolated post with no barber available. I know from personal experience that there is always some "Frank Burns" type around who believes a proper haircut is the only road to victory.

By "regulation" I do not mean "white walls" on the sides as a lot of U.S. troops chose today.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: bcholmes on April 24, 2016, 08:37:50 AM
Don't mean to sound negative, or nit picking, but…

Not nit-picky at all. It's good feedback. Thanks.

BC
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on April 30, 2016, 01:11:26 PM
The Sentinels #196 June, 1978

Gerry Turnbull brings color and cover treatment to this piece by Ernie Chan, which I left sitting for waaaay too long.

Ernie was king of the DC comics covers during the 1970s, so it would have been cool if he'd done some covers for "Standard Comics", too. Now, he has.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on April 30, 2016, 03:12:48 PM
Wow, very nice job Roy.
I can easily picture that on a rack some where.
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on May 07, 2016, 06:07:48 PM
Freedom Brigade #73 (Oct 1985)
Rural Home Companions

This issue is part 2 of http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1078204. The team has encountered the Grim Reaper and due to a misunderstanding all too common in comics, they fight!

Roll Call:
Grim Reaper
Black Orchid
The Face
The Flag
Fearless Flint
Silver Streak

~~~

Pencils and inks by Alan Kupperberg, who worked on real life comics featuring World War II heroes in The Invaders and All-Star Squadron. Colors by Gerry Turnbull.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on May 07, 2016, 10:01:51 PM
Ha!  I swear I bought that issue.
:) :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on May 19, 2016, 12:25:25 PM
Well, it is a Bronze Age classic.

Ha!  I swear I bought that issue.
:) :D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on June 01, 2016, 07:37:55 PM
Tarantula (designed before the black Spider-Man suit, but probably not the All-Star Squadron Tarantula costume).

Art by TJ Frias and Rob Shalda.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on June 01, 2016, 09:24:01 PM
A nicely designed character Roy.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on August 21, 2016, 12:03:25 PM
Some of the entries for Volume II of the Standard Comics Encyclopedia (http://www.indyplanet.us/product/130078/) . Great work by great artists too numerous to list here.

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on August 21, 2016, 10:27:46 PM
Very, very nice Roy!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on September 02, 2016, 04:26:52 PM
Cosmic Crossover (Sept 1980)Double page spread, pages 2-3This great double page spread depicts the periodic meeting of super-heroes from parallel worlds, in the giant Trophy Room of Freedom's Stronghold before all the action happens.Art by Mighty Mitch Ballard and Generous Gerry TurnbullRoll Call and more details:http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=925793
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on September 02, 2016, 11:35:57 PM
Very nice.


Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: JonTheScanner on September 04, 2016, 07:43:40 PM
A time-traveling Punisher  :-)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on September 18, 2016, 07:30:57 AM
love it
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 01, 2016, 05:48:15 PM
Gilbert Monsanto $7/sketch http://gammaknight.deviantart.com/


My original characters, OPTIMA and ULTRAMAN
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 01, 2016, 05:49:10 PM
UGH


http://roygbiv666.deviantart.com/art/ULTRAMAN-by-Gilbert-Monsanto-637625439
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 02, 2016, 09:49:22 AM
very nice, he's got a pleasing style.
:)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 02, 2016, 09:50:40 AM
Another $7 winner


My Original Character, DREADHELM by gammaknight.deviantart.com
Find out more at http://standard-comics.com/dreadhelm/
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 02, 2016, 10:05:06 AM
You got that for $7?
Wow!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 02, 2016, 10:11:37 AM

Yup, sales still on as far as I know.

You got that for $7?
Wow!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 03, 2016, 06:57:21 PM
Gilbert can be reached at smp_letters@yahoo.com


Two more:
http://roygbiv666.deviantart.com/art/RAVEN-by-Gilbert-Monsanto-638078325
http://roygbiv666.deviantart.com/art/ASTROSICARIUS-by-Gilbert-Monsanto-638078533

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on October 04, 2016, 09:59:55 AM
Also very good, you ask him about full scenes?
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 04, 2016, 11:16:10 AM
Right now he's doing $7 pinpus, maybe later.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 11, 2016, 04:57:13 PM
Still on
http://gammaknight.deviantart.com/art/first-batch-of-commissions-done-637581396
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on November 23, 2016, 10:01:53 PM
Another faux-Sentinels cover, featuring UltraMan, Optima, Raven, and Dreadhelm.


At by Luis Rivera: https://www.facebook.com/luis.rivera.3914



Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on November 24, 2016, 08:15:57 AM
Oh the drama, what oh what will happen?

Nice one Roy.
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 08, 2016, 04:44:54 PM
Great piece from Gilbert Monsanto gammaknight.deviantart.com
l. to r.  Eliminator, Bullwhip, Cyborilla, Dreadhelm, Dr. Micro, Painted Lady, Khronocide, Emulex, Iron Panther, The Traveler
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Geo (RIP) on December 08, 2016, 09:16:38 PM
Another winner Roy.


Geo
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: narfstar on December 11, 2016, 04:41:54 PM
Really great stuff. I have some pencil art from Rock Baker that will be appearing in our Dell revival title All-New Popular Comics so I can not show it until after publication. It is a three page story written by me. Then it was inked by Jeff Austin. BEAUTIFUL I recommend that team highly. I will be getting the cover from Steven Butler. We have some great artists working on our comic including DCM's CrashRyan.

Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on February 10, 2017, 05:35:09 PM
After years of commissioning individual pieces, and completing volume 1 of the 'Standard Comics Encyclopedia', I decided to launch an actual comic book.


If you want to get bi-weekly updates on the project, please take a minute and sign up for the Newsletter at:


http://eepurl.com/czwVNj


Thanks!



Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on February 10, 2017, 09:05:49 PM
Niiice!
I hope it all works out for you Roy!

-Yoc
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 10, 2017, 05:56:01 PM
Art by Mitch Ballard for the second volume of my Standard Comics Encyclopedia.

You can learn more about it by following my Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/StandardInComics/

To get on the mailing list for an upcoming Kickstarter comic featuring some of these original characters, sign up at:
http://eepurl.com/czwVNj
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 10, 2017, 10:42:22 PM
Very nice Roy!
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 15, 2017, 05:56:05 PM
inked
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on March 16, 2017, 08:39:35 AM
Ohh, nice job on the inking too!
Very cool!
:D
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Roygbiv666 on May 25, 2017, 02:33:44 PM
For anyone interested, here's a link to the FB album sharing pages from the forthcoming SENTINELS comic:


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1851626701753058.1073741832.1556848561230875&type=1&l=9206baa8e7 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1851626701753058.1073741832.1556848561230875&type=1&l=9206baa8e7)
Title: Re: Comic Art Commission
Post by: Yoc on May 25, 2017, 08:32:25 PM
It's looking interesting so far... the plot thickens...