Getting My Portrait Drawn By Herb Trimpe

The master Hulk artist at work.

The master Hulk artist at work.
(Photo ©2009 by Bryan Reesman.)

One of my favorite comic book artists growing up and the greatest artist ever to draw The Incredible Hulk, Herb Trimpe has always had a signature style that dazzled me. I recently interviewed Trimpe for ADD, but beyond that the one thing I really wanted was to have my likeness sketched by him. I did not have time while I was attending New York Comic Con this past February because I was busy on assignment. So when the Big Apple Comic Con rolled into town last weekend, I made sure I attended and got what I craved. Trimpe admitted that he had not sketched someone on the spot in awhile, so I felt honored that he took a shot at it. Both he and I were pleased with the result! It’s the closest I’ll get to looking like a real superhero.


Me on the left, Trimpe on the right. I had to maintain a certain pose. (Photo by Adrienne Borgersen.)

Me on the left, Trimpe on the right. I had to maintain a certain pose.
And yes, I bought a stack of Hulk comics from him.
(Photo ©2009 by Bryan Reesman; taken by Adrienne Borgersen.)

My unflattering profile. (Photo by Adrienne Borgersen.)

My unflattering profile.
(Photo ©2009 by Bryan Reesman; taken by Adrienne Borgersen.)

Sketching away.

Sketching away.
(Photo ©2009 by Bryan Reesman.)

Pleased with the final result!

Pleased with the final result!
(Photo ©2009 by Bryan Reesman.)

Tres dramatique, eh?

Tres dramatique, eh?
(Sketch by Herb Trimpe.)




2 Responses

  1. Maria Reesman

    This is a fun article!! Bet you had a good time
    posing…? By looking at your profile, I understand
    the results better. Is a good portrait!

    Reply

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