SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
i’ve seen this pic go all around up and down the internet with all different attributions! it’s a joke. it’s fanart. it’s a diss piece. it’s by me.
HERE’S THE TRUTH: this was drawn specifically for me by Aaron Ancheta, junior assistant on vol 6. This was a few months before he actually became my assistant. I drew some of his characters (voila) and asked for a pic of “scott pilgrim punching someone’s head off in a geyser of blood” in exchange.
Aaron added the video game reference on his own steam and also drew ‘me’ as the guy having his head punched off. Aaron doesn’t hate me. It’s a joke.
I posted it on flickr and the scott pilgrim forum and then it escaped into the wild where it continues to confuse people to this day.
Aaron drew amazing Scott Pilgrim characters so i hired him as my assistant.
Source: Flickr / radiomaru
Hmmmm well I might as well finally post my DC Fifty-Too Klarion cover here~ Going off the Morrison/Irving version from Seven Soldiers.
(I honestly don’t understand why people still use the pink-skin Kirby original flavor when Morrison basically handed them Klarion Bleak on a silver platter. So much more going on with the newbie and it’s even stiched up all nice and pretty with the old continuity! Yes I would like some cheese with this whine.)
COVER COMPOSITION BASED ON:
(“Souls on the Banks of the Acheron” by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl)
It depicts the souls of the recently dead begging Hermes (who just delivered the bad news) to intercede on their behalf and bring them back to life. Klarion can control the dead/undead, so I thought it’d be funny/creepy to cast Klarion in Hermes’s place… Instead of seeing them off on their final journey to the underworld, he’s dragging them back out!
Basically, I get a huge kick out of comic covers referencing classical artworks. ;)
I’m always severely envious of people with the artistic capacity to do something like this. Cheers to your talent!
By the end of ten years, I’d said pretty much everything I had come there to say. It’s always better to leave the party early. If I had rolled along with the strip’s popularity and repeated myself for another five, ten, or twenty years, the people now ‘grieving’ for Calvin and Hobbes would be wishing me dead and cursing newspapers for running tedious, ancient strips like mine instead of acquiring fresher, livelier talent. And I’d be agreeing with them. I think some of the reason Calvin and Hobbes still finds an audience today is because I chose not to run the wheels off it. I’ve never regretted stopping when I did.