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03 Feb 2020

Mark Beachum turns up the heat with sexy alternate VAMPIRELLA cover for feb 2020 Black History Month

Mark Beachum is returning to Vampi after having done covers for the Harris era. Dynamite is representing him and Louis Small Jr. as “Icon Incentive” covers.

Dynamite asked Mark Beachum a few questions to help them put together their press release and here is what he had to say:

Your professional history and relationship with Priest, across your early Spider-Man work and to this day

Priest is the only editor that I vibed with; being young, black and male we had similar issues in dealing with the hazards of the comic book industry. We both had an interest/background in music and performance. Meeting and working with him on the handful of spider-man projects we did was pretty cool and the two annuals featuring Ace are probably the only mainstream stories I am proud of. Over the years Priest would extend opportunities when he could, being that I can be a wildcard and not the best tool to use when one’s footing is uncertain. I think it might be fair to say that we had a similar response to the politics of the industry and segued to other things.

Your connection to Vampirella, as a returning creator and perhaps as a fan?

I was about 10 or 11 when I discovered Vampirella/Warren and the international cast of artists that expanded my interest in art beyond the bandwidth of mainstream superhero comic art: Esteban Maroto, José Ortiz, Luis Bermejo, Rafael Aura León, Jose Gonzalez, Alex Toth, Russ Heath, Jordi Bernet, Fernando Fernandez, Ramon Torrents, Rudy Nebres, Gonzalo Mayo, Leo Duranona, Frazetta, Vaughn Bodé, H.R. Giger, Sanjulián, Richard Corben and Enrich Torres were like a huge crew of brilliant art teachers showing me what was possible. Shortly Heavy Metal sealed the deal with the amazing unrestrained expression by visionaries like Druillet, Moebius, Caza. I would say that Vampirella functioned as a landmark that provoked the modern era of comic book artists and writers to expand their ambitions and try to create an adult audience where the comics medium did not have to restrict itself to the frameworks of a marketplace for adolescents. This is what inspired, has sustained and continues to instruct me to this day.

What it means to you to be brought in by Priest for this special cover concept.

I see this cover as a salute to the audacity and verve of a perspective we have in common: creative survivors with new heights to reach.

18 Jan 2020

Syd Mead 1933 – 2019

Syd Mead Visual Futurist and Industrial Designer has passed at his home in Pasadena at the age of 86. He left us peacefully accompanied by his partner Roger Servick surrounded by a gentle fire, Christmas decorations, and a wonderful array of his artwork. His final words were, “I am done here. They’re coming to take me back.” Syd lived an incredible life starting as an artist at the tender age of three. He quickly developed his skills into cartoons, auto […]

07 Jan 2020

Bolshoi: Pas-de-Brazil. Brazil’s Bolshoi Theatre School turns favela kids into ballet stars

The Bolshoi Ballet is probably the world’s leading dance company with two schools forging future ballet stars. One is in Moscow, and the other is in faraway Brazil! The Bolshoi ballet school in the remote city of Joinville was conceived as a grand social project for deprived children. Pupils, who are mostly from low-income families, train in a rigorous eight-year programme for free so they can get out of poverty and perform professionally. Watch the full video on our website […]

04 Jan 2020

nightklaw

04 Jan 2020

alienzkin

08 Nov 2019

femmerotisexyvision 1992 penthouse comix

femmerotisexyvision 1992 midnight silk 2 the first image …circa 91-92. Midnight silk 2. Tundra was going to publish it..til they punked out. [as usual…generally speaking; american comicbook publishers are not people with much nerve or verve.] Images 2 and 3: PENTHOUSE and PENTHOUSE COMIX ended up publishing some of it. Then the original art got lost [stolen] to the echoes of time. The high point of the story is when I met the late GREAT Moebius / Jean Giraud at […]

09 Oct 2019

wind me up

unboxing …new art, new brushes and some blank sketch covers being unboxed!

17 Aug 2019

Marcia Jameson Artist

Marcia Jameson Artist “I’ve always been captivated by color. When I was four years old, my mother took me and my two sisters to Barbados to meet our grandmother. The sight of trees completely covered with blazing red blossoms and a turquoise ocean with multi-colored fish swimming around us filled me with unbelievable awe. Seventy-nine years later, seeing the same brilliant red flamboyant trees surrounding my home in St. Croix and the cerulean sea just takes my breath away,” says […]