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Phil Kreisel
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As I promised last week (and with John's approval), I'm posting two sketches John did for me at Edmonton Alberta Canada Comic Book Conventions back in 1977 and 1978. So, presenting from 1977...

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That's very nice, Phil. Thanks for sharing.
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Darren Taylor
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Yellow Jacket!

Cool!
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Phil Kreisel
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And from 1978 ... you know who... but it does require an explanation... This was done for me around the time that the X-Men just got back from fighting Alpha Flight in Calgary and before Jean, the Beast, etc. knew that the X-Men had survived.  At the time this sketch was done, Scott thought that Jean and Hank were dead.  Now, Chris Claremont provided the words to John's sketch, putting in what was at the time was a potential triangle teaser (in the real world time, we fans didn't know that Scott was about to have a little romantic interlude with Colleen Wing).  I asked Chris if he would give me a little insider information, but he and John just smiled and said, "You'll have to buy the next 6 months of X-Men."  Remember, in the 70's, there was no wide, regular use of the Internet for getting upcoming information, and there was only one X-Men title.  Needless to say, I purchased the next 6 issues, plus the next 200 or so after that....

It may be a little hard to read, but Scott is thinking "Oh Jean, things used to be so simple, so straight forward.  I loved you... but now?"

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Two very nice examples, Phil.

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Sweet. I love seeing stuff like this.
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very nice...
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[Dr. Smith} The pain... the pain...[/Dr. Smith}
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Ed Fahey
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Great to see - thanks
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Lucky. Man, that's a good picture of Jean.
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Brian Talley
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Hang in there, JB!
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Brian Hunt
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Thanks for posting those Phil.
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Eric Russ
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Thanks to you both for sharing.

Artist are their own worst critics. The work is great.

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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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Now that's a theasure you have there Phil!!!
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Stéphane Garrelie
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Thank you for sharing.



Edited by Stéphane Garrelie on 08 December 2006 at 7:27pm
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Marcel Chenier
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Thanks for sharing.
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Oh, please, JB!
That Scott & Jean is worth MILLIONS!
Priceless!
Gad, I'm jealous!
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Steve Gumm
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Phil you're a lucky fella! Three cool Byrne pieces and the Scott and Jean one has a nice bit of history with it... How cool is that!

THANKS!

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Nice sketches, Phil.  Thanks for showing them.

It would be interesting to see what they would look like if JB redrew them today.  It would be hard to improve on the X-Men drawing though.
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Daniel Kendrick
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Cleaned up the pictures up a bit and blew them up a little.


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Stan Lomisceau
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those are great pictures to see from mr byrne. i love the sketches! you have to admit though even though they are really great drawings mr byrnes artwork is much better now than it used to be. if you dont agree just look at the commsion pictures!
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Bill Collins
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For sketches they look ok to me! I would expect a commision piece to look better,the sketches are free and done in seconds,the commisions are paid for and take a bit longer.
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This  goes back a ways.  This goes way, way back...

I remember being a pre-teen kid at the time, just getting into comics.  One of the first that I brough on my own was (Uncanny) X-Men #111 which preceded the little plotline you're alluding to up there, but I never did get a chance to find out what happened until my grade school bud and fellow comics collector (he'd be swapping out Marvel stuff for the "Distinguished Competition" within a few years, after Wolfman and Perez launched their New Teen Titans monthly) showed me the rest of the issues that he got.  But I was hooked, and started seriously collecting UXM with the onset of the "Dark Phoenix" saga.

The Pyms are another one, from when I started reading with that classic Avengers arc that Perez drew in #161 and 162 to their guest appearance in Marvel Team-Up (with a certain "webhead" versus a "Living Equinox") drawn by John.  Little did I realize that this was not slated to be such a happy family...

Nice of you to share this, guys.
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The Marvel Team-Up appearance of Yellowjacket and the Wasp is one of my favorites from that series. Great stuff.
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Phil Kreisel
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Thanks for resizing the pictures Dan.  My originals are in fact much larger than what I uploaded to the forum, but I had to resize them to comply with the posting rules.

I'm glad everyone is enjoying the sketches.  The only other sketch that I have is "The Black Widow" done for me by Steve Leialoha in 1983, which I can also post (though in a different, more appropriate topic)
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