The Original pencils to the NAIL TPB.

The paper stock I used for this double page spread was great to pencil on but far less
accommodating for ink. Not a problem with a large image but this was pretty detailed. I
traced the whole thing through onto a more ink friendly paper-- And I'm glad I did
because the inked original was lost/mislaid/stolen.

So, IF anyone does think they have the original cover, they don't. I do!
In 2004 I had
periods of a week
or so  where I was
waiting for the next
Uncanny plot, so I
dug out a heap of
old sketches and
half completed
drawings and
finished
them.These are the
first three.
The INHUMANS
The FURY!
Vampirella
Mark Farmer inks
Who caught who?
The relationship
between Batman and
Catwoman has varied
over the decades but I
always like the weird Cat
and (winged) Mouse
romance and it became
an integral part of The
Nail.



To see Mark farmer's
inks...

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Doctor Strange. It is
impossible to draw the
surreal universe and
characters created by
Steve Ditko without
using the wonderful
abstract forms he
introduced to the
comic-art vocabulary.  
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This sketch was
drawn for the
2003 Mid-Ohio
Comic convention
booklet. .
Robin Riggs and I
knocked out a large
sized page, with a
similar image to the
one on the left, in the
last hour at Shelton
Drum's Heroes Con
some years ago. I
recently came across
a photograph Robin
had taken of the
page and decided to
see if I could improve
on the rushed
sketch. ...
This BAT page  
was drawn for
my cousin's
birthday.
EXCALIBUR Poster.

Around the same time I was without a plot, Paul Neary, who was also
waiting for work, discovered my original thumbnail for an Excalibur
poster we collaborated on some years ago. He e-mailed me a copy
and, since I was at a loose end, decided to work it up again-- just for
fun.

To see Pauls inks--
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When DC were planning to relaunch the
THUNDER Agents I was asked to pencil one of
the books. My enthusiasm faded when I
discovered that the characters were to be
revamped. I love the originals.To see Paul
Neary's inks...
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Captain Atom.
To see Paul Neary's inks...
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