A Long Time Ago, On TV Sets Every Saturday Morning… CARTOONS

A Long Time Ago, On TV Sets Every Saturday Morning… CARTOONS

Tis the season, well once upon a time this was the season for new cartoons to be released on Saturday morning. The Saturday Morning preview shows would usually air the Friday evening before the premier the next morning. These programs would usually be in the form of a variety show and they would create a [...]

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way is a book by Stan Lee and John Buscema. This book walks you, the aspiring comic book artist, through the process of how to draw and create comic books. John Buscema illustrated the artwork, with plenty of Jack Kirby examples included as well. The first edition was published [...]

Joe Sinnott: 1926 to 2020

Joe Sinnott: 1926 to 2020

We’ve lost another great from the Golden Age of comics…

Love this piece by John Byrne and Joe Sinnott

In My Not So Humble Opinion

Legendary comic book artist Joe Sinnott passed away on June 25th at the age of 93. Sinnott had such a long and distinguished career as an artist that I really could not do him justice in a short blog post. I will touch upon a few highlights, but for a much more detailed examination of his career I strongly urge everyone to get a copy of Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life & Art of Joe Sinnott written by Tim Lasiuta from TwoMorrows Publishing.

Fantastic Four #57 (Dec 1966) cover artwork by Jack Kirby & Joe Sinnott

Joe Sinnott was born in Saugerties, NY on October 16, 1926, and he lived in that area for almost his entire life. Following service in the U.S Navy during World War II, Sinnott attended the Cartoonists and Illustrators School (now known as the School of Visual Arts).

One of his instructors was…

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Getting Caught Up: Secret Wars (1984)

Getting Caught Up: Secret Wars (1984)

Secret Wars (1984) YouTube user, ComicIsland, tells the tale of the original Secret Wars. This wasn’t Marvels first cross-over event but it was the one that became the template for all cross-overs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxgJHwnrV4U This is a re-posting of my original article on the now defunctQuantum-Multiverse from 16 June, 2015.

Comics Released the Month of my Birth in 1970 (Revised)

Comics Released the Month of my Birth in 1970 (Revised)

I was curious about what titles were released during the month of my birth in 1970. There are no iconic covers in this curated selection but it's really fun to see what was on the spinner-racks in my first month on this planet. These are just from the big two, and they focus on the [...]