Thursday, July 28, 2016

Batty for Batman in 1966!

I go on record as loving this odd piece of Batman promo art from 1966, provided to the press by ABC. In those days it was an unusual treat to see a non-comic book artist drawing a super hero, and this really got my imagination going.


And speaking of non-comic book artists drawing super heroes -- how sweet is this Herschfeld Dynamic Duo from the pages of TV guide in the summer of 1966? It was used as a one column wide header for Cleveland Amory's re-examination of the shows of the previous year. He downgraded Batman from a 'B' to a 'C' rating -- as it appeared did the audience. Over the summer, both the Wednesday and Thursday installments of the series plummeted from being in the top ten of the TV ratings to somewhere south of being in the top 30.



And speaking of non-comic artists drawing Batman -- well, at least this guy tried!


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Monday, July 25, 2016

Getting Back to Being A Kid in 1965!

1965 was the best year of the Silver Age for many fans, myself included. New superhero comic books were popping up right and left, many with exciting new characters and concepts.

Ever wish you could go back to being a kid in 1965? That's what working on N.E.D.O.R. Agents feels like for me. Here's a preview of the inside cover introduction to the forthcoming digital edition.

(Copyright Will Meugniot 2016)

 And here's the as yet uncolored cover as a bonus glimpse.

(Copyright Will Meugniot 2016)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

A Work In Progress: Revisiting The N.E.D.O.R. Agents

About 6 years ago I was coming off of over 4 years of drawing the juvenile shows Bob the Builder and Marvel's Superhero Squad -- and it had affected my art for the worse. After all those months of drawing four head high characters, my sense of proportion was off, way off. So I decided to take on some pro bono comics work for my old pals at Bill Black's AC Comics. About 80 pages of Femforce and N.E.D.O.R. Agents later, I could draw normally proportioned figures again.

The page as it originally looked.


Lately, I've wanted to revisit the N.E.D.O.R. crew, so I've started sorting out the big headed anatomy and changing out some of the characters to ones I own like Mary America and Vanity.

The page as revised for digital publication.


I'm taking my time and figure I'll have a nice ebook of it ready in about 2 years. In the meantime, I'll keep you posted with some before and after pages like these.

The new 'bullet' art of the American Crusader.
And finally a reminder that all artwork and writing on this blog is copyright (and where appropriate) TM Will Meugniot 2016.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Son of Photobomb Friday: Lost (Lunch) In Space!

Astronauts and their spaced-out problems...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Masked Mayhem's Monsters of Mirth Is Now On Amazon!

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Friday, July 15, 2016

It's Photobomb Friday!

It's Friday and the heat is on!

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Friday, July 8, 2016

The Masked Mayhem's Friday Photo Bomb!

Uh-Oh! Looks like our old buddy, Spy Smasher, has some intimacy issues!

More serial fun for you!

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