Veteran comic book artist and Ohio native Sandy Plunkett is having 50 pieces of his illustration work featured in an exhibition titled Fantastic! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett, on display at the Kennedy Museum of Art in Athens, Ohio. The show runs from January 25 through June 2.
There will be a Guest Curator Walk & Talk on Friday, Jan. 25 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. , followed by a free reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
By the time I was getting into Marvel Comics, I think Plunkett was mostly on his way out, but I do remember a few striking covers he did (I want to say for Solo Avengers, and maybe Marvel Comics Presents? Not sure). I always thought he had a very classic drafstman style, rich and textured. I also remember some great pinups, from Marvel Fanfare, which I believe this piece is from:
Actually, I found the Solo Avengers cover I remembered:
And here’s a cool poster he did for the Nelsonville Music Festival, which we’ll be attending again (headlined by Wilco this year):
I’m planning on catching the show at some point.