September 18, 2014
Steve Gan co-created Star-Lord with Steve Englehart in 1976! Very cool to learn something about him.
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Steve Gan finally in the spotlight

Secret identities and alter egos are essential parts of a super-hero’s life. For comic book illustrator Steve Gan, his own hidden identity lies in having been a cocreator of the iconic Filipino komiks series “Ang Panday”; and now as cocreator of Star-Lord, the Marvel Comics character and leader of the titular “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.
An unassuming, reticent man, the 69-year-old Gan is a naturalized Filipino citizen of Chinese blood who has made a name for himself as an accomplished comics artist. Yet early in his career, he already had tinkered with the concept of identity.
Born Santos S. Gan, he decided to change his professional name. “In my early days, I admired Steve Ditko, the man who created Spider-Man,” he says in a mix of Filipino and English. “There were many people named Santos in local comics … I incorporated ‘Steve’ (to my name), so I became Steve Gan.”
Huge break
It was as Steve Gan that he got a huge break drawing for American comic book giant Marvel Comics, sending work through his United States-based agent, the late Filipino comic book legend Tony DeZuñiga.
Working on the series “Marvel Preview,” Gan collaborated with another great comic book mind, writer Steve Englehart, on a new hero. “They sent small sketches for the costume, like a guide,” Gan recalls. “He flew, like Superman, that was my feeling at the time.”
Gan fleshed out the ideas, and in January 1976, “Marvel Preview” #4 arrived in newsstands featuring Peter Quill/Star-Lord, in black-and-white galactic glory, done in Gan’s signature illustrative style.
Wearing a helmet with a distinctive starburst crest, Quill battles extraterrestrial threats as Star-Lord after leaving Earth for the stars; his origin has changed a bit through the years.
Gan didn’t get to work on his creation after the first issue, though. “After that first issue, my agent left America, so the relationship got cut,” he says. He went on to concentrate on local comics.
In March, 1979, he cocreated a new character, this time with Carlo J. Caparas. “Ang Panday” told the tale of a magic sword-wielding hero named Flavio and would go on to become an icon of komiks as well as film and TV success.















Caparas has long been credited as the creator of “Ang Panday,” but Gan deserves as much of the recognition. “There’s no law in the Philippines that states that cocreators have rights,” Gan explains. “The US has those.”
Gan went on to work on animation series and has stopped drawing comics for the last 12 years. “I just got tired of it,” he admits.
Resurrected
In the meantime, his Marvel hero gained a fan base. After being resurrected by Marvel as a big player in its cosmic comic books and receiving a metal face mask, Star-Lord became the weapon-toting leader of a motley band of unlikely space heroes called the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Guardians headlined their own critically-acclaimed series and Marvel Studios chose the property for the film treatment. Directed by James Gunn, Marvel’s live-action film “Guardians of the Galaxy” is currently screening worldwide, with actor Chris Pratt as the daring and funny Star-Lord.
All this has come as a surprise and a delight to Gan. “It’s like a dream,” he says with a smile. “It’s great for your creation to sort of come back to you after 38 years.”
Other rewards
Not only is he now getting recognition for cocreating Star-Lord, other rewards are coming as well. “Marvel contacted me,” he tells Inquirer Super. “They said they will be giving me a substantial amount for this project because I am cocreator (of Star-Lord). They will give me something, even for the toys, video games and other things.”
On July 26, the Marvel-exclusive retailer Kapow! Universe held a special signing event for Gan at its Glorietta 5, Makati store. Fans patiently lined up to have their comic books signed by Gan. TV crews arrived for the event, which was also graced by “Guardians” cosplayers, including one dressed as the current incarnation of Star-Lord.
Gan gamely posed next to his creation as well as a rare copy of “Marvel Preview” #4 which was part of Kapow’s “Guardians” exhibit.
These days, Gan runs a workshop that sells original art and pinups worldwide on eBay under the seller name blacksmithshop2006.
Aside from being surprised that the character he cocreated is now in a movie (“That’s great even if he isn’t the solo star”), he didn’t even know that Star-Lord top-bills his own ongoing series from Marvel, “Legendary Star-Lord.”
Happy
Gan says he’s happy for the attention; it’s even gotten him active with drawing again, even as he points out that he has no plans to return to comics work. “I am practicing again for the fans because many ask me for sketches,” he explains.
All this is fantastic news for Filipino followers of comic books. “I think it’s a huge testament to the talent of the Filipino and I wish we had more opportunities to create content for the global market, not just in artwork but in writing as well,” says Kapow! Universe’s Ivan Guerrero.
As Star-Lord soars on the big screen and through full-color comic book pages, Steve Gan is finally in the spotlight—now everyone knows who he is.

