Monday, October 11, 2010

Pencils for Cigarettes

Fantastic 60s. 2010. Gouache and
acrylic on bristol board, 11 x 17".

Phew. New York Comic Con was a raging success. I am sick, and my brain is officially full, but it was well worth it. Let's pretend that today's post was published yesterday and that I'm back to my normal schedule. Thank you to everyone who stopped by—it's always a pleasure to meet the people who make my job possible.

The art above is my latest work, the first of 5 covers celebrating 50 years of the Fantastic Four. This is the team as they first appear, with a healthy dose of inspiration from Mad Men and my favorite 60s illustrators.

13 comments:

  1. This is awesome! What book is it going to be used for?

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  2. Yeah! When do we get to see a larger version? So cool!

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  3. Cornbread, I wish I knew. It's a variant cover, so it could conceivably go on anything.

    Derek, the link should be working now. Blogger has been screwy the last few weeks, requiring me to link everything manually. I'll also publish a process post at some point.

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  4. That's a great illustration. There's something about 1960s illustration that's just so...nifty.

    Who says nifty anymore?

    (It was really great meeting you on Sunday!)

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  5. I now want to do an FF in the 60s. They should always be in the 60s. SCrew that modern crap.

    P.

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  6. Nice to meet you too, Narco. And for the record, I still say nifty.

    I couldn't agree more, Paul... except for the good modern stuff. We should keep that.

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  7. Damn, way to make me want to buy more stuff from you. This is great.

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  8. Love the 60´s vibe! You are definitively one of my comic industry´s idols.

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  9. Ricardo and Julian: thank you so much.

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  10. Jeez, I love this Paolo. Beautiful work with my favorite team. Especially like Reed's staging.

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  11. Thanks, Evan. They're pretty much my favorite team too, if not favorite book. I've certainly read more FF than anything else. Still making my way through Lee and Kirby's original run.

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  12. Yeah, this is how they should always look. You gotta do a whole comic like this!

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  13. Thanks, Alex. But I don't think I'll be doing more painted comics any time soon—too much work!

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