Archie art: any fans and collectors here?
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4 hours ago, Caltex98 said:

Very nice! I remember seeing the cover to Veronica #2 (in Africa) out on eBay some years back, but I can't recall if it was sold. The asked price was in my opinion rather steep (but today I might reconsider). I have been lucky enough to be able to acquire page 2 from that particular issue, though (inks by Hy Eisman):

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_73545/VERONICA_2_p2.jpg

Veronica's hair looks a little longer than usual? I like that Dan bothered to make her wear a hairband with a pattern  matching the african environment...

Here are two pinup-pages from Cheryl Blossom #16, both from the drawing board of Dan:

Dan Parent - Cheryl Blossom #16 - p23 Comic Art

Dan Parent - Cheryl Blossom #16 - p26 Comic Art

Conversation with Dan at San Diego Comic Con:
Dan: Cheryl is not a nice person.
Me: She's kind to her dog!
Dan: But besides that she's not supposed to have any redeeming qualities at all!

Sweet Cherry Blossom pin-ups!

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5 hours ago, nkatradis said:

February 1975, Archie's Girls Betty And Veronica #230 Cover, Dan DeCarlo pencils/Rudy Lapick inks, twice-up, "Footbal" cover!

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Oooh, this is a beauty, and very close to my favorite period.  There is just something about the way DeCarlo drew Betty and Veronica around this time.  So good.

Scott

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AND I should also point out that Patriot6, Cliff R and OdinsSecrets are responsible for this recent purchase....in a recent gold and silver sales thread, I offered one SA issue of B&V, leading immediately to the aforementioned Usual (Archie) Suspects asking if any more were coming....the answer was actually No, but rather than give it, I scoured my boxes and found a few late bronze/early copper Cheryl Blossom appearances, so I offered them.

In trying to figure out how much to ask for an Everything's Archie #113, I stumbled across this, half the art from the "Archie the Barbarian" story in that issue. I really wanted page 4, but I figured what the heck. Thanks guys! (I even mean it!)

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Oct 1996, Betty And Veronica #104, Pages #1-5, (complete story), Dan DeCarlo pencils/Alison Flood inks, "The Hit Man", a complete all-beach B & V story.

Betty and Veronica turn Archie the nerd into a guy that hits on every girl he sees on the beach!,

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15 hours ago, nkatradis said:

Oct 1996, Betty And Veronica #104, Pages #1-5, (complete story), Dan DeCarlo pencils/Alison Flood inks, "The Hit Man", a complete all-beach B & V story.

Betty and Veronica turn Archie the nerd into a guy that hits on every girl he sees on the beach!,

Complete stories are always a treat and surprisingly there seems to be quite a few of them around. I count seven by Dan DeCarlo in my own collection (and some more by Bill Galvan & Dan Parent as well) which I may get around to post later.

But now I'd like to highlight a few of the commissions I have collected over the years. The modern Archie artists have so far been happy to oblige and realize my somewhat crazy ideas.Jeff Shultz - Archie Graffiti - color version Comic Art
"Archie Graffiti", a hommage to Mort Drucker by Jeff Shultz with colors by Hedvig Haggman-Sund. "Where were YOU in '62?"

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch, giving Elvira Halloween off by guest-hosting her show together with Salem by Bill Galvan.

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Sharry the Spy-Girl from "The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E."-storyline by Fernando Ruiz.
Gisèle Lagacé - Sabrina the Teenage Witch Comic Art
Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Gisèle Lagacé.
Bill Galvan - Archie #649 -  alternate cover  Comic Art
"Alternate cover" for Archie #649, United Girls Against Jughead by Bill Galvan.
Jeff Shultz - Sabrina the Teenage Witch flying on broom Comic Art
Sabrina on broom (inspired by Bewitched & Gil Elvgren) by Jeff Shultz.
 
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Riverdale Beach Party (Where are Frankie & Annette?) by Jeff Shultz.
 
