Who is Rico?


Who is Rico?

I can’t say that I know “Rico” well, but I know his color work well … and appreciate what he does immensely.

I’ve gotten to know Rico a bit over the years at HEROES CON.

After “MegaCon” this year, I knew there was something lacking from my table … a banner, some promotional material and “prints”. So I did some thinking and some asking around and decided I should have some swag to offer.

The image below was a piece that Kelley and I did mid-2013 to help a family member pay for some medical attention. This work was always a piece that really drew me into it. My thot was it would make a great cover or poster, so I immediately decided it would be my first print!

Batman, Joker, Kelley Jones, John Beatty, Rico RenziMy intention was to color it myself, but things such as “WORK” and family, etc, trying to be real about how long it would take “me” to color it, I decided to give Rico a shout and ask him if he might want to put his spin on it.

I’ve followed Rico’s work for a long time, and love his use of unusual colors and his bold, colorful palette. When he sent this back to me, he did not disappoint!

You can get in touch with Rico at his web site: NO LONGER MINT

Now you know who Rico is … if you didn’t already.

Thank you again, Rico, for doing what YOU do.

This print will be 11 x 17″ and first be available at Free Comic Book Day. I’ll be at “Coliseum of Comics” in the Seminole Towne Center, Sanford Florida, on May 3, 2014!

  • I will also be doing sketches.

So if you’re in the area, drop in, along with me will be, George Perez, Alex Saviuk, Shawn Surface, and many more!
Further information and links HERE.


- John



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I never watched the show, read and heard a lot about it, people loved it, people hated it and people loved to hate it, people wanted it to end, others didn’t and when it did, people wanted it to end a certain way, etc.

When I was looking for a title for this first new blog post since being gone a long time, I kept thinking to myself, I too had become somewhat “lost.”

I didn’t crash in a plane and get “lost” on an island with a bunch of other people, this much I knew about the show just because of all the chatter about it.

So, if you hang with me, I’ll give a brief [ sure, as brief as possible ] summary of what’s been happening since around mid-March of 2011.

I always look forward to a “new year” beginning. It seems to refresh me, and I get to shake out all the junk from the year before. Always thinking the new year will surely be better than the last. How could it not?

But we begin with the ending of 2010.
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