April 25, 2008
THE ART OF DON NEWTON: An Awesome Fan-Site For A Great Comic Book Artist!
I just re-discovered a really cool website that's totally devoted to the career & artwork of Don Newton. Sadly Don Newton died of a heart attack in 1984. But this site gives a great biography of him & many great examples of his work. He drew comics for many major companies like Charlton, Marvel, & DC Comics. He was a regular artist on Batman for awhile in the late 70's & early 80's. He also drew The Phantom, The Defenders, Ghost Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, The Avengers, & The Invincible Ironman, among many many others. The double-graphic you see in color next to the original sketch pencils, that looks like a comic book cover, was suppose to be the cover to Batman #356 but was rejected. Luckily the artwork got picked up by a fanzine magazine & became the cover to The Comics Reader # 205. His graphic style is very amazing & the website is worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of his work. I have included a LINK BUTTON down below, click on his "Signature".
Posted by Tommy!