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Year of the Artist, Day 340: Howard Chaykin, Part 3 – Star Wars #8 and Cody Starbuck


Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Howard Chaykin, and the issues are Star Wars #8 and Cody Starbuck, the first of which was published by Marvel and is cover dated February 1977 and the second of which was published by Star*Reach Productions and is cover dated July 1978. Enjoy!
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Committed: Drew Struzan – Movie Poster Maestro

011514_struzman_actionThe name Drew Struzan might not be a household one, but if you saw an American movie in the last few decades then you’re probably very familiar with the work of Drew Struzan. Star Wars, Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing… the list goes on an on.

011514_struzman_thingAs a film poster artist in the ’70’s and ’80’s, Struzan’s work subliminally informed everything many of us would grow to associate with adventure and excitement in movies. Without even realizing that we were seeing the world through his eyes, his ubiquitous movie posters embodied the most exhilarating films we grew up with. His style is intrinsically associated to a specific type and quality of movie. Today Struzan’s skills continue to be utilized by savvy film makers like George Lucas and Guillermo Del Toro to brand and market their films, lending them a language of fun and daring which is synonymous with Struzan’s work. Continue Reading »

She Has No Head! – My Favorite SDCC 2012 News!

Wonder Pony by Andy Price

I’m someone that continues to not be able (or willing?) to go to the craziness that is SDCC these days – my one and only SDCC visit was when I was 16 – it’s a WHOLE NEW THING SINCE THEN, or so I hear.

So like many of you I must get my “breaking news” from all the comic sites out there providing crazy good coverage. A particular tip of the hat to The Beat which did fantastic daily summaries of all their stories, making it easy for me to catch up on everything.  And for today I decided to do a little roundup of my favorite news items from the con. Prepare yourself now, there’s lots of exciting all caps talk.

OH! And to kick us off I’ll just leave this here, okay?

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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 180: Star Wars #6

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to comics from one decade. This week’s decade: the 1970s! Today’s page is from Star Wars #6 and was published by Marvel and is cover dated December 1977. As with many of the comics this month, I borrowed this from Howard Harris, my comics retailer, who was nice enough to let me take them home and scan them. He’s been very helpful this month, so why not finish with a comic from his collection? Enjoy!
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This Can Go Here Because Ultimate Warrior Was In A Comic

This is better than that. And his wrestling career. And all six Star Wars movies. Possibly the Mona Lisa; I’ll get back to you on that. It’s sure better than every comic ever!


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