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    THIS ISSUE:
  • Table of Contents
  • Bottle City of Candor
  • Letter Column
  • The Elongated and Winding Road
  • Midway City
  • Vlatava: Jewel of the Valley
  • Off The Road
  • Something of a Stretch
  • Comic Book Movies
  • Never Discuss Politics
  • Elastic Wars
  • Dixonverse Annual
  • Farewell to Dannell
  • Trivia Quiz
  • Art Challenge
  • Writing Challenge Results
  • Musee de Bivolo
  • Long Stretch
  • The Evil Stepmother's Manifesto
  • Burning Over
  • The Case Of The Really Dead Waiter
  • Half Empty Bowl, Half Full, Part 3
  • Echoes
  • Deconstruction of a Tragedy
  • Oracle's Files
  • From the Bookshelf
  • The Mount
  • If I Ran DC
  • Scattershot
  • Back Cover
  • Best of Fandom Award
  • Farewell


  • End of Summer
     
    Welcome to Le Musee de Bivolo

    Nestled in the wooded north suburbs of Central City, Le Museé de Bivolo has become the premiere art gallery for comic book fan artists. The owner and curator is Roy G. Bivolo, formerly a tortured artiste whose color-blindness led him to a life of crime. Now reformed, he is your host through our monthly excursion of the finest in fan artworks. Ladies and Gentlemen...the Rainbow Raider.

    Well, it's been a fun ride here at the ol' Musee de Bivolo, we've seen some great art on these walls... some mighty fine artists have come through here. Not the holier-than-thou type, mind you...real down to earth fan artists, some of whom have gone on to be real pros! Well, I'd better stop yappin' about the past and get on to the eye candy. Oh, be sure to click on these pictures to get up close and personal. They won't bite! People with current standard browsers will actually see the images floating in front of them, where you can move them around and stuff. Neat, huh? Those with older browsers will see them in a separate window and will have to hit their "Back" buttons to return here.


    Count Vertigo "Count Vertigo" by Russ Yocum

    Well, if our esteemed editor-in-chief can have a whole issue devoted to his favorite DC character, I suppose our esteemed magazine editor can have one picture of his (Hi, David!). It's Count Vertigo, folks, and I must say he's looking good. I mean, the pic is good...what's that snickering out there? Hey look, I know I wear rainbows and I've done time in the pen but that doesn't mean anything!


    Nighthawk "Nighthawk" by Russ Yocum

    Yocum again, and he's done another commission for our magazine editor. This time it's western hero Nighthawk, on his trusty steed Nightwind. I really like the expression on Nighthawk's face - you can tell he's a bit tired from saving the day, yet he's got a small smile on his face from knowing he did a good job. And all the details are awesome - from Nighthawk's spurs, to the folds and musclature of his shirt, to the cacti, to the hawk circling in the background! Russ really captures the essence of a cowboy!

    And given Fanzing's end, Russ is looking to do some commissions in his spare time. If you'd like a great piece of Yocum art to call your own, send Russ an e-mail!


    Blythe Bonner "Blythe Bonner" by Yusuf Madhiya

    The mistress of electricity has never looked better! The book Blythe is reading makes clever reference to her days as the supervillainess Byte, as well as her newfound career as an author. Blythe also plays a key role in this month's conclusion of Half Empty Bowl, Half Full!


    Brothers Grinn "Rubberduck" by The Brothers Grinn

    Well what would our last foray into the old Musee be without a piece by the Brothers Grinn? Nobody does funny animals like they do. And they seem to have a knack for making them dang funny...Oh, I get it! I think...

    Elongated Man "Elongated Man" by Philipp Neundorf

    Well, here it is, folks....the one you've all been waiting for, the star of our final issue...Ralph Dibny, Esquire...as drawn by the incomparable Philipp S. Neundorf! That's a very European look there, Philipp, and it's oh so nice! I'm sure you've done our E-I-C proud! Well folks, that'll do it for the Musee...I'm glad you all could make it...*sniff*...There's coffee and donuts in the lobby....*snuffle*....thanks for showing an old dead former villain a little kindness these past few months...


    Roy G. Bivolo, also known as the Rainbow Raider, left a lucrative career at DC to beome the host of Fanzing's art gallery. Color blind since birth, he has carved a reputation as an artiste extraordinaire.

    The Brothers Grinn have a web site at Supermegatopia.com and have written and drawn a story for our first comic book, "Fanzing Presents: Job Wanted", which can be purchased at Too Many Longboxes.com!

    Yusuf Madhiya is one of Fanzing's cover artists. Hailing from India, Yusuf 's artwork is also on display at his website.

    When not drawing funny looking spandex clad super-heros, Russ Yocum divides his time between church, substitute teaching, 2 Siberian Huskies, a ferret, a green anole, assorted tropical fish, homeschooling his sons Russell Jr and Zeke, doting on his wife, Jo and drafting run-on sentences! In his SPARE time he is considering building an ark!

    has an online art gallery and his work can also be seen in our first comic book, "Fanzing Presents: Job Wanted", which can be purchased at Too Many Longboxes.com!. You may also see two of his online comics (albeit with German text): Prince Charming and Bloodnights.

     
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    Text is © 2002 by Michael Hutchison
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