Knock the ‘t’ off of can’t – George Reeves
George Reeves Superman ‘LickedinPop Series’ was the first completed in this group. Reeves’ career as Superman had begun with Superman and the Mole Men, a film intended both as a B-picture and as the pilot for the TV series.
Reeves was born on January 5, 1914, in Woolstock, Iowa. In 1935, he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse. His first film role was a minor part in Gone with the Wind. Reeves acted in movies and army training films. In 1951, he took the title role on the popular television series The Adventures of Superman. His mysterious 1959 death was considered a suicide, but some speculate murder.
As a little kid I loved watching ‘The Adventures of Superman’ over and over again. My mom even made me a complete ass kicking Superman costume. I mainly wore the cape and would run around the neighborhood with it tied around my neck. I do have to admit that I did turn that cape into Batman’s having my mom cut a serrated edge along the bottom. It didn’t bother me that the cape was still red. Check out the pen and ink drawing below. I’m the one on the right wearing my cape.
All work in the LickedinPop Series begins as an original pen and Ink illustration. Rich and colorful, it is my homage to the work of Roy Lichtenstein tuned to my favorites in pop culture.
Beautiful reproductions of ‘George Reeves Superman’ and all my work in the LickedinPop Series are available for sale at my Etsy Store. Please come visit!