TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3308:
Back at Blog #3288 I announced a special Grand Prize to be awarded for my 2nd Annual Black Friday Event!
This was after Facebook Friend, Allen Bellman, saw that I was running the event and offered to contribute a personalized illustration for the Black Friday Comics Event!
Here's how Allen ended up saying what he would like to contribute as the 'Grand Prize':
"Michael, I will do a tight graphite pencil sketch 9x 12 of Cappy (Captain America), belting Hitler, or any other villain of that period."
He also went on to say..."I will put all but the kitchen sink into it. This one could have a value (of) $195", (plus shipping cost). "...This one will be special. I will spray it with a fixative so it doesn't smudge".
Well, late yesterday afternoon, Allen sent a me a scan of the finished illustration, shown at the above right!
I'm very pleased on how it turned out, and I am sure that the Grand Prize Winner, Mark Poe, will also be very pleased!
My Thanks to Mark for 'Liking' my New Facebook Fan Page AND clicking the 'Attending' button on the Event Page! Which was all he had to do be eligible to win a prize at this 'virtual event' this past Black Friday!
And My Special Thanks to Mr. Allen Bellman for offering this illustration for my 2nd Annual Black Friday Event, this year sponsored by 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics', my New Facebook Fan Page!
If you are not aware of Mr. Bellman's history at Timely / Marvel Comics here's just a 'little bit':
"Allen Bellman was born in Manhattan and studied at the High School of Industrial Arts. He eventually became a staff artist at Timely during the Golden Age of comics. While still a teenager, he did the backgrounds for Syd Shores' Captain America in 1942, and eventually worked on titles such as: The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jap Buster Johnson and Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner Comics, Young Allies and so much more."
For those of YOU that would like a sketch similar to what you see at the top right, Mr. Bellman does commission sketches, Allen has a web site at: AllenBellman.com, where you can contact him.
Currently for the upcoming 2011 Year, Allen is scheduled to be at: Tampa Bay Comic Con, MegaCon, Texas Comic Con, and the Florida SuperCon! For dates and times, please see those links!
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For those of you that didn't know me before today... I first set up as a 'dealer' at the 1972 San Diego West Coast Comic Con (SDCC) at the El Cortez Hotel. So I've been around comic conventions for a little while, LOL!
My wife Tina and I now have an on-line exhibitor (dealer) table at the first "virtual" comic con titled the "Facebook Comic Con" (FBCC)!
You can view our dealer table and interact with us there on Facebook by clicking this link, which takes you to our table named: 'Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing'. Plus I have a chapter in a new book coming out in December of 2010, that is pictured above, "Gotham City 14 Miles"! Click here to become a 'Fan' of the GC14M Facebook Fan Page!.
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