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Stan Lomisceau
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:17pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

oh wow! this picture makes me think of having great sex with a woman every time! thank for sharing mr. byrne is is great!
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David Henriot
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:34pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Woah !!!!
Great great great !
Must ... restist.
Must... stay... loyal...to... She-hulk.

Oh, what the hell, she won't even know.

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James Revilla
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:36pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I think it is the artist's job to make you want to like a character Aric. I mean the story should keep you there, but the art draws you. And JB has the dran the sh*t of her this time :)
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John Byrne

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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:36pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Oh, what the hell, she won't even know.

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Yes, she will. I'll tell her.
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Dave Pruitt
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:38pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

She does look more anorexic to me than fighting fit. I don't want to quibble though. It's a very cool image. How's this for casting of a Red Sonja movie? Lean, mean fighting machine, Hilary Swank.

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James Revilla
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:39pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

LOL...I forgot JB actually knows She Hulk instead of just drawing her, you're toast David
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David Henriot
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:40pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Oh, what the hell, she won't even know.

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Yes, she will. I'll tell her.

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I know, i had this affaire with Thundra a few weeks ago, no big deal in fact, but i don't know how, Jen heard something about it :

http://www.byrnerobotics.com/forum/http://www.byrnerobotics.com/forum/uploads/JohnByrne2/2007-0 8-02_091531_T&SH.jpg

Now, i'm hiding in a secret place.

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Marc Baptiste
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:41pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

JB,

You are aware that Marvel Team-Up is considered a CLASSIC today.  Not just among Red Sonja fans like myself... but the industry-in-general.


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John Byrne

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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:44pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Lean, mean fighting machine, Hilary Swank.

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She looks softer than my Sonja.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:45pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

You are aware that Marvel Team-Up is considered a CLASSIC today.

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Yes. But I am also aware that back then there was so much utter drek being pounded out that it didn't take a whole lot to shine. Not to take anything away from Chris' and my story -- just don't want to give it an ounce more than I think it's worth.

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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 3:57pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Chris also wrote a pretty kick-ass sequel to this story in Uncanny X-Men.

Anyway, this piece was unexpected....I really like the wispy hair you gave her
here...that's the sort of thing I missed when you were experimenting with
inking with a sharpie - hair tended to seem too solid and heavy to me.

Edited by Vinny Valenti on 08 August 2007 at 3:58pm
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John Byrne

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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:00pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I really like the wispy hair you gave her here...that's the sort of thing I missed when you were experimenting with inking with a sharpie - hair tended to seem too solid and heavy to me.

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Eye of the beholder, Vinny. The weight of pen point I used on this piece is identical to that found in a Sharpie. One of the things I like about the PITT pens, in fact, is that the non-brush points are very much like Sharpies, in the kinds of line they deliver.

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John Byrne

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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:01pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I forgot JB actually knows She Hulk instead of just drawing her…

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Know her? Bitch threw me out a window!

But I got better.

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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:07pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

That's a mean sword!
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Gordon Somers
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:07pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Beautiful piece JB and very fine line work. Your recent work just serves to remind us lesser mortals how fine an artist you are.
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Jesus Garcia
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:12pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Amazing. One of the best Sonja's ever! Her face is exotic, neither strictly European nor Asian.

Her body is wiry, not Frank Thorne Buxom, which is consistent with speed and power. Her bosom has a gentle downward slope instead of the "flotation device" profile.

The decapitated head is the cherry on the icing (try and find that line anywhere else!).

The line is interesting too. It seems thinner and looser than typical for these commissions. There's a feeling of spontaneity about it.

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Aric Shapiro
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:17pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

The inking looks different to my eye on this one. 
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Joe Smith
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

she also looks like she hasn't been staying at a Holiday Inn.

she cleans up REAL well, I'll bet...

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Keith Elder
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:22pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

The difference being that Sonja is a lean, mean fighting machine, not an anorexic clothes horse. Frank Thorne notwithstanding, I can't imagine the character having an ounce of fat to spare.

My reference point for the ultimate lean, mean, fighting female is Sarah Connor from Terminator 2.  She was thin... I think you could see distinct ribs.  But not anorexic in the least.  I'd expect Red Sonja to be built similarly.  She's younger, so maybe a little more babyfat in spots...



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John Byrne

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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:22pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

The line is interesting too. It seems thinner and looser than typical for these commissions. There's a feeling of spontaneity about it.

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I felt that as I was drawing it. Perhaps this is my Sword & Sorcery line? I don't have a whole lot of work in that arena.

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Steve Horton
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:24pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

He'll never be the head of a major corporation!
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George Peter Gatsis
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 4:48pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

The line is interesting too. It seems thinner and looser than typical for these commissions. There's a feeling of spontaneity about it.

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I felt that as I was drawing it. Perhaps this is my Sword & Sorcery line? I don't have a whole lot of work in that arena.

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And this is what made me first consider if it was done in pencil...
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Thom Price
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 5:30pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Wow, that's a stunning piece ... and somehow more florid than JB's normal style.  I like it.
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Steve Gumm
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 5:40pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Beautiful...I guess a picture with a severed head can be called beautiful ; )

Great work this week JB!



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Jeff Fettes
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Posted: 08 August 2007 at 6:02pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Very Cool!

I just put my finger on what I think looks different about this one. It's pure Byrne! Sometimes I look at the commissions and think, "I see a little Kubert influence in this one." (Or Kirby, or whoever).

In this one I see only "Byrne".

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