Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dick Giordano

1) Sherlock Holmes, and 2) The Two Great Detectives

Dick Giordano was not only a great Silver Age artist, but also worked many years as an editor for both Charlton and DC Comics.  I loved his work on the Batman titles, with Neal Adams and on the DC 12-issue series "Crisis on the Infinite Earths".

The first piece I commissioned from Mr. Giordano through his website.  The second piece I purchased on eBay.  Upon emailing Mr. Giordano I found out this piece was originally done for another collector but was to be Batman chasing Dracula.


Tom Wilson

Sherlock Ziggy

Tom Wilson is best known as the creator of the comic strip "Ziggy".  Since the comic strip began in 1971, Ziggy has been featured on t-shirts, calendars, ornaments, greeting cards and in animated specials.

This was one of my first Sherlock drawings.  I had written Mr. Wilson to tell him how much I enjoyed the strip and mentioned my Sherlock Holmes collection and he drew this wonderful piece for me. 

Creig Flessel

Sherlock Holmes

Creig Flessel was one of the early golden age comic artists and is credited as being one of the co-creator's of the golden age Sandman.  He also drew the covers for many of the early comic books including many of the pre-Batman "Detective Comics", and the cover for the ashcan version of "Action Comics" #1.

I had written back and forth a couple of times with Mr. Flessel a number of years ago and he was kind enough to do this drawing of Holmes for my collection.  

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gene Colan

Sherlock Holmes by gaslight

Gene Colan was one of the premier artists of the Silver Age of comics.  During his career he worked for both DC and Marvel and is probably best known for his work on "Daredevil", "The Tomb of Dracula" and the Batman titles.

Back in 2006, Mr. Colan posted on his site that he would be taking a few "retirement" commssions.  I was lucky to get on his list early.  A great piece by a legend in the comic industry.