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D on was a little different than the majority of comic artists in that he did not begin his art career in comics. Before Don became a comic artist, in fact long before he became a comic artist, back when he was still in high school, Don drew a feature "Sport Star of the Week" for the Arizona Tribune, in Mesa Arizona. Over the years Don pulled a number of stints at newspapers. The two pages below are from a newspaper or magazine called Arizona. Both pieces were done in 1973.

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This illustration for an article on polygamy is a very nice pen and wash piece. This is the only wash piece by Don that I know of. This illustration was for an article about a mother trying to explain the evil of Nixon and his band of thugs to her children.

As you should know, Don was also a painter. His house was said to be filled with painting he had done. Although we would later know Don for his science fiction, horror, romance and super hero paintings, Don did a lot of paintings of other genres. Unfortunately, I only have a few examples of this work. The painting below is identified only as "Landscape with Horseman and Castle." I don't know when it was done, nor if it was for a specific commission.

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As you can see, I wasn't kidding when I said Don's house was filled with paintings. Every painting you see here was done by Don.

One commission that Don took on was for six religious painting, for the Hattie Kleinbrook Memorial Collection, in Mesa Arizona. These paintings were turned into Christmas cards. The painting below is the only one I have been able to find, and like all of the art on this page it comes to us courtesy of Howard Siegel.

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The inside of the card read:

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

St Luke 2:10-11

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