Alex Saviuk offers advice to the Tampa Comic Con fans & previews new comic with Stan Lee
Few people, possibly no one, has put pencil to paper has often as Alex Saviuk to draw the legendary Marvel superhero Spider-Man. His work on “Web of Spider-Man” spanned over seven years and then he worked on the “Spider-Man Adventures” (later Marvel renamed the title “The Adventures of Spider-Man”).
Over the last decade, since 2003, Saviuk draws the Sunday Spider-Man newspaper strip which is written by Stan Lee, and inks the daily strip written by Larry Lieber.
The Tampa Comic Book Convention hosted Saviuk who brings a legacy equaled only by a few. His wealth of knowledge and experience is always a treat for fans – young and old.
“I prefer the heavier line in the foreground, lighter stuff in the back. Some people call that “Old School”, but foreground elements should be stronger”, Saviuk advises an aspiring artist at the table while he’s sketching.
“That could offer some challenges if you are only doing black and white” which she responded with a ramble about her work and how “black and white is the only option”. Saviuk met the befuddled counter with a grin.
“Old School”…there may be a lot the young generation can learn from the “Old School”.
But Saviuk is hardly finished as he informed attuned listeners that he’s working with Archie Comics/A Squared Entertainment to bring readers Stan Lee’s newest comic creations “Stan Lee’s Mighty Seven”.
“Seven aliens crash on earth, who are discovered by Stan Lee himself. He teaches them how to be superheroes. I’m very excited…we get to introduce a new villain”, Saviuk explains.
While answering questions the pencils and pens never seem to stop. A quick glance and a smile is always the backdrop to the conversation, but “Old School” is working hard.
Saviuk discussed his advertising work which is headlined by his award winning work with Tijuana Flats. Check it out here.
The website’s design was illustrated by Saviuk to pay homage to the murals featured in every Tijuana Flats location.
The next Tampa Comic Con is slated for August 7, 2011. Will Alex Saviuk be in attendance? Check out the website for all of the updates here.
Update: Mr. Saviuk contacted DOB to correct the title of the upcoming comic series to “Stan Lee’s Mighty Seven” stating ” The title itself had gone through several revisions since its inception, but “Stan Lee’s Mighty Seven” is the current and correct title of the project.”
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