|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|
and Shuster was unemployed
and near-blind, created for my new book Heroes of the Comics
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