Владимир Голяев - ( Vladimir ) shared this awesome custom with me...he'd stated that he shared this figure with us before...but I never saw it. I whipped up this collage to share with the followers of CROM enjoy...DIG IT!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Someone went and took the time to put this together...and it is interesting as well as humorous to see Conan's sword turned into a flashing light sabre. There are quite a few Conan parodies on youtube but...very few worth sharing. I like this one. ;)
Posted by Jon M at 9:49 AM
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Many years ago I'd always said " Wow it would be cool if Joe Kubert went to Marvel and drew some Conan comics"...Well it never really happened. Joe drew a promo poster for Dark Horse a couple of years back but that's about it. But when Joe's able bodied son Andy...a very big name in the industry today got a gig drawing the Savage Sword of Conan # 160 he blew my socks off. I had seen his work before and knew he was good , but not this good. I tell ya' he draws exactly like his Legendary Dad. ( When he wants to ) You can tell some panels used old TARZAN comics as reference ( nothing wrong with that ) but his style his technique his line quality and his dynamic approach to page layout had all the markings of a future hall of famer. Andy is a big wig over at DC comics now ( A really real Big wig ) and deservedly so. He is a Master...it was in his blood. He and his brother Adam made a name for themselves...not by riding on Joe's coat tails...they trained and worked and studied and busted their asses off to be the Masters they are today....That's the way Joe wanted it...if this was the life they chose then they are going to learn it right. He taught them like he taught any other student at his school and took no favorites in doing so. That's the reason why they're so good...they're naturals and they learned from the best...it was ingrained and embedded in the DNA..Imprinting if you will.
Andy did some more work for Savage Sword and even a cover for CTB here and there but...Nothing I say can tell you the thrill I got when I bought this issue of SSOC and saw the brilliant work by Andy Kubert. Joe Kubert has passed on now...his sons carry on and provide fine and worthy contributions to the industry they love...that he loved.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Joe Kubert passed away yesterday he was 85 years of age. He left an indelible mark on the industry and taught and continues to inspire legions. His passing marks the end of an era.
There will be many Joe Kubert postings on the blogs and elsewhere on the web in the coming days...so I won't get into my thoughts and feelings here @ CROM but know this. I grieve. Rest in peace Joe Kubert.
You will live on in our hearts.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Well while we're at it with cute little CONAN Funko's and Chibi's I would like to share with you a little piece by Michael Cannon sent via his account at Deviant art. Conan ( Chibi ) the Destroyer. It took him 30 painstaking hours to finish up his homage to the late great Masterpiece by Frank Frazetta and I must say...I like it a lot.
Take a peek at the how to process in the bottom photo there. He drew it out and then got busy wit' da' colors. I'd give this a 10 on the excellent scale. In fact Michael Cannon created a masterpiece of his own...great job Michael and thank you for sharing. We look forward to more great art from you.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Here are some miniatures I converted to represent Aquilonian Knights, more specifically Black Dragon Guard, Standard Bearer and King Conan. I used Roundway Miniatures using the body of the Spanish Knights figures and the heads of Russian Heavy Lancers. The king was from the Spanish Command pack and I switched out the horse with a Persian Heavy Lancer. I also sculpted on some capes with procreate and mounted a Games Workshop Bretonnian decal on the flag . I really liked the way they turned out, it's definitely a departure from the Conan Comics "Aquiromian" look, instead presenting them in full plate armor as it states in the original books. Sorry the pics are a little dark.