Friday, September 7, 2007

The Nam





These are covers I did for "THE NAM" for Marvel comics back in the late 80's. Copyright Marvel Comics. When I moved to NYC in the early eighties I was dead broke and hadn't really established a style so I picked up work wherever I could which meant I had to adapt to many styles and formats. I owe most of what I know about comic book drawing and storytelling to Larry Hama. I also owe much to a great cartoonist who discovered me, brought me to the city, made me his assistant and taught me much about funny drawing and color for print,
Gary Hallgren

7 comments:

J. J. Hunsecker said...

wow! Honest to God real comics! I didn't know you worked at Marvel! What was that like? Did you enjoy it? Is it more difficult than drawing cartoons?

I remeber seeing some work you did for Crazy Magazne years ago. A parody of Blade Runner.

Bob Camp said...

Hi! Yeah I worked for Marvel from about 1980-1988. Yeah It was cool. I started out at the original Marvel offices on Madison Ave with the original bull-pen staff working with guys like Danny Crespi and Jack Abel. I then became the entire art correction crew doing all art fixes on all the titles. Quite a training ground! I was Romita's raiders before there was a Romita's raiders. Lots of movie parodies for Crazy, movie adaptation work, pin-ups, covers. I only penciled one comic for Conan. I inked lots of John Buscema Conans. That was a real Honor. Mostly I worked on anything that Larry Hama was doing. Savage Sword, G I Joe...

Shawn said...

Wow! I love your cartoony stuff too..but I had no idea you did this comic style as well. Beautiful drawing!!! I'm officially jealous!

Bob Camp said...

Thanks Shawn, You're very kind. Yeah most people don't know about my comics work.

PCUnfunny said...

I didn't know you did comic book work either Bob. Did you ever entertain the thought of a graphic novel ?

Bob Camp said...

I've thought about it but it's a lot of work and I've been out of the comics game since the late 80's.

Weirdo said...

Do you ever think an animated film could be done about these sort of subjects?