This is new ground for me!
For all of my love of comic books and for all the time I read them and drew from them, I never ever drew Man-Thing before the above marker sketch. I never really read much about him but of course, I was aware he existed. I read enough Marvel books to have Manny here drift through from time to time. That was the extent of my exposure to him. He was an occasional guest star, but I never read anything where he was the main character.
In spite of my unfamiliarity with him, Man-Thing proved to be a surprisingly fun character to draw, ink, and color. It’s all those rich textures and his design… which I always admired. In the debate over who is the better swamp monster… DC’s Swamp Thing or Marvel’s Man-Thing, I have to say that I may like Swamp Thing more as a character, but Man-Thing was the creepier monster. I say this of course fully admitting my limited exposure to him. In fact, I haven’t read a whole lot of Swamp thing either beyond Alan Moore’s early issues. There was the 1982 movie too.
This sketch was done as a reward for one of our loyal Die Kitty Die Kickstarter supporters. I hope they dig it. I have a few more of these to post so keep coming back here. Leave a reply and share!