probably assume you're reading the latest quote from the Dude on why
he devoted his last 3 decades as an artist in the comic-book field.
No. Sorry. Stan Lee, reflecting on his days as Marvel's head writer
during the 1960's, beat me to it. Stan's philosophy may also
explain why I've spent most of my time these days on Gallery work
instead of the "so serious our faces crack" world of today's comics.
Maybe when things lighten up and people get their perspective back I'll
think about returning. Inside this book, we've tried a
different approach than previous sketchbooks. Instead of knocking
myself out with paragraph after paragraph, explaining my thinking
behind each and every drawing contained in these 64 pages, I'll try and
sneak out of it by simply inserting the original "fan request" that
accompanied these commissions. That way, you'll get to see what I was
up against before I began drawing them, and, perhaps even more
enlightening, how I interpreted their request.
do I still do these commissions if I'm not working in comics anymore?
Because I like doing them, mostly. Also, to keep my skills unblunted,
to keep my hand in the industry I'll always be known for.
Hope these drawings can bring some fun to your day! In pause for the cause,
Copyright © 2006 Steve Rude Art, llc. All Rights Reserved.
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