Space limitations and/or bloody
screaming differences of opinion (for instance: Rich wanted the Mars Attacks! roughs
as part of the center spread; Steve insisted that he sober up) required
us to leave out a few images we had intended for LBB 3. Since our
rallying cry is "no art left behind", we're offering them up here
Four of these pieces were digitally
colored, which--at our level of competence, anyway--saves absolutely no
time over the traditional method. Our fingers stay cleaner, however.
Under the heading There's a Website for
Everything: Wanda is
our contribution to an extensive, immaculately presented and ultimately
gallery of silverfish art. More than a few of these 300+ images are
by big name comics guys. You'd expect Fred Hembeck's silverfish to have
curly knees, right? It does! Jeff Jones' to be a little work of art? It
is! Sure you're creeped out by the concept--but how often do you find
Don Maitz and Mike Diana working from the same source material?
To the general betterment of mankind,
Steve has done a lot of paintings in which Rich had no part. The cover
for The Galactic Pirate,
a "choose your own adventure" type story for young readers, is one of
them, and we'll have more for you soon.
To see nice big scans of the images from
our Art Fantastix/F&L Gallery book, go to http://www.artfan.net/, click on
Fantasy Art, and then Fastner & Larson.