Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Metamorpho the Element Man!

And now for something different. While sitting here waiting to hear back from someone, I picked up a sheet of 11" x 17" Canson Bristol Board and just started drawing. At first with a Blue Col-Erase pencil, but then I picked up some pens and a pen brush and started inking. I added the grays in Photoshop. I've always like Metamorpho. I thought the cool thing was how his rich heiress girlfriend didn't care what he looked like. She was with him before his transformation and stayed with him after. Ramona Frandon penciled his earliest adventures. Her style was a great fit. I also loved her work on Aquaman. 

I have no idea what they have done with Metamorpho in recent years. I have seen some art and I think the redesign is pretty cool. But I don't know if any of the Silver Age history has stuck or not. Doesn't matter I suppose, I have a copy of Showcase Presents: Metamorpho and everything is as it always was in there. :)


Gary M. Peiffer said...

Very retro look!


Craig Zablo said...

Well done!

Brian Jones said...

I did a double take! All the Valentine Vixen art of late and ol' Metamorpho took me by surprise :) Looks great!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Gary. You're not an old timer DC guy like me. Did you know who Metamorpho is?

Thanks Craig!

Hence, the "And now for something different". Thanks Brian!

Royce Thrower said...


Now THAT certainly brings back a load of memories...

Good call Gene.