Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2011 Martian Manhunter Convention Sketch by Patrick Gleason

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For a while now, I've been wanting to do "ElseWednesday," or "Imaginary Wednesday," and start offloading my backlog of non-canonical stories that aren't contingent on any other publishing and can be written up fairly quickly. Of course, today is Tuesday, and as much as I'd like to just pull the trigger on the offerings I have in store, I'd rather save the date until tomorrow. That said, I needed filler for today, and since I was already doing some scanning, decided to reach out to my go-to for such things, Comic Art Fans.

I haven't covered Brightest Day much here, but I've been less than thrilled with it in reviews elsewhere. Still, artist Pat Gleason has drawn more Martian Manhunter solo pages through that book than any artist since Tom Mandrake, and I'm sure this fan was thrilled to get a two page sketch for his JLA art book. I'd highly recommend fans check out the one he did of Aquaman for Rob Kellly, as well.

6 comments:

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Nice!

mathematicscore said...

Yeah, I love me some Gleason. His abilities/consistency on deadlines isn't as strong as say Mahnke or Reis, but he goes for greatness. I think he achieved it here, and for sure he did on that Aquasketch. Great stuff!

Diabolu said...

That Aquaman commission is overflowing with win. Hopefully, DC will reprint Gleason's issues on that book someday. I especially liked the ones with Arcudi.

mathematicscore said...

Agreed! I've found reasonable chunks of the Arcudi stuff in bins and it's been great so far.

David H. said...

now that's one artist who knows how to draw the MM! i like how he uses both pages to get the whole fluttering cape effect.

LissBirds said...

Sweet!! I love seeing art this way, where you can see the actual sketchbook, rather than a fancy scan. Gives it a nice human perspective. Very lovely.