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TALES OF SUSPENSE #80 recreation by JoeJusko TALES OF SUSPENSE #80 recreation by JoeJusko
Catching up on a lot of long overdue commissions. This is a painted recreation of Jack Kirby's Tales of Suspense #80 cover. I try to stay as faithful to the original source material as possible, so it's always a challenge deciding what to keep and what to change. I kept the Red Skull very close to the original cover as Kirby's figure was as dynamic as one could get, but redrew Cap with accurate, more realistic anatomy that falls more in line with my style. Really happy with the final amalgam. 
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:iconcrabnebula85:
crabnebula85 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) (Smile) 
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DRHazlewood Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Professional Artist
Love it! At the time I bought that issue I thought Heck inking Kirby looked way better than I expected. A very pleasant surprise.
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DaimyoShi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work.
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jardred Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Man I wish I could  paint like that that I only write stories, nice details on the red skulls cloths with all the lines and folds.
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orabich Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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supermanscape Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Going Old School with the Cosmic Cube.....sweet!
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:iconstigmartyr762:
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Outstanding! :clap:
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DChan75 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
Wonderful work here Joe. I always admire your own unique style of painting, and yet how you stay true to the original artist feel of the work. You are a true credit to your craft.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016   Filmographer
Super interpretation Joe.............................those pointy Kirby knees and elbows can be challenging, your decisions on what to keep and what to adapt to better suit your style were all perfectly made!!!
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kevmann Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An impressive recreation of a classic.
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:iconaztech2009:
AZTECH2009 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been a big fan since the 90s and love your art work. This is very awesome.
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JayandClay Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:D cool one, very nice
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Northwarden Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Very cool! :D

BVV
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:iconrobmitchem:
RobMitchem Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! You've really done it this time Joe!!!
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wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding!
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Magnificent!  :)

Thanks for keeping the Captain classic ... :)
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
He's a challenge. The bones are there, though. Cap's right shoulder/trap area was where the biggest revision to real anatomy occurred. 
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Krigstein Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Very nice work Joe. :-) I often have issues with Kirby anatomy "touchups" in a lot of recreations of his art, but this is beautiful.
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:iconchallenger2008:
Holy Schnikey!

That is just superb.

Joe, I recently got your DVD and really enjoyed it, loved watching the step by step on Sheena.  I even got a copy of Brushwork Essentials, great book.

Is your website contact page a good place to send you a message, or do you prefer this site?
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Definitely my site. I almost always forget to check messages here. Glad you found the DVD useful. I wasn't sure how well it worked out.
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Challenger2008 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
The DVD was outstanding for me.  I'm trying to learn how to paint, and I'm a " show me " kind of learner.  So watching you approach something step by step, and also seeing how long it took is a huge plus for me.
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Rasmane Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Looking back at the original cover, it appears there’s a contrast in realism between the figures (brought in by the inker?). Your version makes it more apparent. Red Skull should forever be a little...off. :thumbsup:
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, aside from his face I kept the Skull pretty much the same! He's perfect as is.
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violencejack666 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
great work :clap:
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
THX
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:iconviolencejack666:
violencejack666 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   Traditional Artist
;)
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Very well done
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:-)
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
Beautiful job recreating this! I especially like how you made it more realistic but didn't sacrifice what made the original Kirby art so dynamic and dramatic.  I love that you captured the disturbing and horrific look of Kirby's Red Skull right down to the crazed eyes. :iconclapplz:
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
As I said, I try to keep as much of the original intact as possible. There are guys who do complete re-imaginings,. but I think that kills the nostalgia of the piece
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
I think you accomplished that. :D

I can go either way. I think if the re-imagining still pays enough tribute to the original it can look just as good to me as it's source material.

Though with the classic Marvel or DC stuff I kind of like it best when they recolor the original art with modern techniques or leave it totally black and white like the Marvel Essentials or DC Showcase Presents line of books. Like for me Gene Colon's work looks best in black and white and it just adds to the moodiness he was going for with his stuff in Daredevil and especially Tomb of Dracula. 
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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Excellent work.
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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redskindavyd Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! Amazing, I love it.
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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EdGarcia Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2016
 Seeing as how Cap is and has supposedly always been a member of Hydra, is this a battle for command?
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a 1960's cover. No Cap Hydra connection yet
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:iconedgarcia:
EdGarcia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Thank you.
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titihdiego Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
Clap 
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL THX
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:iconjimsandersiii:
all kinds of awesome! always been a big fan of your work!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!
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JimSandersIII Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
:thumbsup:
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