My 2014, Favorite Images and Stories

1950sOldSchoolSmallHere are some of the highlights of my blog and year over the past twelve months. Beginning in January I published a five part remembrance of my grade school in Bedminster New Jersey, seen above in the 1950s. It starts HERE.SnowyOwl3January 20th, a Snowy Owl, one of many in New Jersey, entertained us in Cape May.

KayeSupermanFullBlogLate in January I wrote about this mysterious painting of Superman by DC artist Stanley Kaye, beginning HERE.

SEP6-21-41Sup_01blogIn February I wrote about a 1941 magazine article on the creators of Superman HERE.

CatsSnowLater in February we had snow, which our cats Tigger and Leo found surprising.

CrocusSpring officially arrived on March 15th when our lone crocus bloomed.

WilliamsBeachIn April artist and friend J.H. Williams III and his wife Wendy visited us, and then we all attended the Asbury Park Comicon. Story HERE.

KleinEggsResultsLater in April, our annual Easter Egg Coloring contest results.

AvalonYCNightHeronMay 11 Ellen and I participated in the World Series of Birding, where we spotted this Yellow-Crowned Night Heron. Story HERE.

ElectricomicsLogoBIn April and May I designed logos for the Electricomics project headed by Leah and Alan Moore, among others, my favorite logo design of recent memory. Story HERE.

Superman411coverBlogIn June I wrote about this heavily autographed SUPERMAN cover, and my part in creating it. Story HERE.

42In late June we saw some amazing sand sculptures in Atlantic City. Story begins HERE.

TiggerLeoSunbathingTigger and Leo sunbathing, early July.

GroupLibraryIn mid July Ellen and I attended a small reunion of classmates from my Bedminster grade school, most of whom I hadn’t seen in about 50 years. Had a wonderful time. Story HERE.

KraKoomCommissionA small commission, August.

ToddandEllen1989August 19th was Ellen and my 25th wedding anniversary.

CenturyHCA favorite hardcover project saw print this year, I got my copies in early September.

FablesGroupWith the FABLES gang at the last FABLES panel, Baltimore Comicon. Story begins HERE.

LetteringGangWith the “Lettering Posse” at the New York Comicon in October, including my lettering inspiration, Gaspar Saladino, in the red shirt, who I hadn’t seen in about 30 years! Story HERE.

MonarchsMonarch butterflies newly emerged, and some in chrysalis at the Cape May Bird Observatory, October.

CMLighthouse10-14BlogA dramatic shot of the Cape May Lighthouse during the CMBO Fall Weekend event. Story HERE.

EllenwithPeterLater in October Ellen sang “Puff the Magic Dragon” with song writer and Peter, Paul and Mary alumni Peter Yarrow. Story HERE.

SixNewLogosAn article I wrote about current trends in Marvel movie logos on Oct. 29th was probably the most visited of the year. Story HERE.

ToddKloneFontDiscIn November, after months of research, I published a seven-part article on the Rise of Digital Lettering, documenting the changeover from hand lettering in detail, something I’m proud to have done. It begins HERE.

SnowmanThanksgiving in way north Jersey with a good deal of snow! Zack and I built a snowman.

Katie-600x506In December we lost our 18-year-old cat Katie.

Tray-600x800It just isn’t Christmas in our family without lots of homemade cookies.

BatmanKJonesFC-600x837It’s hard to fathom, but a series of comics I worked on just got reprinted in a deluxe oversized edition reproducing many of the pages from the original art at the art size. It was like revisiting old friends to see them.

That’s it for my year, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!



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