Art For Art’s Sake # 102 : Joyous Artwork All Around With Added Paul Pope

by Richard Bruton

Life can be dull and miserable, especially if you’re in lockdown, so here at Comicon we give you just a little bit of gorgeousness and brilliance every week in the shape of Art For Art’s Sake – so relax and enjoy, take a moment, it’s going to get better, but for now let’s just enjoy the art…

We open with Philippe Druillet for Heavy Metal:

A little Will Eisner original art for the cover of Snarf #3

Don Rosa and the Ducks…

A simply wonderful OMAC from Daniel Warren Johnson

Archie #8 cover by Veronica Fisch

John Paul Leon – a wonderful commission of an ’80s style X-Men

David Hitchcock – League of Extraordinary Gents

Phil Jiminez – Green Lantern

Eduardo Risso – V

Ben Edlund – back cover pin-up from Tick #5 (1989)

A rather stunning Maxx painting by Sam Kieth

Lee Weeks – The Bat

Dan Decarlo – Josie…

The genius that is Mick MacMahon

Kelley Jones – unpublished Sandman cover for Wizard in 1991

More Kelley Jones – the original art for Batman #508 (1994) –

And a final Kelley Jones – a Batman for Wizard (1992)

And finally, a little extended look at a bit of Paul Pope art I’d never seen before. It’s one of the joys and frustrations of things with Pope that his work has always been published here, there, and everywhere – frustrating because I should have seen this at the time, but also joyous because… hey, new to me (and maybe you) Paul Pope!

APOLLO12. ​My historical strip, 1969, about the 2nd moon landing. This story first appeared in DHP #9, and subsequently, Best American Comics 2013

And whilst we’re talking Paul Pope, a few more beauties… beginning with a Batman…

Grendel…

P-City Parade…

THB…

Heavy Liquid…

And Howard…

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