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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:15pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Even though I'm not a Mephisto fan at all, that's still a great looking piece.

The flaming signature "ignited" a laugh from me too.

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Michael Everall
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:18pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Mignola does live in Portland now.
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Thanks Corey, my memory isn't so faulty after all!

I don't think I've seen him at any of the local conventions though. I did get to
see Michael Allred at a very small convention in Eugene once. The first
comics celebrity I ever saw. He was a really nice guy...very strong too. I
remember thinking "Since when do Comic Artists look like Arnold
Schwarzenegger?!" . My only lament....wish I had known who Madman was at
the time! (doh!)
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Shaun Crowell
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:19pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Thank you JB, when I saw the Ghost Rider in Wayne's commission I knew I had to get one with him in it. This defiantly could belong as a cover to a Doctor Strange or Ghost Rider cover. VERY PLEASED with this one.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:25pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Glad you like it, Shaun. It was fun -- especially since
the whole image formed in my head almost the
instant Jim sent me the request. I love when that
happens!

(Since you've "outed" yourself, I've added a credit line
to the piece at the top of the thread.)
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Paul Greer
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:30pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Love the Mephisto and the bodies melted into the ground supporting him. Keep this up and you'll have drawn Dr. Strange and Ghost Rider more in commissions than you did in actual comics.
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Andy Smith
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:32pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Nice, I really like Ghost Rider's jacket!

andy
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Joe Hollon
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:34pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

JB wrote: "Since you've "outed" yourself, I've added a credit line
to the piece at the top of the thread"

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I wondered what happened to this policy.  It seems like it has been quite awhile since the credit line has been shown on the commissions.  For the record, I don't mind if a "credit line" is added to my Spider-Man/Man-Thing commission.

Also, I know some of the commissions that do have credit lines have already changed hands and no longer belong to the original commissioner...



Edited by Joe Hollon on 07 June 2007 at 12:35pm
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Shaun Crowell
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:34pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I am glad you had fun with on this JB to me it makes it even more special.
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Aric Shapiro
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:35pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

CONGRATS SHAUN!!!!  Another masterpiece to add to your already magnificenent collection....

Too bad the commission line is closed, as I have an idea I'd love to run by Warden myself.

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A side note, some of you may find interesting or amusing, or both.

When I was about 9 years old, for my birthday my parents bought be the Visible Man model, by Renwal. I became instantly fascinated with the human skeleton, and the skull in particular. I studied that skull -- slightly large than the end of your thumb -- from every conceivable angle. Then, three years later, my grandparents bought me the Visible Head for another birthday, and at last I had a life-sized skull.

The end result of this is that from very early on, I could draw skulls in fairly accurate detail from almost any perspective. Before I could properly model the human head, in fact, I could draw skulls.

One day, struggling to get a head to work, I had the idea of drawing a skull first, and putting the skin on after. Worked perfectly. So much so, in fact, that for a while I had DRAW A SKULL, DUMMY! written on my drawingboard, as a reminder.

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I know some of the commissions that do have credit
lines have already changed hands and no longer
belong to the original commissioner...

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One of the reasons I more or less dropped the
credit. I didn't feel like having updates turn into an
ongoing project!
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Joe Hollon
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Posted: 07 June 2007 at 12:41pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

JB,

I like that your Ghost Rider does indeed look like a flaming skull.  In some of the early Ghost Rider stories (I recently finished Essential GR vol 1) the artists did not draw it as a realistic skull.  What bothered me even more was when dialog within the stories would have people commenting to Johnny Blaze on his "funny, skull mask."  That would totally take me out of the story and make me shake my head.  There is no way a guy with a flaming skull head should be mistaken for a mask!

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