Just so we’re perfectly clear, here. When I posted some of this stuff yesterday, it was because I found some fun Jerry Seinfeld meets Superman artwork I did, and not because I’m contributing to the piling on for THE MARRIAGE REF TV show. Oh, it’s a dumb show…I’ll give you that. But the Larry David/Madonna/Ricky Gervais show made me laugh, but I’ll bet if you put those three in a room to discuss butter, it would make me laugh.
All right, groveling apology aside (in case my close friend Jerry Seinfeld is reading this), here’s more of the fun project I did for American Express a few years ago. I dig through the pile, I find more things. These were postcards of Jerry and Pal, Superman, cavorting about town like two bachelors who own dogs. And sometimes getting a little tipsy together. I have a set of these postcards, only I’m not sure where you’re supposed to send them FROM. If you have a postcard of Italy, you send it from Italy. Click on the images to make them bigger.
The primary reason I was asked to do this, I think, is because I used to ink a lot of the Silver Age Superman guys towards the end of their runs, and Jerry Seinfeld had a very Silver Age Superman in mind when he conceived the promotion. At least someone did. I recall being asked specifically to draw it like Curt Swan, or at least like I was doing a Sixties or Seventies version of Superman. There’s other fun doo-dads and things from this project. A phony issue of the Daily Planet, if I recall, and some long form commercials I had a small hand in. I’ll keep digging, and when I strike something other than old sandwiches, I come running to the scanner! Well, when I’m not drawing this month’s comic books. Which I should get back to doing, right now!
Ty the Guy
PS: Robert Klarer had some interesting things to say about the Kirby lawsuit a few feet down this page in the comments section of that entry. Go check it out.Share: