Posts Tagged ‘ Todd McFarlane ’

The Amazing Josh Medors

I first discovered the work of Josh Medors sometime in 2005. He had been a rising indie horror comics star but was doing some truly beautiful hyper-detailed commissions and I just fell in love with his work. His style – which he told me in an interview with Comic Art Fans several years ago – was influenced by Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo. I see some Dave Finch in him but he has a look all his own. He loves classic horror and it shows in his work. Josh has worked on Frank Frazetta’s Swamp Demon and Sorcerer titles for Image, Runes of Ragnan, Willow Creek and 30 Days of Night.

The Only Publsihed Marvel Work by Josh Medors - cover to Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #8

The sad thing about this amazing talent is that there just isn’t enough of his work out there for fans to enjoy. Josh has battled a very serious and rare form of cancer for the past 3 years and was even the focus of a special HERO Initiative benefit auction to raise money for his fight with cancer. The disease first slowed then stopped his ability to work completely. Recently Josh was at Chicago Con spending time with fans and sketching for them as best as he could. His fighting spirit has not been diminished.

If you would like to see a sample of the work of Josh Medors you can check out this special tribute gallery to his work from his man fans. His gallery was recently mentioned in Scoop as well. You can also follow Josh on twitter and if you would like to score a piece of his work you can contact his art rep Dave Kopecki. I strongly encourage it. You can also just send on your best wishes to Josh or just tell him what a fantastically gifted artist he really is…which if you just check out his work I’m sure you’ll agree.

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McFarlane Mania

Most collectors who grew up reading comics in the late 80’s and early 90’s will no doubt recall the phenomena that was Todd McFarlane with fond memories. Heck, it feels like it was just yesterday that his were the most anticipated covers of the month.

While He had some notable turns with DC on Infinity, Inc. Detective Comics, and then the Invasion event book, McFarlane achieved legendary status revolutionizing not only the art for Incredible Hulk, but the Amazing Spider-Man. He forever changed the way artists drew webs for Spidey ever again and in the process had one of the biggest comic best sellers of all time with his Spider-Man #1 which sold over 2.5 million copies.

His cover art has long been sought after and nearly impossible to obtain, way before he left Marvel to create Spawn and form Image Comics with a passel of other highly talented creators including Jim Lee, Erik Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Rob Liefeld, Whilce Portacio, and Jim Valentino back in 1992.

Now, there is one huge story brewing on ebay with one of Todd’s covers currently being auctioned off. With a little over 4 days remaining the original cover art for Amazing Spider-Man #313 sits at $40,100.00.

Amazing Spider-Man #313 cover by Todd McFarlane on ebay. About as close to my collection as if it were on Pluto.

That really is amazing. I’m sure it is a fact not unnoticed by only the handful of folks who own a McFarlane Spidey cover and is a testament to just how important an artist the artist turned toy maker McFarlane truly is. He may be the father of hyper detail that has influenced some many other talented artists like Greg Capullo, David Finch, and Josh Medors.

All this really means is that now I will be that much further away from ever owning one of the holy grails of the comic art world.

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