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    myanatomylesson:

Punisher by John Byrne for CPL Fanzine #8, 1973

    myanatomylesson:

    Punisher by John Byrne for CPL Fanzine #8, 1973

    — 1 week ago with 124 notes
    #John Byrne  #the punisher 

    Marie Severin, 1979. Photograph by Eliot R. Brown.

    John Byrne, 1995. Photograph by Matthew J. Atanian.


    — 1 month ago with 76 notes
    #marie severin  #john byrne  #Eliot R. Brown  #marvel artists with guns 

    johnbyrnedraws:

    Daredevil #223 cover by John Byrne.

    Seen here are the original cover, the published cover and what the cover would have looked like if colored as John intended.

    John shared this story on his website:

    That 223 cover was one of the seriously annoying moments that come along from time to time. When I was asked to do it, the image you see popped immediately into my head, with the colors as in Nathan’s second post. I described it to the editor. I described it to Shooter. Everybody agreed. I drew the cover…

    And then the color version in Nathan’s first post came out. Had they forgotten to tell the colorist what I wanted? Had I simply been mollycoddled? LIED to? Given the temper of the times, the latter is, sadly, not at all unlikely.

    John Byrne’s not even on Twitter and he has mastered the art of subtweeting.

    (via themarvelageofcomics)

    — 2 months ago with 187 notes
    #john byrne  #daredevil 
    Bob Layton must have been making a dig at his old pal Byrne here, right? From Iron Man #137, August 1980.

    Bob Layton must have been making a dig at his old pal Byrne here, right? From Iron Man #137, August 1980.

    — 3 months ago with 16 notes
    #bob layton  #iron man  #john byrne 

    Why is johnbyrnecharactersreactingtoexplosions.tumblr.com not a thing?

    — 3 months ago with 65 notes
    #john byrne  #marvel team-up  #iron fist  #x-men 
    johnbyrnedraws:

X-Men #119, page 22 by John Byrne & Terry Austin. 1979.

    johnbyrnedraws:

    X-Men #119, page 22 by John Byrne & Terry Austin. 1979.

    (via themarvelageofcomics)

    — 4 months ago with 83 notes
    #x-men  #chris claremont  #john byrne  #original art 
    johnbyrnedraws:

X-Men #138 cover by John Byrne & Terry Austin. 1980.

    johnbyrnedraws:

    X-Men #138 cover by John Byrne & Terry Austin. 1980.

    (via themarvelageofcomics)

    — 5 months ago with 294 notes
    #john byrne  #x-men  #original art 
    johnbyrnedraws:

Vindicator Vs Captain America page by John Byrne circa 1970/71.
John Byrne explained in The X-Men Companion:

Vindicator goes back to my college days, when he was called the Sentinel, and then the Guardian… I created him in 1970 or 1971… In fact, somewhere Duffy Vohland, I think, has a badly colored page that has Vindicator battling Captain America that dates from those early days.

    johnbyrnedraws:

    Vindicator Vs Captain America page by John Byrne circa 1970/71.

    John Byrne explained in The X-Men Companion:

    Vindicator goes back to my college days, when he was called the Sentinel, and then the Guardian… I created him in 1970 or 1971… In fact, somewhere Duffy Vohland, I think, has a badly colored page that has Vindicator battling Captain America that dates from those early days.

    (via themarvelageofcomics)

    — 5 months ago with 100 notes
    #captain america  #john byrne  #original art 

    johnbyrnedraws:

    X-Men: The Hidden Years #21, page 22 by John Byrne & Tom Palmer. 2001.

    John Byrne had this to say on his forum 9/25/2010.

    I saw no end to HIDDEN YEARS, other than the fact that, when it eventually started to look like it was running out of steam, I would dovetail it into the adventure that introduced us to the “All New, All Different” team in GIANT-SIZED X-MEN 1.

    When the book was unceremoniously ripped out from under me, I still had plenty of stories to tell, not even counting those times when, during their time in reprint limbo, the X-Men had been seen in other titles, like MARVEL TEAM-UP, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA. I had worked out all sorts of ways to incorporate those tales, as seen from the X-Men’s POV, and even had figured out how to get the Beast back into the team after his enfurration. (What? That’s not a word??)

    Given the lead time I had on the book, right about now I guess I would be gearing up for the 150th issue… .

