Monday, February 1, 2010

The Rocketeer

Couple of reasons I chose this guy to draw this week, the main being that I've just gotten my hands on the phenomonal new 'Rocketeer: The Complete Collection' from the boys over at IDW. It's a stunning book collecting all of the beautifully illustrated strips by the late, great Dave Stevens. Amazing tales of pulpy goodness featuring dollops of  derring-do, gorgeous dames and nefarious Commie-Nazis. Here's a link to IDW Editor-in-Chief, Chris 'I'll sleep when I'm dead' Ryall's blog where he gives a great and thorough lowdown on the book: clicky.

Reason the second:
Dec's just joined a second art collective, the Comic Twarts(don't ask). These guys are horribly-talented feckers, and the stuff they post is of a uniformly high standard. This past week, the Twart guys all tackled a Rocketeer piece, check 'em out here.
I wanted to try my hand at a piece featuring this guy, since Dec basically said that these Twart boyos were all far better artists than us Micks(don't have to tell it like it is, Dec), and it riled my blood and got me feeling all competitive-like.



19 comments:

Mansloth said...

You should get them to post yours on Twarts, easily beats most of the other renditions.

Moondog said...

Ah, dunno bout that man, some of those guys are REAL artists.

Not Shalvey though.

Never Shalvey.

Mansloth said...

fuck that, easily makes it to the top three, with Dec's and Francesco Francavilla's.

Will Sliney said...

Great job mooney, this one is coloured really well. Its very very slick

Fran Johnston said...

yeah I like this one alright. would look good on a t-shirt!

jacintha said...

This is great honey! You kick Twass! Dec - stop sucking up to your new friends... :P

Moondog said...

Thanks guys! I'm happy with it alright, but don't think it holds a candle to the likes of Tom Fowler's piece.
Yowza.

Declan Shalvey said...

Jac; i'll suck as hard and as long as i like! Yes, you heard me right.

I love how hilariously similar our Rocketeers turned out, but i honestly think yours is much better. Love the tones.

(plus; yeah; Fowler kicked all our asses)

Stephen Thompson said...

Yeah I like how you basically just did Shalvey's Rocketeer but drew it better. Checkmate sir.

Declan Shalvey said...

Actually Thomps, Mooney drew his before i drew mine. We'd both finished ours separately then found out they were nearly the same afterwards. What a world.

Stephen Thompson said...

Aw, I thought Mooney was riffing on your piece. Like when he used to use Sharpie markers to 'fix' bits of Travis Charest comics that he didn't like.

jacintha said...

Did Thompson just compare Dec to Charest?

Will Sliney said...

"Fix" Charest's work?? No way

Declan Shalvey said...

I think he did Jackie. Who am i to argue with him...?

Stephen Thompson said...

Damn, I did didn't I? My apologies to The Great Man himself. And to Travis.

Moondog said...

Man, you've really gotta stop telling people that Thompson.
And that nose needed fixing and you 'knows' it.

Heh, always on.

jacintha said...

for that dodgy joke you're having leftovers for dinner!

Moondog said...

d'oh

Nick said...

This is troublingly good. Troublingly good.