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by Dark Bamf
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: It's that day again!
Replies: 12
Views: 5132

It's that day again!

Thanks, Jerry. Not only did my dad die on MY b irthday--his SECOND wife died on HIS birthday. I see an uncomfortable tendency here. :LOL

Hey, Tennessee's right next door! If you get that far, you definitely have to stop round here! We've got the room here and we'd be glad to have you!

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by Dark Bamf
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Passing of Lt.Col. Emmett E. Cockrum USAF(Ret)
Replies: 14
Views: 6273

Passing of Lt.Col. Emmett E. Cockrum USAF(Ret)

Again, thanks for all the good wishes and condolences, and especially from you, Jerry. We took the trek out to Illinois again for the funeral. Dad was put to rest at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, where Mom was buried some twenty-odd years ago. It was an especially moving ceremony with honor guard an...
by Dark Bamf
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 1
Views: 2417

Happy Thanksgiving

My eyes, alas, frequently get bigger than my stomach. Thanks for the good wishes, though, Jerry, and the same back at you. We hve an extended family here in South Carolina , and we'll be celebrating witth them . And hoiday good wishes to all you Nightscrawlers out there too.

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by Dark Bamf
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:13 am
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Passing of Lt.Col. Emmett E. Cockrum USAF(Ret)
Replies: 14
Views: 6273

Passing of Lt.Col. Emmett E. Cockrum USAF(Ret)

Originally posted by kladyelf
Just found this thread

My condolences Dave, its always hard to lose someone, a parent even more so, 95 years isn't enough when its your Dad *hug*
You can say that again. Many thanks.

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by Dark Bamf
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: It's that day again!
Replies: 12
Views: 5132

It's that day again!

Originally posted by Saint Kurt Our birthdays are so close that I always screw this up and think they're on the same day. I drew this on my birthday, thinking I was drawing it on Nightcrawler's birthday (and therefore yours) so here it is 4 days later with a new word balloon on the correct day: htt...
by Dark Bamf
Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Passing of Lt.Col. Emmett E. Cockrum USAF(Ret)
Replies: 14
Views: 6273

Passing of Lt.Col. Emmett E. Cockrum USAF(Ret)

The only comforting thing is that it wasn't a surprise. Dad had several life-threatening problems, and, realizing the end was approaching, he refused to take the meds and treatments that might have extended his life. He died quietly in his sleep in his own bed at home. Many thanks to all of you for ...
by Dark Bamf
Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: It's that day again!
Replies: 12
Views: 5132

It's that day again!

I appreciate the birthday wishes and the really great cards. You understand the happiness of the day has been tempered by the death of my father...

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[Edited on 11-11-2006 by Dark Bamf]
by Dark Bamf
Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Passing of Lt.Col. Emmett E. Cockrum USAF(Ret)
Replies: 14
Views: 6273

Passing of Lt.Col. Emmett E. Cockrum USAF(Ret)

FYI: My father--Emmett Erston Cockrum--died this morning at approximately 5am central standard time. He would've been 95 years old next February. He was a retired Lt.Col. in the U.S. Air Force and former history teacher, and at times he seemed larger than life. Life with him and my late mom was some...
by Dark Bamf
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave Cockrum Original Artwork
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

Dave Cockrum Original Artwork

SSorry, thhanks to many problems--finance, the need to carry oxygen supplies, and the need for dialysis three times a week--I can't travel to California. I can't go to any show more than two or three hours drive from Belton. And the sketch I did in Greenville was Wolverine and Colossus doing a 'fast...
by Dark Bamf
Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave Cockrum Original Artwork
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

Dave Cockrum Original Artwork

I attended a local show a couple weeks ago, and did sketch for a guy. It toiok me most of the day and it was like pulling teeth. In the old days I'd've thrown it away, but the guy seemed happy enough with it.

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by Dark Bamf
Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:39 am
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave Cockrum Original Artwork
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

Dave Cockrum Original Artwork

I think that was a promotional piece. The issue number is #124, and I know the book never ran that many issues.

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by Dark Bamf
Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave's perspectives on X-Men
Replies: 196
Views: 60084

Dave's perspectives on X-Men

Well, I would've said comic book people in general are impervious to staying dead--with the exception of Bucky Barnes and Marvel's Captain Marvel--but Paty tells me that both of those two characters have returned also. Oh well, go figure. :LOL

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by Dark Bamf
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave's perspectives on X-Men
Replies: 196
Views: 60084

Dave's perspectives on X-Men

I don't know, but I suspect that Harlan might've hung out at that roadhouse.

