Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Editor-in-Chief Steve Bissette really liked the Fury piece, but he did want to see a few edits. One was dropping the half-face device popularized by Steve Ditko during his run on Spider-Man in the 1960's. SRB felt it was too much of an homage so I drew in the entire characters face. One idea to hit home that this main character was The Fury-in-training was to have the floating head motiff popularized in the 1970's by such stalwarts as John Buscema and Gil Kane. Able Bill Anderson sent me over some reference and I got to draw the entire Fury mask. But now what to do with the credits circle? Easy! Tack it up on the telephone pole! It was an empty spot so I curved the Fury logo and sketched in the creator credits. Now it's time for Able Bill Anderson to work his ink magic.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Hello and welcome to "Mark finally draws something!" I've been very busy over the past few months designing and promoting the Panel To Panel book you see on earlier posts. Recently I was asked to provide a pin-up for Mike Dobbs' The Fury script. I've known Marvelous Mike for a long time and I was excited to work with him, so here is the splash page for The Fury's Day Off. The Fury ©Stephen R. Bissette. Speaking of Steve, last year saw me pencilling a couple covers and a 5 page N-Man story. Steve graciously offered to ink these pages and now we see the first Masztal/Bissette team-up! I used the pen name Wild Mark Hare after a signature style I used way back in high-school. Steve brought a different light to my tight pencils...and I like it!