Friday, March 17, 2017

Maxx Issue 5 cover



I kinda like how quiet and reflective this cover is. The original version was a typical action pose.



But I like this introverted cover now better.

Though Maxx has humor and nonsense, there are some deeper issues in there. Though he's a grown homeless man, the Maxx reminds me of how withdrawn we all feel during adolescence, crap happens, and think were crazy, told we'll grow out of it once were adults.

In the series, i wanted to validate Maxx neurosis, in effect, say:

" Yes Maxx, it's true, things may seem crazy . . .   but the pain was real. " 


5 comments:

Matt said...

I can't quite explain why, but seeing this cover at this moment has pulled at something deep in my chest. Thank you for sharing this, Sam.

Jacob Gonzalez said...

Thank-you Sam I've always appreciated your creative style more than anyone. Every piece of your work really stands out above the rest. Not so cookie cutter, and I love every bit of it. Even the stuff that some would say is not so great is awsome!!!

Jacob Gonzalez said...

Thank-you Sam I've always appreciated your creative style more than anyone. Every piece of your work really stands out above the rest. Not so cookie cutter, and I love every bit of it. Even the stuff that some would say is not so great is awsome!!!

Paul Dawson said...

Long time fan, Sam - and all I can say as I love this cover because that to me is the heart of what the Maxx was. As you so rightly say there were deeper issues being explored - I loved it for that then, I still love it for that now!

juvinwo said...

In the grand scheme of things, we all have been there. On that couch, trying to just lie there and escape. Alone and wanting..... wanting companionship. Happiness. Love. Self-worth. Purpose. Quiet. Anything....this cover shows us that maxx is no different. And if you think about the light coming in the blinds, it's almost as if his back is turned against it. Against whatever is trying to get him out of this "funk." Trying to wake him up....but to hell with that. He just wants to sleep. To be left alone. To forget. Reality is so god damned hard. But in Maxx's head, he can be a hero. So it's ok. At least when he is sleeping....