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MARS ATTACKS! Battle On The Beach

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Topps is releasing an updated set of their classic 1962 MARS ATTACKS! trading cards and I was asked to provide a 6 card subset entitled "Man vs. Martian. As a fan of these cards since childhood I was thrilled to participate and had an absolute blast! I painted them a bit smaller than usual (approx 7"x10") so wouldn't be tempted to render too tightly. I wanted to keep a bit of a retro, pulpy feel to them.

Here are a couple of links to Non Sport Update's preview pages

tinyurl.com/kw3r9ba
tinyurl.com/mgtqgr8

Assignment Description from Topps;

In Cancun or Brazil, beautiful sunbathers are slaughtered as giant, mutated bugs overtake the beach!
Over-run by mutated bugs that skewer beautiful beach-goers with their razor sharp pincers, sunbathers and life-guards alike run for their lives!  GRUESOME GORE.  This can be a big wide shot of the beach, or a tight shot of a bug and two or three victims (a tight shot might be stronger?)
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crabnebula85Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) (Smile) 
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GlamvampyreHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful ! this is what I live for =P (Razz) 
squadraguzzista's avatar
Great! Love the facial expressions.
staravengers's avatar
(Y) nice one.......!!
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Mr-Illusionist-1331Student General Artist
SweetB-)
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Mindslave24-7Hobbyist General Artist

Poor little bug... he just wants love.

He's just an over-eager 'hugger.'

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Emerson-FialhoProfessional Artist
Wow! Awesome! 
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wildpegasus13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great stuff!
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twistedmentalityProfessional General Artist
i love the new blood and gore!
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wondermanrules Traditional Artist
I think you definitely hit the gore part on this one :XD: What insects did you base the mutated bug on? I love the color scheme and the little details like it's tongue piercing the bodybuilder. :clap:
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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
I had a couple of model sheets from Topps that I altered as I saw fit.
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wondermanrules Traditional Artist
Ah okay so it wasn't any specific insect they already had specs of what they wanted.
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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
:-)
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howlett66 Traditional Artist
The description is great LMAO...A little hard to bugs heading down to the beaches and killing people...But there are some beaches here that some of the larger species of crabs here if they mutated it'd be just like the picture, they'd slice everybody hahaha

Great stuff Joe!Well, as always :)
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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
theblock's avatar
Sweet! I just got the Dinosaurs attack re-print from IDW today, so I was happy to also see Earl Norem's work staying alive, and I'm psyched that you're doing something like this too, it's a little shocking since you don't always draw your beautiful women getting killed like this, but I guess blood n' gore sells, and that's the point of this series huh? Anyway, awesome job :w00t:!
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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
Earl is still going strong into his 90's!! The gore is all part of the property. Over the top fun.
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GlamouringAsMortal Traditional Artist
Earth girls are easy ... to Shish kebab?
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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
:-)
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GlamouringAsMortal Traditional Artist
OK, OK ... I won't quit my day-job.
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Fred--LangProfessional Digital Artist
I do love the instruction for you to totally go over the top on this one.  I love it...love love love.


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JoeJuskoProfessional Traditional Artist
Gruesome gore? CHECK!
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So the martians have death rays, flying saucers AND giant mutated bugs?! Is there no end to their arsenal?
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