Sunday, July 12, 2015
Joe Sinnott sketch of Ben Grimm, the Thing.
I don't remember if I went to comic con that year, but I met Joe Sinnott on an Amtrak train going east in the summer of 1995. He saw me sketching, and seemed impressed that I could draw on a moving train. He later gave me this sketch of Ben Grimm, the Thing. I think he said something about not wanting to be deterred by a rocking train.
(Ben Grimm - the Thing by Joe Sinnott, now copyright Marvel/Disney.)
Found this sketch in the bookshelf today. (I have it framed now.) Man, it's been almost 20 years?!
I've lost track of time it seems. Joe Sinnott gave me this beautiful sketch 2 years after I met Jack Kirby. Just wanted to set the record straight. The Thing is truly one of Jack's creations!