Sunday, November 30, 2014

Comic Book Art from the 1980s

A picture is worth a thousand words.

I'm a firm believer in that old adage.

The awesome blog Marvel Comics of the 1980s has many pictures worth many thousands of words.  Two posts recently caught my eye there: Favorite Last Pages from the 1980s.

Here is a sample, an incredible piece from Bill Sienkiewicz's run as artist on The New Mutants.

The second post was Favorite Splash Pages from the 1980s.  Below is a fun splash page by penciller Paul Smith and inker Bob Wiacek from The Uncanny X-Men.

(Artwork and characters copyright 2014 by Marvel Comics.  No infringement is intended.)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Glen A. Larson, Veteran TV Producer/Writer Passes

If you grew up in the 1970s and 80s and watched TV, you owe a big debt to writer/producer Glen A. Larson.

He created series such as Alias Smith and Jones, Quincy, M.E., Magnum, P.I (co-created with Donald Bellisario), The Fall Guy, Knight Rider, Automan, Manimal, Buck Rogers and the original Battlestar Galactica.  He also produced series such as The Six Million Dollar Man and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. 

Mr. Larson seemingly defined American television in those periods.

He passed away Friday, November 14 at the age of 77 according to

Thank you, Mr. Larson, for the endless hours of fun and adventure.