originally posted 9/1/13- here's another ancient discovery: a photo(s) of frank miller and bill sienkiewicz at the mid-ohio con in 1986. these guys are living masters in the comic world and were really hitting their stride at the time with their collaboration on elektra assassin. equally impressive is, for all their later royalty, they were basically holding court in a corn field, where the con was held then in mansfield. mansfield isn't near anything. kind of like seeing nirvana at a hole in the wall with 15 people.
anyway, both are major influences on my artistic development, so to meet them at the age of 16 (along with john byrne, who was also there that year), was huge. I have since read that sienkiewicz would attend cons from this era with his shirt unbuttoned to the navel. clearly not the case here, but i admit that kind of swagger is almost picasso-esque.....and justifiable if you ask me! that guy turned comic book art upside down.