MTIO / THING ART
MTIO 5    MTIO 8
MTIO 21    MTIO 34
MTIO 35    MTIO 36
MTIO 37    MTIO 39
MTIO 40    MTIO 41
MTIO 46    MTIO 48
MTIO 49    MTIO 59
MTIO 66    MTIO 69
MTIO 74    MTIO 75
MTIO 92    MTIO 98
MTIO 100
Ernie Chan (commiss.)
Dead of Night 11
Fantastic Four 24
Fantastic Four 520
Fred Hembeck II (commiss.)
Chris Giarrusso (sketch)
Mvl. Fanfare 24
Mvl. Fanfare 46
Mvl. Team-Up Ann. 5
Mvl. Team-Up Ann. 5
The Thing 8
Thing 4
Thor Annual 14
Unshelved (sketch)

SERPENT SOCIETY ART
Battle Scars 4
Cpt. America 310
Cpt. America Ann. 10
Cpt. America 380
Cpt. America 381
Cpt. America 435
Cpt. America 437
Mvl. Team-Up Ann. 5
OHOTMU Master Ed 26
X-Men Ann. 13
Convention sketches
Katie Cook (sketch)

MANTIS ART
Annih. Conq. - Starlord 4
Fred Hembeck I (sketch)
Justice Lg. of America 142
Silver Surfer Ann 1

MISCELLANEOUS ART
Avengers 176
Avengers 324
Avengers v3 22 (colorist)
Mvl. Comics Presents 68
Marvel Fanfare 31
Ms. Marvel 15
OHOTMU Update '89 1
OHOTMU Update '89 7
Pet Avengers 4
Quasar 54
Solo Avengers 17
Squadron Supreme 12
Thom Zahler (sketch)

MTIO 35-36
(unpublished original commission)

Artist: Ernie Chan

     April, 2009: Ernie Chan was scheduled to be at the Seattle Emerald City Comicon, and as he'd drawn the first comic book I read (Marvel Two-in-One #36), I decided to attend the convention and solicit my first real all-out "commission" (I have a few convention sketches, but this is a bit bigger!). Unfortunately, the never-ending winter of 2008-2009 decided to push into April, and as it was still snowing here two days before the convention, my wife and I were unable to do the 300 mile cross-state drive. Disappointed, I decided to email Mr. Chan anyway, and you see here the result of that commission...

     If you read my MTIO 36 page, I mention the pterodactyls and rockets that caught my eye back in late '77 or early '78. So, my request to Mr. Chan was that I wanted a pterodactyl as the focus; the Thing and Jaguar Priest as major elements, and the rocket in the background with more of the pterodactyls. If he wanted to and if it fit, he might include Skull the Slayer and Mr. Fantastic from that issue somewhere in the background, but it wasn't necessary. Armed with that request, he came back with this. That pterodactyl seems almost 3-D to me, just popping off the page at you, and I think I would have been happy with this just for that. The other dinosaurs were an unexpected bonus- there's a slight continuity problem as Mr. Fantastic and the rocket were never in the same place as the land-based dinosaurs, but screw it, this is mine, and doesn't have to be true to the comics! Well, well, well worth the money, and one of my instant favorites.

     I paid Mr. Chan at 10:31 PM on April 7th. He emailed a scan of the completed project (and put it in the mail on the same day) at 11:10 AM on April 9th. What is that, just under 37 hours? If you were interested in work by Mr. Chan, I was strongly recommending him, but unfortunately in May of 2012 he passed away. His website is still there at www.erniechan.com, but I have no idea if there's family there still selling the listed art, or if it's simply a defunat site.

     My apologies to those whose monitors are set to display not-that-much side-to-side. Reducing the size on the display image really destroys the quality, so I'm leaving it large.


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