Sunday, 31 July 2011

Rob Ullman Does It Again

If you recognize the man to the left, you know his name is Vic Lynn. Lynn has quite a distinction as an NHL player, especially when you consider that his playing career spanned from 1942-1962. I was quite impressed by how happy he appears in his photo, and in all the photos I looked at while researching this piece, he always seems to have a smile on his face. He truly looks like one of the happiest guys on the planet, but that's not why he's famous or why I'm talking about him today. Instead, I'll let the talented artist Rob Ullman tell the tale of Vic Lynn and what he did to receive some recognition and distinction in the hockey world.

Rob Ullman is an "artiste extraordinaire" in that he combines his phenomenal illo creations with sports, churning out art such as this inspiring Winnipeg Jets piece. Rob runs his website, the aptly-named Atom-Bomb Bikini, where he posts all sorts of work, and it really is excellent artwork. I have purchased a few of his comic books through his online store, and the quality of the work is top-notch. I'm happy to feature Rob's piece on HBIC that explains why Vic Lynn is an important figure in hockey history. Click on the image to make it bigger so you can read it, but enjoy Rob's work on the story of Vic Lynn!
Despite playing six games between the Rangers, Red Wings, and Canadiens, he did still appear in at least one regulation game for each of those teams. "The Saskatoon Streak" went on to win three Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1947, 1948, and 1949 before playing a couple of season with both the Bruins and Black Hawks to become the first player to play on all six Original Six teams in 1952.

Lynn closed out his career by playing eleven of his next sixteen in his hometown as he dressed for the Saskatoon Quakers. He also spent time in places such as Brandon, Manitoba, Sudbury, Ontario, and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. All in all, the three-time Stanley Cup champion played in 327 NHL games, recording 49 goals and 76 assists in the regular season.

A huge thank you goes out to Mr. Rob Ullman for his latest Old-Timey Hockey Tale on Vic Lynn, and please stop by his site for a look some awesome artwork. If you like what you see, head over to his store and help him earn a few bucks by buying some of his work. Again, you won't be disappointed in your purchase!

Thanks again, Rob, and keep up the great work!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

1 comment:

Jim BC said...

Hey Teebz - that 'inspiring Winnipeg Jets piece' is a drawing of my wife! Rob did a commission for me a while back of my wife wearing my 1992 Phil Housley jersey.

Rob is an awesome guy and terrific to work with. And his product is top notch!