Hey, Mister!

Longtime visitors to this blog might know that I was a regular contributor to Big Bang Comics back in the day. I had lots of fun being a part of that! On his blog over on the Big Bang Comics site, Big Bang co-founder Gary Carlson has been writing an article about each issue that came out, in publication order. He just made it up to #8, which ended up featuring a character named Mister U.S. (co-created by writer Nat Gertler and I). You can read all about it here.

Just so there’s something to look at here, I’ve put up a color guide I did for one of the variant covers. Back in those days, I wasn’t using Photoshop yet, so this was all done using markers and watercolors, then marking up the page with the CMYK color formulae I wanted for each color. Aside from that, between Gary and Nat, they’ve covered the rest of the story pretty well, and I don’t want to spoil anything here. But it’s worth checking out, if you’re curious about the “secret origin” of this issue and how it came to be.


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2 Responses to Hey, Mister!

  1. John Pierce says:

    Nicely done, as always, Mark. This awakens some nostalgia in me for the Big Bang line, which was always a lot of fun.

    • Mark says:

      Yeah, Big Bang was a lot of fun, both as a creative contributor as well as just reading what Gary and other contributors were doing. I look back on those books very fondly.

      As I mentioned in my post, Gary’s doing a chronological writeup of the story behind each Big Bang issue over at Big Bang Comics . You might enjoy checking those out, as he goes.

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