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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

THE THING by Francesco Francavilla

The Thing
(click on the above image for a REALLY REALLY larger view)

Many thanks to Evan for picking one of my favorite "things" :)

The above was done today for Comic Twart(poor Richards) but I wanted also share the below illo, def one of my preferred I did of Ben Grimm :)
Hope you guys enjoy it :)

Also, a little personal announcement: My new creator owned Wildstorm 6 issue mini, GARRISON, is out today with its 1st issue: please go check it out, it's a fun action thriller ride :)

Cheers,
Francesco

The Thing
(click on the above image for a larger view)

16 comments:

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Great work, Francesco! Love them both, but especially love the dog piss one :)

Mike

The Dave said...

Nice Francesco

KIRK MANLEY said...

Now that is a wild looking THING!! What an original take, in both versions. But I love the red "to the rescue" version best. Great stuff Francesco. And congrats on the Garrison books release!!

Kirk

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Looks great Francesco! The bottom sketch has always been a favorite of mine, the way you make Ben look like a moving mountain.

You captured the attitude in his face perfectly in the new piece, absolutely spot on.

Josh said...

You spot the shadows on Thing incredibly well. You've given him a great amount of weight and you nailed his posture perfectly. I bet you do a righteous Darkseid too. Good luck with Garrison.

Craig Zablo said...

Dig 'em both. I would totally buy a Ben Grimm comic drawn by you.

Chad Carter said...

Man, I love Francesco's Ben Grimm. It's the rare instance of the Thing with more than a bit of the weird monster to him. I get the feeling Francesco's Fantastic Four might take on the quality of the old Doom Patrol, for strangeness sake!

RAWLS said...

I LOVE IT!!!

Ron Salas said...

Great stuff. You really capture the monstrous quality of the Thing-- something most artists don't do.

Ramón Pérez said...

love the b&W one... (though they are both great) ...it's just a very different, yet awesome, take on the thing...

Dan McDaid said...

Mean, moody - magnificent!

Chris Boyd said...

Very cool. It's very reminiscent of the early Thing which I always liked.

davelevine said...

This isn't the Thing I'm used to seeing but I like, a lot. I especially like the red, which seems very throwback to me. There doesn't seem to be as much of that in comics as there once was. The falling debris also adds a nice touch and provides motion in a different direction from that which Mr. Grimm is moving.

Steve Bryant said...

Nice! Reminds me of Byrne's Marvel Two-in-One #50. Good stuff!

--Steve

Chris Samnee said...

Fantastic texture! Great work, as always!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Thank you so much, everyone, I am so glad you dig my take on this guy :)
I got a few more "Things": maybe I should do a THING week at my blog :)
And I may take you on that idea, Chad: the full take on the FF :D

Cheers,
Francesco