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Category >> Original Art

The Art of Tim Lane at SHQ
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tim LaneOriginal Art 9 Feb 2011 6:17 AM

  

Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles is showcasing original art from Tim Lane's Fantagraphic book ABANDONED CARS. SHQ customers will know Tim's work from the awesome bags he designed for them. From SHQ's press release, here's Tim's statement: 

This collection of original comic pages depict my first experience freight train hopping, and are from the story SPIRIT in ABANDONED CARS. They are my favorite pages in the book, mainly because they represent a past experience that changed my life. Since I drew them a decade after the initial experience, they required a great deal of research to depict accurately, since the details of the locations were no longer fresh in my mind. To make sure that those details were accurate, I traveled back to all the relevant locations in an attempt to insure the authenticity of the story. To my great relief, things hadn't changed much since 1995, and it turned out that geography and architecture proved that my memory was in pretty good working order - my recollections hadn't become embellished too much over time.

This is the only story in ABANDONED CARS that is completely autobiographical, a form with which I don't feel very comfortable, and for that reason SPIRIT is atypical. But I think it serves an important purpose in the greater context of ABANDONED CARS because it places me among the cast of characters portrayed in the other short story selections. I hope you enjoy the original drawings from that story.

This picture (above) was taken in 1995, around the same time SPIRIT took place. Here I was in the Mission in San Francisc on Florida Street. At the time, I had been casing the West Oakland Yards (jumped only once but the train aborted to a sidetrack, where I spent a very cold night sleeping on the floor of a metal boxcar). Around this time I gave up freight hopping after reading and article in the San Francisco Chronicle about Robert Silveria, Jr, the hobo serial killer, who had recently been caught in the Bay area. He'd killed something like fourteen people along the rails, and murdered their dogs, if they had them, as well. One bad dude, no question.

 

Photos: Jaime Hernandez artwork at MACLA
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Original ArtLove and RocketsJaime Hernandezart shows 7 Feb 2011 10:48 AM

Jaime Hernandez original art

Jaime Hernandez original art

Thanks to Twitter user "squidita" for posting these snaps of Jaime Hernandez's artwork in the "Novelas, Love and Other Adventures" exhibit at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) in San Jose. Death of Speedy originals! The exhibit continues through March 26 so there's still plenty of time to check it out.

Paul Hornschemeier's Forlorn Funnies shop is open for biz
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierOriginal Artmerch 20 Jan 2011 10:40 AM

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Paul Hornschemeier officially announces the grand opening of the Forlorn Funnies Store, an online emporium of original artwork and other merch. Go give the guy some of your money why don't you?

The final original pages from Congress of the Animals by Jim Woodring
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Original ArtJim WoodringComing Attractions 19 Jan 2011 11:37 AM

Jim Woodring original art for Congress of the Animals

Here's the package with the final 20 pages from Jim Woodring's forthcoming Congress of the Animals which we teased you about yesterday. Jim just came by to pick them up and dropped a bit of news on us: his next graphic novel after Congress of the Animals will be titled (drum roll)...

Poochytown!

Things to See (and Buy): Peter Bagge originals at Comic Art Collective
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seePeter BaggeOriginal Art 3 Jan 2011 10:39 AM

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Peter Bagge has a whooole buncha new original art offerings on his Comic Art Collective page: recent illos, Apocalypse Nerd pages, even a bunch of classic Neat Stuff pages! Go, look, buy.

Original pages from Congress of the Animals by Jim Woodring
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Original ArtJim WoodringComing Attractions 22 Dec 2010 12:24 PM

Jim Woodring original art for Congress of the Animals

As seen in our art department on November 19, 2010 — as mentioned, a banner day for originals here. View bigger here, and see here for a previous batch of original pages from the book. Congress of the Animals, the new "Frank" graphic novel from Jim Woodring, is due in Spring 2011.

Original pages from Love from the Shadows by Gilbert Hernandez
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Original ArtLove and RocketsGilbert HernandezComing Attractions 22 Dec 2010 12:15 PM

Gilbert Hernandez original art for Love from the Shadows

As seen on my desk on November 19, 2010, which was a good day for original art here — stay tuned for the next post. View bigger here. Love from the Shadows, the new "Fritz filmography" graphic novel from Gilbert Hernandez, is due in early Spring 2011.

New Eleanor Davis & Drew Weing art & stuff for sale
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Original ArtmerchEleanor DavisDrew Weing 8 Dec 2010 5:21 PM

Eleanor Davis print

Monster - Drew Weing

Eleanor Davis & Drew Weing have a bunch of new original art, prints & minis for sale in their Little House Comics online shop and it's all pretty dang snazzy. Here's where Drew tells you what's new.

FREE: One Glued Down Corner from Zak Sally
Written by janice headley | Filed under Zak SallyOriginal Artgood deeds 9 Nov 2010 8:16 PM

 

As Eric already reported here on the FLOG, the world recently lost a great man, Sub Pop Records employee Andy Kotowicz.

Our own Zak Sally used to be in a band on that label, Low, and to help raise money for the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation, he's auctioning off this beautiful original work of art on eBay.  I'll let him explain it:

this is zak sally: what we have here is the original art for a flyer i did while i was in the band Low; copied this image on nice paper and sent it to all the promoters on some long-ass national tour that i can't remember which one now (maybe Songs For a Dead Pilot or Secret Name?). anyway, it's about 11x 17 image area, pen and ink (but you can see the non-repro blue pencil underneath) one corner where i overpasted is coming up but i'll glue that down for FREE. i wanted it to look like wallpaper and it looks like wallpaper but it's not it's a real live drawing. comics fans-- there's some lightly pencilled page on the back of the drawing called "Pig in: Shit." that i have no recollection whatsoever of drawing.

100% of the sale will go to the Andy Kotowicz family fund, so bid often and high.

thanks.
--zak.

You heard the man.

[And thank you, Starfire, for the link... xo]
Russ Heath HUMBUG art on eBay
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Russ HeathOriginal ArtHumbugHarvey KurtzmanEbay 3 Nov 2010 11:19 AM

We are currently offering on eBay (go HERE for full listing and scan) a rare piece of original art by the great RUSS HEATH from page 27 of 1957's HUMBUG #4, edited by Harvey Kurtzman. The actual illustration measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" on a piece of illustration board measuring 12 3/4" x 16 3/4". A rare chance to own a piece of original art from one of the great comic magazines of all-time. This piece is being sold by Fantagraphics Books on behalf of Mr. Heath; all proceeds from this auction will go to Mr. Heath himself. Bid early and often!