A painting of St. Mary's Catholic church, located here in Cheyenne. I'm hoping to donate it to their "Fanfare For Education" fundrasier...
Monday, March 23, 2009
So, here is another in what I hope to be a series of homage/ripoffs of some of my favorite comic book covers. This little self portrait is based on Amazing Spider-man #39. I always loved the image of Peter Parker UNMASKED, being drug off to god knows where by the Green Goblin. As a kid, the image of the hero in such peril made a big impact on me.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So, after doing a few self portraits in the style of other artists, in a series of homages/ripoffs, I decided to keep on doing the same thing! Except now, I am going to do self portrait homage/ripoffs of some of my favorite comic book covers! To start this series, I decided to throw myself into Barry Windsor Smith's classic cover to "Conan the Barbarian" #1. As a kid I LOVED Conan; I grew up reading John Buscema drawn issues and Gary Kwapisz and Ernie Chan on "Savage Sword". I always wanted the first issue of Conan, but it was WELL out of my junior high price range, so I'd spend hours starring at a picture of the cover in my Overstreet Price Guide.....dreaming. As a result, the image took on a mythic quality; and to this day, when I see it, I get the same feeling I got when I was 13!