Wednesday, June 19, 2013

LOVE DIARY "Not the Right Type"

It's summertime, so let's go to the beach...
...where studly lifeguards and beautiful babes mix and mingle in a hot, passionate broth under the sun!
(I gotta work on my imagery...)
Remember...always be yourself!
If the art style looks familiar, that's because this was an early assignment for John Buscema, one of the primary artists at Marvel Comics from the late 1960s until his untimely passing in 2002!
Incredibly-versatile, there was nothing John couldn't illustrate, from war to superheroes to romance to his most famous work on Conan the Barbarian!
This particular never-reprinted story from Orbit's Love Diary #36 (1953) is both penciled and inked by Buscema, a practice he almost always did during his first period in comics from 1949 to 1960.
After a brief stint in advertising, he returned to comics in 1966, quickly becoming the number two artist at Marvel behind Jack Kirby.
In order to match Kirby's legendary speed (up to five pages a day), Buscema stopped inking his work, except on very rare occasions.
When Kirby moved to DC in 1970, Buscema's style rapidly became the "house style" for the company.
(In fact, the original version of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way features Buscema demonstrating anatomy, perspective, and storytelling with his unique flair.)

Next week:
We haven't decided yet what it'll be, but we can guarantee that...
You'll Cry Your Eyes Out if You Miss It!
(Oh, you've heard that, eh?)
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