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1johnnyapollo
dec 23, 2008, 11:23am

I answered another post and almost posted a link to my own Illustration blog - then realized it would be more appropriate in it's own posting, so I'll start it off and hope others will also post links to their own blogs and pages:

This is my blog: Illustrated Book Collector on Blogspot:
http://illustratedbooks.blogspot.com/

I started it after a conversation with a friend about some of the books I have in my collection that include artist sketches. I only got it going then set it down for a bit (I've got 8 blogs all on different topics so it's hard to post on a regular basis - at this point I try to post to a different blog once a week but lately I've been pretty slack in even doing that). The first couple of posts are just some books I had handy.

2arthurfrayn
dec 23, 2008, 11:31am

Cool! Thanks for the link -will follow what you're up to!

3dinoboy
Redigerat: dec 23, 2008, 4:34pm

Well...I'm not sure if these exactly count but...

I have a Flickr site for old dinosaur illustrations:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cambrian_park/

...and a comicartfans.com page:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=19908

...and my own blog (which has had a little too much cutesy "MySims" stuff recently)

http://www.livejournal.com/users/ibts

...and my site which hasn't been updated in years...

http://www.normanfelchle.com/

4johnnyapollo
dec 23, 2008, 7:28pm

I've always been a big fan of dinos and illos of dinos - still have a large set of Aurora Prehistoric Scenes kits (not originally mine although I did build most of them). I remember doodling dinos as a child. I really like those done by Mark Nelson (better known for his Alien renditions for Dark Horse) but will take a Mark Shultz or Bill Stout illo any time!

5dinoboy
dec 23, 2008, 10:54pm

Johnnyapollo,
I'm also a fan of space stuff (50's and 60's especially)
I like your blog on space toys and all the retro-modern stuff.
Are you familiar with illustrator, Ludek Pasek and the book, "The Moon and the Planets"?

6johnnyapollo
dec 24, 2008, 8:29am

I'm not sure about Pasek - I may know his work without realizing it. Off topic - another of my interests is campy/cheezy book covers which might be of interest (more of a subject vs quality thing) - I've got some images in my flickr account here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnnyapollo/sets/72157606087200394/

There's some recognizable stuff in there, even a Frazetta or two.

7johnnyapollo
Redigerat: jan 23, 2009, 9:38pm

8arthurfrayn
Redigerat: dec 28, 2008, 12:28am

Thanks for cool links!

Hey that Bob Burden sketch is a fun .

Dinoboy, did you ever see Journey to the Beginning of Time?
One of my first dinosaur films as a kid...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Q51CNwET0

9Papiervisje
dec 27, 2008, 8:57pm

Not a blog and not about illustration, but I have a website devoted to wordless comics www.xs4all.nl/~tapvd
I need to update it next week.

10dinoboy
Redigerat: dec 28, 2008, 2:28am

Johnnyapollo...it must have been cool to work with Bob Burden.

Arthurfrayn... I'd just recently found the "Journey to the Beginning of Time" on-line
It's neat living here in the future, when we can get pretty much anything we can think of on the internet.

11johnnyapollo
dec 28, 2008, 11:21am

It was interesting working with Bob - I did some Flaming Carrot issues in the early 20s before leaving Atlanta then did work with him again on the Herbie cross-over. I also did work on the Mystermen comics including the colors for two covers (uncredited). As I was transitioning to web I did the original Flaming Carrot and Mystermen websites (they've both been changed a bit but there are still some of my pages and content at the extremities). I also worked on the entire marketing campaign for the Mystery Men movie - interesting working in a Hollywood setting and a first for me (too bad the movie was such a flop). We're not as close as we once were but I did run into him a couple of months ago an an estate sale of all places.

Bob has an incredible collection of accumulated original art including most of Kubert's roughs for the Bible Treasury Edition - some amazing stuff.

12johnnyapollo
Redigerat: jan 23, 2009, 9:35pm

I've posted another group of sketches from my sketchbooks (part 1 of 1989). Sketches by:

Brian Bolland
Karl Story
Dave Johnson
Mark Bode
Scott Hampton
Guy Davis
Phil Foglio
Bill Willingham
Mark Badger
Chris Gianarro?

http://illustratedbooks.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-sketchbooks-1989-part-1.html

13johnnyapollo
Redigerat: jan 23, 2009, 9:34pm

14johnnyapollo
Redigerat: jan 23, 2009, 9:41pm

15arthurfrayn
jan 23, 2009, 10:13pm

All cool stuff-thanks for posting!

17dinoboy
mar 5, 2009, 1:33pm

Nice sketches (as usual) I shoulda oughta got more sketches from people...
A mention of Steve Leialoha always brings a smile to my face. He's such a calm laid back guy, and a really good artist. When I was showing my work as a teenager, he'd always say, "How old are you?" I'd answer, then he'd always say, "Hmm, that's about where I was at that age" I never caught on that he said that every single time....but it did boost my confidence.

18dinoboy
mar 29, 2009, 1:17am

I just started scanning in some illustrations from a stack of bound Scribner's magazine collections I bought several years ago.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36745949@N04/

19arthurfrayn
mar 29, 2009, 11:47am

Great stuff -thanks!

20illustrationfan
mar 29, 2009, 9:04pm

#18 Dinoboy.. Did you find any Franklin Booth illustrations in your Scribner's bound volumes? I'd love to see them!!!

21dinoboy
mar 30, 2009, 1:17pm

Yup.
When I get a chance I'll scan them in. (hopefully soon)
I have just one up now, but when I get the others up, I'll put them in a set of their own.