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Artist: John Berkey (Painter)

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Orca Comic Art
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Artwork Details

Title: Orca
Artist: John Berkey (Painter)
Media Type: Paint - Oil
Art Type: Interior Page
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 4,344
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Favorited on CAF: 3
Comments: 47
Added to Site: 2/6/2008
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Orca!! No one saw the movie, but it seemed like the art from this poster was on the back cover of every comic published in '77...


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J. Sid
Joined: June 2004

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Phillip K  V wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One of the BEST back cover adds ever!
Posted on 2/6/2008

JOE JUSKO wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I've seen this piece in person many times. One of the best Berkey paintings ever. I never thought the owner would let this go.
Posted on 2/6/2008

Satya Chetri wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Yow! What a blast from the past. I didn't even know the art for this existed.
Posted on 2/6/2008

steve  staszower wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 2/6/2008

F M wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
A truly fantastic piece, congrats :)
Posted on 2/7/2008

Benno Rothschild wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Its a Whale of a piece Jeff! Congrats for landing it. B
Posted on 2/7/2008

Ferran Delgado wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
What?!?! No superheroes?!? >tsk< ;-) Hey, seriously, it's an incredible painting that I remember perfectly from the ads. Fantastic score!!
Posted on 2/7/2008

Craig Rogers wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
WOW! That image sure brings back memories.
Posted on 2/7/2008

John Sisson wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 2/7/2008

Felix  Lu wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Anyone know where the Spalding ad with Rick Barry and Dr. J is? Fantastic painting, btw.
Posted on 2/7/2008

Lambo S. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Jsid, this is just awesome! Congrats!
Posted on 2/7/2008

Eric DLS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Hey, where's Bo Derek? =)
Posted on 2/8/2008

comicinkking. com wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Weren't you like 6 months old in 1977...?? Seriously, congrats - I know you've wanted this for a whale... I mean while! :p
Posted on 2/9/2008

Drake Tungsten wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Pretty stunning! Berkey really captures what it's actually like to have a colossal bloodthirsty killer whale smash through your fishing boat in this painting. This takes me back to that fateful day when I got me first hook... yaarrr!
Posted on 2/17/2008

Wade Lageose wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/22/2008

Seamus O wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Man, this is an awesome painting! Scary as hell, but awesome!
Posted on 11/18/2008

Martin Arlt wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
When I'm not collecting comic art, I'm collecting vintage movie posters. This is a beauty!
Posted on 5/12/2009

Timothy L wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
A very cool painting indeed!!!
Posted on 10/27/2009

Colorado Kid wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/5/2010

Crees Tyler wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Beautiful! Simply beautiful!
Posted on 4/9/2010

Earl Hamilton wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 11/30/2010

The  Comic Coffin™ wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One of the most memorable images from the 70's. This one really takes me back to standing in line as a kid at the theatre and being spellbound by the captivating movie posters.
Posted on 1/22/2011

Lee Benaka wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Just breathtaking! It's great to be able to see this piece of art. Congrats!
Posted on 4/4/2011

Eric Seffinga wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Not only do I remember the film, but I actually remember it fondly. And the ads of course. A piece of nostalgic history.
Posted on 4/15/2011

Alex B wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I had nightmares because of that ad ! 35 years later it's even more striking than before. What a fantastic piece ! I miss painted movie posters... Anyway HUGE CONGRATS and thanks for sharing.
Posted on 7/19/2011

Robbie  Cook wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Grew up adoring this movie. Congrats.
Posted on 7/2/2012

PR Churchill wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I do not know how I missed commenting on this art, but I definitely echo how this image's resonation was on just about every Marvel comic book published in 1978/1979 promoting this movie. As a wee lad, this image shocked me enough to not want to see the movie. Great addition to your collection.
Posted on 8/16/2012

Thomas Nixdorf wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
as a collector of original movie poster art I certainly must LOVE this piece.....
Posted on 9/20/2012

Jim Warden wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I never saw the movie, but this image is sure etched into my memory from all the back cover appearances. Congratulations on a really cool nostalgic piece!
Posted on 11/24/2012

Art Van Kampen wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I saw the movie when it came out, and I own the DVD. Loved it!!! This is one bad-ass painting. I had wondered about it's whereabouts and have even fantasized about owning it. Kudos to you! It's a beauty! One of the classic images for anyone who grew up in the 70s. Just awesome!!!
Posted on 2/6/2013

Cartoon Fanboy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Yes! This image is still stuck in my head from the backs of all those old comic books. Very cool.
Posted on 2/18/2013

Joe Shaffer wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
No way! Awesome!
Posted on 2/24/2013

frank x townsondecker wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome, classic image!
Posted on 4/4/2013

Chet Wong wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I saw the movie, the art is much better. Classic image from my childhood.
Posted on 6/1/2013

Gene Park wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome - I just made this my computer's desktop wallpaper image for the week!
Posted on 6/8/2013

Robbie  Cook wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I've stared at this painting since I was a kid as it appeared in an old ad on the back of marvel comics in the 70s. Superb job tracking down this classic!
Posted on 6/23/2013

Tom Hodges wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
I actually DID see this movie in theaters. I remember it on the back of just about every comic before it came out.
Posted on 12/7/2013

LB Jefferies wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This is so great. Can I ask how large it is? (The painting, not the whale ...)
Posted on 1/20/2014

J. Sid wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
LB Jefferies said:
This is so great. Can I ask how large it is? (The painting, not the whale ...)

É.It's roughly 22x32
Posted on 1/20/2014

J. Sid wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
LB Jefferies said:
This is so great. Can I ask how large it is? (The painting, not the whale ...)

(doesn't fit in my Itoya)
Posted on 1/20/2014

artless artmore wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Super painting! Berkey was just fantastic
Posted on 3/6/2014

Vicente B. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome painting, simply fantastic!
Posted on 5/15/2014

Nicolaj Borch wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This is a fantastic painting!
Posted on 6/4/2014

Dermot D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I can't believe I haven't commented on this yet - Frigging Awesome!!!
Posted on 3/26/2015

David K wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Absolutely one of the coolest pieces on CAF!!!!!!
Posted on 10/29/2015

E ! wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Beautiful piece - nice to see Berkey represented in CAF!
Posted on 2/9/2016

MY NAME IS LEGION wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Bill needs to add "back cover" as an art type option, and in the the annual Lowery Best of, just so this can be the sole entry. Just incredible. Better than a classic comic cover.
Posted on 3/2/2016

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