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Follow-Up on "A Vision Of Heartache Through Teenage Eyes - Kurt Weller - Age 17"

Eric wrote: This reminds me of a random comic I bought around that age [seventeen]. I have no idea of who the artist was, and it kills me. I remember that it was set on a space ship, and that the art was very organic -- round shapes, pen and ink, with this same feel. Gods I wish I could remember what it was. I loved that comic.

I believe that the comic was called Icarus-Flagship of the Interstellar Rescue Foundation. And yes, the style of the artist, Dave Cooper, had influenced me a great deal. I had copped his 'circle-matrix' style in a great many drawings during that era. Looking back at these covers I wish I had not left most of my comic books in my parent's basement. I may have to go to my local comic book retailer and see if I can find copies of these.

The funny thing is that in researching this post I just realized that I had become a fan of Cooper's more recent work, having copies of both Overbite and Ripple, without realizing that it was the same artist who had inspired me eighteen years ago!

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