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August 13, 2016


FFF Results Post #459—Not Comics

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Favorite Non-Comics Works By Comics Creators." This is how they responded.

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Stephen Herrick

1. Jack Kirby's costume designs for a stage production of Julius Caesar
2. Ornate stationary by Kristyna Baczynski
3. Dave Stevens' art for the Mighty Men and Monster Maker kit
4. Dan Zettwoch's illustrations for museum exhibit "A Walk in 1875 St. Louis" at the Missouri History Museum
5. "The Lynda Barry Experience" audio recording

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Jim Wheelock

1. Jack Kirby's concept designs for the unmade Lord Of Light film/amusement park.
2. Moebius' designs and storyboards for Alejandro Jodorowsky's unmade version of Dune.
3. Wally Wood's FIREBALL XL5 lunchbox art.
4. John Severin's hand drawn artwork on the envelopes of his personal letters.
5. Joost Swarte's architectural design for the De Toneelschuur Theatre building in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

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Sean Willey

1. Gainsbourg directed by Joann Sfar
2. Vinyl toys Designed by Jim Woodring
3. Pee-Wee Playhouse set designs by Gary Panter
4. "To be or not to be" by Ryan North
5. Penguin Classics Covers by a slew of great comic artists

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Michael G. Pfefferkorn

1. Otto Binder's novel "Adam Link -- Robot"
2. Wally Wood's illustrations for Galaxy Magazine
3. William Stout's paintings of prehistoric creatures
4. Gerard Jones' indispensable "Men of Tomorrow"
5. Bruce Timm's work on Justice League Unlimited

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David Robertson

* Jack Davis' Slim Jim ads
* Mary Fleener's Leaving my Body 3
* Jack Kirby's Lord of Light/Argo artwork.
* Dave McKean's Bill Bruford's Earthworks album covers.
* Alan Moore's Writing for Comics.

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Buzz Dixon

1. Carl Barks' nudes
2. Mickey Spillane's I, The Jury (remember he was a comics writer first)
3. Frank Miller's cover for Harlan Ellison's Mefisto In Onyx
4. Vaughn Bode's cover and interior illos for R.A. Lafferty's Space Chanty
5. Steve Gerber's article on using comic books as visual inspiration in Super 8 Filmmaker

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Sean Kleefeld

1. The Sinking of the Lusitania by Winsor McCay
2. Jack Kirby's designs for villains and background characters for Thundarr the Barbarian
3. MirrorMask by Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman
4. Ron Cobb's Star Wars concept designs
5. Doug TenNapel's Earthworm Jim

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Ken Eppstein

1. Peter Bagge & Eric Reynolds: 4 Track Mind Single (as members of the Action Suits)
2. Michael Neno: Paintings of Underwater Cats
3. John Byrne: the novel Fear Book
4. Mort Todd: Back from the Grave Album Cover for Crypt Records
5. Bill Gaines: The greatest congressional testimony ever!

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Chris Duffy

1. John Kerschbaum's Metropolitan Museum of Art poster, puzzle, map, etc
2. Steranko's paperback covers
3. Johnny Ryan and Dave Cooper's TV cartoon, "Pig, Goat, Banana, Cricket."
4. Lark Pien's paintings
5. James Thurber's short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

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Jeffrey A. Goodman

1. Jack Davis -- Art for movie poster -- The Long Goodbye
2. Neal Adams - Art for poster -- Grand Funk Railroad -- All The Girls In The World Beware
3. Wallace Wood -- Art for Alka-Seltzer ad -- Stomachs Get Even At Night
4. Greg Irons -- Art for Grunt Records recording artists poster -- Black Kangaroo/Peter Kaukonen
5. Victor Moscoso -- art for radio station KSAN placed on San Francisco MUNI buses in 1971 on a 13 panel loop that went around the bus!

