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Lobster Johnson by mcguan Lobster Johnson by mcguan
A quick piece on Mike Mignola's Lobster Johnson. I can't explain why I like this character so much, other than I was a huge fan of The Shadow growing up, and this guy hits all the same marks: The cold and singularly-driven persona, the network of associates helping to carry out his mission, the bizarre machinations of diabolical mad men. And, of course, because he has a goofy name like "Lobster Johnson" and Mignola portrayed him as such a bad ass. And it worked!

Plus, based on my Rocketeer fixation, I just enjoy Nazi-punching.

I did this to see how much time I could save myself jumping directly from non-repro blue line to inks to simple color. It's a pretty big undertaking to get me to do something simply. I'm trying to work on that.

Added to the TRDL-R3-WeeklyJam theme of "No Spandex," because spandex is not how LJ rolls.
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Chadfuller Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lobster Johnson fun! one of the best I've seen! :happybounce:
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mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I appreciate you saying that!
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Chadfuller Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
your welcome! I always enjoy fun HB inspired pics!
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stephgallaishob Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful fan art
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mcguan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Thank you much!
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TULIO19mx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally cool, I love the background! Nice blend of colors! And this is one character I would have never think of...
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mcguan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I have to admit - the timing was purely coincidental. I finished the piece right before Thom announced the theme for the week. I just had an itch to draw Lobster Johnson.
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TULIO19mx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I see, nice you did it...
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
on my 33rd viewing, I noted the sweet incorporation of his name into the brick. WELL DONE cousin.
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mcguan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Ha! Thanks. I was afraid I was going a bit over the top on that, but I ended up liking how grungy it looked.
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