See also: Will Steve Gan Finally Receive His Due?

Steve Gan co-created Star-Lord with Steve Englehart in 1976! Very cool to learn something about him.

pag-asaharibon:

Steve Gan finally in the spotlight

Secret identities and alter egos are essential parts of a super-hero’s life. For comic book illustrator Steve Gan, his own hidden identity lies in having been a cocreator of the iconic Filipino komiks series “Ang Panday”; and now as cocreator of Star-Lord, the Marvel Comics character and leader of the titular “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.

An unassuming, reticent man, the 69-year-old Gan is a naturalized Filipino citizen of Chinese blood who has made a name for himself as an accomplished comics artist. Yet early in his career, he already had tinkered with the concept of identity.

Born Santos S. Gan, he decided to change his professional name. “In my early days, I admired Steve Ditko, the man who created Spider-Man,” he says in a mix of Filipino and English. “There were many people named Santos in local comics … I incorporated ‘Steve’ (to my name), so I became Steve Gan.”

Huge break

It was as Steve Gan that he got a huge break drawing for American comic book giant Marvel Comics, sending work through his United States-based agent, the late Filipino comic book legend Tony DeZuñiga.

Working on the series “Marvel Preview,” Gan collaborated with another great comic book mind, writer Steve Englehart, on a new hero. “They sent small sketches for the costume, like a guide,” Gan recalls. “He flew, like Superman, that was my feeling at the time.”

Gan fleshed out the ideas, and in January 1976, “Marvel Preview” #4 arrived in newsstands featuring Peter Quill/Star-Lord, in black-and-white galactic glory, done in Gan’s signature illustrative style.

Wearing a helmet with a distinctive starburst crest, Quill battles extraterrestrial threats as Star-Lord after leaving Earth for the stars; his origin has changed a bit through the years.

Gan didn’t get to work on his creation after the first issue, though. “After that first issue, my agent left America, so the relationship got cut,” he says. He went on to concentrate on local comics.

In March, 1979, he cocreated a new character, this time with Carlo J. Caparas. “Ang Panday” told the tale of a magic sword-wielding hero named Flavio and would go on to become an icon of komiks as well as film and TV success.

Caparas has long been credited as the creator of “Ang Panday,” but Gan deserves as much of the recognition. “There’s no law in the Philippines that states that cocreators have rights,” Gan explains. “The US has those.”

Gan went on to work on animation series and has stopped drawing comics for the last 12 years. “I just got tired of it,” he admits.

Resurrected

In the meantime, his Marvel hero gained a fan base. After being resurrected by Marvel as a big player in its cosmic comic books and receiving a metal face mask, Star-Lord became the weapon-toting leader of a motley band of unlikely space heroes called the Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Guardians headlined their own critically-acclaimed series and Marvel Studios chose the property for the film treatment. Directed by James Gunn, Marvel’s live-action film “Guardians of the Galaxy” is currently screening worldwide, with actor Chris Pratt as the daring and funny Star-Lord.

All this has come as a surprise and a delight to Gan. “It’s like a dream,” he says with a smile. “It’s great for your creation to sort of come back to you after 38 years.”

Other rewards

Not only is he now getting recognition for cocreating Star-Lord, other rewards are coming as well. “Marvel contacted me,” he tells Inquirer Super. “They said they will be giving me a substantial amount for this project because I am cocreator (of Star-Lord). They will give me something, even for the toys, video games and other things.”

On July 26, the Marvel-exclusive retailer Kapow! Universe held a special signing event for Gan at its Glorietta 5, Makati store. Fans patiently lined up to have their comic books signed by Gan. TV crews arrived for the event, which was also graced by “Guardians” cosplayers, including one dressed as the current incarnation of Star-Lord.

Gan gamely posed next to his creation as well as a rare copy of “Marvel Preview” #4 which was part of Kapow’s “Guardians” exhibit.

These days, Gan runs a workshop that sells original art and pinups worldwide on eBay under the seller name blacksmithshop2006.

Aside from being surprised that the character he cocreated is now in a movie (“That’s great even if he isn’t the solo star”), he didn’t even know that Star-Lord top-bills his own ongoing series from Marvel, “Legendary Star-Lord.”

Happy

Gan says he’s happy for the attention; it’s even gotten him active with drawing again, even as he points out that he has no plans to return to comics work. “I am practicing again for the fans because many ask me for sketches,” he explains.

