Look Here: Clifford D. Simak’s CITY, with cover art by Davis Meltzer

Scanned by me from my personal copy of the book, as usual:


To view all of the covers with art by Davis Meltzer that I’ve posted so far, start here.

Keywords: City by Clifford D. Simak, Davis Meltzer.

Look Here: A hand-drawn doodle by John Kricfalusi

Back in the summer of 2012, I became a backer of “John K’s ‘Cans Without Labels'” on Kickstarter. I pledged at the $30 level, which entitled me to receive two “rewards”: 1) “an original, possibly food stained, hand-drawn doodle signed by John K. on 8.5″ x 11 paper” (for which I happily paid an extra $5.00 to cover shipping), and 2) a digital copy of the animated short, “Cans without Labels,” which is what the Kickstarter was originally created to finance. The estimated delivery date for both “rewards” was February 2013.

Last week, I received my doodle. Here’s a scan:

Seeing that it includes lively, loopy drawings of the artist’s most well-known characters, Ren and Stimpy, the song lyric/catchphrase “Happy Happy Joy Joy,” sketches of two of the stars of the forthcoming “Cans without Labels” cartoon — George Liquor, top left, and one of his nephews, middle right — and John K.’s signature, rabid fans of John Kricfalusi would undoubtedly consider the above doodle to be pretty much ideal.

But as the women used to say in the Irish Spring commercials, I like it, too.

When will “Cans without Labels” be completed? Nobody knows…

Look Here: New collage art by Jeffrey Meyer

In light of his recent announcement that he has drastically lowered the prices on all of his collages “for an indeterminate time,” I think it might be helpful to my old online buddy, Jeffrey Meyer, to feature his work again here at RCN… so without further ado, here are eight terrific old-school, cut-and-paste collages that Jeffrey produced in late 2014:


To view more new collages by Jeffrey Meyer, click here, but please do keep in mind that the revised price schedule applies not just to the new work but to ALL of the collages at artbyjeffreymeyer.com that are not already in private hands. Contact Jeffrey Meyer for availability.

“If you’ve ever thought about buying any of my work,
this will probably be your best opportunity.”
– Jeffrey Meyer

P.S. Of course, as an unabashed devotee of collage art, and an inveterate bargain hunter, I couldn’t resist adding several price-reduced pieces by Mr. Meyer, including “Rarebit Drip” (see above), to my wife’s and my art collection — which, by the way, already includes a largish number of collages by Mr. Meyer and others. Not sure whether that makes me an astute collector or a brazen opportunist, but in any case, I’ll save the rest of my crowing about our new acquisitions for another post.


Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 28 February 2015

On Saturday 28 February 2015 at 12:00 noon CST, thirty pages of original comic art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website.

The sale will include eleven pages from Starr the Slayer #1 (2009), eleven pages from The House on the Borderland (2000), and all eight pages of “The Butcher, Part 2: Bye-Bye Miss American Dream” from Eerie #64 (1975).

According to the Corben website, the pages from Starr the Slayer and House on the Borderland are drawn with Sharpie and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch Strathmore paper, while “The Butcher, Part 2: Bye-Bye Miss American Dream” is drawn with brush and pen and ink, grey markers, and grey Prismacolor pencils on 12 1/2″ x 18″ Bainbridge paper.

The small scans that are on the Corben website right now are intended for “viewing only.” Prices will be posted when the sale goes live on Saturday 28 February 2015 at noon CST, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.

Look Here, Read: “My Empty Promise,” with art by Alex Toth

From New Romances #11 (May 1952), here’s “My Empty Promise,” with art signed — and so, presumably, both pencilled and inked — by the great Alex Toth and script by the great unknown: