Good Morning, Happy Monday! Remembering Comic Book Artist/ Illustrator Gil Kane today on his Birthday, (April 6, 1926 – January 31, 2000). Of Course "Gil was one of the masters of superhero comics, who worked extensively for both Marvel and DC". -lambiek
"Kane co-created the modern-day versions of the superheroes Green Lantern and the Atom for DC Comics, and co-created Iron Fist with Roy Thomas for Marvel Comics. He was involved in such major storylines as that of The Amazing Spider-Man #96–98", "The Drug Issues" which, at the behest of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, bucked the then-prevalent Comics Code Authority to depict drug abuse, and ultimately spurred an update of the Code. Kane additionally pioneered an early graphic novel prototype, "His Name Is... Savage" in 1968, and a seminal graphic novel, "Blackmark", in 1971."-wikipedia
This is the portrait that I made of Gil in his studio for "The Artist Within". I remember talking with Scott Shaw after the shoot, and he asked me how it went, I said I thought it went okay, I wasn't sure?", Scott asked "did he call you my boy?" I mentioned that he had, and Scott said "Then you're fine!"
You can see more portraits from "The Artist Within" here:
If by some chance you haven't picked up copies yet, both artist within books are available here: https://www.sideshow.com/manufa…/sampsel-preston-photography
Have a terrific Monday!