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Kamandi colored cover

By ArtNomad
Inked in Manga Studio EX4, colored in PS CS5

Kamandi! Colored and given the full retro cover look.

I have a huge love of Kirby and had an absolute blast doing this piece. I tried to channel Kirby without directly copying his style.

I also channeled some Michael Golden for the guns.

They both are my favorite artists and like I said, this piece was a ton of fun.

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Brother MFC-6490CW
© 2011 - 2021 ArtNomad
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MIKE00009's avatar
Really great tribute to his work. Your Kirby-esque fan art really nailed it. I have the entire run of Kamandi and it's nice to see there are still fans of that comic. It's also great to know there art still people out there who appreciate Michael Golden. I also followed his entire fantastic run on the Micronaughts in the late '70s.  Nice job.
ArtNomad's avatar
Thanks man! That art is one of my favorites. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Kirby is of course King, but Michael Golden will always be an inspiration. The Micronauts comic was something special to me. It was the Star Wars of comic books at the time and doesn't get the respect it deserves.
wow i love Kamandi great artwork man
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Steranko's avatar
you love comics, i love comics too, your work is really great!
SkyFitsJeff's avatar
I really like the line work.
ArtNomad's avatar
Thanks man! This one was a lot of fun to do. I had a blast!
gumbygoalie61's avatar
VERY cool Kamandi cover! DEFINITELY better than all the POST-Kirby Kamandi covers! Excellent work! Thanks for posting it!
ArtNomad's avatar
Thanks, man! I appreciate it!
ilTassista's avatar
many thanks for this revival! and, your cover is even better than many original ones.
ArtNomad's avatar
Wow, thanks! It was a lot of fun to do.
zippymax's avatar
What is that giant in the background? a robot or an illusion?
ArtNomad's avatar
I was thinking more of a cyborg monster, but until someone actually writes that imaginary issue, it can be anything you want, lol.
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