This week's pick:

Monday, February 8, 2010

G.I. ROBOT by Mr. Hawthorne

I'm one of those guys that didn't know about G.I. ROBOT before this assignment. I actually asked Tom if he made it up, thinking it was a joke.

Then I saw an image of G.I. ROBOT fighting a dinosaur and thought, "yeah, that's for me" ;)

Apparently Chris thought the same thing. Zeitgeist, I tell you! :)

Anyway, hope you dig it.


PS - I'll post the process later this week over on my blog.


Unknown said...

You guys picked one of my absolute favorite childhood characters this week. This is beautiful work! I can remember reading through my Dad's comics when I was little and getting totally freaked out by J.A.K.E. That robot stuck with me. I'm glad to see him being used (ever so slightly) in comics again.

ANDY KUHN said...

beautiful work mike. this would be a sweet cover, very iconic. :)

Francesco Francavilla said...

WONDERFUL shot, Mike, it seems it could be the following shot to Chris' one :). Gorgeous inks too :)


Mitch Gerads said...

Francesco is right, it totally feels like the panel after Samnee's!

1. The dinosaur is damn perfect.

2. JAKE screams badass

3. The white blood and heavy white on the rocks is inspired! You absolutely nailed the rendering!

Ryan Cody said...

Excellent textures Mike, as always.

Nathan Fairbairn said...

This is so great, Mike. The drawing is fantastic, I love the inking as well, and the Miller-esque white blood is perfect. Man, it would be a lot of fun to add color to this one.

Declan Shalvey said...

God, there's so much work in this one... i'm getting tired just looking at it!

Lovely work sir. I'm waiting patiently for you to do a terrible Twart piece. It's bound to happen eventually... right...?

Mike Hawthorne said...

Thanks everyone! You guys are all too kind.

This did take longer then I expected. I wanted to paint it, but thought it would take too long, but after starting inks it hit me that inking it was taking longer then it would have to paint!

Oh well...


Urban Barbarian said...

I officially hate you more than ever!

Mike Hawthorne said...

Good. Then my work here is done :)

Dan McDaid said...

That poor farking dinosaur...!

Outstanding piece, Mr H!

Mike Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Dan! :)

Ron Salas said...

You made Jake look like such a badass here. This is the quintessential slow-mo "walking away after you kill a murderous dinosaur" scene.

Mike Hawthorne said...

HA! Thanks man! :)


PS - I think I love your avatar ;)