Len Danovich’s art recently got a lot of attention with the release of Popeye Classics #65. The cover featured a zombie Popeye and Olive Oyl. The book has sold for $300 and a copy at auction curently has bids over $450. The cover was an instant hit with fans, but was no where to be found. I had a chance to chat with Len and he was gracious enough to answer a few questions for me.
Anthony – Len, Popeye Classics #65 was your first comic cover. What was your first published work?
Len – Ever? When I was 16 in the old Wizard Magazine #13 fan art page. I did an Alien with a Wizard hat, other then that I would say Haunted Horror.
A – I am a fan of Haunted Horror, I have been collecting it since issue #1, how did you get hooked up with Craig Yoe?
L – A few years back I met Craig at a Horror Con in NJ we starting to talk and be became friendly, and how I get holiday cards! He and his wife Clizia are fantastic people, talented people! They really care about what the do and books they put out! They truly care about the fans of Yoe Books and the talented artists they know.
Plus I told him not to cut his hair!
A – Len, your are a horror guy, like myself, what are your favorite characters?
L – All of them… Universal Monsters, 80’s, 70’s… The Creature is all time best. Love zombies.
A – What comics do you read?
L – British stuff 2000 AD type, horror stuff, everything Yoe books, independent stuff!
A – So what do you do when you are not drawing gory stuff?
L – I do design work, it is kind of hard to explain , and we (Len and his wife) run a part time online business.
A – What are your current artistic goals?
L – I would love to, like all artists, get more work out there and published. It is a long game.
A – Where can people check out your work?
L – Check out my instagram @lendanovich or my website, Danovichdesigns.com
I showed off the piece I had Len Danovich do for me in my Weekly Comic Haul video as well as the copy of Popeye Classics #65 I picked up.