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John Buscema Died 10 Years Ago Today

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#1 Lord Greystoke

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:11 PM

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

Definitelly was one of the best out there. Such a magnificent power, greesy depth and tenacity behind those drawings. A true imaginator that draws you into his world. Buscema teamed up with unfortunately also the late Alfredo Alcala, created some of the most unforgetable comics many of us grew up with. R.I.P.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:40 PM

Wow, 10 years already...damn. He's still my favorite comic book artist ever. A true master, and I wish he was still around to crank out some more Conan art. Imagine the recent Conan: Road of Kings that Roy Thomas wrote with Buscema as the artist...
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:34 AM

Wow is right, where did that decade go? I just got done reading the recent FF masterwork (#129-141). Some of the stories weren't that great, but his art was always worth the look. I"ll never forget the image that was all over the internet that night: the final page of Avengers #58 with the Vision crying. Too perfect.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:34 AM

The best Conan comic book artist, IMO. Man, he was something...

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:54 AM

Whenever you're talking about someone in ANY field of art (graphics, literature, music, whatever), it's always hard (for me) to say so-and-so is "best". Art is such a subjective, emotional thing. I can only say that Big John, through his Conan work and, especially, his How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, was THE biggest influence on my personal graphic arts developement and style. When people in the past complimented me on my work, I sometimes said (especially if it was an action shot), "You oughtta thank John Buscema for that."

R.I.P., Mr. Buscema.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:30 AM

Buscema rocked. The best.



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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:43 AM

He was my all time favorite.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:14 AM

Wow is right, where did that decade go? I just got done reading the recent FF masterwork (#129-141). Some of the stories weren't that great, but his art was always worth the look. I"ll never forget the image that was all over the internet that night: the final page of Avengers #58 with the Vision crying. Too perfect.

"Even an android can cry!" It seems like yesterday. You're right, that was the perfect image for such sad news.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:56 AM

They don't make em like Buscema any more. The Buscema/Chan Conan is the definitive comic Conan fer me. People wanna talk Barry Smith...bah. Gimme Big John anyday.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:36 PM

i gotta somewhat echo what Deuce said , his style was the major influence on me growing up and learning to draw, he and his great art style is very much missed.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

Now that I have the 2012 Conan calendar, I'm constantly reminded of how dynamic and exciting his art could be. He had Frazetta's gift for capturing a moment of action, still and yet in motion.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:42 PM

I was actually introduced to Buscema's work via my first Conan mag. It also featured the work of another great artist, Alfredo Alcala.

Big John Buscema literally painted with pencils and inks, and put you into the worlds he illustrated.

A master at his craft.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:41 AM

It is hard to pick your fav artist at times, but Buscema was up there for me. Learning to draw the Marvel way though was one of the reasons I feel many people became generic clones of JB at times loosing there own style. I have had a few friends go down that route and sometimes find it hard to distinguish between them now, the inking is the only thing that can give them away. He was the best Conan artist and really depicted him well, but sometimes too big! My fav pose of his was:

This one

Broody, sullen and ready to take the head of the first guy or beast to step on his toes!

Edited by Dave the Rage, 25 January 2012 - 12:42 AM.

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