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"Our Pal Sal" (Sal BUSCEMA)

Artist: Sal BUSCEMA (All)

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 Our Pal Sal  (Sal BUSCEMA) Comic Art
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Artwork Details

Title: "Our Pal Sal" (Sal BUSCEMA)
Artist: Sal BUSCEMA (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 7,574
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Favorited on CAF: 2
Comments: 26
Added to Site: 3/21/2014
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Almost everything Mr Buscema did for Marvel in the seventies has been published in France when I was a kid. I grew up with Sal's art. So, when I discovered that sal was accepting commissions, I didn't hesitate and contacted Al Czarnecki, Sal's art rep.

But what would be the subject of this commission? Difficult to choose because Sal Buscema seemed to be drawing EVERY comic I read as a child.

In the past, many artists represented themselves, at their drawing board, with their most famous characters around.
If I was right, "Our Pal Sal" never drew such a self-portrait.
Okay, I got my subject. Now, the choice of the characters... I thought it would be interesting to have a mix of very famous heroes and lesser-known characters. So, let's go with:
- HULK (of course)

The transaction was arranged in august 2013. And, seven months later, a package unexpectedly arrived. The artwork inside left me speechless.

Many many thanks to Sal and Al for setting this up. And special thanks to JadeGiant for posting the commission opportunity.


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F M wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Very nice
Posted on 3/21/2014

Gerry Turnbull wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Beautiful !!!
Posted on 3/21/2014

Travis Ellisor wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome commission, sir!
Posted on 3/21/2014

stephen yarish wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
great idea and awesome commission. Sal is the man.
Posted on 3/21/2014

Dean Abraham wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/21/2014

Steve Gumm wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
That is an amazing piece! Sal is still knocking 'em out of the park, you will cherish this one for a long time! CONGRATS!
Posted on 3/21/2014

Adam Ianbarry wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Beyond Awesome!!! This is a Masterpiece!!!!!
Posted on 3/21/2014

Rob Shalda wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This commission blows me away and takes me back in time. Some of Sal's longest runs featured these characters,and this one features mine, Nova and Nighthawk! Congrats on a fine tribute to "our pal Sal"!
Posted on 3/21/2014

Jonathan Mueller wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I love these pieces with artists at their drawing boards and their creations gathered around! This is a great example of that theme by Sal! An inspired commission choice! Congrats and thanks for sharing!
Posted on 3/21/2014

Alex Johnson wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Very nicely done and a tribute to Sal. Good job.
Posted on 3/21/2014

Michael  Mikulovsky wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
WOW! We think a like I love when artists do these self portiat type of pieces! Beautiful congrads!
Posted on 3/21/2014

Shannon El Guapo Slayton wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/21/2014

John Livesay wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/21/2014

Jason Versaggi wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is very cool. I LOVED Sal Buscema's run on Spectacular Spider-Man so I'm always ready to give a Sal piece applause. Bravo!
Posted on 3/21/2014

Kevin Moorhead wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Dude - this is, like, _BEYOND AWESOME_!!!

I'm pre-emptively declaring this the Commission of the Year!
Posted on 3/21/2014

Carlo M wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing tribute to one of Marvel's best. An the choice of characters is just spot on. Congratulations!
Posted on 3/21/2014

Dewey Cassell wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Truly outstanding commission. Sal at his best. Congratulations!
Posted on 3/21/2014

Mike W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Love it!!!!!
Posted on 3/21/2014

robert frey wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
perfect! you are just missing dr strange and the falcon! sal did a great job on this! congratulations
Posted on 3/22/2014

MARVIN  HOOVER (SPI-D-FAN) wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/23/2014

Roy Johnson wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/26/2014

Joe Murray wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
PERFECT!! Congrats!
Posted on 3/27/2014

Jean-Michel Anneau wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Simply Perfect !!! Love it !!!
Posted on 3/27/2014

Ryan O'Connor wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
what a touching piece, great work :)
Posted on 4/8/2014

Jean-Michel Anneau wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Great Masterpiece !!!!
Posted on 8/21/2014

Sean Rutan wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is great! Congrats!
Posted on 9/11/2014

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