Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy 75th Birthday Superman & Lois Lane!

You have your Batman camps, and your Superman camps. I stand tall in the Superman side. Always my favorite character and favorite supporting cast. 

This is the closest I have ever come to drawing Superman. A few years back I was one of several artists that worked on a cover project for DC Comics. The process was to recreate a series of covers in Adobe Illustrator. These vector files could be used for merchandising, marketing, etc. As the list of covers grew, I was always on the look out for some really classic ones, and I think Action Comics #1 is about a classic as you can get. The start of it all.

© DC Comics

And just for fun I am posting another one I recreated from the Silver Age. And yes, all that copy had to be recreated as well. I really miss doing this work. By studying and recreating their work, I gained a brand new appreciation for so many of the golden age and silver age artist.

© DC Comics

Artwork created in Adobe Illustrator CS3.

This is Post #1959


Little John said...

Wow Gene, these are awesome!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks LJ. I had dozens and dozens of them too. Running the whole gamut of DCs history and titles. :)

Royce Thrower said...

Wow, I love these! Spot on Perfect!!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Royce. Maybe I will share some more at a later date.