Wally Wood’s 22 Panels Tattoo Sleeve Completed

This was finished late last year, I’m a little late in getting the full pics, but here’s the jist of it, I guarantee you every panel of the “22” are on there in painstaking detail (Thanks to Nick Christofano of Unique Ink Tattoo in Greensburg. The guys there do amazing work.) : About WALLY WOOD… if you think you’re a comic fan or keen on history and have never heard of him, #1 you should be ashamed of yourself. #2 You should go learn now. I wanted this tattoo as a reminder of how fleeting and unforgiving a creative life path can be. How easily you can be forgotten or worse, forget yourself. Also a strong reminder to not end my life story the way he did his. Wally Wood was a guy who built SO much for others and wasn’t thanked nearly enough, in payment or words. So this is my big ass THANK YOU to him. If you want to learn the history of the “22 Panels” go...

22 panels on my arm

My son is having dental surgery today to repair his “tongue tie”, wishing him luck! My wife is pretty worried that they have to put him out for the job, but I think he’ll be a-okay. I read online that the tongue tied condition affects your appetite which probably explains why he eats like a bird. I look to be eaten out of house and home by the fall. Late start today, my sleep was sketchy thanks to the healing tattoo on my inner forearm. For those who don’t know, it basically feels like a nasty sunburn. What tattoo you ask? This one… It’s going to be a complete sleeve featuring “Wally Wood’s 22 Panels That Always Work“- I’m a big Wally Wood fan. It’s basically a cheat sheet for comic artists to that’s been passed around behind the scenes (before the internetz)- I think of it as more of a reminder from Wally to keep the panels interesting when it’s just talking heads. It’s also a pretty personal reminder to me on a whole other subject. Also of note, when I heard of Larry Hama’s involvement, it was almost a must have tattoo project for me. All of the tattoo work is being done by Nick Christofano of Unique Ink in Greensburg, PA. – I’m lucky to have Nick and his crew being some of the most talented tattoo artists on the east coast right in my backyard. The project is going to take a couple months to complete and will fill my entire arm all the way to the shoulder. I’ll post photos here on the blog...

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