Friday, February 08, 2008

On Comet, On Beppo, On Krypto, On Streaky...

Now before any purists get on my case about Ace the Bat-Hound being in the Legion of Super-Pets let me point out that the guy who commissioned this piece created a work around. He wanted Ace but he also wanted to be true to super animal continuity so...this Ace is actually Legion of Super-Pets member, the shape-shifting, Proty II! Clever right? Anyway, I hope it shows in this piece that I had a blast drawing this. I had a couple friends who said it sounded like a nightmare assignment (animals can be hard to draw) but I was excited about the challenge.
I hope you all like it!

8 comments:

RAB said...

This is so great. Just seeing it evokes some parallel world where DC publishes a cool Super-Pets comic that isn't drawn in an animated or funny animal style but presents them "realistically" as real animals. Not Captain Carrot and not We3 but something entirely different. Even now it's writing itself in my head...

And the first thing I'd rip off is the wonderful insight by your -- what would the term be? client? commissionaire? commission-making-guy? -- in using Ace. Proty would always be a drag to draw. Perhaps whenever Proty appears, he should be drawn in the form of something else. In that soi-disant Super-Pets comic, he could even be making ironic commentary on the action, much the way Plastic Man was used in the previous incarnation of the JLA.

Nick said...

Thats awesome, sir! I really dig Beppo the Super-chimp.

Doctor Fantastic said...

Whoa, whoa. . . LIKE? I LOVE this! The sense of space, the ink tones, and Beppo most of all!

Steve Epting said...

Great work! All the commissions you've posted here are fantastic.

brian said...

RAB--
Totally agree with you everything you say--doing the piece gave me all the same inspirations!

Brian said...

How cool is that. Great job Brian.

Jason Latour said...

Superpets are the shit. Y'know Morrison is using them in Final Crisis? Least thats what I heard.


-J-La

Dean Trippe said...

that's pretty dang fantastical, brian.