Thursday, July 10, 2014

Joe Shuster's 100th Birthday

                    July 10th, 2014 is the 100th Birthday of the artist Joe Shuster
my new portrait of artist Joe Shuster and writer Jerry Siegel, (click to enlarge), circa 1939 in Cleveland,
shortly after they signed away all the rights to their new character Superman to National/DC comics for the total sum of $130. The check they endorsed was actually for over $400, padded out with other payments due them, no doubt to make the signing more enticing.

 Jerry Siegel would have turned 100 in October. The illustration is also available as a high-quality, limited edition print (only 12 have been created), and can be ordered here:
Siegel & Shuster preliminary pencil sketch

My portrait of Siegel & Shuster in the mid-seventies when Siegel was working as a file clerk
 and Shuster was unemployed
and near-blind, created for my new book Heroes of the Comics

Pre-order the book from Amazon:

1 comment:

  1. Time to break out the champagne and wish a Happy Birthday to Frank Shuster's cousin Joe.