Tuesday, February 26, 2013
"I PITY THE FOOL!"
I was commissioned by the enthusiastically vibrant Sam McCanna, (purveyor of Skurvy Ink screen printing business south of Portland, OR) to design an image for celebrated Bizarro author and artist Carlton Mellick III's book 'Zombies and Shit'.
The image Carlton wanted was of the aggressively punchy T-2000, a cybernetic version of Mr. T. I'd offered a number of sketch designs but Carlton wanted T-2000 to be based on a action figure someone had physically created after Mellick's maniac.
After giving the action figure a look-over, decided to go with a Jack Kirby style exaggerated pose, with ridiculously large fists.