|Marvel Universe Poster Sketch. 2002. |
Ballpoint pen on friggin' Olive Garden pad paper, 8.5 x 4".
It may not be my best sketch, but this drawing has about as much sentimental value to me as anything I've ever done. I've been searching for this drawing for years, and I finally found it this weekend, tucked away inside an old sketchbook. I waited tables at the Olive Garden in Daytona Beach for 3 summers during my college years, eventually quitting in 2002 when Marvel (specifically, Joe Quesada) offered me my dream job. This piece was drawn in the brief period where I worked for both (and during a particularly slow lunch shift). On my last day, my parents came in for dinner and brought my first Marvel check (for my Iron Man #63 cover) as a "tip."
|Poster Sketch (in sketchbook). 2002. Pencil on paper, 8.5 x 11".|
Quesada had called me at home (I think my Mom answered) and described what he wanted—a classic Marvel poster featuring Marvel's greatest heroes. After seeing my left-to-right composition, he suggested a companion villains piece to compliment it. Unfortunately, school and other Marvel projects took precedence, so the poster never materialized, but I was still able to take elements from it in my Mythos collection cover.
|Poster Sketch. 2002. Pencil on paper, 12 x 9".|