Fw: CBG Express 1471.2 -- SPECIAL BULLETIN--John Buscema
- For those who haven't heard yet, artist John Buscema passed away on the
10th. He contributed to a number of Arthurian-themed comics projects
including the Marvel Preview #22 that focused on Merlin.
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> > COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE Electronic Bulletin 1471.2
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> > Jan. 10, the Official John Buscema website posted the news that the
> long-time Marvel artist had died after a battle with stomach cancer. He
> > Born Dec. 11, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Buscema attended the High School
> Music and Art, as well as the Pratt Institute, where he studied lifedrawing
> and design. In 1948, he acquired a job at Marvel predecessor Timely, whereeventually
> he worked for about a year and a half before embarking on a freelance
> career, which included work on Dell's Roy Rogers comics, and then left
> comics in the 1950s to go into advertising.
> > In 1966, Marvel Editor Stan Lee persuaded Buscema to return to the
> company, where he worked on such titles as Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, The
> Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man, Conan, Thor, and
> > He worked with many young artists during his career at Marvel,
> co-writing How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way with Lee.Just
> > After retiring in 1996, Buscema returned to comics in 2001 with DC's
> Imagine Stan Lee with John Buscema Creating Superman and a back-up storyin
> Just Imagine Stan Lee with Joe Kubert Creating Batman. At the time of hisas
> death, Buscema had been working on other projects, including one for DC,
> well as a poster for Dynamic Forces, which was to be painted by Alex Ross."my
> > In his entry in Comics between the Panels, Buscema described Conan as
> baby. I never enjoyed doing super-heroes; Conan had no supernaturalpowers.
> I liked the idea that I could invent my own backgrounds. With Conan, youjust
> have free rein. No one was telling you to draw a rifle or a pistol. You
> draw a sword, any kind of sword that comes into your mind."that
> > A retrospective of Buscema's work, The John Buscema Sketchbook, was
> published in 2001 by Vanguard.
> > Funeral services for Buscema were held Jan. 14. The family has asked
> condolences be e-mailed to johnbuscema2002@....
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