Friday, October 29, 2004

Cap by Ringo!

Here's some art I received earlier this week but forgot to mention here until now. As you can tell by the inscription, it's a sketch done by artist Mike Wieringo at the Houston Con back in 1996, for someone named Cory.

Since the guy from whom I bought the piece isn't named Cory, I'm guessing it's changed hands a time or two in the past eight years. It still looks great, though. Based on my examination, it appears that Ringo! (as he usually signs his work) roughed the sketch in pencil, then finished it with a black Sharpie marker.

Ringo has been high on my list of artists from whom I wanted to collect at least one piece. He's one of my favorite "modern" artists — I enjoy his retro, energetically cartoony style very much. He came to prominence in the early '90s as the primary artist on The Flash, then later drew extended runs on both The Sensational Spider-Man and Fantastic Four. One of my "most wanted" commissions is a Doc Savage piece by Ringo, who drew the Man of Bronze for a minor comics publisher called Millennium early in his career.

I guess by now you've figured out that I'm a Captain America fan, huh?

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