Saturday, January 9, 2010

Book Production

I love working on these books! This weekend I've been pulling together the first Cisco Kid volume, seeing where I am material wise. The source for this volume consists of a combination of production proofs, newspaper clippings, and really dirty photo-copies. I've also been getting photo-copies and scans of a number of originals from collectors out there - for which I now give a heartfelt collective thanks!

So I've been working on pulling it together, scanning, cropping, cleaning, placing and just admiring the handywork of the masterful Jose Luis Salinas. For those of you who are unfamiliar with his work, you are all in for a real treat. His drawing is among the best that has appeared on the comics page, here and abroad.

What better way then to spend one's cold, wintry Saturday, listening to my favorite tunes and working with the likes of this:

The daily is from June 30, 1951 - and - as you can see, it's in the process of being cleaned (note the right side of the strip, along the wagon wheel. If any of you out there have a replacment - I'd love to see it.

Til next time.


  1. will like to know when the first book of salinas "cisco kid" comes out thanks

  2. will like to know whe the first cisco kid book come out thanks

  3. I've just finished up On Stage 7 and Juliet Jones 3. Am now working on Big Ben Bolt 1 while also working on the first Cisco Kid. I'm working toward the end of this year but it might be first part of 2011.

  4. On Stage 7 and Juliet Jones 3 when in Amazon?

  5. The books are avaialable now on - look for


  6. The strips of "Big Ben Bolt" seems to me cut. The same happens in the edition of "Rip Kirby" by IDW. Am I wrong? It will use the original proofs or the material from KFS with some millimeters cut.
    Sorry for my English. I can read but it's difficult to write.
    Thanks a lot

  7. Regarding the cut strips, send me an example of an uncut strip from the same time period if available.