9/7/06

"THE COMIC BOOK KIDS "


This post was concieved for The Outsider Art Club theme ," Kids at Play." One of my favorite pastimes as a kid was, ..." THE HUNT." Before the days of the comic shop, a comic book fan had to hunt for hidden gems of saturated adventure. 7-11, Your local drug store, the Grocery store, Garage sales, flea markets , and the dirty stinky Nostalgia shop. Any of these places could contain the missing current issue or a past issue that would complete the puzzle and unlock the keys to the universe.My favorite of these was 7-11. A one stop shop for all the essentials. Comics, SLURPEES with superheroes on the cups, and candy , candy , candy.( ZOTS and POP ROCKS were my fav.) Many a summer day was spent with my two best buddies in hot pursuit of ,..." COMICS." Special thanks to my 2 best buddies DARRYL YOUNG , and my brother JAMES BARBER , for riding their bikes for miles on end with me to find the missing links.

10 comments:

PEPE said...

Oh sweet!!! lovely lovely lovely!!!the slush is perfect!!!

Darryl Young said...

Argg!! Pepe beat me for first dibs by a minute!!!!

That said, ..... I have a warm, fuzzy, tingly feelin' all over my body right now. Damn, I'm almost speechless ..... this is just pure perfection KB. You've captured it all; from our stylish fashions, to those tasty slurpies, to those classic comic covers of yesteryear. And that wonderous metal monolith called the comics rack .......Pure Brilliance.

Feel like I've just stepped through a magical time warp to my own personal "happy place". But fortunately, it was a happy place sharred with a great friend. Thanks.

p.s. I want a print of this, to hang in my studio.

p.p.s. You are once again, and will always be, the Magnificent Bastich.

Alina Chau said...

fun illo!

Capt. Bosher said...

Dude, very nice illustration! I am also from this era and you have brought back great memories with this. I remember spinning those racks 5-10 times looking for the perfect copy of the latest X-MEN (5-10 times just in case I missed it). Luv the Thing and Hulk slurpee cups LOL!

passiongreek said...

Sweeeeet!

Julia Lundman Midlock (Julie) said...

Ha! Some of those looking for comix were girls, too! I love this illustration! Really fun and nice as always Kevin!

Chris Gardner said...

COMICS! You struck a chord sir. I guess we all hunted them down like this before the comic shop boom. 60 cents at the Books & Tobacco when I was a little fellow. Thanks foir the memory jog!

Dave Pryor said...

Great Kevin - A pure encapsulation of the innocense and fun of youth.

Can't wait for your Hulk post!!!

Remember - I check on you every hour.

Through my binoculars.

Put some pants on will you!?!

flipstudios said...

Kevin, you've got some great stuff here man. I love that you show your process. I'll be back for sure.

Thanks for the comments on my blog. Its crazy to get props from someone, then click on their blog and see the insane stuff they're posting. Keep rockin it. Cheers, Andrew

rob! said...

as the owner of an actual spinner rack, this image rocks my world!!! BEAUTIFUL!!