Friday, May 18, 2012

Ernie Chan Has Died

It is tough news to hear that fan favorite Ernie Chan has died of cancer, just one week after the awful news that Tony DeZuñiga died last week.

Ernie was such a fantastic creator; I really love his body of work and his artistic style. I have many of the Dark Horse trades with his Conan stories, plus other collections and individual issues like Red Sonja, Claw, Power Man etc. He is one of my top five favorite artists so this really hurts.

I had the good fortune of meeting Ernie in 2008 and had him sign a few of my Conan comic trades. It is a great legacy he leaves us with but sadly it is a legacy that now has an end point. Paalam -Swinebread

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tony DeZuñiga has passed away

I was unbelievably saddened to hear that artist Tony DeZuñiga died last week and that his illness leading up to his death caused financial hardship for his family. He was one of the true greats and I consider it an honor to have met him. If you don’t know Tony, you don’t know comics imho. I have a copy of Jonah Hex #9 (of the 2006 series) that I had him autograph in 2008. I’ll treasure it forever.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Eclipse Comics House Ads from 1988

Here are four house ads from the defunct Eclipse Comics. In '88 they were #3 in the comic biz...