Folks may recall that in December of last year, Marvel ended the J. Michael Straczynski run on Amazing Spider-Man with a little story about Peter Parker trading away his marriage with Mary Jane to the devil in order to save his aunt's life. (That still sounds odd seventh months later.) A few weeks afterward, I commented on the story line with my post Spider-Man: One More Day, in which I expressed the disappointment that many of us felt over where the story had gone.
One of the folks who used to work in my local New England Comics is the artist Lindsay Small, who blogs about her work at Lindsay Small is small, and she too was disappointed at the One More Day story line. Being an artist, however, Lindsay was able to express her disappointment with a work of art.
|Why I Quit My Job - Art By Lindsay Small
Art copyright ©2007 by Lindsay Small. Do not duplicate.
The sketch hung in our local New England Comics for a few weeks, but when I saw it, I knew I had to have it. I asked the other staff to find out how much she wanted for the art. She named a price, I agreed, and I bought the sketch.
Framed, the sketch now hangs in our hallway. For me the most amusing thing about buying this art is the medium: black ink on back of New England Comics subscriber's weekly list.
(Please note that the copyright notice next to the sketch is to be taken literally. Although I own the original, Lindsay owns the rights to reproduce the sketch, and although she gave me permission to post it here, it should not be copied anywhere else without her permission.)