Just Super- my Christopher Reeve Superman Sketchcover


Recently finished another sketchcover. This time the cover is Christopher Reeve from “Superman: The Movie”.


I’ve always loved this movie, and Christopher Reeve is my favorite Superman. I first saw the movie at an overnight skating party while I was in junior high school. I took a break from skating, grabbed something to eat from the snack bar, and took a seat in front of the projection screen as it started. I didn’t move for the next two hours or so. I had missed seeing it in the theater. I completely geeked when Superman first flies in the Fortress of Solitude. “You’ll believe a man can fly!” Yes, sir- I really did!


Like some of the previous ones I’ve posted here, I used color markers on a blank sketch cover comic.


I sketched it out in pencil first, then used Copic, Letraset, and Prismacolor markers, along with Micron pens, Primacolor pencils and Copic White.


Here’s the front illustration…


…and here’s the back. I hate having the backs blank, so I like doing at least a toon on them. This is one of my Superkid style Superman sketches.


This Superman one is spoken for but I’ll have other sketchcovers at the Memphis Comic Expo next month- June 6 & 7 at the Agricenter.


And speaking of Superman, don’t forget the Superman Celebration is the following weekend in Metropolis, IL…Mmm…cordogs..!




Lin has been an artist and screen printer in the t-shirt industry for over 25 years and was a graphic artist designing monuments for 5 years. Lin is the creator of the web-comic Scared Silly and was co-creator of the self-published comic book series Bushi Tales (with Pencil Neck Studios partner Dave Beaty). He currently runs a geek travel blog and cartoon site- HaveGeekWillTravel.com. Lin has also done his fair share of freelance art for clients such as Coca-Cola, the Memphis Riverkings (CHL), Topps, Kevin Paige (CD cover art), 96X, and Rock103.. Lin has done mural work for Pancho’s, McDonald’s and Fitzgerald’s Casino, and his artwork has also appeared in The Memphis Flyer, Commercial Appeal, Airbrush Action Magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler, Stargodz (comic book with Conquest Studios), on Rock103 (Wake Up Crew web comic) and The Outdoor Channel’s websites, the MSCA (Mid-South Cartoonists Association) comics It Came From Beneath The Drawing Board and Overdrawn and Underwritten, in author Christa Michael’s first book – Ramblings With Redde: Why Does My Life Seem Like A Bad “B” Flick?, and Comic Geek Speak’s CGS:The End comic. Lin was a volunteer for the Memphis Ronald McDonald House, and an artist and scare-crew member for the Haunted Web Of Horrors charity haunted house (which benefited Youth Villages). He was named the Memphis Ronald McDonald House’s Special Events Volunteer of the Year in 2001, and again with RMH ‘A-Team’ and Nightmarez/HauntedWeb.com co-horts Patrick French and Todd Patton in 2002. He was awarded the “Superman Of Metropolis” award as a guest artist at the 2005 Metropolis Superman Celebration, and was the Artist Guest Of Honor at ShadowconXIII in 2009 and in 2012. He has also won two M.A.R.S. (Memphis Area Radio Stations) awards for writing and voicing radio commercials, and was awarded a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a volunteer center of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, in conjunction with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Lin served as the President and Vice-President of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association (MSCA) for 4 years and 9 years, respectively. He is currently a member of the MSCA and DeSoto Arts Council in North Mississippi. He is married to Nicki Workman, and has 3 cats- Jarael, Harley Quinn, and Lex.

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