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Marvel Heroes and Villains, other stuff Richard’s been up to

There’s been a goodly bit going on.  This Wednesday, Rittenhouse Archives’ Marvel Heroes and Villains trading card set is released. I produced 150 cards for the set, and as the release date is so close they’re allowing participating artists to show off their contributions. Instead of blowing up your bandwidth with 25 images worth of cards, here’s a link to all of them on my DeviantArt site, and a preview image below:

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Sketchbook 2009-2010 drawings

Well, the good news (for me) is that my sketchbook has sold out!   They were limited to only 30 copies, and included a sketch of your choosing on the back.  Since I have only 2 more to do, I thought I would go ahead and post some of the sketches that I was actually able to get a scan of. They’re each only a couple of inches across, and are primarily pen & ink,…

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“Shipping and Handling: How Do I Send What I Sold?”

[IMPORTANT NOTE FROM MIKE: As I was writing this, I found out about the passing of one of my artistic idols and personal heroes, the great Frank Frazetta. In order to do justice to his influence (and because I’m too upset now) I’m going to wait till next time to do a proper tribute. Thank you for your patience and understanding.] Anyone who buys art usually ends up as a seller at some point, whether…

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Writing vs Art?

Let’s get right into it… So here’s a question I hear debated all the time: Which is more important in comics, story or art? I can answer that in one word: WRONG! The phrasing isn’t correct. You see, the art is PART of the story. That’s why art in comics is also called “storytelling” and artists are often called “storytellers.” You simply cannot read the story in a comic book (or “graphic novel” if you…

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