REGISTER TODAY and Start Posting Your Collection! MEMBERSHIP FAQ
Comic Art Fans

Your mail has been sent.

Paul Coker - Watercolor Self-Caricature

Artist: Paul Coker (All)

10 Comments  -   2,609 Views  -   0 Like

Paul Coker - Watercolor Self-Caricature Comic Art
Click Image to View Full Size



Artwork Details

Title: Paul Coker - Watercolor Self-Caricature
Artist: Paul Coker (All)
Media Type: Paint - Watercolor
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 2,609
Likes on CAF:
Comments: 10
Added to Site: 10/22/2010
Comic Art Archive:


I wrote to Paul Coker at the beginning of this year, back in February (2010), inquiring about the possibility of a commission. Mr. Coker wrote back right away, telling me that yes, it would be possible. I wrote him back right away, mentioning an idea I had, which included my suggestion of a self-portrait at the drawing board, with some of his characters. As examples, I suggested the possible appearance of Frosty the Snowman, one of his Horrifying Cliches monsters, and the ever lovin' chicken from the Manual on Chicken Sex, which Coker was caught perusing on the MAD excursion to Copenhagen.

After that I heard..........nothing.....nada.....zilch. A few months passed, and I assumed that Mr. Coker was no longer interested, especially since we hadn't discussed any specifics, outside of what I had written him in my last letter.

Fast forward to today, October 22, 2010. I received an unexpected package in the mail from Mr. Coker, which contained this fantastic self-caricature! What a complete and joyous surprise it was to open the package and discover what it contained! Even into his 80s, Paul Coker has not lost a step in his drawing. The line work is as sharp and calligraphic as ever, and I love, love, love his slap-dash approach to watercolor. I could not be happier with this piece.

A big tip of the Hatlo hat goes out to Sir Gary Land, for hooking me up with Mr. Coker. Thanks Gary!


About the Owner

Rob Stolzer
Premium Gallery Owner
Joined: September 2004
Ebay Id: robart

View All Gallery Comments by Rob Stolzer
View All 'Liked' Art by Rob Stolzer
View Rob Stolzer's Site Activity on CAF

Read More About RobStolzer

Contact the Owner

Use the contact form below to send an email to this gallery owner.

You must be logged in to use this feature.


You must be logged in to make comments.

Marvel Two-in-One 76 Guy wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 10/22/2010

Timothy Finney wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Well, as Frosty would say, "Happy birthday!"
Posted on 10/22/2010

Satya Chetri wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Very very cool, Rob. I've never seen a color piece by Mr Coker, so it's all the more special. Love his Mad work.
Posted on 10/23/2010

mark depolito wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Wonderfull watercolor!! Congrats.
Posted on 10/23/2010

Robbie  Cook wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
That is amazing and great colors too.
Posted on 1/25/2011

Joe Rubinstein wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
One of my favorite cartoonists ever.I always thought he looked like Frosty.
Posted on 2/1/2011

Bill Thomson wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Paul Coker is one of my very favorite cartoonists. I love looking for his drawings on portraits in the holiday videos and and distinct that little wiggle in his pen line is wonderful!
Posted on 5/19/2011

Greg Gross wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic piece! Very nice indeed! Congrats!
Posted on 10/6/2011

Zack Smith wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is the kind of wonderful, unexpected treasure I love to find on Comic Art Fans -- love Rankin-Bass so much! Wonderful piece!
Posted on 12/13/2012

Michael  Mikulovsky wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
WOW! Great piece! Love this story too, isn't that great getting this in the mail. Out of the blue, I got like three pieces the same way. I thought exactly what you did too. Huge congrads!
Posted on 12/14/2012

Latest Updates


Erik Sveinson

11/27/2015 10:20:00 AM

Jon C

11/27/2015 10:02:00 AM

Dimitris Koskinas

11/27/2015 8:50:00 AM

Raymond's Collector

11/27/2015 8:00:00 AM

Flavio Famiani

11/27/2015 6:37:00 AM


Jerry  C.

11/27/2015 6:33:00 AM

Edoardo   Cavani

11/27/2015 6:14:00 AM

Mike (aka Off White)  White

11/27/2015 5:34:00 AM

Simone   Bianchi

11/27/2015 5:33:00 AM

Jaru  Bioc

11/27/2015 4:25:00 AM

eBay Auctions

RICH BUCKLER Fantastic Four #161 p10 ORIGINAL COMI

Ending in 24 Hours or Less!

Hot Auctions on eBay!

Heritage Auctions

Joe Staton and Mark Farmer Green Lantern Corps #21

ComicLink Auctions

UNCANNY X-MEN #191 COVER ( 1985, John Romita, Jr. ) Classic Vision vs. Colossus Cover!

Comic Connect Auctions

Brave and the Bold #44 Pg. 6 by Joe Kubert

Catawiki Auctions

2 original drawings by Cromheecke promoting subscriptions for Spirou magazine. Indian ink on Schoellershammer paper (200g)Signed.With original preliminary sketch.Also included: the printed version of the promotional adverts.

Commission an Artist

eBay Auctions

Edson Novaes GWEN STACY SPIDER MAN Pin Up Drawing Original Art

For Sale Updates

Shop Updates

Erik Sveinson

11/27/2015 10:20:00 AM

Raymond's Collector

11/27/2015 8:00:00 AM


11/27/2015 1:32:00 AM

Doug Ellis

11/26/2015 7:46:00 PM

Kirk  Dilbeck

11/26/2015 4:00:00 PM

William Tran

11/26/2015 3:49:00 PM

Dealer Updates

Kwan Chang

11/26/2015 12:10:00 PM

Coollines Artwork

11/26/2015 3:42:00 AM

Anthony's Comicbook Art

11/25/2015 8:11:00 PM


11/25/2015 9:15:00 AM

RomitaMan Original Art

11/25/2015 8:43:00 AM

Splash Page Comic Art

11/24/2015 9:08:00 PM

Become a Premium CAF Gallery Owner & you'll be supporting CAF and also gain access to many services and features not available to standard members.

  • Sell Artwork in the CAF Classifieds
  • Daily Email Alerts based on your own Searches
  • Follow Other Gallery Owners
  • 6 Months Market Data Access
  • Larger Image Uploads ... and Much More!