A small sample from an art collaboration I’m currently working on with the amazing Jason Beasley. His Art, my Words. #VisualArtMeetsPoetry
“Beauty is brilliant;
One is blessed to catch her diamonds;
The glow of a million glorious jewels,
Gracefully traced by sanctified ghosts
So lavishly covered in coal.”
Be better than you were yesterday. Baby steps are essential to growth, but steps must be taken.
latimes: Congrats to all those that brought me my favorite Super Hero: Spider-Man. Happy 50th!
It’s the 50th anniversary of Marvel’s Spider-Man, and all year Hero Complex will talk to notable names about the character’s success and singular appeal.
Today: A guest essay by Neal Adams, one of the most influential comic-book artists of the modern era and one of the industry’s leading voices for artists’ rights.
And so with Superman the concept of superhero was born and flourished … until the dark ages of comics showed up with the fanatical attacks of Fredric Wertham and Congress. Comics nearly shut down, except for Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, a bevy of new sparkle-toothed-born do-gooders. Not one bad thought existed in the minds of these heroes, whose books shared the spinner-rack with DC’s Pat Boone comics (yes, I said Pat Boone comics) and Jerry Lewis.
I was there, and it was hell.
Image: Panel from the first Spider-Man story. Credit: Marvel Comics
(Source: Los Angeles Times)