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Robert Kirby

1. Edward Gorey's costumes and sets for the stage version of Dracula ('70s)
2. John Porcellino's Top 40 lists in King Cat Comics and Stories
3. Jordan Crane's 30 postcard set
4. The Lynda Barry Experience CD (esp the "House of the Rising Sun" monologue)
5. Aline Kominsky-Crumb's editorials in her issues of Weirdo

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William Burns

* News from ME blog by Mark Evanier
* 25000 Years of Erotic Freedom by Alan Moore
* Riders of the Dead novel by Dan Abnett
* Coraline by Neil Gaiman
* Gertie the Dinosaur film by Winsor McKay

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Tim Hayes

1. Guy Peellaert's film posters for Paris, Texas (and the rest)
2. Brendan McCarthy's designs for the animated series ReBoot.
3. Elliot Maggin's prose novel Last Son of Krypton
4. Duncan Fegredo's storyboards for Darren Aronofsky's Noah
5. Rob Liefeld's Levis commercial

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Chris Arrant

1. Alex Toth's Hanna-Barbera animation designs
2. Warren Ellis's Gun Machine prose novel
3. Dave Johnson's sketchbooks
4. Mike Mignola's designs for Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire movie
5. Ash Wood's toy designs

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Danny Ceballos

1. Jim Woodring's Nibbus Maximus
2. Felt Pilotes vinyl singles by John Porcellino (and bandmates)
3. illustrations for Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist by Moebius
4. Pee Wee's Playhouse Colorforms Play Set by Gary Panter
5. Linda Barry's rejected (?!) cover illustration for Penguin Classics Little Women

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Jones

1. The Great Destroyer, Zak Sally (as drummer for Low)
2. Chip Zdarsky's Before Watchmen pitch
3. Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki et al
4. Fury Road, Brendan McCarthy et al
5. Francois Schuiten's metro design

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Steve Replogle

1. Edward Gorey's stage design for Dracula
2. The Merry Marvel Marching Society record
3. Michael Kaluta's costume designs for Starstruck
4. Barry Windsor-Smith's Moon and Star Bookmarks
5. Richard Corben sculptures

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Oliver Ristau

1. Marian Churchland's and Brandon Graham's drawings on the walls and windows of Amsterdam's Gallery 33
2. Max Andersson's animated video for The Cure's 100 Years
3. Dany's Pin-Up Puzzle
4. Davide Toffolo being the guitar player for Italian punk band Tre allegri ragazzi morti
5. Alex Nino's production designs for Disney's Mulan

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Michael Dooley

* Jules Feiffer's 1963 novel, Harry the Rat with Women
* Victor Moscoso's 1966 concert poster for the Steve Miller Blues Band at the Matrix
* Dave McKean's 1993 album cover design for Disincarnate's Dreams of the Carrion Kind
* Chris Ware's 2011 mural for 826 Valencia
* David Mack's title design for the 2015 "Jessica Jones" television series

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Larry Rippee

1.) Charles Burns set designs for the Mark Morris ballet Hard Nut
2.) Moebius' design work for Luc Besson's film The 5th Element
3.) Guy Colwell's murals
4.) Edward Gorey's costume and set design for a theater production of Dracula
5.) Crockett Johnson's mathematical paintings

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Daniel Kalder

* Druillet's cover art for Igor Wakhevitch's Docteur Faust
* Alan Moore's vocal performance on The Sinister Ducks
* Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre
* Moebius' cover for Are You Experienced/Axis Bold As Love
* Frazetta's cover for Thuvia, Maid of Mars

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Marc Arsenault

1. Brian Chippendale Vs. Greg Saunier
2. Thumper -- A Rhythm Violence Game (Brian Gibson & Drool studios)
3. Jeffrey Lewis -- The Legend of The Fall
4. To Be or Not To Be book and video game by Ryan North and Company
5. Tacos by Jordan Shiveley

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suggestion by Stephen Herrick. Thanks, Stephen.

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