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Original art for Capcom’s classic arcade Gun.Smoke
Gun.Smoke is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game created by Capcom in 1985 (its author is Yoshiki Okamoto). The game, which has a Western theme, centers around a character named Billy Bob, a bounty hunter who is after vicious criminals of the Wild West.
The Red Dead video game franchise is a spiritual successor to Gun.Smoke. (wikipedia)
- M. Bison, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (Capcom)
Fun fact - the “M” in M. Bison actually stands for “Maurice”, cause he speaks of the pompadice of love.
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1982 - Anatomy of a cover - G.I. Joe #1 by Herb Trimpe and Bob McLeod
Good lord those are some tight pencils.
Herb Trimpe is a pro, yo. The worst thing in the world was when they stuck him with loose, frenetic inkers who wanted to be Rob Liefeld in the ’90s.
Herb actually did that himself -
"I’ve been asked that question before, with some fans going so far as to feel sorry for the way Marvel made me change my style. Unfortunately, these were misdirected sympathies.
Truth was, it was a lark–but a lark with a purpose, all devised by myself. No one at Marvel suggested I change the way I draw or ink. I looked at the new guys’ stuff, and thought, hey, this is great. Very exciting. You can always learn from somebody else, no matter how long you’ve been doing a thing.
I did, however, think the style might lead to new work at a time when Marvel was already in trouble, and it did. FF Unlimited was my last series at Marvel, and contrary to what a lot of fans think, I think it was the best work I’d done–and, I had a whole lot of fun doing it. Very expressive. I think the newer influences in comic book art brought out a better me. Like I said, most of the fans of the earlier stuff would not agree. On one occasion, I inked a whole story with a brush, which is what I was raised on, and the editor objected asking me not to do that anymore. But in general, no one pressured me into a change”
Trap Gunner, PS1.
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