Friday, September 27, 2013
This vivid French comic book cover sure looked familiar.
One source is this classic Sanjulian cover for Eerie magazine. But it's not an exact swipe.
You'll note that the Minoton from Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger has been lifted, flipped and added to the scene. Also a hand-raising sorcerer type gets tossed in too. The demon with the axe then gets shifted down to take the place of the double-skull decorated ogre. I loved the stoic Minoton in that old cheesy Sinbad movie, he was so very relentless, if alas so very slow.
I can almost see the nameless French artist working away, his two sources of inspiration spread out before him.