Thursday, October 11, 2007

Rods and Monsters...

This is another Franky image from the same "80s book as the previous post. I was a big fan of Mr. Monster in the eighties, loved Michael T. Gilbert's art and quirky scripting style. Old MM stayed in print for at least ten years and was always a fun read. Sadly these days MM is only the host of "Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt", a series of articles appearing in Roy Thomas' "Alter Ego" magazine. I think Michael T. is currently writing stories for Disney comic books, I'm hoping he'll script a few more MM adventures. I miss that ol' monster hunter!

3 comments:

PJ said...

God that’s a great illo!

Vince M. said...

Thanks a lot, PJ. I really miss Mike Gilbert's comics featuring Mr. Monster. I hope he gets the chance to return to the character someday. I liked the way his Ditko and Eisner influences could be seen in his work.

I wish I could still buy the Marvy "Ultra Writer" pens I used on this sketch. They were so good we used to use them for finished art at Gem Studio in the '80s. I also used them on the Honeymooners' comics and a few thousand storyboard frames and freelance assignments. Marvy still makes something comparable- "le Pen", but I've decided to work in traditional media for a while.

Thanks again for the kind words, Peej.

PJ said...

I like your charcoal stuff too, you seem to be a master of many mediums so, I don’t think you’ll have much of a problem!