Superman #683


The next of my Superman covers (Superman #683) hits comic shops this week–Friday, I think…Above is the final piece with colors once again by Laura Martin. Below you’ll find a jpeg of the pencil art. What you’ll also find below is a photo from exactly three years ago–New Year’s Eve 2005, about this very time of night. Xan snapped it a few minutes after I finished what I thought would be my very last Tom Strong drawing ever, the final page of Tom Strong #36–a full-page shot of the Strong family waving to their fans and supporters. A weird night–the rest of the country was gearing up for celebration, but I was feeling a strange mix of the relief I always feel when finishing a job and utter sadness over the end of Tom Strong and my cat Max’s failing health. Like I said, weird night. Now on the last night of 2008, things are looking a little more upbeat…as I type these words, I have a cute little tortoise-shell two-year old cat on my lap and hope to soon have some Tom Strong news to report. Stay tuned! Hope everyone’s new year gets off to a good start!

 

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  1. New Tom Strong News? Are they going with the Top Ten Season Two route and having you write it? ‘Cause that’d rule! Can we expect similar news for the rest of the ABC line? Can you say jumping the gun?

  2. Happy New Year, guys. Last year was terrible to begin with, but it got better in the second half. The biggest thrill was getting to meet the two of you. Kick Ass!I think I say it every time I post here, but I can’t wait for the new TOM STRONG. It’s the only book I’m anticipating more than the next ROCKETO.

  3. New Tom Strong would be the best news i’ve heard in an age…………that character and you drawing it could just go on forever in my book and i’d be the happiest guy in the room, fingers crossed.

  4. Been a REALLY long time, Chris, but I recently found your blog, and wanted to say hi. I love the Superman cover! Looking forward to the Tom Strong announcement too. Hope to talk to you soon. If you want, you can reach me through my website: richfaber.com. Please drop me a line, if you have a chance.Best,Rich

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