Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sergio Aragones is at Stockton COn today and tomorrow.

Sergio is located in the artist alley. He mentioned the awesome news that he is writing a Tarzan story, drawn with Thomas Yeates (of Prince Valiant fame), along with Mark Evanier. Aragones won the Iconic Icon award at San Diego Comic Con SDCC less than a month ago.

In other news, there will be a book on all of his work originally published in Mexico. This book is still in press.

Aragones also attended the Simpson's panel, along with Phil Ortiz, and Tone Rodriquez. Phil mentioned and recounted how he first visualized Apu. Aragones mentioned his huge collection of Simpson collectibles. His favorite Simpson character is Maggie, Phil's is Sideshow Bob, and Tone likes Radioactive Man. All of the artists spent time drawing for the ELMO screen.

Ron Lim was also present at the convention.

Sergio also has a new Groo series: Fray of the Gods. Looks to be one of the Best Groo story lines.

Tom Yeates created an image that was later turned into a mosaic.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Gaspar Saladino Awesome Lettering Artist has died

The great lettering artist Gaspar Saladino has passed this last Thursday, thought to have been between the ages of 88-90 at the time. He was famous for lettering and logo design, his work was excellent, such that many professionals and fans recognized his work instantly. His most famous work was created between the mid 60s to mid 70s, including designing the Swamp Thing logo.

He is respected by many great artists, including Kevin Nowlan and Todd Klein.