Thursday, November 12, 2009

Video: Cartoonist Sandy Plunkett

Sandy Plunkett has drawn comic books (for Marvel, DC, Gold Key) as well as CDs, logos, posters, and other projects. Here is a 6 minute profile of him, in his own words, along copious video of his gorgeous sketchbook

Like Sandy, I remember being a youngster and being very influenced by comic strips and comic books. I liked drawing since I was little. And there was an absolute thrill in my heart when I was able to create a good drawing.

This is worth taking a look at even if you are not a comic book person.

Coming in 2010 from Ohio University Press: THE WORLD OF A WAYWARD COMIC BOOK ARTIST by S. Plunkett.


Anonymous said...

This was terrific, Mike! Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing it.

Jeff P.

Mike Lynch said...

Sandy was able to articulate a lot about why drawing tends to be a constant with a lot of people, even those who do not draw professionally. Like he says, that feeling that you get when you know that you took that pencil (or Wacom pen or whatever) and paper (or Wacom pad) and created something out of nothing -- that's a feeling you can get hooked on!