The Diaz Archive


8 1/2 by Roman Muradov

Roman Muradov’s portrayal of Barbara Steele as Gloria Morin from Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 (Italy, 1963) for my ILLUSTRATED MOMENTS IN CINEMA/TELEVISION. Roman dressed up like TOBY DAMMIT and his candid along with Alison Dubois was taken at Mission: Comics & Art, San Francisco, Friday, October 12, 2012. And Graham Willcox did the color on […]

YI YI by Steven Weissman

Steven Weissman’s portrayal of Jonathan Chang as Yang Yang in Edward Yang’s YI YI (Taiwan, 2000) for my ILLUSTRATED MOMENTS IN CINEMA/TELEVISION. The illustration was completed January 2011 in India and Pearlescent inks complimented with Screentone patterns, and Steven’s candid with his son was taken at the Oakland Museum of California’s cafeteria in August 2012. […]

Maggie Cheung from ITMFL by Kevin Wada

Mainstream comics high fashion cover artist Kevin Wada’s watercolored portrayal of Maggie Cheung as Mrs. Chan (Su Li-zhen) from graphic designer/photographer Wing Shya’s on-set photograph in Wong Kar Wai’s IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000, Hong Kong/China) for my ILLUSTRATED MOMENTS IN CINEMA/TELEVISION. The illustration was completed around Winter 2013 in ink and watercolor, and […]

Lisa Hanawalt

Lisa Hanawalt signing her latest Drawn & Quarterly book HOT DOG TASTE TEST, and DRAWN AND QUARTERLY: TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY CARTOONING, COMICS, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS (my portrait of Lisa is in this book, page 263!), Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Photo color for Lisa’s portrait by Graham […]

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK by Charles Forsman

Charles Forsman’s b&w portrayal of Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken and Season Hubley as the Girl In Chock Full O’Nuts in John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981, USA) for my ILLUSTRATED MOMENTS IN CINEMA/TELEVISION collection. The illustration was completed late 2015 in ink, and Charles’ photo was taken at Comic Arts Brooklyn, Saturday, November […]


SHADOW HILLS 1-8 by Sean Ford in new square format versions. Looking forward to the conclusion in issue 9, due out this fall and a forthcoming book collection of the series! Photo of Sean Ford taken at CAB 2014 and colored by Graham Willcox


THE ENVELOPE MANUFACTURER (all versions, softcover collection and mini-comic book issues) by Chris Oliveros. Photo of Chris Oliveros taken at TCAF 2015, Toronto, Sunday, May 9th and photo colored by Graham Willcox

Noah Van Sciver’s FANTE BUKOWSKI

Noah Van Sciver FANTE BUKOWSKI original art that was unpublished (first, second and fourth photos) and published (inside end covers, third photo) in the book. Plus, a chance to see how Noah colors partially on the original art before completing digitally on the computer. More of Noah’s work can be purchased at Fantagraphics

Wizard World Sacramento 2016

Howard Chaykin along with original art featuring Nick Fury and a paint pen signed AMERICAN FLAGG!: SOUTHERN COMFORT, Paolo and Joe Rivera and Gerhard with his cover for THE COMICS JOURNAL 130 Dave Sim interview. Appeared at Wizard World Sacramento 2016, Saturday, June 18th. Portraits colored by Graham Willcox