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by Dark Bamf
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave's perspectives on X-Men
Replies: 196
Views: 60084

Dave's perspectives on X-Men

Ok, I will. This happened many years ago. I had the assignment to draw the Marvel adaptation of Star Trek: the Motion Picture--the first Trek movie. Marv Wolfman had the writing chores. Marvel sent Marv and I and Len Wein out to Hollywood to Paramount Studios to (hopefully) see the rough cut of the ...
by Dark Bamf
Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave's art is on a stamp
Replies: 8
Views: 3432

Dave's art is on a stamp

THAT'S GREAT!! Pf course, I'd have been happier if they'd used the ol' Fuzzy Elf instead of the Wolvster...:LOL

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[Edited on 26-10-2006 by Dark Bamf]
by Dark Bamf
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave what do you think of John Byrne's penciling of X-Men?
Replies: 13
Views: 22140

Dave what do you think of John Byrne's penciling of X-Men?

Originally posted by Angelique What did you think of Harlan Ellison's contribution to the book, by the way? It totally cracked me up. I'm an Ellison fan from a long way back, and I was once very flattered to hear him admit to liking my work too. To have him admit it in public (in however crooked a ...
by Dark Bamf
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave's perspectives on X-Men
Replies: 196
Views: 60084

Dave's perspectives on X-Men

Before dealing with Phoenix, a comment on time travel stories: someone once pointed out that time travel stories couldn't change anything, because the change you make has already occurred in the present/future/whatever. I co-created Green Phoenix. John Byrne co-created Red Phoenix. No, I did not agr...
by Dark Bamf
Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave Cockrum Original Artwork
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

Dave Cockrum Original Artwork

That Giant Size #3 cover was the last tthing I did for publication. I was supposed to do something with Joss Whedon, but I began having problems with my eyes and had to beg off. I've had two operations on my left eye and they tell me I'll need one more before I'm done. I'm not doing any commissions ...
by Dark Bamf
Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave Cockrum Original Artwork
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

Dave Cockrum Original Artwork

Yes, that's one of mine. No, I don't own the original, it was sold many years ago. I've done three or four recreations; most of them went for around $2,000.

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by Dark Bamf
Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Kurt's Fur
Replies: 14
Views: 4378

Kurt's Fur

First: Do NOT call me Davey. Second: It never occurred to me that he'd have occasion to need to shave. He obviously grows haiir on his head, and a nude Nightcrawler I did for Paty has pubic hair and chest hair. But facial hair? I don't know. I hated the goatee, though. :bamf [Edited on 18-10-2006 by...
by Dark Bamf
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Kurt's Fur
Replies: 14
Views: 4378

Kurt's Fur

As I created him, Nightcrawler had blue skin covered with a fine, seal-like fur. He didn't shed--but he also didn't like to be wet. And it was Kitty Pryde who first started calling him 'Fuzzy Elf' because originally she was afraid of him and the nickname helped her get over her fear.

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by Dark Bamf
Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave's perspectives on X-Men
Replies: 196
Views: 60084

Dave's perspectives on X-Men

TYeah, we figured on unstable molecules. Tht's howcome Colossus' blue pants disappeared when he was armnored up.

I didn't think much of Angel. I'm a Hawkman fan. Nicest thing you can say about Angel is, he's pretty, and he flies.

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by Dark Bamf
Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave's perspectives on X-Men
Replies: 196
Views: 60084

Dave's perspectives on X-Men

Dhe does. How d'ya think I got to be so rotund? I had a sudden thought about unstable molecules. Reed Richards has had serious money problems over the years. But you'd think a guy with his brains would think of licencing the formula to all the fabric manufacturers of the world, and making a fortune ...
by Dark Bamf
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave's perspectives on X-Men
Replies: 196
Views: 60084

Dave's perspectives on X-Men

What, you think I locked her in the basement orsomething? No, she's just been busy, She'll be blasting back onto thezse pag es shortly. Actually, we were just back in Illinois viting my (94-year-old) dad, and she brought back a vissual aid he no longer uses, a gozzmo called a video eye. It's differe...
by Dark Bamf
Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: Cockrum Corner
Topic: Dave's perspectives on X-Men
Replies: 196
Views: 60084

Dave's perspectives on X-Men

Aha! That's why I couldn't find out. I was looking under 'Beast;. Some of these compilers actually listed Giant Sized X-Men #1 as the first Beast issue.

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