Friday, May 30, 2014


Of the more current stable of comic book artists, I enjoy Stephen Platt's work!!!

During his tenure as a comic book artist, Stephen Platt has worked with Marvel on Moon Knight & Cable and with Image on Prophet, Supreme & Fighting American

Moon Knight was his first prominate work for Marvel Comics and where he grabbed my attention. I loved it!!! How can you go wrong with an artist who cites his influences as Mobius, Phillipe Druillet, Jeff Jones & Frank Miller?

For Image Comics, Stephen worked on Prophet, Fighting American (with Jim Starlin) and Supreme (with Alan Moore.) He produced some stunning artwork. The dynamic action leaped off the page.

His own personal endevour was Soul Saga. Platt's creator-owned title was taking his work to the next level.

Stephen departed comic books for awhile to pursue work in the movies and he worked on some good ones. Iron Man, The Fog and Day the Earth Stood Still his most prominent ones.

More recently, Platt has done variant covers for DC & Marvel.

I've enjoyed his dynamic work for some time now and continue to look for his great work. 

Thank you.

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Paul Gulacy continues to amaze me as a terrific comic book artist. I follow him diligently, especially through his web site ( containing a vast array of his work. 

Paul began with Adventures into Fear #20 with Morbius, onto inking Daredevil #108 to begin his fabulous artwork on Master of Kung Fu #18 with Doug Moench.

A lot of his work has not only been in comic books, but a well diverse array of covers. Paul also worked on Don McGregor's amazing book Dragonflame. If you haven't read it, search it out right now, you're in for a treat.

Also with Don McGregor, Gulacy worked on Sabre. Previewed in Heavy Metal Volume 2, #2, Sabre was one of the first Graphic Novels and went on to become an Eclipse series that showcased great Billy Graham art.

He worked for a wide variety of publishers such as Marvel (Master of Kung Fu, Six from Sirius, Coldblooded, Rawhide Kid & a Conan Graphic Novel,) DC (Batman, Catwoman, Reload with Warren Ellis, Slash Maraud & SCI-Spy,) Dark Horse (Nexus, Star Wars: Crimson Empire, James Bond: Serpent's Tooth & Terminator: Secondary Objectives,) Valiant (Grackle, Turok, Eternal Warrior & Timewalker,) Radical (Time Bomb with Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray,) Warren (Eerie & Vampirella,) and even Penthouse on their OMNI Comix featuring T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (with a stunning Rich Corben and Mark Texeira cover.)

Paul's fine collection of work on Valkyrie most recently sported a awesome Jim Steranko cover, who he first imitated before shortly developing his dynamic style which continues to evolve by leaps and bounds.

Gulacy's fabulous work is showcased in a great hardback, Spies, Vixens and Master of Kung Fu: The Art of Paul Gulacy, you simply have to have if you possess any level of interest in his work. It's available from those masters at Vanguard Press.

My hope is that Marvel will come out with a Masterworks series of Master of Kung Fu. A collection of that series is sorely needed. I mean, you have Steve Englehart, Jim Starlin, Doug Moench, Paul Gulacy, Mike Zeck and Gene Day featured!

It's good to dream!

Thank you.