Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blast from the Past #277: "Amazing Heroes" cover in black and white

As I recall, this one was a lot of fun to draw. I did this in 1986 for the cover to an issue of "Amazing Heroes", a now-defunct magazine about comics from Fantagraphics. I believe there was an interview with me and Kevin in that issue.



This is the black and white version -- for the finished cover, I colored the other companies' characters, but rendered the Turtles in shades of grey using my airbrush. -- PL

11 comments:

  1. wow what a nice piece. the turtles really POP out of that drawing. and thats a nice looking batman there as well!

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  2. Love how they are bursting through the comic page and how the other superheroes look kinda ticked off about it. Haha! Great :)

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  3. Yowza!!! ALl my faves on one picture! The TMNT,Batman and Spider-Man together!
    Great work on the other heroes. Its a rarity to see you draw other heroes outside the turtle-verse. Thanks for sharing!
    Now only if Batman and Robin (I) could team up with the TMNt for pic! :D

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  4. Awesome! It's always fun to see your versions of classic Big Two characters.

    Peter, If I may: I recently read an interesting account on eBay regarding a piece Don Simpson had given you and, for one reason or another, it ended up being given to the seller. Since there is always two sides to a story I wondered if I could ask what disagreement took place between Simpson and yourself that led to the removal of the artwork from your office?

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  5. " Rob G. said...
    Awesome! It's always fun to see your versions of classic Big Two characters.

    Peter, If I may: I recently read an interesting account on eBay regarding a piece Don Simpson had given you and, for one reason or another, it ended up being given to the seller. Since there is always two sides to a story I wondered if I could ask what disagreement took place between Simpson and yourself that led to the removal of the artwork from your office?"

    If you are referring to the "Mantegna" piece that I supposedly wiped my feet on, I really don't remember much about it. I vaguely remember seeing it, but other than that, I'm drawing a blank. If in fact I DID use it as a doormat as claimed, I don't recall doing so. I suppose it is possible, but if I did do that, I must have done it VERY carefully with VERY clean feet -- looking at the photo or scan of it on eBay, I can't see any evidence of the thing ever being stepped on. -- PL

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  6. Peter,

    I loved this illustration so much that i color and shaded it to see it pop that much more!

    click my flickr .

    I'd love to know what you think.
    I wish mirage could have done a TMNT cover like this for any print, i think everyone agrees that the TMNT busting out of the cover is a very nice way to see them on the comic stands.

    -Gale

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  7. "galebenning said...
    Peter,

    I loved this illustration so much that i color and shaded it to see it pop that much more!

    click my flickr .

    I'd love to know what you think.
    I wish mirage could have done a TMNT cover like this for any print, i think everyone agrees that the TMNT busting out of the cover is a very nice way to see them on the comic stands.

    -Gale"

    Gale, that's pretty cool! I think it's the first time I've seen that art rendered in color. -- PL

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  8. pretty much all my heroes together i like this one alot peter

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  9. -->> Gale, that's sick !! !! :}

    Can you share with us your FlickR account please and the direct link to this !!

    So cool, G !!

    ** HERE IS THE ORIGINAL MAG COVER WITH THE COLOURIZED HEROES ** ..

    ~ t

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