Monday, May 31, 2010
Japandex has begun!!!
As issue two of Spandex is partly set in Japan, I had the idea to organise a series of artwork in hom-age to Japanese movies and culture with a cheeky Spandex twist! I've had about 15 entries so far and they are all a-ma-zing. I'm so excited about it!
So forgive me if I take over this blog over the next month with these pics, but I love each and every one of them to bits!
So here's the first one - It was supposed to debut on 1 June, but I couldn't wait, so I'm a few hours early!
COSMO WHITE'S 'LUST IN TRANSLATION'
This is the first Japandex art-piece I received, so Cosmo gets the honour of being the first to get shown!
...I met Cosmo at last year's Birmingham comic con - I was actually doing portfolio sessions for my day job. His artwork is beautiful and the colouring is breath-taking - especially for me, I love blues and purples, and he uses a lot of those (so I loved the idea of him drawing Indigo).
When I came up with the idea to do Japandex, Cosmo was one of the first people I approached, and apparently this took him just a day to create - blimey!
Most people who have seen it absolutely love this pic - myself included.
If you'd like to know more, check out http://www.comicspace.com/cosmo/ and you can contact the man himself at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like him to draw for you.
A quick Japandex note: I have around 20 artists working on drawings, but it'd be really nice to fill up the entire month of June. If you'd like to get involved I still have about 10 places left - please drop me a line at email@example.com