This summer I’ve made it a point to squeeze in a little drawing of my own that is purely for “fun.” Its not for money, or for a client or even for my portfolio (Although they all end up there but thats not the primary motive in drawing these) or to make into prints to be sold later on (Although if anyone wants to buy these pieces, send me an email. We can talk!) They are done just because from time to time I like to revisit the characters I enjoyed as a kid and in the way they looked when they were at their best. (I’m sorry but I can barely recognize the X-Men or the Avengers these days. They just look like bunches of people to me in their current designs.)
With this piece, I decided to continue my recent theme of revisiting classic Silver Age Marvel covers by paying homage to one of my favorites, Fantastic Four #12. Here is a look at the original cover as drawn by the King himself, Jack Kirby:
This isn’t the first time I’d visit this one. A couple of years ago, I drew an homage to FF #12 using the Archie characters. You can see that one here with colors by the great Anwar Hanano:
What do you think of my trip through Marvel’s Silver Age? I’ve got a couple of other ideas in the works and I’ll post them here as soon as they’re done. If you’ve got any suggestions for covers you’d like to see my take on, please let me know in the comments below!