Monday, August 25, 2008

With a Pencil in his Hand

Houston artist found a niche illustrating comic books | Top stories | - Houston Chronicle: "Marion Sitton sat mum as Stan Lee looked over his artwork. Sitton studied the future Spider-Man creator's face as he took in the OK Corral scene Sitton had completed the previous week.

Lee praised the authentic-looking boots and other lifelike features of his cowboys.

'You can draw,' he said, 'I'll give you that.'

Those words granted Sitton membership in 1948 into Timely Comics' artists bullpen. During the next six years, he was one of dozens of artists at Timely, later renamed Marvel, who drew dueling cowboys, fedora-wearing mystery men and embracing lovers. Superheroes were not in his repertoire."

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