The Captain America Project: 20 artists, 20 drawings of Captain America on one page.
#17: Michael Zeck
When I started the Captain America Project in 2010, I knew the page would not be complete without a sketch by Michael Zeck. His run on Captain America in the early 80’s was my favorite of the title and stood out with his bold artwork and amazing covers. He rarely made convention appearances so I wasn’t sure the opportunity would come up for a sketch, but I always kept a space open on the page “just in case. ” Back in June I had the honor of meeting him at Wizard World in New York and he drew this fantastic Cap sketch for me at the show.
A big thanks to Michael and also to Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink Artist Group for the opportunity to add this Captain America sketch to the page.
Congratulations! As I have written before on my own WordPress blog, I consider Mike Zeck’s run on Captain America to be one of the definitive interpretations of the character. He is right up there with Jack Kirby, Sal Buscema, and Steve Epting.
Thanks, Ben! I agree wholeheartedly that Zeck’s interpretation of Cap stands out among most other artists. This sketch definitely ranks as a “grail” on the page!