Corben Draws Corben

Sometimes an artists wants to play with his art. Here's collected artworks where Richard Corben used his own outlook as a part of his art.

Self Portraits

"Self Portrait, As Gore" "Self Portrait Caricature, Scowling" "Self Portrait Caricature, Smiling" (BW) "Self Portrait Caricature, Smiling" (color)

"Self Portrait, As Gore" PICT
Anthology of Slow Death (1975) | Flights into Fantasy (1981) |

"Self Portrait Caricature, Scowling" PICT
Richard Corben Art Book #2 (1994) | Comic Book Artist #4 (1999) | Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 12, #2: Richard Corben Special [TB] (1998) | Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 12, #2: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie (1998) |

"Self Portrait Caricature, Smiling" (BW) PICT
Flights into Fantasy (1981) |

"Self Portrait Caricature, Smiling" (color) PICT
Famous Cartoonist Series #12: Richard Corben (Mid 1970's) |

"Self Portrait, Crewcut" "Self Portrait (New Visions)"

"Self Portrait, Crewcut" PICT
Flights into Fantasy (1981) | Vampirella #16 (1972) |

"Self Portrait (New Visions)"
The New Visions (1982) |

Tales from the Plague Dun's Return

"Tales from the Plague"
20+12 pgs. Appeared first time in Weirdom #13 (1969). Reprint in Tales from the Plague #1 (1971) and in Tales from the Plague [1986 Reprinted Version].
Story: Dennis Cunningham. Art: Richard Corben (signed as RC). Lettered by hand (Corben).
There is not actually any Richard Corben on the set but on pg 17 mids the page you can see a tombstone with letters "Corb".

It's a similar thing Mr. Corben did for his Den and The Red Queen characters years later in his front cover of The CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 (2013). It's called, "Dun's Return", where on tomb stones had writings, "Here lies Den", and "And the Queen of Neverwhere".

Paintings

"The Slave Girl " PICT
Richard Corben Collector Card #71 (1993) (as "Slave Market") | Fantastic Females (1984) | 1986 International Corben Calendar (1985) | Richard Corben Art Book #2 (1994) | The Wizard of Anharite (1980) |
[FRA] L'Echo des savanes spécial U.S.A. [I] #24 "hors série" (1982) | SPA [SPA] Ilustracion+Comix Internacional #32 (1983) |
Each character in the crowd is based either on Mr. Corben or Herb Arnold.

"The Slave Girl " (revised, background and the hair of a slave changed) PICT
Richard Corben Art Book #2 (1994) |
See prev.

Anticipation Midnight Battle

"Anticipation"
The Art of Neal Adams, Volume 1 (1975) | Art Print (1974) | Flights into Fantasy (1981) |
GER [GER] Schwermetall #64 (1985) |
The guy is Richard Corben.

"Midnight Battle"
The Art of Neal Adams, Volume 1 (1975) | Art Print (1986) | Flights into Fantasy (1981) | Masters of Comic Art (1978) |
[SPA] Richard Corben obras completas #12: Ultimo Underground Color (1992) |
The guy is Richard Corben.

Odds and Ends

"Odds and Ends"
Odds and Ends (2009) |

The artist is an ironic portrait of himself.

Comics stories

The Low Spark of High Heeled Noise!

"The Low Spark of High Heeled Noise!"
8 pgs. Appeared first time in Creepy #57 (1973). Reprint in Comix International #1 (1975) and in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie! (1998).
Story: Doug Moench. Color(prob. colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettered by hand (Warren).
Is the protagonist Mr. Corben himself?

Cartoon of Blood

Tales of the Black Diamond, Part 5(5): "Cartoon of Blood"
10 pgs. Appeared first time in Horror in the Dark #4 (1991). Reprinted in Tales of the Black Diamond (1993).
Story: Richard Margopoulos. Art: Richard Corben (signed as Richard Corben, 1991). Lettering: printed (Corben).
Richard Corben.

Friends

And he used faces and bodily structures of his friends as well.

Karen Gilbertson

See, Karen Gilbertson page

Bruce Jones:

The Bodyssey

Bruce Jones is Pilgor, and Karen Gilbertson Ammora in The Bodyssey (1985). Or at least they bodily structures.

He was also in The Dark Planet (1989). See Miscs bellow.

Herb Arnold:

Herb Arnold Herb Arnold's wife

Corben: [In "The Raven"] I started using live models to draw from. In this case, another comic book artist and my good friend, Herb Arnold, and his wife portrayed the mournful Poe characters. [bloody-disgusting.com]

Bill Leach:

Bill Leach

"Tales from the Plague [1986]"
Art Print (1986) | Tales from the Plague (1986) |
The guy with a torch on a right is the producer of the comic book Tales from the Plague (1986), Bill Leach.

Miscs:

Herb Arnold Dark Planet Richard Corben Dark Planet Stan Dresser Dark Planet Karen Gilbertson Dark Planet Bruce Jones Dark Planet Simon Revelstroke Dark Planet

In video, The Dark Planet (1989), acts Herb Arnold, Richard Corben, Stan Dresser, Karen Gilbertson, Bruce Jones, and Simon Revelstroke in flesh.

Copyright © 2012 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: January 17, 2012. Modified: July 22, 2015.