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(NT) And of course the server is down. Try again later.
It worked just now for me ...
(NT) By '91, almost out of the biz unfortunately.
Finally was able to get it
So cool!! You worked at Marvel and DC Comics!
and you met Stan Lee!!
WOW! Awesome work history there, EdH.
Do you have a place where some of your artwork is available to see?
Since you asked
I dom't think this would violate anything since you have to dig a little before getting to the part where I sell stuff. And you can ignore that and go right into Covers and Sketches and find a bunch of stuff.
Wow, some beautiful work, Ed.
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Thank you for your kind words
The business kind of left me. There was a tremendous collectors' bubble that burst (surprising no one on the inside) in the early 90s. Stores were stuck with huge inventories and sales plummeted. Marvel went through all kinds of management chaos and went into Chapter 11 for a while.
A lot of people found themselves without work. I had a contract with DC and thought I was safe but they wouldn't renew and when it was up I was out of there. No one answered my calls.
Later as business improved somewhat both companies tossed me the occasional bone, usually in the form of merchandising/licensing work. I didn't mind that because it paid better, but of course it was anonymous.
There ia a whole new younger breed of artists now. The meltdown served to clear out a lot of dead wood. Perhaps I was some of that old timber myself. The movies have really saved the industry too. Many more people know Batman and Spider-man than have ever read their comics.
I moved on. Got a job with a publishing company that trained me in computer graphics--an education that would have cost a fortune if I had gone to school for it. I found that I really liked the computer stuff as much as the comics, so I've had two dream careers. The people are great too, same as in comics.
I still hear from fans and do some commissions. Every once in a while one or the other company will reprint something and I'll get a small royalty check. DC sends me a Christmas card every year too.
It's been interesting.
Ed, i'm curious
what do you think of the latest (for the western world at least) Japanes Anime style of "cartoons" (if they can be called that)...
Okay I guess
Actually that style has been popular in Japan for ages. Japanese comic books are huge (lots of pages) and everyone in Japan reads them, even middle-class businessman types.
I am not into anime that much, although I like some of the animated cartoons, especially the 3D stuff. As with anything there is well-done anime and atrocious anime. It has definitely had an impact on American comics. I think the style is a bit overused myself.
My 11 year old son really likes that stuff and considers my kind of art old-fahioned and obsolete.
Double Wow!, Ed
That is some fantastic and impressive artwork.
One of my favorites is the one named "Vigil" at the bottom of this page:
Extremely cool! Thanks for sharing. I plan to show this to my son, Orion. He enjoys dabbling in some art, particularly anime. He's not too bad either, if I don't say so myself He will appreciate your talent.
That's impressive Ed!
BTW, I used up all your bandwidth, lol. That's what an error message said anyway.
That happens with Geocities
My website is a mess. Some of it's on my ISP's server and some it's on Geo. I'm cheap so I don't want to spring for "real" server space, although I did get a little more this year when my ISP had an attractive "pay in advance" offer. I really need to clean it up amd consolidate everything but I never have the time.
you did silver surfer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bow slobber grovel humble slurp sniff... one of my ALL time favourites!!
and this -->
jealous jealous jealous
jonah "no talent" jones
Didn't do that World's Finest
Looks to me like Garcia Lopez and **** Giordano. I did do a couple of the other covers on that guy's site (and designed that WF logo too, come to think of it).
Silver Surfer-- I didn't do a lot of that either. Maybe a cover sketch here or there. Of course, my memory's not the best.
How very cool!
Very nice work! My ex husband probably would kiss your feet, his whole family were HUGE comic book fans. (They may have paid for several items in your home...LOL)
I'm most impressed,
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I would like to see what your illustrated take on the SE gang would look like. ha!