A cover from the early days of Britain’s mighty 2000 AD is cleaned up and coloured by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics. And a note to people who muck with original art to increase value.
Classic visual storytelling advice from Wally Wood. Formatted as a desktop wallpaper to keep it front of mind.
Jack Kirby was the King of American comic books. And thankfully, examples of his pencilled work are still out there for us to enjoy and work with. Ink and colour by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
Taking some sweet retro-styled art and making covers of them. Colour and packaging by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
Shamed and humiliated, Superboy slinks out of Smallville in the dead of night. Cover colour and packaging by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
Whatever you do, don’t cross Darkseid. A great drawing by DC Comics’ co-publisher Jim Lee.
Marshall Rogers made a name for himself on Batman in Detective Comics, and as artist on this book. Cover recoloured by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
Two-Face makes his first Bronze-Age appearance. Cover art re-creation by Jovi Neri. Packaged and coloured by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
A recent piece by one of the most-innovative and expressive artists of our generation. Packaged and coloured by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
The 30s pulp character The Shadow began a new life as a comic book character with DC Comics in November 1973. The fantastic cover to the first issue gets recoloured by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
A cover depicting a deadly deep-space fight from the DC science fiction anthology series Time Warp, recoloured by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
A cover of the great DC science fiction anthology series Time Warp, recoloured by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
An alternate cover to issue 4 of Frank Miller’s groundbreaking 1983 mini-series Ronin, coloured and packaged by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
A simple and powerful composition by artist Gil Kane for this issue cover dated September 1969. Kane’s cover design abilities were advancing steadily and would serve him well when he moved over to Marvel in the coming years.
From Aquaman to Batman to the Legion of Super-Heroes to his own The Warlord, Mike Grell led the revitalisation of this DC character: Green Lantern – which drove GL’s upgrade from back-up feature in The Flash to reclaim his own title with No. 90.
A solid cover by Keith Pollard gets reimagined with new colour.
In 1975, Franz Joseph’s Technical Manual was the perfect companion to his Enterprise blueprints. Here’s some work on an updated version.
One of the classic fairy tales, this version dates from 1911.
A free typeface in OTF and TTF formats from the Legion of Super-Heroes designed by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics.
Two logos for DC Comics’ long-running sci-fi super-hero series Legion of Super-Heroes. Vector logo conversion by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics.
This cover, by the late Gray Morrow, was part of DC’s early 80s line of digest comics. New layouts and colour by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics.
By the end of the Silver Age, Gil Kane had transformed himself from anonymous journeyman to dynamic master. New colour by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics.
Dick’s Giordano’s last cover for Green Lantern v2 as a solo artist went unpublished. Here it is coloured and packaged by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics.
A solid cover by Dick Giordano gets flip-flopped with fresh colour by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics.
Luis Dominguez did some great work with DC Comics in the 70s. Here’s one of his covers recoloured by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics.
The late Bernie Wrightson returned to Swamp Thing in 1977 to draw this cover for a book reprinting the early stories. Colour by Scott Dutton/Catspaw Dynamics.
Neal Adams’ illustration for Batman No. 255 never got the full cover treatment it deserved. New layout and colour by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
One good turn deserves another. New headers by Scott Dutton for a couple of Giant-Size blogs.
Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics can restore or package your piece of comic book art for print or display. A full range of design, colouring and production services are available.
There have been lots of comments on my rebuilding and colouring of vintage comic book covers. Now, it’s your turn. Here’s a template for Marvel’s Giant-Size comics of the mid 1970s.
A collection of Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics’ colouring and logo work on vintage Charlton Comics.
A collection of Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics’ colouring and logo work on vintage Marvel Comics.
A collection of Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics’ colouring and logo work on vintage DC Comics.
From Star-Lord’s first appearance in 1976, a splash page by Steve Gan, and the inside front cover by Bernie Wrightson. Colour by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
The classic cover to Wonder Woman v1 No. 108 gets the clean-up and colour treatment by Scott Dutton / Catspaw Dynamics.
Shout Factory releases the 1978 Doctor Strange TV movie on DVD. And Scott Dutton creates a new cover for it. Free download.
A hard-to-find novel gets a number of design options through ebooks.
Liberty and justice for all requires keeping monied interests in check. Udo Keppler of Puck knew it in 1912. 105 years later, we still have a problem.
Battleship is a game that dates from the First World War. Over the years, it’s gone through different versions. The best are simple.
The restored last photograph of Abraham Lincoln alive is paired with two quotes of his in this 23″x35″ poster available from Catspaw Dynamics.
The Statue of Liberty symbolizes the dreams and ambitions of generations of immigrants who come to the US. Photo restoration and new poster.
The Man of Steel and a Major Milestone. A new colour treatment and art restoration by Scott Dutton.
Nick Cardy drew one of the best comic book covers of the Sixties for The Secret Six No. 2, June 1968. Art recovery and colouring by Scott Dutton.
Designed by Carmine Infantino and illustrated by Jack Sparling, another great cover from the late-Silver, early-Bronze age of DC Comics. New colour by Scott Dutton.
Sparling’s first issue and first cover for The Secret Six was No. 3, and it’s one of the series’ best. Coloured by Scott Dutton.
Irv Novick drew two covers for Detective Comics No. 379, September 1968. Which version do you think is better?
Colouring two different versions of Jack Kirby’s cover for The Demon No. 1.
As can happen, one artist draws a cover, and the editor chooses to have it redrawn by another artist. Case in point the cover for DC’s Batman 210 in March 1969. The layout had been done by Carmine Infantino and passed on to Irv Novick. His was rejected and Neal Adams redrew it. What do you have to say about that?
Frank Miller’s cover illustration for Spider-Man & Daredevil Special Edition No. 1, with clean-up and new colour by Scott Dutton.
Fantastic Voyage was released in 1966. Well-written, imaginative and with a good cast, it was one of the better science fiction films of the 60s. It’s one of those films that’s still fun to watch, and also one of the few remakes I’d like to see done because it begs for today’s special effects. Here are some updated pieces to help promote it.