Apparently, this morning, the internet was abuzz with rumors of the death of the mighty Jack Davis. Fortunately, these rumors were unfounded and the legendary cartoonist is alive and well. Also, fortunately for me, these rumors had been squashed before i got online, because i would have lost my goddamned mind. Davis is easily my biggest influence and inspiration as a cartoonist. One of the cardinal directions on my life’s compass.

Being a firm believer that you shouldn’t wait until someone is gone to celebrate them, i am posting the 2 Davis originals that i am fortunate enough to own. Gaze upon them and bask in his glory. Then, do yourself a favor and go out and find as many of his books as you can.

The first piece up is his cover for Fear Agent. An absolute honor to have his cover grace our book.

The second is one of the most special things in the universe to me, a portrait of my daughter, commissioned by my wife Kara as a Christmas present a few years back. I still get teary-eyed looking at it.

So thanks, Jack Davis, for all the joy you’ve brought us over the years, and here’s to many many more. In the meantime, i’ll be doing my personal best to figure out how the hell you do it.

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  5. shawncrystal said: He’s my art hero.
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    Jack Davis is amazing. I am so glad he is not dead.
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