Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! something just for fun


These are extra spot drawings for Willworld. The upper left drawing was printed on the inside back of the dust cover of the hardback version. The rest of them seem not to have made the cut, at least I can't find them anywhere in the book. The editors missed an opportunity to showcase Seth humor with the bug carrying a large peanut to the creature (Hal's long-nosed mount as a baby). I think it took a while for Seth's editors to appreciate the humorous notes he delighted in introducing into whatever artwork he did. The last two stories he drew were for Marvel Comics, who relished everything, and I think DC would have eventually come around. Now they all appreciate it.

4 comments:

Jon said...

Something about this just puts a smile on my face. :-) Have a Happy New Year Vicki.

Jon Gardner
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NICK PITARRA said...

With all of these hidden treasures and the body of work Seth has put out though DC comics, it would be nice to see them step up and come out with an Absolute Seth Fisher book. The Absolute edition books are big oversized hardback books, collections of popular comics, with tons of extra goodies in the back. Seth's work is so detailed and elaborate, the Absolute format would be perfect for showcasing it. With Vertigo Pop Tokyo(4 issues), Batman Snow(5), Willworld(5? issues worth of art), Flash Time Flys(2? issues worth of art), and his two issues of Doom Patrol all from DC, that's a total of about 18-20 comics worth of work to choose from, not including his wonderful doodles and spot illustrations. Maybe the powers that be will wise up and put together the collection one of these days. Seth's work deserves it.

Vicki said...

Interesting idea Nick. I suppose one could approach one of the editors Seth worked with about that idea, although I am not sure the artist's Mother is the person to do it. The bottom line for the DC people is of course, would it sell? I know that the people who love Seth's work see all its qualities. However, maybe his work is not widely known enough for them to put the effort into a big book like that. We in his family would be ecstatic, of course!

j_ay said...

These drawings did a rare thing: made me laugh!