    (via themarvelageofcomics)

    — 5 months ago with 82 notes
    #x-men  #john byrne  #original art 
    1987: Jim Lee at MarvelCarl Potts’ DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics was published this week, and so I thought I’d take a moment to highlight a passage from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, about Potts’ impact as an editor._______Art Adams had an immediate impact on his aspiring peers, the young men who’d been weaned on Claremont and Byrne’s X-Men and Frank Miller’s Daredevil and who’d seen the visual style of Marvel Comics settle into staid functionality. In the last days of the Jim Shooter reign, there emerged a clutch of young artists who determinedly rendered every strand of hair, every stretch of clothing, every tooth in their characters’ mouths. If there was a scene with a brick wall destroyed, you could bet that every single brick would be delineated.
The inker on Adams’s Longshot was a Filipino art school dropout named Whilce Portacio. Portacio was great at rendering details but needed improvement when it came to anatomy and perspective, so editor Carl Potts had him work over Adams’s pencils, hoping he could learn a thing or two along the way. In the meantime, Potts fed Portacio books like The Five C’s of Cinematography and kept him busy with work inking Alpha Flight. Shortly afterward, when Potts hired Jim Lee, an excessively polite, South Korean Ivy Leaguer, to draw Alpha Flight, the two artists meshed artistically and personally. Now Lee, too, got a copy of the cinematography book, and Potts drilled him on storytelling fundamentals, much like Denny O’Neil had with Frank Miller a decade earlier. Then Lee moved to San Diego and into a studio with Portacio. Their lives and careers were now entwined for good.
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You can view sample pages of The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics here.

    1987: Jim Lee at Marvel

    Carl Potts’ DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics was published this week, and so I thought I’d take a moment to highlight a passage from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, about Potts’ impact as an editor.
    _______

    Art Adams had an immediate impact on his aspiring peers, the young men who’d been weaned on Claremont and Byrne’s X-Men and Frank Miller’s Daredevil and who’d seen the visual style of Marvel Comics settle into staid functionality. In the last days of the Jim Shooter reign, there emerged a clutch of young artists who determinedly rendered every strand of hair, every stretch of clothing, every tooth in their characters’ mouths. If there was a scene with a brick wall destroyed, you could bet that every single brick would be delineated.

    The inker on Adams’s Longshot was a Filipino art school dropout named Whilce Portacio. Portacio was great at rendering details but needed improvement when it came to anatomy and perspective, so editor Carl Potts had him work over Adams’s pencils, hoping he could learn a thing or two along the way. In the meantime, Potts fed Portacio books like The Five C’s of Cinematography and kept him busy with work inking Alpha Flight. Shortly afterward, when Potts hired Jim Lee, an excessively polite, South Korean Ivy Leaguer, to draw Alpha Flight, the two artists meshed artistically and personally. Now Lee, too, got a copy of the cinematography book, and Potts drilled him on storytelling fundamentals, much like Denny O’Neil had with Frank Miller a decade earlier. Then Lee moved to San Diego and into a studio with Portacio. Their lives and careers were now entwined for good.

    _______

    You can view sample pages of The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics here.

    — 6 months ago with 114 notes
    #carl potts  #art adams  #chris claremont  #john byrne  #jim shoter  #daredevil  #longshot  #x-men  #whilce portacio  #jim lee  #alpha flight  #frank miller  #Denny O'Neil  #photo  #excerpts  #image 
    Alpha Flight poster by John Byrne.

    Alpha Flight poster by John Byrne.

    — 6 months ago with 312 notes
    #Alpha Flight  #John Byrne  #posters 

    February, 1983: In a California bookstore, nine-year-old Gene Luen Yang asks his mother to buy him a copy of Marvel Two-in-One #99. His mother refuses, concerned that the Thing and ROM will give him nightmares. Instead, they leave the store with DC Comics Presents #57, in which Superman and a band of armored warriors traverse a devastating post-apocalyptic United States.

    Gene Yang is terrified by this comic. But he loves it, too. He decides to become a comic-book artist.

    October, 2013: Gene Yang, cartoonist, is nominated for his second National Book Award.

    I haven’t yet read Boxers and Saints, but American Born Chinese is wonderful.

    Listen to Yang describe his early encounters with comic books here, at the fourteen-minute mark.

    — 6 months ago with 85 notes
    #thing  #ROM  #john byrne  #ed hannigan  #gene luen yang  #marvel two-in-one  #dc comics presents  #superman  #atomic knights  #alex saviuk 
    John Byrne’s illustration of the Red Ghost for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

    John Byrne’s illustration of the Red Ghost for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

    — 6 months ago with 18 notes
    #john byrne  #red ghost  #ohotmu  #fantastic four  #original art