Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This is a drawing I did for my buddy Mark Schultz way back in 1987-88 when he was just first starting to do his Xenizoic Tales comic. In those days I was sharing Al Williamson's studio with Bret Blevins, and Mark used to stop up to hand out and work sometimes. I always loved what he was doing and one of the things we artists often do is to trade each other drawings or give drawings as gifts. I'd rather have a drawing than just about any other present. At that time I had also tried to have a go with my first self-published comic doing Wally Wood's Ani-man character along with Bill Pearson, the executor of Wood's estate. That never happened and so since Mark was a big Woody fan like myself, I did this drawing for him. Unfortunately this copy I found is slightly cropped.