Saturday, April 11, 2009
New Feature Every Wednesday: HUMP DAY Q&A
Beginning Wednesday, I'll be posting a new feature, HUMP DAY Q & A, a quick-and-dirty interview with a cartoonist or comics-industry professional. You can be sure that this will be a mix of alternative cartoonists, Marvel and DC veterans, and up-and-coming indy cartoonists. Speaking of which....
.....Here's a tasty morsel. It's the original art for the cover of the first issue of THE HUMAN FLY, an underrated second stringer series from Marvel's Bronze Age which lasted 19 issues and featured the freewheeling, love-it-or-hate-it style of the inimitable FRANK ROBBINS, fellow penciler LEE ELIAS and inker FRANK SPRINGER, who passed away last week (essentially, THE INVADERS crew). DON PERLIN, MIKE ESPOSITO and STEVE LEIALOHA also contributed to HUMAN FLY, which was the subject of my very first article in BACK ISSUE! magazine (issue # 20; see www.TwoMorrows.com for the 4-1-1). This art comes courtesy of its artist, AL MILGROM. Thanks, Al, it's a "dazzler" (get it, Springer fans?)!