Monday, August 07, 2006

Thor


Here is a quick rendering of the mighty Thor, the thunder god of Norse mythology and also of Marvel Comics. I have always loved stories of the ancient gods and could not get enough of the great Marvel stories featuring the art of Jack Kirby with inks by Vinnie Colleta. I kind of like what the Ultimates comic has done with him by making him a anti-corporate guerilla environmentalist.

Sorry to have slacked off posting, but work is really picking up and I have been hard at it and probably will be for awhile. I'll try to bring the pencil and paper with me and do more drawings. This will probably be the last superhero for a while as I am burning out on them. I'm actually thinking of doing a "music video comic (?) of an old Marty Robbins song called "My masters call" it is from an album called "Gunfighter ballads and trail songs". I remember it from childhood and is a great story, as are most of the other songs on the record. We are going way back, but I can remember all the words like it was yesterday.

4 comments:

Joe the Troll said...

I haven't read any of the Ultimates.... I stopped collecting about 11 years ago.... but the Kirby Thors were great stuff. I also loved the run that Walt Simonson had on the mag in the 80's.

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Great pic, Tim.
Nice to see you posting!

Jeff K said...

I'm one of those closet comic fans. Though I haven't bought a comic in a few years, I have a ridiculous amount, all in plastic and alphabetized. Some of my most prized posessions: #1 Incredible Hulk, #4 Fantastic Four, #8 Avengers. When my wife sees my long boxes of comics, she takes to calling me "boy" for 3-4 days.

On a related note, have you seen Stan Lee's Who Wants to be a Superhero on the SciFi channel?

Tim said...

Jeff, thanks for stopping by. I have seen Stan Lee's show for a few minutes and turned it off.