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Mignola, Mike - MARVEL CHARACTER JAM Illustration
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COMMENTS: Denys Cowan/Larry Stroman/Steve Rude/Adam Hughes/Mike Mignola/Matt Wagner artwork; 1989-92; image size 32" x 20"
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Denys Cowan/Larry Stroman/Steve Rude/Adam Hughes/Mike Mignola/Matt Wagner artwork; 1989-92; image size 32" x 20"

Acquiring commissions from artists is as old as conventions themselves, it's one of the things that connects fans to creators. When people go above and beyond is when these drawings become truly special. This fan, who assembled this over several conventions in the late 1980s/early 1990s, had the wherewithal to come prepared with a huge board on which he had artists depict Marvel's earliest characters from the Timely era. Namor, the Sub-Mariner by Denys Cowan, The Whizzer by Larry Stroman, Captain America by Steve Rude, Bucky by Adam Hughes, Toro by Mike Mignola, and The Human Torch by Matt Wagner. Each artist truly embraced the concept and provided a wonderful illustration that both honors the character and shows off each of their individual artistic quirks. A truly wonderful and unique piece that would be a spectacular addition to any collection. Pencil on board. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by each artist beneath their contribution.

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Cowan gained prominence as the primary artist on The Question, a comic book series written by Dennis O'Neil. His other comics credits include the Batman story arc "Blind Justice" in Detective Comics #598–600. Cowan was the penciler on the latter half of the 1990 Deathlok miniseries, published by Marvel Comics.

Adam Hughes is an acclaimed comic book artist most known for his elaborately designed covers, many influenced by classic illustrators like Norman Rockwell and Alphose Mucha. Hughes has worked for all major comic book publishers including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Archie and Boom amongst others.

Larry Stroman is an American comic book artist and writer. After first gaining attention illustrating the Epic Comics series Alien Legion (vol. 2), he went on to illustrate various Marvel Comics books such as The Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor, Ghost Rider (vol. 2) and Punisher, as well as work for other companies, such as DC Comics' Darkstars and Dark Horse Comics' The Mark. He briefly published a creator-owned series called The Tribe with Image Comics in the early 1990s.

Wagner is an American comic book artist and writer, most well known for his creations Grendel and Mage. He has also contributed memorable work to Batman, The Demon, Zorro and The Shadow.

Steve (the Dude) Rude is an American comics artist. He is best known as the co-creator of Nexus with writer Mike Baron. Rude has had a long career working on many high profile projects at various publishers, including World's Finest (with Dave Gibbons), Magnus, Robot Fighter/Nexus, The Incredible Hulk vs. Superman, X-Men: Children of the Atom, Spider-Man: Lifeline and many more. In 2004 Rude co-created The Moth with writer Gary Martin. He is the subject of the documentary Rude Dude: The Steve Rude Story.