Tuesday, May 1, 2007
I love comic books and I loved Michael Chabon’s The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, a novel about the American comic’s earlier and scrappier days. His comic-within-a-novel concept, The Escapist was dead-on and I thought it begged to be illustrated in the style of the day (late 1930's). This was my take on the first comic page described in the book. (Of course, Dark Horse comics realized the Escapist’s potential too - they already had a comic series in the works as I drew this.)
I sent a print of this art to Mr. Chabon, which he says he posted above his desk.