I always thought this title sounded like "scofflaw." In 1971, when editors started to invite me to draw covers for their zines, I thought I was hot stuff. Marvel Comics, here I come. Lots of fannish friends ended up there, or at DC. Carl Gafford, Tony Isabella, Mike Kaluta, Roy Thomas, just a bunch. But I was destined to draw a different kind of comic book...
Will Eisner was really cool. The Spirit was tough. And what was neat about it was that it took an alternative route of distribution. It was a comic book that was printed to be distributed in Sunday newspapers.
This is another preliminary sketch for a fanzine illo. The editors who published my work usually never sent my originals back, and sometimes I didn't even get a complimentary copy (or even a derogatory copy) of the issue with my work. Hey, you zine editors! Treat your artists better!