Famed comic artist Marie Severin died on September 5, 2018. She was 89.
Severin was a consummate comic book artist, engaged in most parts of illustrating a comic book, which involves penciling outlines of the characters and scenes, finalizing the images in ink and then coloring them in. She got her start in 1949 as a colorist for EC Comics.
Her career advanced in the 1960's, drawing characters for Marvel comics, including Daredevil, Iron Man, Captain America and often amended, retouched or updated other artists’ work.
Ms. Severin also designed the first Spider-Woman, drawing her with a skintight red-and-yellow costume. The character had her own comic book from the late 1970s until the early ’80s and has since been revived in different variations.
She worked at Marvel full time until the late 1990s, then drew as a freelancer and became a regular at comics conventions.
Ms. Severin’s brother died in 2012. She has no immediate survivors.
We met Designer-Fabricator James Benini at TerrifiCon 2018 in CT, and he was displaying hand-built props from the Doctor Who Universe, including a Dalek, and Davros' chair. Both are mobile, and include light and sound effects. For more information and prices, check out their Facebook page: @fantasticconprops.
Join us for our late Summer/early Fall Yard Sale, on Saturday, September 1, 2018, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the home of RISFC members the Caprara family: 91 Fern Street, Warwick, RI, 02886. Proceeds benefit future RISFC events and charities.
H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® returns to Lovecraft's hometown of Providence, RI for a full weekend of cosmic horror, hosted by Brian and Gwen Callahan of the HPLFF in Portland, and Niels Hobbs of NecronomiCon Providence!
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Fans of the Fox series Firefly will be glad to learn that two new books have been published for their awesome shiny Universe.
The first is titled "Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Firefly", and offers an in-depth look at all of the planets the crew of the Serenity have traveled during the course of the show, and the Serenity movie. The book is filled with full-color pictures of all the planets, and encyclopedia-style entries about them.
The second book is "The Serenity Handbook: The Official Crew Member’s Guide to the Firefly-Class Series 3 Ship. This guide details the interior and exterior of a standard Firefly-class spacecraft, and features notes from the crew of the Serenity.
The Serenity Handbook is already available in bookstores everywhere and Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Firefly will be available on August 28. 2018.
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