The painting that was banned by DC
Endorsed by original Superman writer,
Dr. Jay Morten.
Signed by both Fleming and Dr. Jay Morten
©1994 SKY HIGH PRODUCTIONS
In the summer of '94. I read a compilation
of the Superman story (comic book series). I was always a Superman
fan, but I was buzzin with the Man of Steel. In front of me, I
had the most incredible collection of Superman art and the drive
to emulate it. I spent about a month sketching the collage out
on illustration board. After 12 hours of cutting the frisket (clear
coating used to mask your art in airbrushing) I laid all the color
in about 6 days. I spent another 3 weeks inking and using colored
pencils to finish it up.
I wanted to release it and have it
sold in every comic book store their was, but DC comics didn't
like that. So it now sits as a limit edition print.
In 1999 I had the great honor to become friends with one
of the original creators of Superman, Dr. Jay Morten. He scripted the original
series and all the movies. He gave me a autographed picture with the original
comic book character.
The original airbrush is framed along with the autograph
photo of Dr. Jay Morten and is still for sale.