Tony DeZuniga

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Tony's pencils and my inks on a 2004 commission for Brian Sagar.

Tony is best known for co-creating Jonah Hex at DC, and also Black Orchid. He's also worked on several titles for Marvel, and designed video games for Sega. He also paints and teaches. I think he's one of the best inkers in comics, and particularly enjoyed his work on the Savage Sword of Conan over John Buscema.

Savage Sword of Conan #54 pg.31

Savage Sword of Conan #47 pinup

"The Diary of the Disappointed Doll" page 2
Scans courtesy Heritage Auctions. From Heritage: Jack Kirby and Tony DeZuniga - Soul Love #1 Unpublished 5-page Story (1972). Inspired by seventies "blaxploitation" films such as "Blacula," and "Shaft," and the success of Ebony magazine, Jack Kirby created this unique title, which was to feature romance stories involving African-American couples.

"The Diary of the Disappointed Doll" page 3
It was to appear in the same magazine-size, black-and-white format as Kirby's other innovative titles In The Days of the Mob and Spirit World. Of course, Kirby is credited as being the co-creator of the romance comic genre, but alas, his newest spin on the formula was never printed. These pages were drawn for that never-published first issue.

"The Diary of the Disappointed Doll" page 5.
Pages 1 and 4 can be seen in Rough Stuff #8.

Jonah Hex pencil illustration
To see the complete feature on Tony's art, with many more images and comments, get a copy of Rough Stuff#8 from TwoMorrows!


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