Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Huckleberry Hero Hump-Day

The Rocketeer

The Lone Ranger

This week Huck portrays a couple of Heroes that have appeared in all forms of entertainment, not just Comics.
First, with a specially designed helmet, Huckleberry poses as Dave Stevens' classic retro character, The Rocketeer. Although barley seen here on his back, The Rocketeer soars through the air with the help of a specially designed rocket pack and steers with the help of the "fin" on the helmet. The Rocketeer first appeared in comic books in the early 1980's and in a big budget action film in 1991.

Next is that great Hero of the Old West, The Lone Ranger. First appearing on Radio in 1930, The Masked Rider of the Plains is one of the most popular figures of Popular Culture. The Lone Ranger has appeared in comic books, film, television, a long running newspaper strip, and of course radio, the place of his birth.

Above I used a pose of Huck by the man who first drew him in comic books, Harvey Eisenberg. Every once in a while I like to use original art as inspiration or use a certain artists' style when drawing a character. I always make sure to acknowledge the artists' work when I use their style.

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