For about two years in the 1990s, I was the illustrator on several sports comic books: Baseball Superstars, Baseball Legends, and Sports Superstars. During that time, I drew biography comics on about three dozen famous sports figures, including Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Joe Montana, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath, and many more. It was during this time that I originally conceived my current comic strip "Kyle's Bed & Breakfast",... as I became inspired to start writing comic strips about a minor league baseball player named Brad...
As I mentioned above, this is the first time I've ever had a show dedicated solely to this Sports Art. Book Revue began an "Artist of the Month" program this past Spring, and they are focusing on presenting quality artwork that is also affordable. We agreed that the framed prints I am showing here meet both requirements. They are high quality black & white prints taken from the original artwork... printed on card stock, signed, dated and framed. They are priced at $24.99 for the smaller ones, and $39.99 for the larger ones, (yes, that includes the frame!). A bargain, indeed. Of course, you don't need to purchase anything to attend... feel free to come on down and just view the artwork for your own enjoyment!
One note: because the display area is somewhat limited in size, I wasn't able to show ALL the sports comics I worked on. Therefore, if you're interested, ask at the front counter of the bookstore to see a portfolio of additional sports players I wasn't able to hang in the show, (they are also available to be framed and purchased... you can leave contact info if you're interest in a particular piece that didn't make the display part of the show). Here is a link to a video I made this week discussing the artwork in the show:
And to get to Book Revue, directions are at their website, (just click here ), or you can call them for more info at (631) 271-1442.