Thursday, May 28, 2009


I know nothing about this character. Other than writer Will Allred is a huge fan. And it's a cool costume. Thanks to another bout with insomnia that kept me up until 3:30am, I did this piece after finishing some work. This was done with blue Col-Erase pencil in my sketchbook. Colors added in Photoshop.

Also, I thought I would add that the sketchlist for HeroesCon is shaping up nicely. I'm getting some great requests. I will actually start some of them in my free time. Sketching them up in my sketch book. Some folks are sending their books to me before the show, to get a jump on it. Hopefully I will be able to post those sometime before the show.

Ah well, back to work.


Landroid said...

At the time he came out, he was Marvel's answer to Green Lantern.

Gene Gonzales said...

Ah! Thanks Lan!

Landroid said...

Welcome. Yeah, instead of power rings, he had the quantum bands (notice the things on his wrists). It is my job to know these things after all :)

Gene Gonzales said...

Landroid the Watcher! :)

Will Allred said...

You've reduced me to text-speak.
Seriously, that is awesome, and I happen to know a guy that will certainly take it off your hands in Charlotte.
Oh, and Quasar ROCKS!

Royce Thrower said...

Know less than nothing about the character, but if he is "Green Lantern-ish," maybe I should look into the matter!

Landroid said...

Not a bad title. I wish I could use that title over at Newsarama, but we try to be somewhat professional haha

It's a good character. He's been around since the late 70's/early 80's. I want to say '79 or '80. There's been different versions of him, hence the whole GL comparison, especially the more cosmic stuff, but it's still good, in my opinion.

Gary M. Peiffer said...

I remember this character's appearance in the Marvel Two in one comics in the 70's early 80's?

Gene, I love what you did with the perspective of the figure and the planet in the background, very dynamic, gives the feel of motion and fast flying!


Craig Zablo said...

Man, I wish we were making Heroes this year...

Stinger said...

Looks great!

Quasar is no lantern, he would whip him, lol!

Actually, I always thought of Wendell more as a Superman/GL combo - but he is his own hero!