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Brian Peck
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On Comiclink there is a piece by John, the auction mentions its a Playboy
illustration.
John,
Do you remember what this piece was done for? Is it published? If so was it for
Playboy? Thanks.

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Well, it LOOKS like my work, but I don't remember it at all!
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Naughty, naughty JB! ;^)
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sigh
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The face of the woman sitting on the guy makes me think of Minara. 
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WOW, That certainly does look like JB's work. I wonder when they claim this was done? 
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I Must agree. There is nothing to suggest it is not JB's work.

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Not denying it's mine. It's just that after 20,000 pages, not everything shines so brightly as once it did!
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I understand. I have worked in the technical graphics field for a very long time and produced so many base plans/maps/figures/schematics with revisions and specific published content that I no longer put any effort into remembering any of it.

I remember what is important and write everything else down. Usually I'll create a database and if it is not worth the effort of a database, than it is not worth any effort at all.
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Looks like very-late 80's/early 90s-era JB to me. 
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Ha! Good one!

Good to see a piece proposed for something other than comic books. My favorite cartoonist for The New Yorker is Tom Cheney - his work for the magazine is smart and funny, fitting perfectly into the pages of the publication. He also did cartoons for National Lampoon and Penthouse, and they were equally as funny, but the content was for a different readership, and he was versatile enough that he could do material that was edgy or sexual.


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It a good looking piece.

I agree with Vinny, very late 80's to
early '91. The inking makes me think
ninties, but the stewardesses shoulder
pads, make me think 80's. It's pre-May
1991. I know this because that's when I
turned 18. I had a five year run on
Playboy, and despite being distracted by
other aspects of the magazine, I would
have remembered this, and it's not in any
issue I ever collected.
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That's an odd way to measure time. This piece was not published. It could have been not published in 1989, or it could have been not published in 2016. Or any year in between. Not having been submitted makes it impossible to date when it was not published.
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If only coach seating was that spacious today!

Edited by Michael Penn on 14 July 2017 at 11:15am
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Vinny Valenti
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I wish you had done more humor work JB, because you are clearly quite good at it.

I would love to see you take a crack at doing a SIMPSONS comic one day.
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Speaking of JB doing humor comics, back in the late 80's my ex-girlfriend collected Disney comics and I was pleasantly surprised when she pointed out one of her Mickey Mouse comics was sporting a John Byrne cover.
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Paul W. Sondersted, Jr.
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This one!

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Mickey was completely redrawn on that cover.
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 QUOTE:
I wish you had done more humor work JB, because you are clearly quite good at it.

I quite agree. Thinking about the "well, *I* am offended!" internet climate that predominates today, though, ...good grief!

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Right. A good 90% of the Big Bad Byrne stories floating around out there are directly a result of Internet Crusaders who turn of their senses of humor before clicking into the 'Web.

To a small extent, I blame myself. I refused from the start to pepper my posts with ;-) and :-) and <g> and the like. I assumed people would get my meaning from context.

Silly me. The internet is where Context goes to die.

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Mickey was completely redrawn on that cover.


That's disappointing to hear.
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Mickey was completely redrawn on that cover.

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Well, that stinks. I don't see the point of having you do a cover and then having another artist completely redraw Mickey. 
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Mickey was completely redrawn on that cover.

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It was likely an editorial decision back in the day, much like when Superman and Jimmy Olsen's faces were redrawn when Jack Kirby was on the Jimmy Olsen comic book (or when Superman showed up in other Kirby titles such as the Forever People).  In any case, with Mickey, only JB knows for sure, and if he's not telling, I'm certainly not asking!
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