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  • Michael Torregrossa
    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
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      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.


      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <circulation@...>
      > To: <bokewyrm@...>
      > Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 9:38 AM
      > Subject: CBG Express 1471.2 -- SPECIAL BULLETIN
      > >
      > > CBG EXPRESS
      > > COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE Electronic Bulletin 1471.2
      > >
      > > News Every Week -- Breaking News at Once!
      > >
      > > 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
      was
      > 74.
      > >
      > > Born Dec. 11, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Buscema attended the High School
      of
      > Music and Art, as well as the Pratt Institute, where he studied life
      drawing
      > and design. In 1948, he acquired a job at Marvel predecessor Timely, where
      > 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
      > Wolverine.
      > >
      > > He worked with many young artists during his career at Marvel,
      eventually
      > co-writing How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way with Lee.
      > >
      > > After retiring in 1996, Buscema returned to comics in 2001 with DC's
      Just
      > Imagine Stan Lee with John Buscema Creating Superman and a back-up story
      in
      > Just Imagine Stan Lee with Joe Kubert Creating Batman. At the time of his
      > death, Buscema had been working on other projects, including one for DC,
      as
      > well as a poster for Dynamic Forces, which was to be painted by Alex Ross.
      > >
      > > In his entry in Comics between the Panels, Buscema described Conan as
      "my
      > baby. I never enjoyed doing super-heroes; Conan had no supernatural
      powers.
      > I liked the idea that I could invent my own backgrounds. With Conan, you
      > have free rein. No one was telling you to draw a rifle or a pistol. You
      just
      > draw a sword, any kind of sword that comes into your mind."
      > >
      > > 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
      that
      > condolences be e-mailed to johnbuscema2002@....
      > > -------------------------------------
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