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Friday, March 14, 2014

Indianapolis, IN
March 14, 2014

Indiana Comic Con (Archie Edition) - I drove the four hours to Indianapolis, as sort of a warm up to my crazy comic convention season where I'll be going to at least 7 shows in the next four months!

One of the highlights of the show for me was picking up a couple of original art pieces from Andrew Pepoy. When they were putting together the Archie Dailies book, there were some pieces of Bob Montana's art that weren't quite up to reproduction standards and had to be recreated.

Andrew with this wonderfully recreated Bob Montana Betty...

 A close up of the artwork... I love this piece! As close as I'm ever going to get to a Bob Montana piece of this size!

And the cover for Archie the Complete Daily Newspaper Comics - The Swinging Sixties that it was used for... I'll be reviewing this at some point, but I can say with all certainty right now that... I love the cover!

And while I was at it, I went and picked up one of the regular strips that Andrew had to recreate for it... with Veronica and Betty both in it!

Andrew Pepoy, of course is known for creating one of the most popular Archie variants covers EVER, with this little beauty below.

(Afterlife with Archie #1 - Pepoy Variant)

Here's the unedited version!

It took Archie Comics a couple of months to realize... Hey! This might be a good idea!... so they had Andrew do another 'nighty' variant, this one for the upcoming (next month) Afterlife with Archie #5. 
Ask your local comic shop to reserve one for you!

(Afterlife with Archie #5 - Pepoy Variant)

And the just announced variant for #7 featuring Betty and Veronica both!

(Afterlife with Archie #7 - Pepoy Variant)

AND there was THIS incredible variant for Archie #646!

(Archie #646 - Pepoy Variant)

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