The 2 newest additions to the Bob Larkin Hulk Poster Homage series are by Andrea Di Vito (I shared this previously and finally got my hands on it so sharing again) and Justin Mason. I was able to set up the piece with Andrea after his list opened up a few months back. I really enjoyed the his art in the Xmen vs Word War Hulk story arc several years ago and was thrilled to get his art into the collection. The Justin Mason piece literally showed up at my doorstep one day as a complete surprise. It turns out it was a birthday gift from a friend and fellow collector who knows about my themed collection. What a great birthday surprise! (and thank you to me friend who asked for anonymity). Enjoy!
Click for full size and stay tuned for the next installment – Stuart Sayger!
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I am a huge fan of Chris Uminga’s artistic style. DC Comics appears to be a fan as well based on the series of vinyl figures they have released based on his artwork. I discovered Chris at a Chicago comic show back in 2006 before he was the well-known artist that he is today. Several years ago, I asked him to create an homage to the Bob Larkin Hulk poster in his signature look and was extremely pleased when I got this back. This is the only color version in the gallery as it was done very early in the collection, right before I decided to keep all the pieces black and white in contrast to the original painting by Bob Larkin. Big thanks to Chris for a great piece, to Bob Shaw who helped set this up, and to my buddy Drew who picked it up at NYCC back when it was completed.
Picked up a few goodies this week that I am anxious to open up.
Immortal Hulk issues 3 and 4 – I didn’t hate issues 1 and 2 and actually found myself looking forward to where the story is going. Looking forward to seeing how the next 2 issues play out. I was scratching my head when I flipped through issue 3 as the art doesn’t look like Joe Bennett’s.
QFig Gladiator Hulk figure from Thor: Raganarok – I love the stylized sculpting job on this one so much I thought it stands alone and doesn’t need the accompanying Thor figure. I will probably display this one next to the first QFig Hulk.
Classic comics – Avengers 88 is an upgrade copy and I have trouble resisting a cheap Hulk 227 as it is my favorite issue – I think I am up to 8-10 copies.
Little Book of Hulk by Taschen – picked it up and not really sure what’s inside. Anxious to check this out!
Posted in Hulk in comics, Miscellaneous Hulk stuff
Tagged Avengers 88, Comic Shop, gamma goodness, haul, Hulk, Hulk 227, Immortal Hulk, joe bennett, LCS, Little book, QFig, Taschen
First off, I just have to say how great the commission experience with Andrea was. If you collect art and like his art I heartily recommend looking him up for a commission. I became a fan of Andrea’s art when he drew the World War Hulk vs Xmen story arc and have enjoyed his work since, so adding his take on my theme was a thrill. As a bonus, Andrea included a few WIP shots as he drew the piece as a peak into his creative process. Click the thumbnails below to enlarge for more detail. If you are interested in discussing a possible commission idea from Andrea, use this email to see about getting some fantastic artwork: Superpalsart@gmail.com
My latest Bob Larkin Hulk poster homage comes from the very talented artist Dave Guertin from the Creaturebox art team. I met the CreatureBox guys at their booth at the Heroes Comic Convention many years ago and always enjoy hanging out, talking creatures, and just shooting the breeze. This summer I had Dave do a piece for the Bob Larkin gallery and he absolutely nailed it my opinion. Below are a few pics from the show and a link to the CreatureBox website – which I highly recommend checking out.