A self confessed failure as an artist, Fred has become one of the most loved comic book cartoonists of our era.
Having had his submissions for mainstream comic book art rejected, Fred resorted to using a caricature of himself doing comedic interviews with various superheroes such as Spider-Man and the Flash, which were published in the The Buyer's
Guide for Comic Fandom (now the Comics Buyers Guide).
An instant hit with the fans, Fred was then contacted by the very same publishers who had previously rejected him!
Over the years Fred has had his own projects and a series of parodies on mainstream comic book characters. Marvel, DC and Iamge comics are among the many publishers who have seen fit to publish his work.
a fascinating and very enjoyable archive of some of Fred's strips.
I first saw Fred's work (or maybe I just took more notice) in the excellent series Marvel Age. His work is very
distinctive, and easily spotted by his trademark curlicues on the knees and elbows of his subjects.
Though not an avid follower of Fred's career, I have always enjoyed his art and humour when I have stumbled across it.
I was amazed to see a Vampirella illustration by Fred on eBay, and just had to have it!
The original is amazing and you can't help but smile every time you look at it. What a welcome change from the usual dark, gothic or exotic/erotic Vampirella art.