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Thursday, July 1, 2010

ASTERIX by Mr. Hawthorne


I know Asterix is a Gaul, and not a Viking. I just couldn't get this image out of my head. Sorry.

Pencils on my blog.

Mike

13 comments:

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Gaul or Viking, this is too cool, Mike. I love your take on Obelix, with the stitches on the pants for the stripes.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks, pal. I tried really hard to keep their outfits fairly authentic to the original. Glad you noticed :)

Mike

Mario Cau said...

This blog is awesome!
Is it possible to enroll?
I'd loveto particpate.

Tony said...

Rad! i can hear Immigrant's Song wailing in the background!

-T

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Mario - Thanks. Unfortunately the blog is closed to new members, and invite only I believe. Hell, I was lucky to be invited in myself ;)

Sorry :(

Tony - Thanks, bro! :)

tomfowler said...

that is so badass, mike.

beautifully draw and the poses carry so much motion and power. they are totally going to fuck up some romans.

Francesco Francavilla said...

You know, before I settled for a less "time consuming" Asterix twart, I was planning something in high sea with a ship, and I have done a few researches about them and I think they did look a bot like viking ships, so you are totally correct here :)
What a powerful "we are so gonna kick your asses" depiction of the duo, Mike, just magnificent :)

Cheers,
Francesco

No Point Buck said...

"From the fury of the Northmen, save us Lord." - Medieval Irish prayer.

A nifty piece of work with Asterix sporting the most styling 'stache since Sam Elliott.

Ron Salas said...

They are so badass, Mike. I love all the little design details not only in Asterix and Obelix' individual outfits but in how you designed the rubble and the clouds in the bg. Fantastic job, man.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks a bunch, fellas! :)

Mike

Mitch Gerads said...

Always dig your "comixization" of different characters, Mike!

M!TCH

Urban Barbarian said...

Show off.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Mitch. That's what's so fun about twart for me. Drawing these characters I'd never normally draw, and finding a way to make it my own.

Dan.... I can't HELP it! ;-)

mike