March 26th, 2017
by Francesco Marciuliano
John Romita’s artwork is pretty much a staple of romance comics from the 1950s on, and for good reason.
When Romita took over drawing Spider-Man from Steve Ditko, it was inevitable his strength for the Sturm und Drang of romance comics would be thrown into the mix.
The following examples are from the Spider-Man newspaper strip.
So when I needed to up the ante for Hil and Faye in the March 25, 2017 Sally Forth strip I leaned heavily on Romita for inspiration.
So much so I even snuck his name into the last panel as a tip of the hat.
Looking for more of a Romita fix? Check out the following…
For more of Romita’s Spider-Man comic book work: John Romita
For more comic strip art: Holiday Greetings – Stan Lee & John Romita
And last but not least, for some video of Romita at the drawing board…
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