Saturday, July 22, 2017

Journey-William Messner-Loebs-1987

Lovely art and coloring from William Messner-Loebs, one of the most talented folks to emerge form the '80s comic boom. He is an unsung comics creator if ever there was one but one,this weekend in San Diego, is getting the Finger Award for his writing! Congratulations! The official Finger site has this to say about him:

Bill Messner-Loebs has been a cartoonist and writer since the 1970s. He has worked for DC, Marvel, Comico, Power Comics, Texas Comics, Vertigo, Boom!, Image, IDW, and the U.S. State Department (for which he produced a comic about the perils of land mines). He has written Superman, Flash, Aquaman, Mr. Monster, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Dr. Fate, Jonny Quest, Spider-Man, Thor, and the Batman newspaper strip. He wrote and drew Journey: The Adventures of Wolverine MacAlistaire and Bliss Alley, and he co-created The Maxx and Epicurus the Sage. He has also delivered pizzas, done custom framing, been a library clerk, sold art supplies, and taught cartooning.


  1. Journey in color! Loved that series and tried to get every appearance of Wolverine MacAlistaire. This does look familiar. Where did it originally appear?

    I stopped reading new comics about twenty years ago, but loved Messner-Loebs' work in the '80s. I fondly remember his Comico story about how Jonny Quest lost his mom (Jonny Quest #2). So glad to see that he's being given the Finger Award.

  2. This was in the Fantagraphics ANYTHING GOES book.