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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Black Beetle by Steve Bryant

I'm sneaking this one in under the wire. After having been Twartless for two consecutive weeks, I wanted to try something special for Francesco's Black Beetle and decided to work up a full-color magazine cover.

I struggled with it , remembering that I absolutely suck when it comes to color. In the end, I went with what I'm comfortable with and opted for a b/w version of the piece.

While trying to develop a theme for the piece, I googled a bunch of pulps and found that "Satan" pops up a lot and the character of "Sister Satan" just made me laugh (although the adventure's title probably owes as much to Stan Lee as it does to the pulps).

A big thanks to Francesco for letting me have so much fun with such a terrific character.


Dave said...

Really beautiful ink work. Nice job!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Sister Satan looks like a tough b!tch to deal with for the Black Beetle :D
Great looking cover, Steve, and I am loving the type for his name as well :)
You may just want to check the spelling on my last name there ;)

Thanks for joining in: you mentioned earlier last week you were contributing a piece and I was starting to worry ;)


Mr. Hawthorne said...

Looks fantastic, Steve. :)


Mitch Gerads said...

Oh man, Steve. You took the whole cake! That's completely inspired. My favorite of all your Twart pieces! and that's saying somethin'!

Steve Bryant said...

Thanks for the kind words, guys. I feel like I've been away forever!

Sorry about the typo, Francesco. My fingers got carried away. Oh, that sounds dirty. I got a case of happy fingers. Oh, that's even dirtier. I typed it late at night. Yeah, that's it; I typed it late at night.

Fixed now. :)

laura said...

This is terrific Steve! I really love the design elements you've added. Wonderful job!

Ron Salas said...

Beautiful inks, Steve. Great drawing and I love those luscious blacks.