periodic meanderings on comics and art from Geoff Grogan of "Look Out! Monsters"
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Absolutely Final Starlin*: Mar-Vell no.33
(* well, for this month, anyway. )Once again--this is from the very beginnings of this project, before I knew I was doing anything, and I drew this quickly one morning at work before the day began-so it's really loose. It was fun to do. Coloring came later--and this was the first page I colored, so I was merely trying to replicate at this point. Rather than use black for the night sky, I layered ultramarine over a red-making for a richer night sky and saving my black markers! Drawing Thanos in action was the attraction--for my money, (all 25 cents of it in 1973) this is one of Starlin's best depictions of him. What a great image! What a malevolent creature!