Dick Giordano, who just passed away, had an art style that I identify with the best of the 'bronze' age—a nostalgic reminder of coming home from a hard day to relax to the stylings of such graphic masters as he was.
This painting has been loose in my morgue without notation of artist. My apologies to whomever the artist may be, but it's a lovely homage to Holbein's portrait of King Henry viii and I'm guessing that is a feline Jane Seymour fronting His Royal Puss.
Anon lets us know this is by Suzanne Duranceu—thanks!
And below, for comparison sake, the original iconic portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1540.
Gotta keep making a living. I am on major major major deadline again all this week, can't take time for blogging till the weekend. I'm sure you won't miss me.
But until then, here are a few of a number of 'centaurette' studies from Disney's Fantasia concept phase. When I wrap up the deadline I'll post some more. And please do come back, there's much more goodness of all kinds yet to come.
I don't normally buy a comic just for its back cover, but I was really struck by the features of this photo. The title of the comic was Supermodels in the Rainforest, an unfortunate title— but certainly descriptive of the story spread out over three issues.
"Eight supermodels fight to save the rainforest from complete annihilation. Join Raine, Moniqua, Virginia, Lolita and the other supermodels in their quest to stop the rampant exhaustion of Earth's resources."
'Course the paper for the print-run used up a few trees, but hey—it was worth it to get this photo.
Yoshitaka Amano has a golden age sensibility in his design for lithographs that is admired by legions of fans worldwide, and adapted here to a comic book cover. I wish more comics would tap on this sort of work. That might bring a some of us self-exiled geeks back to the fold of buying comics every week.
This cover's logo design was a co-creation of Todd Klein and Dave Stevens.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.