• Welcome to Archie Comics Fan Forum. Please login or sign up.
 
April 15, 2021, 09:08:48 AM

News:

We're back! Unfortunately all data was lost. Please re-register to continue posting!


Welcome to Archie Comics Fan Forum. Please login or sign up.

April 15, 2021, 09:08:48 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Recent Topics

Shoutbox

Apr 14 2021 10:09am
Tuxedo Mark: If a comic shop still exists in your area, the Riverdale OGN, The Ties That Bind, is released in the Direct Market today.

Apr 11 2021 12:38pm
Tuxedo Mark: 20th anniversary reunion chat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G08jwulB724

Apr 11 2021 9:26am
Tuxedo Mark: Happy Josie Day! Everyone have a jerkin' time! :)

Apr 09 2021 12:21pm
Tuxedo Mark: Nice interview with Tara Reid about Josie and the Pussycats and her career in general: https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/20-years-after-josie-the-pussycats-tara-reid-wouldn-t-change-a-thing/ar-BB1ftDxp?ocid=msedgntp#image=1

Apr 04 2021 1:47am
TeamBlossom: And I realized it's been a little over five years since I registered.

Apr 03 2021 5:54pm
Tuxedo Mark: My review of the Josie and the Pussycats 2001 movie soundtrack album: https://riverdalereviewed.com/2021/04/03/josie-and-the-pussycats-music-from-the-motion-picture/

Apr 01 2021 10:29am
DeCarlo Rules: I think you can take it as a given that there's no happy ending to Afterlife With Archie, and there's no real conclusion short of "everyone dies". The good guys do not win.; there is no cure for zombies.

Mar 29 2021 4:12pm
DeCarlo Rules:  I couldn't help notice that ACP seems to be focusing on Classic Archie again, now that they're reduced to nothing but the ongoing digests and one-shots.

Mar 29 2021 4:08pm
DeCarlo Rules: @Hanna Barbera Montana -- Not by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla, I think... and what would be the point of someone else continuing it?

Mar 29 2021 12:23am
Hanna Barbera Montana: Will Afterlife with Archie ever be completed? That's always been in the back of my mind.

Archie writer and artists with superhero experience.

Started by stangoldberg4ever, April 10, 2016, 07:46:44 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

stangoldberg4ever

Archie writers and artists who had superhero experience.

HarryLuceyFan


invisifan

With the Archie/MLJ heroes (like Ditko, Simon, Kirby, Williamson, etc...) or did Archie like Gene Colan?

JonInIowaCity

Mark Waid
Tom Defalco
Paul Kupperberg
Chip Zdarsky
Erica Henderson

DeCarlo Rules

I was surprised to see (in an issue of Archie's Funhouse) a story illustrated by Kurt Schaffenberger. Schaffenberger was best known as the artist on various Silver Age and Bronze Age Superman related titles like LOIS LANE, and later drew both JIMMY OLSEN and SUPERGIRL when those three titles merged into the giant-sized SUPERMAN FAMILY comic book. He also drew the Captain Marvel Family in SHAZAM! in the late 1970s.

As soon as I looked at the first page, I was struck at the familiarity of the poses and immediately checked the credits. Of course...! Schaffenberger. He was so perfectly suited to drawing for Archie Comics, too -- I immediately wondered why I hadn't seen more Archie stories drawn by him. The story in question seemed to be from the very early 1970s, with all the characters wearing bell-bottoms and talking about "the new generation" and "peace & love" (the plot of this particular story being to get Moose to give up his violent ways as hearkening back to the "old generation's" way of thinking).

I'm guessing Schaffenberger was still getting plenty of work at DC at the time (so if they were treating him well, and it paid better, then why should he leave for a lower page rate at ACP?)  Still, there came a time 15 years later or so, when his work wasn't in such great demand at DC, so I wonder if he ever returned to ACP in the mid-1980s or later?  This was the case for people like Chic Stone and Gene Colan and Joe Staton, and a few others who escape my mind at the moment -- when newer, younger "hotter" artists displaced them on titles at Marvel and DC, they went to ACP and found work.

But as I mentioned, Kurt Shaffenberger's style needed only slight modification to fit in perfectly with the ACP house style. He could have been one of the GREAT Archie artists if he had done more work, since he was well known for his pretty girls (that's why he was the regular artist on LOIS LANE in the first place).

Another DC artist whose work I've never seen at ACP, but who strikes me as someone who'd have been a perfect fit at the company, is Ramona Fradon. She was known at DC primarily for her pencilling work on AQUAMAN, METAMORPHO, PLASTIC MAN, and SUPER FRIENDS, and as the artist on the long-running BRENDA STARR, REPORTER newspaper strip.


HarryLuceyFan


Gisele

I just recently did a Captain Canuck cover (can't show it yet.) I'm starting to dabble in it! hehe
I'm a cartoonist! http://www.giselelagace.com

Great Gazoo

Quote from: Gisele on April 13, 2016, 02:28:14 AM
I just recently did a Captain Canuck cover (can't show it yet.) I'm starting to dabble in it! hehe
I am glad you seem like you have your share of work because you deserve it as a fantastic artist.

DeCarlo Rules

Quote from: Gisele on April 13, 2016, 02:28:14 AM
I just recently did a Captain Canuck cover (can't show it yet.) I'm starting to dabble in it! hehe


Cool; I remember the original Captain Canuck by George Freeman (is he still around?), and I got a copy of the first trade paperback collection of the rebooted Captain Canuck (haven't had a chance to get to it yet). Now I see where they're bringing the original Captain back in a separate series (due to numerous requests?)  Which series did you do a cover for?

Gisele

Quote from: The Bee on April 13, 2016, 09:09:07 AMI am glad you seem like you have your share of work because you deserve it as a fantastic artist.


Thanks, The Bee! I hope I get to do more. :)

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 13, 2016, 05:02:48 PM
Cool; I remember the original Captain Canuck by George Freeman (is he still around?), and I got a copy of the first trade paperback collection of the rebooted Captain Canuck (haven't had a chance to get to it yet). Now I see where they're bringing the original Captain back in a separate series (due to numerous requests?)  Which series did you do a cover for?


It's for the All-New Classic Captain Canuck series. Cover I did was for issue #5. I assume it's a variant cover. They liked it, so I might be asked for more in the future. :)
I'm a cartoonist! http://www.giselelagace.com

Ronnie

I have to ask this with no slight intended toward the artists - it's more directed to the idiots who like this crap..... :crazy2:

Are people that hung up on superhero comics? :idiot2:

Superhero comics are basically for basement-dwelling dweebs that don't have a life (here's a penny, go buy one, I want change back). For them a date is a nut that's something to eat and sex involves a sock and a supple right wrist along with the latest DC/Marvel comic for encouragement.

The Archie character names and likenesses are covered by the registered trademarks/copyrights of Archie Comic Publications, Inc. and are used with permission by this site. The Official Archie Comics website can be visited at www.archiecomics.com.