April 19, 2012

The Art of John Buscema (1927-2002)

Remembering John Buscema, he passed away 10 years ago last January. He was a legendary comic-book artist of the highest caliber and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics during its 1960s and 1970s ascendancy into an industry leader and its subsequent expansion to a major pop culture conglomerate.

Buscema is best known for his run on the series The Avengers and The Silver Surfer, and for over 200 stories featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. In addition, he penciled at least one issue of nearly every major Marvel title, including long runs on two of the company's top magazines; Fantastic Four and Thor.

In memory of this grand master illustrator, here's a fantastic collection of his rough sketches.

Source: Buscema Lost Drawings


jeffkunze said...

Wow what an awesome collection of Buscema's work!

He's long been one of my favorites. Thanks for posting these.

Craig Harris said...

It is pitiful there aren't more comment for this post...one of the greatest draftsmen of our time and a class act. This is a gold mine...thank you for posting these!!

Junior Melo said...

I`M brasilian man. GOd to blass a John Buscema. BIg artists! Happy a you post thaths desenhos.

Marcel said...

John Buscema could draw so well that his roughs, sketches, and layouts are more emotionally complex and dynamic than most other artists final work. Many popular and acclaimed comics artists since owe a debt of gratitude toward (and could still learn a lot from) a towering talent of the medium.

Seriously, John Buscema drew so well he got me engaged with characters I didn't even care about...I tip my pencil to this artist forever!

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