Blastaar, August 6
Favorite prelim, passing by several times a day.
Two prelims one book
Never had these but they're cool. Would also include but don't have a scan of the rejected ASM 97 cover with a stoner Harry Osborn.
Interesting that the final image was Gwen Stacy but in the prelim she's just a "furious lady."
On 8/11/2019 at 10:24 AM, bluechip said:
Technically "unused" as opposed to "prelim" but the distinction is sometimes lost.
The protest signs have no letters on them, which caused me to look at the art and wonder if it was decided after the fact what the protest was about. And looking past the text I could see nothing in the art itself which specified what the students were protesting. So I wonder if Romita left that uncertain and Stan put it in later.
I have a collection of Dave Cockrum prelims which you can see here: https://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=188397
It's hard to choose favorites, but probably these two, due to the amount of detail. The Black Panther prelim was pretty much used as is for the published cover, while Gil Kane went in a slightly different direction for Captain Marvel #53.
Here are two that I really like and the final piece for each. The preliminaries were bought from Anthony Snyder after the artist had passed away. It never occurred to me to ask for them when I did the commission.
Nick Cardy - Bat Lash (click to embiggen)
Giordano - JLA (click to embiggen)
Mike Mayhew has kinda fingered out how to sell prelims too. Usually his pencils are the cheapest, then there is a painted prelim, and then the final piece. I really liked his ComicMint Detective #1000 variant and picked up the painted prelim. The final is in his personal collection.
AR prelims are also pricey, but far more reasonable, and are really interesting to study. This one was one of my very first pieces of OA, a gift from my wife on my 40th.
I absolutely love prelims. Here are some of my Favorites.
Frank Miller: Prelim to the Dark Knight Returns Tenth Anniversary Hard Cover Slipcase. A gorgeous piece and the closest I will ever get to owning a piece from the Dark Knight.
Darwyn Cooke: Prelim to the Cover for Before Watchmen Minutemen issue 2
Darwyn Cooke: Prelim to Rocketeer Adventures
A prelim for a 1 page gag from Mad magazine by the hilarious Duck Edwing!
Preliminary Movie Poster painting by UK artist Vic Fair for the British release of the 1985 American film, REMO. Another UK artist, Brian Bysouth, painted the final art (Bysouth would often provide finished paintings based on Vic fair designs).
Here's mine by Dave Stevens .
1994 #14 rejected cover prelim by Frank Thorne
This is an idea Frank had for a 1994 Warren cover. Sanjulian ended up painting the final cover but using a different layout and composition.
Spider-Man #89. First Gil Kane on ASM!
6 hours ago, Garry Ghoul said:
A master at dynamic layouts.
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