From the ‘ARCHIVES’….

Every once in a while, I like to go through a big binder full of copies of stuff I’ve done through the years. It’s kind of fun to look back and see how my work has changed over my time working in the comics biz. And it’s also neat to refresh my memory on some of the more obscure and odd things I’ve done through that time. Today’s post deals with one of those oddball items. Years back– I can’t remember the exact year, but I’m guessing it was in the late 90’s– I was asked to draw a prize for a contest Marvel had held. I don’t know how Marvel got the word out about this contest. It could have been in a magazine or through their own comics (if that’s the case, I must not have been paying much attention to the ads in their books, because I never saw it)– or it COULD have been an online contest– although I doubt it, since the internet wasn’t as huge as it is no, at least as an entertainment medium…. but I could be wrong. The contest was for kids to design a bad guy that could take on SPIDER-MAN– and the contest winner would win a drawing of their villain (with SPIDER-MAN in there somewhere) done by a SPIDEY artist. I was chosen to be that artist. I think that the piece was digitally colored, and the original B&W and the colored image were framed together and presented to the winner in the Marvel offices. I seem to remember seeing a photo from the presentation of the prize to an excited and very happy looking kid. It was fun to take a kid’s drawing and turn it into something that looked like it could end up in a Marvel comic.

Thinking about it makes me realize that young kid must be a young ADULT by now.

This is Entry 224.


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