Man, have I waited a LONG time to finally put this incredibly nostalgic memory from childhood together! This is my take on updating the CLASSIC Marvel Comics Calendars from the the mid 1970's that I grew up loving as a kid, particularly the 75', 76' (Bicentenial Year inspired artwork in that one was crazy fun) and 77' releases. Unfortunately the format was abandoned in the early 80's which has given way to 25 years worth of pretty uninspired calendar releases if you ask me. Well, this is what i'd want to see up on my wall and I hope you might enjoy it a bit as well. Do a search online too see what the "original" calendars looked like to see what I was going for. The corny lines were DEFINITELY part of the original as were the creators Birthdays, which was when the veil behind the scenes of comic books was first parted for me, offering a glimpse of the creators who produced the comics I loved so much.
I'm using some of my favorite illustrations by many of my favorite artists in the comic book business, often little seen commissions and rarer published material that may have been relegated to a back cover or used in the commercial advertising end of the industry. This piece includes work by John Byrne, Jack Kirby, Andrew Robinson, Don Heck, Art Adams, Walt Simonson, John Romita Sr., Herb Trimpe, Mike Mignola, Michael Golden, Paul Smith, Walden Wong & Ian Sokoliwski. Download it and tack it up on your wall, it's the next best thing we'll unfortunately probably never see officialy. I hope I have it in me to continue for the rest of the year, I'm already thinking about Febuary! Have a great holiday everyone and Happy New Year!
Feb. 2013 can be found here- [link]