Thursday, September 13, 2007

Vengeance Of The Aztecs!


Something old today..this is the back cover to Mitch Waxman's Vengeance Of The Aztecs #4. I did the front cover to #1, as well as the back cover to #2, which is posted somewhere else on this blog. I also did the covers to issues #1-3 (as well as inks on #3) of the series that preceded this, Plasma Baby. All the issues were published by Caliber Press in the early 1990's. This painting, on 11 X 17 bristol (likely cut down from a 14 X 17 sheet) and then played around with in Photoshop recently, was originally done in gouache. Most of the earlier paintings were in oil. You can see more of Mitch's stuff at the Weirdass.net link on the right. He's one crazy mo-fo.

12 comments:

Jesse said...

Hey man, I've seen this in your studio, very nice brushwork and colors. Looks almost like one of those old Santana album covers. NOW POST SOMETHING NEW, BITCH!!! :)

The Keeper's Notes said...

Yo brutha - Yeh, the original of this one is hanging on the wall leading down to my basement.

Hmmm..I'm not sure which Santana covers you meant...he did have some amazing art, though...awesome paintings as well as that incredible pen and ink lion on his first album.

Something new will be forthcoming!!

My Pencil Box Zoo said...

Very kool. Would have loved to have seen the original and this one, side-by-side.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

I remember this one- looks great still. What did you do to it in photoshop?

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks, Rob, Dan. For now, just this one is gonna be on the site.

I ran the Diffuse Glow filter in Photoshop, Dan, and flipped his face, to make it more symmetrical.

jason quinones said...

i didn't know you used to work in the comics biz.that's an awesome cover bro!

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks, Jason. Only did a few things...the Plasma Baby stuff and some work for (ugh) Personality Comics, including a Mike Tyson cover which is on this site...somewhere.

FrogDaddy said...

"Personality Comics" you say?
who was their editor in cheif,
Stan "The GentleMan" Lee?
crazy biz, comics! make ya go blind!
This is a cool piece justin....
it's a departure from your usual fare, but
still has your hand...

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Time for a new post.
I know... me too- I have a ton waiting....

MAY-DAY said...

I LIKE THIS NICE COLOR JOB!

jason quinones said...

you know it's fall when...

AIN'T NOBODY FINDIN' DA TIME TO POST SHIT UP ON DA INTRAWEB SO I KIN LOOKEE SEE AT DA PURTY PICTURES!!!

ARGH!!!

-sigh-

the fall season in the kids wear game sucks man...

The Keeper's Notes said...

Glen, Jason, Carlos, Thanks. I don't know who the editor in chief of Personality Comics was, but it sure wasn't Stan Lee!

Lol, Jason! The post I put up tonight was in the works, but you definitely made me sure I was gonna get it up pronto! Yeh, I've certainly been slacking the last month or so...hope to turn that around!