Sold 10 by 15.5 inches, Acrylic on acid free illustration board
This is another autobiographical piece. At the age of eleven in 1965 the corner drugstore's comic book rack became a place of great refuge for me. With two TV stations and a handful of AM radio channels comic books were my main source of entertainment and escapism. The Silver Age comics depicted in this painting are from my private collection.
I used a few different artistic processes in this painting. I usually use a mixed black (Dioxazine Purple, Phthalocyanine Blue and Burnt Umber). In this piece I used black straight from the tube to duplicate the black ink used in the comics. However, the toy bugs were painted using the mixed black. I also used the point of an x-acto knife to scrape the worn look on the book spines and elsewhere.