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Friday, April 30, 2010

THE THING by tom fowler


affectionately titled: "F@#K OFF, STRETCH!"

EDIT: had a bit more time today so i banged out my original idea as well.
note i did not say "banged out my original thing".



... also if there's anyone out there in twartland who's interested i'm taking pre-orders for sketches at TCAF and HEROES CON. more info here.

14 comments:

Mr. Hawthorne said...

It's hard for me to believe how fucking awesome this is!! Dude, you got it just right! The weight in this, the push and pull, fuck! WOW.

Mike

Ron Salas said...

Beautiful.

Dan McDaid said...

Just stunning, Tom.

And you drew Reed with a pipe! Damn right!

Dan said...

I love the original idea just that little much more. I dunno I just thaink that's more Ben.

Awesome work either way!

tomfowler said...

yeah, i do too. ben's like a pathos machine.

Dan McDaid said...

Between these two pics we get both sides of Ben's character - the "clobbering time" guy and the "this man... this monster" guy. I'm glad we're getting to see both - very cool.

Steve Bryant said...

LOVE this!

My favorite part? Reed smoking his pipe while explaining what Ben needs to do.

--Steve

Chris Samnee said...

This is too damn good!

tomfowler said...

the whole time i was doing it i was debating whether or not the pipe was too much. i'm glad now that i left it in. reed's just such a pipey guy.

Ramón Pérez said...

your close-up is now my desktop....

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Dan hit the nail on the head for the color close-up, it taps that "This Man...This Monster" story really well.

But that shot of Reed and Ben really captures their character well too. Great inks on Ben.

Moondog said...

You know when somebody just draws so darn well that you can only lean back in your seat and sigh; 'this guy's got it.'

This would be that.

Nathan Fairbairn said...

These are so great, Tom. I love them both, but there's something so fun about the one with Reed and Ben. It reminds me of the way Ben was portrayed in the What The?! comics of old, a kind of brilliant meld of Marvel and Mad Magazine. Just incredible cartooning right there, sir!

Francesco Francavilla said...

These are both magnificent takes on the Thing, Tom :D

Cheers,
Francesco