Thursday, December 10, 2009
In the early days of my comics career, I was a regular contributor of cover art to Alan Light's weekly fanzine, The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom. I'm not sure how many covers I drew for TBG over the years (though someone did send me a checklist once -- which I'm sure is packed away somewhere in some box in my storage closet) -- but I only kept the original art for a handful, and this Christmas cover below is one of them. This scan is of the original -- the color added version done in Photoshop, after scanning the original color mask overlay. I did at least one more Christmas cover. If I can find it before Christmas, I'll post it, too.
The comics and toys are items from my own collection that I thought collectors might enjoy finding under a Christmas tree. I've since sold that Daredevil #1 (darn it!) -- but still have the rest of this stuff. Shortly after publication, Milt Caniff sent me a postcard telling me he enjoyed seeing the Terry and the Pirates characters on this cover!