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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WHAT IF?: MAN-THING & ROCKET RACCOON by tom fowler

when declan suggested man-thing for our theme a few weeks back it really lit a fire in my belly (ha!). if my previous go at the character could be considered the basis of a weirdo southern-gothic pitch, then this one can be considered my balls-out gerberian societal-horror story. nathan's amazing colours (thanks nathan) are the icing on the cake!

(...but for those who like undecorated cake here it is in black and white.)
but wait... is that the pitter-patter of tiny, otherworldly feets i hear?

hyup.

rocket raccoon has been a passion of mine for a great many years. i actually wrote about doing my own version of the book a few years back. as much as i love his resurgence in the core marvel universe (and i do LOVE it), i still think my version would work. and what is that version, you ask?:

simply, john carter with cute furry animals, stocked on a bookstore shelf next to bone.




(also, nathan and my deadpool team-up #888 is out today. go buy it.)

8 comments:

kelvingreen said...

I am so pleased to see so much Rocket appreciation. One of Marvel's greatest characters, in my opinion.

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

I want, no HAVE, to know more about this turtle. That's a beautiful painting, Tom. I especially like how you created depth with those robots.

Nathan Fairbairn said...

WOW! That Rocket Raccoon piece is amazing! I need there to be a painted Tom Fowler book starring anthropomorphic critters on the shelves RIGHT NOW.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Christ! You are an amazing man!

Mike

folkes said...

Your new legal name is Tom Wowlers.
Yes it has to be plural...cause i say wow every time i see your art work,sir.

No Point Buck said...

I don't know. A friend of mine ordered Thingies™ and the ThingCubator™ habitat. When it arrived, turned out to be peat moss in a box with these gross red mushrooms that made his skin peel.

Seriously - these are both fantastic, and so is Deadpool team-up #888 which I read at lunch. (It pays - or costs - to work within 5 minutes of The Silver Snail.)

Shane said...

I am not much of a Rocket Raccoon fan, but I seriously WANT the book you have described here! That really needs to happen!

Ramón Pérez said...

' eff ya.