Philadelphia Cartoonist Society Pages

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dangerous Nuts

My first love was newspaper comic strips (can you guess which one I favored?). My second love was super-hero comics, especially Marvel's "Fantastic Four" (which led John Byrne to create what analogous super team?).

I've mashed up my favorites to get this team snapshot. Not totally thrilled with the composition, but inspiration struck and took root, so I rushed to get things done, working in spurts around other priorities. Still, it was a challenge, finding a balance between two very different art styles (one of extreme minimalism, the other of extreme detail), hence the flat colors and dearth of modeling.

Most important, I had FUN, so I thought I'd share.

1 comment:

  1. So I'm at work, creating signage for an upcoming financial literacy campaign, when I take a break and check in on the PCS site. And what do I see? An homage to classic comic-dom that literally makes me smile ear-to-ear. Nice work, Ed.