I’ve been wrestling with this because it cuts awful close to the quick. The G wants to be all over it, threatening to post something unless I do.
Just about every kid who read comics tried their hand at drawing, tracing or coloring them. I did. It’s the only reason I can even remotely draw anything today. But around the time girls come into focus the whole comic book thing should have been dropped.
I found this site by accident and I won’t link to it. From what I can tell it’s run by a guy who paints his own versions of comic book characters and then tries to sell them. He features most of the famous heroes – Spiderman, Batman, Wolverine – battling their way through thick paint and low-grade canvas.
Being a curious guy I wanted to know what a $300 dollar painting of Thor fighting the Silver Surfer looked like. Turns out it looks like crap. All of them look like crap. And while I guessed most of the content before I clicked on the link I was unsure of “Romo.”
Could he have meant ROM the below average, early 80s Marvel Space Night? No. He meant Romo.
Behold former professional football player Bill Romanowski*, in full pads, preparing to battle a giant stallion with fire for a mane.
Yours for the low, low price of $425. So awesome.
*Romanowski was a notoriously dirt player. In looking up elements that never made it into this post, I found a wiki-article on groin attacks. It is incredibly unentertaining considering the subject matter.