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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ASTERIX by tom fowler

...it should probably go without saying that i think asterix is the greatest thing ever, and by extension albert uderzo one the greatest cartoonists of his generation.

these are facts.

i decided to do a second piece along the lines of what i did with my tintin twart. perhaps not as successfully though...


cheers...

11 comments:

Mitch Gerads said...

HOT DAMN! These are incredible, Tom! So much fantastic movement, like it's taken right out of an animation. Also, LOVE the foilage/tree branch in the bkgd. Brilliant rendering.

M!TCH

JunBobKim said...

Tom, that first one is AMAZING! Fantastix!

Josh said...

Holy shit those hands and feet are beautifully rendered.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Both are amazing, but the second one is really similar to what I have started over here. DRAT, foiled agian! I gotta get to posting faster! ;)

Seriously tho, these are awesome!

Mike

kelipipo said...

Oh... my... Teutates. I've adored Asterix my whole life, the movement and expression in Uderzo's drawings are gold and something I strive for desperately. So, obviously I love everything posted under this theme... But the re-imagining in a painterly/"modern comic" style compelled me to comment on yours in particular. Very inspiring!

LOOOOOVE!

strangeoccasions said...

Wow Tom, these are amazingly beautiful. I am a big Asterix fan and I can unhesitatingly say that you are as good as the original. I would do unwholesome things to have an entire Asterix short done by you.

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

That first sketch is pitch perfect, Tom, especially Dogmatix. The second one is all sorts of badass.

Francesco Francavilla said...

You totally nailed the classic "knock you off your sandlas" shot in the first one, and I am totally loving the GFrazetta vibe in the second piece: 2 winners, you show-off ;)

Cheers,
Francesco

No Point Buck said...

Both images are great. The first because it's so spot on, and the second, because it so isn't. I'm thinking Thor would find the Asterix in your second sketch a bit more of challenge. Also, I see great potential in an Obelix vs. Volstagg throw down, loser buys the beer.

Ron Salas said...

I saw your piece and I was like "Shit!" cause the piece I was working on was for sure going to look like I ripped you off. Especially since it's so much better than mine. Argh.

You rock, Tom.

pierrick said...

superbe hommage ! ! ! !