All this is fantastic news for Filipino followers of comic books. “I think it’s a huge testament to the talent of the Filipino and I wish we had more opportunities to create content for the global market, not just in artwork but in writing as well,” says Kapow! Universe’s Ivan Guerrero.

As Star-Lord soars on the big screen and through full-color comic book pages, Steve Gan is finally in the spotlight—now everyone knows who he is.

See also: Will Steve Gan Finally Receive His Due?

(Source: lifestyle.inquirer.net)

September 18, 2014
ilovesexygeekygirls:

So CUTE!!! 
=^_^=

ilovesexygeekygirls:

So CUTE!!! 

=^_^=

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September 18, 2014

(Source: naughty-butt-nice, via theremina)

September 17, 2014

Chapter Two

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September 17, 2014

laurennmcc:

wolvensnothere:

Malcolm X on "Progress"

Always reblog Brother Malcolm

"They won’t even admit the knife is there."

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September 17, 2014
Ancient Egypt was not a mixed society.
Ancient Egypt was PITCHED BLACK until the 7th century AD, when Indo Aryans called Arabs invaded from Central Asia.
For 99 percent of Egyptian history, Egypt was as BLACK as Nigeria, as BLACK as Congo, and as BLACK as Senegal.
King Tut was a dark skinned black man,
Queen Tiye was a beautiful and EXTREMELY dark skinned woman.
Hatshepsut was also very very very dark skinned.
Even during the Ptolemaic period of Kemet, the Egyptians were primarily African.
The fact that the most advanced civilization of human history was composed primarily of Black People is the most annoying and frustrating thing to white supremacist historians today.
September 17, 2014
dvvglvs:

fantagraphics:

Simon Hanselmann got married to comics at SPX, Gary Groth gave him a smooch on behalf of the medium.

Fuck yes.

dvvglvs:

fantagraphics:

Simon Hanselmann got married to comics at SPX, Gary Groth gave him a smooch on behalf of the medium.

Fuck yes.

September 16, 2014
loic-locatelli:

たまねぎ剣士Onion Knight(Big Black & White version)
This one is inspired by the powerful drawings of Angie Wang (and the last CR Fashion Book Issue)

loic-locatelli:

たまねぎ剣士
Onion Knight

(Big Black & White version)

This one is inspired by the powerful drawings
of Angie Wang (and the last CR Fashion Book Issue)

(via thesaddestbitchinallofspectrum)

September 16, 2014
Cap & Deadpool Pour One Out For Logan

gerryduggan:

image

This cover is by Good, Bad Ugly alums and all around brilliant folks Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire. More here

September 16, 2014

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September 16, 2014

superselected:

Hair-stories. New Works From Artist Nakeya B.

MORE.

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September 15, 2014
anilineblack:

A few people asked for an update at SDCC, and I’ve been slow at putting this up. The pages were stolen & we never found them. There was an investigation by the post office, and we’re working out the money stuff, but the pages have never been found. We really believe that these pages still exist and are out there somewhere.
We had some information that led us to believe that they could have been in the possession of some students at the Academy of Art in San Francisco at the end of last semester, but we didn’t have enough info to follow up and attempts to contact anyone at the Academy of Art were unsuccessful. 
We hope to recover them eventually and haven’t stopped looking. If you have any info, or see them anywhere, please let us know. 

anilineblack:

A few people asked for an update at SDCC, and I’ve been slow at putting this up. The pages were stolen & we never found them. There was an investigation by the post office, and we’re working out the money stuff, but the pages have never been found. We really believe that these pages still exist and are out there somewhere.

We had some information that led us to believe that they could have been in the possession of some students at the Academy of Art in San Francisco at the end of last semester, but we didn’t have enough info to follow up and attempts to contact anyone at the Academy of Art were unsuccessful. 

We hope to recover them eventually and haven’t stopped looking. If you have any info, or see them anywhere, please let us know. 

September 15, 2014

steinerfrommars:

vintagemanga:

Art by KOJIMA Goseki (小島剛夕 ), story by KOIKE Kazuo (小池一夫 ), Lone wolf and cub / Kozure Ookami / 子連れ狼

look, hear, smell, breathe, admire

September 15, 2014

cornflakepizza:

if you love yourself NEVER count how many comics you own and try to approximate how much money you’ve spent

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September 15, 2014
ashthorp:

Here is another savage from the LOST BOY world…

ashthorp:

Here is another savage from the LOST BOY world…

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