Sunday, April 09, 2006

Silver Age Iron!

Like me, Rich Dannys likes to kick it old-school. While his day job in animation is cool, whats even cooler about the guy is how much he helps out beginning artists. As the moderator "Attezarf" on the Instruction forum at, Rich is always there to dispense good advice in a friendly and welcoming manner to all manner of artistic inquiries. I don't know how he does it. This is a man who can answer the question "what brush do you use?" or "how do you get started doing comics" several times a week and actually convince you he's smiling while he's doing it. You gotta be a good guy to do that!

Anyway, this is Rich's tribute the the Silver Age Iron Man and its a real beauty! Iron Man looks is drawn so cool and Kirby like, and the background details are a real treat! If this was the cover of a Tales of Suspense back in the day -- I would have bought it fer sure. The great colouring by Phil Craven is also highly noteworthy and really captures the ben-day-dot-screen goodness of silver-age comic colouring. Wow -- Make Mine Marvel!


Blogger Mike Thompson said...

This is truly a terrific illustration! I wish Marvel (and all comic companies for that matter) would be willing to let certain characters exist in specific time periods rather than reboot them to accommodate existing world events. Iron Man is one such character whose overall look and origin would operate best in a 1970s setting.

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