Friday, April 8, 2011

Photobooth Fridays, No. 23

Above is my first comic photo reference picture ever!

Okay, not really. But I found this picture amidst a bunch of my old comics, and just had to post it. The photo dates back to 1992, when I was just a wee little nerd. At the time, there was a grand opening of a local department store in my hometown, and its owners thought it a good idea to inaugurate such an occasion by hiring a guy to dress up like Spider-man. There he handed out free Spidey comics and posed for photos.

I have no idea why they placed him in the patio furniture area of the store.

Also, nerd note: Batman Returns had just come out that year, and I was a HUGE fan, hence my wearing a Batman t-shirt. 'Spider-man' was not pleased about this, and proceeded to give me a hard time, making sure to obscure Michael Keaton's face for our photo.

Okay, enough reminiscing. Here's a look at some art from two recent Spider-man and Batman stories I worked on, respectively.


Pulpatooner said...

Just in case you hadn't noticed, Joe: Your recent projects involve drawing both Spider-Man and Batman.

Nerd Nirvana.

Mr. Joe said...

Hah. I have indeed noticed it, Joel. :)

Eleven year old me is dripping with envy of twenty-nine year old me.

Twenty-nine year old me is dripping with envy of eleven year old me's undeniable style.

j.s. Kociuba said...

That’s a pretty good Spider-Man costume (classic small eyes are back in style). Do you remember what free comic you got?..Cause I also met Spider-man when I was 8 and got a free anti-drug, spider-man goes to Canada issue.