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John Byrne
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 8:40am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

11" x 17" illustration of The Thing and Alicia Masters, no backgrounds. The details are:

- The Thing in his FF trunks as on the cover of Fantastic Four # 236

- Alicia with long hairstyle as drawn in the Fantastic Four # 236 Liddleville story (please include the black hairband)

- a casual "feel-good" pose of the two

- this is a companion to the following commission, but the poses are up to you:

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Thom Price
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 8:42am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Definitely not what I was expecting based on the thread title, but brought a quick smile to my face!
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John Byrne
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BTW -- two other commissions, one with Captain America, and one with Cap and Wolverine, also got done this week, but Jim Warden stopped by yesterday to pick up some pieces, and I had a visit from Senor Moment and let him take them before they were scanned.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 8:45am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Cute!
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 8:45am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

...And damn! (regarding the two non-scanned pieces)
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John Byrne
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 8:58am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Hmm... Looking at this scan I am realizing I need to do something to create definition between Ben's right forearm and the inside of his leg.
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Rich Marzullo
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 9:30am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I love that Ben is blushing!

JB, question: do you pencil in the Thing's plates first, or just go straight to ink?
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 9:31am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

What a great couple!
Love those distinctive JB Thing feet.

p.s. love that title.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 9:48am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

…do you pencil in the Thing's plates first, or just go straight to ink?

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I find it's easier to lay them out in pencil first, even if I do not stick precisely to those shapes when I start inking.

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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 9:54am | IP Logged | 10 post reply


A warm & beautiful piece. Just great.


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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 9:56am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Fantastic JB! This will look great hanging beside the linked commission of Jen and Wyatt. I'll have couple more commissions soon to finish up the set!
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Ted Pugliese
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 10:12am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

This is great! And thanks again for yesterday. Can't
wait to show the kids what you did for them!
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 11:01am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Nice!!
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Sean Watson
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 1:21pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Really like this!! Nice job JB. A lot of love in this piece.  

Congrats to the commissioner.
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Steven Myers
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 1:29pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Best T&A ever!
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 3:24pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

It takes skill to portray a "monster" sharing such a tender moment.

It's time to tug that first JB FF Omnibus off the shelf so I revisit Ben and the
rest of the family.
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Excellent - great to see a quiet, loving moment for these two

I like the reference to "Terror in a Tiny Town" - hands down my favorite comic book story.



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Jim Petersman
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 7:26pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I have one problem with this one: it should be Alicia and Johnny ;) 
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John Byrne
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Posted: 03 April 2016 at 7:30pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

That was a Skrull!!!

sigh

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Leigh DJ Hunt
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Posted: 04 April 2016 at 4:02am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Lovely piece.
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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 04 April 2016 at 9:05am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

I have one problem with this one: it should be Alicia and Johnny ;)

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Ya know, for a brief second, I thought a Johnny/Alicia commission would be great, but then I realized that it was retconned to be a Skrull after JB left. I liked what JB did with Johnny and Alicia and would liked to have seen what else he would have done with their relationship. Though I guess it was inevitable that somebody would have come along afterward to mess it all up...
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Posted: 04 April 2016 at 9:26am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Great work JB. The yin and yang of a couple. An amazing feel-good T&A it is.
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Posted: 04 April 2016 at 9:36am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Ya know, for a brief second, I thought a Johnny/Alicia commission would be great, but then I realized that it was retconned to be a Skrull after JB left. I liked what JB did with Johnny and Alicia and would liked to have seen what else he would have done with their relationship. Though I guess it was inevitable that somebody would have come along afterward to mess it all up...

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It wasn't even the messing up that annoyed me. I know nothing I do is bulletproof. Too many writers and editors who exist only to "fix" things, even if those things are not broken.

In the case of Johnny and Alicia, I knew the concept would not long outlast my tenure on the FF, but I did not expect such a ridiculous, ham-handed, comic-booky (in the worst sense) "solution." A solution which, itself, made no sense in context.

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Posted: 04 April 2016 at 11:07am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Though well-done, Alicia's relationship with Johnny was one of a very
few things I didn't care for during JB's run. Ben and Alicia are a great
couple!

The other two things I didn't like were hairstyle changes for Johnny and
Sue. Believe me when I say that those are the smallest of quibbles.

On a different note... I wonder why the Skrull milk story from JB's run
isn't mentioned as much as some of the others. I liked it a lot!
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On a different note... I wonder why the Skrull milk story from JB's run isn't mentioned as much as some of the others. I liked it a lot!

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Probably because it got written over by the Skrull Kill Crew series a few years later.

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