Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bucky does Ba'al

You've heard of Mark Buckingham, right?

Y'know, the fella who drew Marvelman and Batman and Spiderman, and just about every other major character in the Marvel and DC universe.

Rich, succesful, talented Mark buckingham who's kept Fables at the top of the Vertigo sales charts for centuries, the fella who editors name their children after, the fella with graphite and rotring ink spliced into his genes, the fella who can't seem to put a foot wrong with his adoring legion of fans, who helps old ladies across the road, sings Xmas carols, cries at christenings, buys everyone drinks at conventions(even Kev Sutherland); the fella who chuckles and smiles like Jimmy Stewart playing Jiminy Cricket, the fella who is always sweet and polite and gentle and charming, who, in the middle of deadline pressures, guesting at shows, playing host to visiting family, doing the washing and walking the dogs, manages to paint a gorgeous variant cover for Channel Evil# 2 just cus i asked him to, well, you wanna know summat?

He eats with his mouth open.


Laughing Indio said...

Ohhh yeah thats SWEET!
As long as he is not eating his bogeys with his mouth open, that wouldnt be cricket at all.

Andy Bloor said...

That's superb... looking forward to issue 2... when's it coming out Shane?

You've not forgotten about my Wolfmen pinup have you? :-)

Take it easy,

shane oakley said...

indio - he never gets bogeys either.

andy - soon, soon, soon....

and i don't forget, i just choose not to remember! - no worries though, the pin-up is stewing in me head, looking forwad to it.

Mark Buckingham said...

Yum Yum bogeys :)

Do I really eat with my mouth open?

oh well...

Thank you for saying nice things!

Really glad you liked the cover.
I loved painting it!!