Saturday, April 21, 2012

Neal Adams

Sherlock Holmes

Neal Adams is another one of the great silver age artists.  During the 60's and 70's he revamped and revitilized both the "Batman" series and the "Green Lantern\Green Arrow" comics.  He was also very active in comic creator rights helping to form the Comics Creators Guild and lobbying to get Superman creators Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegal long overdue credit for the character.  

I contacted and arranged this great piece from him through his website.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dick Ayers

Holmes and Watson

Dick Ayers is another one of the great silver age artists who worked at Marvel Comics and it's predecessor Atlas Comics.  He is known for his work on the early issues of the "Fantastic Four" as well as a long run on "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos".

I contacted Mr. Ayers through his website and he did this great rendition of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson for me.  He had originally done this as a pencil drawing for another collector, but when I asked about a Sherlock piece he redrew the piece, added some background and coloured it.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bill Keane

Sherlock Billy

Bill Keane is best known for his award winning comic strip "The Family Circus".  Debuting in 1960, the strip has become one of the most loved and widely syndicated cartoon panels in the world.

Many years ago I had written Mr. Keane and included one of his strips with a "Sherlock Holmes" theme to it.  He was nice enough to sign the strip and included this great sketch of Billy with his bubble pipe.