Veteran comic book artist Al Plastino passed away Monday at the age of 91 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Plastino, drew Superman for years and co-created DC Comics characters Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes. At the time of his passing he had been locked in a messy squabble regarding the ownership of the original art he drew in 1964 for the famed Superman story about President John F. Kennedy.
“The story was written in collaboration with the Kennedy White House, but delayed upon his assassination in November 1963. At the urging of President Johnson, the comic was eventually published the following year, and Plastino’s original artwork was slated to be donated to the Kennedy Library in Boston. Controversy arose when the original artwork was found up for auction 50 years later — not in the library as originally planned.”
Before his death, Plastino reached out to his FaceBook fans telling them: “I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me. I just want the right thing done here and to be treated fairly.” Currently the auction has been removed from the schedule, but who knows what will eventually happen to the famous Kennedy comic. R.I.P Mr. Plastino.
I’ve recently discovered Worth1000:
Worth1000 is the top creative contest site in the world. Every day we run lots of creative competitions of all types, including Effects contests (otherwise known as photochop or photoshop contests), photography contests, illustration contests, writing contests and more forms of multimedia. Companies can even use our contests for logo design! Browse through thousands of our stunning original entries or consider entering a contest and ask yourself what many have asked before you: Are you worthy?
This week they just completed their 5th installment of Vintage Hollywood Manga. Overall, The artwork is pretty Cool.
Another series I highly recommend taking a look at is their Superhero ModRen where they “[Make] fine art SUPER!” The site is definitely a great browse through and great for creative inspiration, as well as Geeking-Out! What Mash-Up Art are you desperate to see?
Artist Scott Modrzynski has created an awesome poster showcasing all the champions and various superstars that graced the squared circle of the WWWF/WWF/WWE throughout the years in cube format.
From 1963 with the very first WWWF World Heavyweight Champion, “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers, to 2001 with the then Undisputed World Champion Chris Jericho, this poster contains more than 1000 entries. It includes all major championship reigns such as World Heavyweight, Intercontinental, Tag Team, and Light Heavyweight, as well as Royal Rumble and King of the Ring winners. It also includes some of the more famous jobbers.
It’s a beautifully done poster and I’m sure at least a few of you know I’m a fan of Wrasslin’s colorful characters. The level of detail and fact checking that went into this poster deserves tons of praise.
Today, almost nobody knows who Nelvana of the Northern Lights was. Nelvana, created by Canadian artist Adrien Dingle, could fly, become invisible, and communicate telepathically. She was an Inuit demigoddess and wore a magic cloak. Nelvana battled aliens from other dimensions, mammoth men, crooks, and safeguarded Canada’s Arctic against Adolf Hitler and Imperial Japan.
And now, with the help of KickStarter and a couple of comic-book geeks, Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey, her entire “lost series” could be reprinted…
I for one welcome our Sister from the North!
If only they knew that the internet they created would devolve into cat videos, trolls, and porn. I bet they didn’t think that’s the path the internet would take.
Reading the news? Only if there’s cats involved.