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Blue Devil pin-up

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A tip of my hat to the great Brian Bolland.
Ahh, who am I kidding. I was ripping him off! (Published in 1985, "Blue Devil Annual" #1.)
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People either loved him or hated him...I 'm one of the first ones.  Fantastic work!
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks, man!
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What can I say...everything about this pic is fantastic!

By thy side,

Figaro
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanx! I'll take "fantastic" any day!
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RoboworksProfessional Digital Artist
HAHA! That's funny! I always thought that was Bolland. Nice!
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
That's high praise, thanks!
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Outstanding work, Gary! I especially like the background and his expression.
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Doc!
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LOVE. Love very much. The lighting is so dramatic, too. The one protruding fang-- playful! I can't even imagine the time it must have taken to ink this by hand.

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
I appreciate your kind words, Thanks!
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knighted-feline Traditional Artist
I love Blue Devil. Love seeing your stuff of him. Heck, makes me wish I had more than the first issue!
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It would be way cool if DC reprinted BD in a collection.
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knighted-feline Traditional Artist
Not just a Reprint! Go with an update as well. Make it like kinda anime. Make the suite have developed a life of its own and it tries to act like its shape. Make it like a funny horror anime. Something like a cross between Vampire Hunter D, Army of Darkness and La Blue Girl. Heck, he was a great smart ass to begin with, make him even more so. Send the action over the top and the girls HOT! Heck, we could even take the anime style they've been doing for the figures and use that as a basis for the look and action of the comic. Make short eight issue series where the suite has gained a life of its own and THEN release the collection! Heck, a DC/Vertigo anime version of the DC Universe. Make an Anime Superman based off the character designs of Street Fighter or the guy that did Cowboy Bebop and Wolf's Rain. Have a hero show up each issue for a short team up only to have them captured and have BD fighting to save the souls of the Justice League! Heck, we could even have him team up with Zatanna since she's the big bad go to girl for DC magic.
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Sounds good to me. When you pitch it to DC, tell them I'm available for the inks!
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knighted-feline Traditional Artist
Tell me who to talk to and I'll call them up and pitch it.

You're actually my first choice on the inks. Heck I was even thinking of a few other people here on DA I've love to have work on it.
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
If only it was that simple.
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knighted-feline Traditional Artist
Well, tell me what it would take to pitch it to them?
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Sorry to say, DC only uses in house or well known comic book writers for new projects. If you're not one of these, they won't even take your call. It doesn't matter how great your story idea is. DC's new project approval system is steeped in red tape and company politics that virtually eliminates any originality or creativity. You have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting a proposal approved.
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SpiderGuileProfessional Traditional Artist
Great rendition!!!! The background and lighting are topnotch!!! Wow! :o
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SKY-BOYProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!
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SpiderGuileProfessional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, gary!!! :D
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