Friday, March 20, 2009

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

For the last four years I have been providing artwork for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (CBPG), from Gemstone Publishing. They are intros for different sections of the Guide written by J.C. Vaughn. Prior to the comic book style introductions, the were all text. J.C. thought it would be more entertaining to have a comic book style introduction in a book about comic books. That makes sense to me.
So he contacted me to join the fun. The staff at CBPG provides me with scans of rare comics and other tidbits that I need to produce the artwork, working from J.C.s script. I then put together the whole package, pencils, inks, colors, lettering, production, etc.
Every year we change a some elements of the introduction "About This Book", to reflect new or emerging trends in comic books, but the introductions for the different "ages" of comics stay the same.

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide goes on sale March 25th.

Auction News: For those that are interested, the auction for my artwork featuring Medusa ends tonight around 7:30 pm (est).  Here's the link: Medusa


Royce Thrower said...

That shows how it has been since I last bought a price guide!didn't know you were involved. These look great Gene.

Gary M. Peiffer said...

Yeah, I can't remember the last time I looked at this guide. You had me hooked on the second page, last panel "Take it away..." You going to share the next page?

Series ending Battlestar Galactica Episode tonight!


Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Royce!

Gene Gonzales said...

Gary, the next page begins a article/essay by Michael Eury. No art. On pages 2 and 2 of Platinum Age intro, I drew a portrait of Windsor McCay (Little Nemo), Gertie the dinosaur, and some other classic comics and creators. It's a fun gig.

Champing at the bit for the BSG finale. An interesting read about tonight. No spoilers:

Royce Thrower said...

gene, who designed the Overstreet Super Hero? I see elements of
Mon-El along with the classic elements of Superman/Boy.

Gene Gonzales said...

Royce, With those classic elements, it's probably no surprise that I designed him. :)

Royce Thrower said...

It's definitely a great design!
Classic, in an updated sort of way.
I thought you might be involved, but wasn't sure since I haven't bought a guide in many years and realized that he might have been a recurring character that you inherited.

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Royce. My Superboy/Mon-El fan boy side came through in the design. The Overstreet Price Guide never had a "mascot" that I know of. I think J.C. Vaughn would refer to him as Dave Everyman in the script.