Pub quiz question: What is the singer Prince's real first name? You'll have to look that one up. So many going. In his case too soon too young. He bought the artwork for this cover from me for $300. I've just been corrected. He paid me $3000. A gentleman in every respect!
Saturday, 2 April 2016
Thursday, 3 March 2016
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Back in 1973 I was at art school and I was required to write a dissertation as part of the final year. I told them it would be about comics. In those days comics weren't as prominent as they are today, and completely absent from art schools. At the time I was besotted with the work of a relatively new artist (to me) Neil Adams. Without telling anyone I decided the whole dissertation would be about him. I submitted the finished thing and I was summoned to the office of the tutor in charge of dissertations. Since he'd never heard of Neil Adams he wasn't sure I hadn't made him up and the whole thing wasn't an elaborate hoax. I convinced him he was real and I was genuine (he conceded that Adams was a very good draughtsman) and I got quite a good mark.
All this to show what a big Neil Adams fan I've always been. I inked him once before but I've just seen this and I wish I could show it to the 22 year old me. All credit to the colourist who added immeasurable amounts of zing.