Originally Posted by xeno000
Steve Rogers has always been an artist in the comics. He supported himself as a commercial artist during the 70s run of his book, at least. His chosen profession mirrored his creators, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, two New York based artists who served in the Army during World War II. Cap was their superhero avatar, in a sense.
Yup, Byrne even came up with the masterstroke of Cap being able to conceil his shield in his artists portfolio case.