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John Byrne
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 7:59am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

A reimagining of the promotional poster I did circa 1986. Approx 11x17 inches.

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Mal Gardiner
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 8:03am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Clean as a whistle, maximum impact, minimum fuss - and that just spot-on smile. Loving your stuff these days, chief.

Cheers,

Mal

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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 8:25am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this piece is worth more than the thousand most recent Superman comics put together. 
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 8:26am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Sweet inks.
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Steve De Young
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 8:34am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

JB, I've noticed in your commissions, especially the recent ones, that you draw Superman's nose differently than you used to.  Is that a deliberate change you made, or just something that evolved?


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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 8:35am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

A great reminder of the way things should be...

Congrats to the commissioner!

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Wallace Sellars
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The inks on this one remind me of Mark Farmer's work over JB on TRUE BRIT... and that's not a bad thing!
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Sebastien Roy
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 8:44am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Love his expression...there is something almost mischievous about it (in a good way of course).  JB, do you use something in particular (i.e. tools) to draw the symbol on Superman's chest?

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John Byrne
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JB, do you use something in particular (i.e. tools) to draw the symbol on Superman's chest?

All freehand.

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Peter Martin
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 8:48am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I remember the original poster in a comic shop back in the day when at the time I was a real Marvel Zombie. And as a promo it worked enough to make me want to check out the comic, and that eventually got me into DC (along with Frank's work on Dark Knight).

This a really great commission -- really iconic. And it looks just like Superman should!

JB, did you try to recapture or channel your original line at all? It has something of the super-smooth line you had at the time.

I like the smile on the face -- very 'Superman' expression.

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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 8:50am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

It's Super!!!
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Frank Robert
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 8:51am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Your old stuff was not better.  Sorry, detractors.

_Frank Robert
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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 8:51am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

What an awesome piece!

Can someone post the original to compare?
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Jason Mark Hickok
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 9:01am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Wow that is amazing.  This may be my favorite of the Superman commissions.

Beautiful work JB!  Congratulations to whomever commissioned this!

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Scott Daggett
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 9:11am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Great work JB!
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Dave Braun
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 9:13am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Beautiful!!
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Sebastien Roy
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JB, do you use something in particular (i.e. tools) to draw the symbol on Superman's chest?

All freehand.

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Wow...impressive...

 

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Paul Anthony Llossas
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 9:38am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Now THAT'S the Superman I know and love.
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Lionel Faure
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 9:39am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Wow!!! I think I love that one even better than the original, being a big nostalgic, it tells a lot.
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 9:58am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

That's really great!
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Brad Brickley
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 9:59am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Another great commission!  Lots of fun and energy!  Thanks JB!
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John Mietus
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 10:01am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Awesomesauce.
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Noah Smith
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 10:15am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Reminds me of everything I love about Superman -- the power, the determination, the joy he gets from being one of the good guys, without ever seeming smug about it.  Imagine if you were in danger and you saw that man bursting through a wall to save the day, what a massive relief that would be.
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Arc Carlton
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 10:23am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Superb . That's the Superman I remember .
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Anthony Frail
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Posted: 06 October 2009 at 10:35am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Very cool! Can we see the promotional poster?
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