This is my newest piece in my homage series to Bob Larkin’s famous Hulk poster. Pencils from David Finch were done back in 2010 and I recently had Jonathan Glapion add inks. I couldn’t be happier with the finished result.
Bob Larkin Hulk homage by Jon Buran and Jeremy Freeman. Jon and Jeremy collaborated on a few Marvel Adventures issues so it was nice to get them on this commission together.
Jon is probably not on most people’s radar as he hasn’t worked a lot for the big two flagship titles. You may know his name for the many issues of World of Warcraft he has done. I first met Jon about 8-10 years ago at the Chicago comicon when I noticed several penciled Hulk pages which he did as a pitch to try and break in at Marvel. We have stayed in touch over the years and we recently completed a couple commissions. The other commission was Planet Hulk which will be posted soon. I have also been able to acquire the pitch story art and will post as well.
Next up in the Larkin series: David Finch/Jonathan Glapion.
Not a new piece, but worthy of re-posting this painting from a couple years ago due to a new and improved scanned image of the artwork that I found on my computer. If you aren’t aware of Chris Stevens, you should be as he is an extremely talented and amazing artist. Click here for the older post that includes his web site and images of additional artwork I have picked up over the years from Chris.
If you aren’t new around here, you know I am a big fan of Paul’s artwork, especially the Hulk. I would love to see him on the title again (Hey Marvel!) but since that doesn’t seem to be happening any time soon I will just keep on looking for more artwork. See below for two great examples of Paul’s artwork (and my quickie mash up compilation).
Love this homage to Bob Larkin’s iconic Hulk poster done by Michael Golden. Worked this one out at the last Wizard Ohio convention.
Picked up a Super Hero Masher of whiplash recently. Not because it was whiplash but because it had a nice looking Planet Hulk head included (and possible a hand with sword). I almost put it back but I really like PH stuff so I grabbed it to figure out later. The back of the box shows a Skaar and Armored Hulk in the new series (I am assuming it is new) so I will be on the lookout for those (armored Hulk for sure) and I am wondering if I have to now pick up several of these in order to assemble the Planet Hulk (Marvel Legends BAF style). Did I just get sucked into buying this series? Anyone know?
A new book just arrived in the mail this week: The Incredible Herb Trimpe written by Dewey Cassel and Aaron Sultan (both fellow Herb fans and art collectors) and published by Twomorrows Publishing. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but I have thumbed through the pages a couple times and it looks to be chock full of Herb Trimpe’s Hulk goodness. It’s a shame that he isn’t with us any more as I would have loved to see his reaction to the book and to have him add his signature and a quick sketch. Herb was a mainstay on the convention circuit and I had the honor of meeting him and his wife many times. I count myself fortunate for those experiences and the handful of pages of art that I was able to pick up at these encounters. Herb is a gamma legend and would be a first ballot Hulk Hall of Fame member (if there were such a thing) for his tremendously significant contributions to Hulk’s history. I will post more thoughts after I get a chance to read it cover to cover but wanted to give a shout out to let everyone know that the book is out. If you are a Hulk fan or a fan of Herb, this is must read material! Click here to get your today!