January 23rd, 2006


Artistic interpretations of literary figures

Steven Gettis runs a great website: http://www.digitalmedusa.com/sgettis/roughed_lit.html -- where cartoonists illustrate their favorite authors and/or literary heroes. After many, many, many years of solicitation and gifted with yummy chocolates and an original piece of Alex Toth art, I finally drew a portrait of one of my favorite authors [and favorite pals], Jonathan Ames. This is my first attempt of many to capture the spirit of Ames' demeanor. I suspect, by the time I actually nail his "comic book being" for an as-of-yet unannounced project, it will look polar opposite to this first try: