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William Roberge
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William Roberge
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The master at work!
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Gundars Berzins
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The artwork is huge but that table looks massive. I say again, wow. 
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Tim O'Neill
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Awesome pic, Bill! I hope you guys had fun hanging out!



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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 September 2015 at 4:59am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

while I normally prefer JB's stuff in B&W, I'd actually be interested in seeing this one in color.

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I'm sure you won't have too long to wait, just as I am sure the various versions we'll see will be a MESS!!! (Dog help us if the "colorists" decide to follow the current vogue and make the dinosaurs brightly colored, with stripes and spots!)

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John M. Jackson
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I'm sure you won't have too long to wait, just as I am sure the various versions we'll see will be a MESS!!! (Dog help us if the "colorists" decide to follow the current vogue and make the dinosaurs brightly colored, with stripes and spots!)

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Since it is pretty much inevitable have you ever thought about just packaging a group of them (10 or so) as giant coloring posters for someplace like Toy 'R' Us?

I would have loved something like this when I was little.

Marvel could even do one of the Try-Out contests for colorists.

You wouldn't have had to worry about brightly colored dinosaurs with me, but I did have a problem staying inside the lines.  I blame it on the ADHD.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 24 September 2015 at 8:36am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Marvel has the rights to publish, not JB. However, nothing stopping you or anyone else from printing them and breaking out the markers. My kids love to color single figures. But it does mean I keep my commissions out of the reaching hands of children lest they see my stuff as an uncolored poster.
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Robbie Parry
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Brilliant. I like the "we are the top of the food chain" emotion in the dinosaurs' eyes!
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Kevin Blake
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John - Do you ever protect the art while you are working on it so it doesn't smudge? ie: paper under your fore arm.
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Peter Martin
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Great photo of JB in action. The blacks seem to have an extra pop in that photo and it's impressive to see just how big the artwork is.
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Benny Hasa
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Posted: 24 September 2015 at 2:47pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Great piece!
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Daniel Beziz
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Posted: 24 September 2015 at 3:56pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

This is beyond magnificent...
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Jim Petersman
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"I'm sure you won't have too long to wait, just as I am sure the various versions we'll see will be a MESS!!!"

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Ha! I would only want to see a professionally done version (by a professional professional; an actual skilled artist). This piece certainly wouldn't be enhanced by color, but something in my untrained and uneducated artistic brain tells me color would work better in this piece than many other commissions. Don't ask me why.
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John Byrne
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Not much character overlap, so there wouldn't be the red-on-red etc problem. Maybe you're picking up on that subliminally.
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Jim Petersman
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I think you're correct. Looking back at the piece yet again, I also think the inks might be influencing me. The open characters having heavier backgrounds, and vice versa, already gives the piece somewhat of a colored effect. Between those two points, it kind of makes sense to me why my brain might have gone there (at least, as much as anything in my brain makes sense to me).
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Darren Taylor
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William, thank-you for posting that photo of JB at work. I -love- seeing that sort of inspiring image.

And again, great commission John.
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Ted Pugliese
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Nice work, JB!
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Ted Pugliese
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P. S. I think of John everytime I see this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr-BUV8ORTY
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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 25 September 2015 at 6:22pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Seeing how well structured this page is, leaving Professor X out was the way to go. A floating "X the Great and Powerful" head might have been too much. ;)
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Larry Gil
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Posted: 26 September 2015 at 4:42am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

What a commission. My favourite so far this year. 
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John Byrne
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Just did a quick search on Google, and it seems that no one has decided to smear color all over this piece -- yet. Too intimidating, perhaps?
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 20 December 2015 at 4:33pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

I don't mind some commissions done in color if they were meant to be. Tho like watching a black and white movie or tv program, after a while I see the colors anyways.
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Stéphane Garrelie
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Posted: 22 December 2015 at 3:47am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Wonderful piece.
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John Byrne
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Jim Warden and his son Matt stopped by Byrne Central today, to take possession of the piece. At Matt's request I added a Barney -- and a Fred! The two cavemen are now standing as tiny figures in the deep background -- my solution to there being no actual "rubble" in the shot!
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John Byrne
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Still no sign of anyone attempting to color this piece.

This is me, smiling.

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