Thursday, March 16, 2017

Critters Cover . . . & Kim Thompson.

Someone in the comments mentioned this Critters cover i did, which was a nod to Donald Duck artist Carl Barks. 

My original black and white art for this is kinda boring, but i hand painted the color for it myself, and it came out kinda interesting, texture wise. Five o'clock shadow, bullet holes in the hat, small details were fun to paint.

The late Kim Thompson was the editor, and he was a big funny animal and Carl Barks fan, so in a way i was partly trying to impress him.  Kim was super supportive of my efforts to break into comics, and a short wile back, he passed away quite suddenly. 

I'll miss him.

So here's the awesome Barks version, which inspired me to do it in the first place.