Not by an Archie artist, but cool anyway:
Terry Dodson - Sabrina The Teen-Age Witch #4 recreation  Comic Art
Interpretation of the cover for Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch #4 (hommage to Dan DeCarlo) by Terry Dodson.
 
I you click on the pictures you will be redirected to the images on CAf where I have described the process from idea to finished commission more in depth.
 
(I may not be able to refrain from posting more commissions in the future.)

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@Caltex98 I've seen a few of these images in the Archie Comic Fans Facebook group. The second b&w Sabrina page is being used as the banner image. Are you an admin of that page?

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3 minutes ago, comicwiz said:

@Caltex98 I've seen a few of these images in the Archie Comic Fans Facebook group. The second b&w Sabrina page is being used as the banner image. Are you an admin of that page?

No, the main admin is Adam Alamo, I think. I mostly lurk in that group, but Adam is following my twitter account and I think he picked up the Sabrina/Elvira image there when I tweeted it on this years halloween.

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17 hours ago, Readcomix said:

Thanks guys! (I even mean it!)

:) 

I almost cried...

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@Caltex98 All of those commissions are amazing, but I bow down to the awesomeness of the Dodson sketch -- a great idea rendered beautifully. Congrats on scoring that!

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An Archie artist I think sometimes gets overlooked is Rex W. Lindsey. A Kubert School graduate he did more than a hundred issues of Jughead where he was the primary artist working with writer Craig Boldman.  I have a soft spot for his very detailed pinup-pages. Here are a few examples:

Rex Lindsey - Sabrina #20 - p7 Comic Art

From Sabrina #20.

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_76987/Jughead_97_p6.jpg

From Jughead #97.

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_76987/B_V_Spec_17_p26.jpg

From Betty and Veronica Spectacular #17.

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_76987/Jughead_125_p25.jpg

From Jughead #128.

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_76987/Betty_54_p9.jpg

From Betty #54.

And last, my personal favorite where Rex admits being inspired by Norman Rockwell:

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_76987/Betty_27_p15.jpg

From Betty #27.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Caltex98 said:

An Archie artist I think sometimes gets overlooked is Rex W. Lindsey. A Kubert School graduate he did more than a hundred issues of Jughead where he was the primary artist working with writer Craig Boldman.  I have a soft spot for his very detailed pinup-pages. Here are a few examples:

Rex Lindsey - Sabrina #20 - p7 Comic Art

From Sabrina #20.

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_76987/Jughead_97_p6.jpg

From Jughead #97.

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_76987/B_V_Spec_17_p26.jpg

From Betty and Veronica Spectacular #17.

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_76987/Jughead_125_p25.jpg

From Jughead #128.

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_76987/Betty_54_p9.jpg

From Betty #54.

And last, my personal favorite where Rex admits being inspired by Norman Rockwell:

http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_36379/subcat_76987/Betty_27_p15.jpg

From Betty #27.

 

 

And Andrew Pepoy. 

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My very first through-the-mail art purchase was from Dan Parent way back in the 1990s when he'd run those 3 pages for $25 sales in the classifieds in Comics Buyer's Guide and I was buying covers from him, then, for $50 each. I've still got all those random pages and a friendship with Dan from all those years ago. He even drew me and my wife into the lead story in Veronica 155. (That is officially my first appearance in a cameo in a comic. We later made our full first appearance in the Jonah Hex: No Way Back graphic novel. Both appearances SHOULD be worth a fortune.)

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On 5/11/2017 at 4:05 PM, aokartman said:

I picked up this Stan Goldberg cover for Betty And Me #200.  It came all double-matted and lovingly framed, doubtful about archival, but it tugged at my nostalgia heartstrings.  My access to comic books was limited, to be generous, as a youth.  Harvey and Archie.  Still catching up!  Best, David S. Albright

Congrats for the Betty and Me cover mate.

Thanks for sharing :)

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5 hours ago, Readcomix said:

My daughter's Christmas present just landed

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(thumbsu

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