Jump back, baby. In 1969, a 16 year old Gary Groth had his own Marvel-centric fan publication called Fantastic Fanzine. From it, here's a couple of interviews with a 20 year old Barry Smith and a 25 year old Dave Cockrum, along with spot illustrations each did for the mag.
At the time, Bazza had done two issues of Avengers, three of Daredevil, and one each of X-Men and Nick Fury, while Dave was still a fan artist, dreaming of the day he might become a pro.
So these are fascinating little snapshots, and I'm only sorry I can't remember which site I found them on. If you're the original scanner, let me know, and I'll credit you. In the meantime, Here's Barry & Dave.
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