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John Byrne

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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 8:05am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

20x30. My run on the FF, with mostly my choice as to who to include, who to leave out.*

Must confess, this was a depressing piece to work on. I'm no fan of my own work, as most of you know, and having to go thru all these back issue to check costume details, etc ---- ugh!!

Also, noticed when I leaned back from inking Malice (over to the left in front of the Watcher) that she's WAY off scale with the rest of the figures. Guess I'll have to refund the customer a nicklel!

Full sized scan off to Dan as usual, so spare your eyesight and wait for him to upload it!!

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* Seek no deep and secret meaning behind who's included and who isn't!!

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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 8:11am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Must confess, this was a depressing piece to work on. I'm no fan of my own work
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I certainly can relate to that.

In your case JB it is such a shame that you aren't able to enjoy your art like the rest of the world does. For all the satisfaction your work has given to others. It would be great if you could feel it as well. In the same way we can.

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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 8:11am | IP Logged | 3 post reply



Wow!!!



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John Byrne

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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 8:14am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

In your case JB it is such a shame that you aren't able to enjoy your art like the rest of the world does. For all the satisfaction your work has given to others. It would be great if you could feel it as well. In the same way we can.

True dat! And I want to emphasize that I mean no disrespect to those of you who have been loyal fans thru what I consider thick and thin. I'm not calling you idiots for liking my work!

Heck, as you all know by now, if I was calling you idiots, I'd CALL you IDIOTS! There'd be no guesswork!!! ;)

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David Philpott
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 8:31am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

That's a Fantastic commission! Always nice to see old friends. Congratulations to the lucky commissioner. 
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Brad Teschner
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 8:32am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Also, noticed when I leaned back from inking Malice (over to the left
in front of the Watcher) that she's WAY off scale with the rest of the
figures. Guess I'll have to refund the customer a nicklel!


Yeah...ruins the entire piece...NOT!!!

Man, what a friggin' glorious run! This commission immediately takes me
back. Thanks you, JB and congrats commissioner!

Please Marvel...be Marvel again!!!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 8:34am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Sadly, occurs to me that it won't be long before we'll be seeing variants of this all over the place, looking like bags of M&Ms after being colored by clowns with the deft touch of exploding Sherwin Williams stores!!
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Dan Marcoux
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Wha’ Happened?

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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 8:41am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

The large scan has been posted to the Gallery. It may take me a while to
get all of the characters tagged, though!

http://www.artofjohnbyrne.com/gallery/index.php?
album=commissions%2Fcommissions-large
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 8:58am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Pretty awesome...AND more comprehensive than I'd have expected!

Of particular delight, is the Mole Man coming up from the depths, the skrull holding your sig, Elspeth Cromwell's body language, and Wendy with her arm round her friend.

Funny how closely the style matches the old school originals in places (for example, Julie Angel).

And I never thought we'd see Spinerette again!


Edited by Peter Martin on 03 September 2015 at 8:59am
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 9:06am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Just soaking more of it in... brilliantly laid out. Just noticed the Torch coasting along. You tell a story with the characters' body language that is uncommonly good.

Edited by Peter Martin on 03 September 2015 at 9:06am
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John Byrne

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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 9:12am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Funny how closely the style matches the old school originals in places (for example, Julie Angel).

One of my mutant powers is that I channel the styles of reference I use. I sometimes have to fight against it, to prevent glaring anomalies in the middle of pictures. Here, I just kind of let it happen when it happened.

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Laren Farmer
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 9:21am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Love it.
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Joseph Greathouse
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 9:37am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

That is so much fun! It reminds me of a OHOTMU cover. That series really helped me get into comics as a kid.
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Stephen Robinson
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 9:39am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

JB: Sadly, occurs to me that it won't be long before we'll be seeing
variants of this all over the place, looking like bags of M&Ms after
being colored by clowns with the deft touch of exploding Sherwin
Williams stores!!

SER: I will never comprehend why so many people believe that a work
designed for black-and-white can be "improved" upon with the
addition of color.

There was a video circulating of the opening of THE ADDAMS
FAMILY... but in COLOR. A great deal of effort had been made in
adding the colors based on what they were as filmed and the result...
was garish. Because the costume and set designers made their
choices based on an awareness that they were filming in black-and-
white.

There is a horrible rumor going around -- one that I hope is just the
whispers of nightmare -- that my favorite season of THE AVENGERS
(the fourth season and first with Diana Rigg) will be "colorized" for
Blu-Ray/digital.
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Mark Tillson
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 9:44am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

One of these days, when I win the lottery, I am going to have JB create a masterpiece, like this one, for  me.  Maybe I'll commission two or three.  One of these days......one of these days.  Note to self:   start playing the lottery. 
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Mark Tillson
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 9:46am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

300th post!!  I did it!!   You know, when you set a goal and meet it:  Satisfaction!  Look out 400, here I come!!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 9:47am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

There is a subset of fandom -- I like to think it's small, but I really don't know -- that collectively views black and white as "cheap" and "unfinished." I imagine they number among those who refuse to watch black and white movies.
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Brian Hughes
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 10:02am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

This is like going back to my old neighborhood and seeing all the old places looking still the same.  It feels good to seem them like this.  Alas, real life is just not so.

Thanks JB, I needed that.
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Andy Mokler
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 10:28am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

WOW!  Best commission yet!

You really were born to be the FF's scribe.


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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 10:37am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

This is AWESOME!!! As for the situation with Malice, I might have missed it if it hadn't been pointed out.  I like how the non-superfolk are watching on like spectators.

Edited by Matt Hawes on 03 September 2015 at 10:37am
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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 11:04am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Incredible JB! This does take me back...
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Greg Woronchak
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 11:07am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

I love Ego, a nice pop of contrast. Such a blast to look thru the piece, especially since I've been rereading your run this week.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 11:26am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I love that Tommy is there watching them go by like a parade.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 11:27am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Man, did Jack Kirby draw that right hand on Black Panther? wowzers!
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 03 September 2015 at 11:28am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Ha! Look at that Skrull stealing the signature!
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