Posted 9 months ago
The view inside my studio features a lot of the things that sparked my imagination when I was a young boy.
That big poster is from The Third Eye, Inc.,
who produced a cool series of backlight posters using art lifted right from the pages of Marvel Comics.
The Wonderful World of the Fantastic Four by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott is my favorite.
The brilliant fluorescent re-coloring really riveted my attention back in 1971.
RAW and Pantheon magazine's 1980 point-of-sale poster with "Comix Factory" cover by Joost Swarte is just a masterpiece of European comic book design, giving us a rare glimpse into how comic books are REALLY created.
I love the tag line: "COMIX - PUTTING THE LITTER BACK INTO LITERACY." It still makes me laugh.
Nearby are a few of my favorite comic books, including the first Spider-Man comic I ever read in 1969, a Jim Steranko Hulk cover for FOOM magazine, my favorite Doom Patrol cover, Dick Ayers' chock-full-of-blurbs Ghost Rider cover, the 1st issue of The Shadow by Michael Wm. Kaluta and several key issues of The Fantastic Four!
Like fragile paper time capsules, each one of these books brings back a specific memory of where I got it, what I was doing at the time and the simple thrill of enjoying the amazing art and story for the first time!
It makes me happy every time I look at these walls.