Friday, June 01, 2007

JOIN! :: booting up

tomer :: the Progressive cover story "The Army Goes On Spring Break" describes a disjointed and surreal situation where army recruiters are "trying to entice half-naked eighteen to twenty-four-year-olds to look up from their guzzling, beanbag tossing, and foot ball throwing for a moment and contemplate a thrilling tour of duty or two in a military uniform."
beyond the obvious contrast between aggressive army marketing (it's a multimillion dollar mission, designed with the help of a NY based ad agency) and tipsy college kids, the scene echoes a battlefield's aftermath.

a print of this cover in now available at Monomyth.

14 comments:

  1. damn i love that guys face

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  2. tremendous work, this is one of those images that makes me stop and draw for a little in my sketchbook. Congratulations!!

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  3. Yowza! This is fantastic! ..the colors ...the figures gah! Awesome!

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  4. That's very cool man. You've got a great figurative style. I just love so much of your work.

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  5. God, this is so fantastic. The teeth! What do you ink this with? I love how fluid your work is, it's a huge inspiration!

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  6. Yeah, its pretty clear this piece has all your awesome traits; great composition, amazing colour, simple and dynamic drapery, contorted but strong figures... absolutely awesome.

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  7. hey there, thanks for the kind comments. as for inking, I use a #1 brush and Speedball ink, but that changes.

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  8. Anonymous5:29 PM

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  9. Reminds me of the best of European comics art (Boucq, Pellejero, Torres, etc.), while actually being even more fun to look at. Love the forced perspective on the figure and the color just couldn't be better, esp the way you treat shadows. The two left hands and the hand behind his back are to suggest double-dealing and bad intent?

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  10. crink-- the first time I saw Boucq's work (it was Bouche du diable) in my late teens I couldn't figure out how he can be so realistic and expressive at the same time... I still can't.
    about the two left hands- I have to disagree there... how do you figure one is flipped?

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  11. My goof, sorry. Bad eyes.. I was reading the dog's ear as the division between thumb and index finger, putting the thumb on the wrong side. Sometimes a dog's ear is just a dog's ear...

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  12. that's funny...i can almost see it like that..

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  13. abdul gugu4:49 AM

    bab kubwa!i like u r job its wonderful

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