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VINTAGE VENTURE: Brock Samson by BrentJS VINTAGE VENTURE: Brock Samson by BrentJS
I really enjoyed the "old comic" look that Jason Martin did for his Molotov piece, so I decided to give it a shot with my Venture Bros #1: Brock Samson mock comic book cover.

This piece started as a tribute to one of the greatest comic book artists of any generation, Jim Steranko, whose famous cover to Marvel’s Hulk King-Size Annual #1 (1968) is the inspiration for this piece.

This is also a tribute to The Venture Bros., the incredibly well-written, hilarious cartoon from Adult Swim and Comedy Central. If you haven’t watched it before, you’re really missing out!


BROCK: After the twist, you'll feel a snap and the body goes ragdoll on you.
HANK: And that will knock him out... even more?
BROCK: That will kill him.
HANK: Do I have to?
BROCK: Alright, fine crybaby. Tie him up and, I guess, gag him. But at the first sign of trouble I want you to at least break both his knees.

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UPDATE

Considering how popular this image has become, I decided it was time to update it with my new skillz. Here is a list of the changes, if you are interested:
> Completely discarded old lines and creases and made new ones.
> Touched up spine and yellowed inner pages.
> Cleaned up all edges.
> Yellowed & de-saturated cover image, adding areas of greater wear.
> Used film grain filter to texture cover.
> Highlighted upper left corner to make it look like glare.
> Added '70s wood pattern with glare as background.
> Added M&M and coins to background.

This is a tribute. Brock Samson and the Venture Bros. are © 2013 Adult Swim. The Incredible Hulk is © 2013 Marvel Comics.
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:iconlady-au-pair:
Lady-Au-Pair Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! love the updated version
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, thank you, m'Lady...Au Pair!
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:iconsonsofshadow303:
sonsofshadow303 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Brock is the man!
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The Swedish Murder Machines is, without a doubt, one of the greatest warrior/hero creations of all time!
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:iconsonsofshadow303:
sonsofshadow303 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hells yeah oh and thanks for the dev watch too
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, you bet! I dig what you're doing.
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:iconangusmctavish:
AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I like this look, too! :thumbsup:
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, man! Worked hard on it. (Hard to type that with a straight face since drawing is anything but hard because I love it so much. But, yeah, I put quite a bit of time into getting the "old comic look" down.)
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:icon02yorke:
02YORKE Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
this is a gem!
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I wish I would have kept my copy in better shape. ;D
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:iconichigomurasaki:
IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where did you find this comic?! I've been looking all over the enternet but I can't find anything on the comic book series. You gotta tell me were you found this!
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Check out the update if you get a chance!
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:iconichigomurasaki:
IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay.Sorry for the LONG wait.I've been on my 2ndary account. @_@
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha-ha! Thanks, that's a compliment! It's not a REAL comic, it's just my own made-up version of what an awesome Venture Bros. comic would be like! Also check out: [link] and [link]
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:iconichigomurasaki:
IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love the creators to make the comic book series that would be even more awsome!
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, yes, it would be awesome!
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:iconbudmeisner:
budmeisner Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome distressed look!!
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Check out the update if you get a chance!
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's the first time I ever tried doing something like this. Just trial and error...
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:iconmacswake:
macswake Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
that's awesome!
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconqaz334:
qaz334 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
"that is tits" Hank Venture
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh.
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:iconnoctiswraithheart:
NoctisWraithHeart Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta love VB... and BROCK SAMSON!!!!!:heart: Awesome work!!!
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely! Brock rocks! ThanXD for the :+fav:'s!
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:iconnoctiswraithheart:
NoctisWraithHeart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!!!:icongoteamventureplz:
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:iconmorowhitewolf:
morowhitewolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Ahaha! That's great, nice treatment too!
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks! Thanks for the :+fav: too!
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:iconperplexilexi:
perplexilexi Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Haha, awesome dude.
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks a lot! I love the show, so I really wanted to do something with the "Swedish Murder Machine!"
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:iconsavagemouse:
SavageMouse Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Neato :)
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcatcher0frye:
catcher0frye Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Student Filmographer
Wow...just...wow. I have no words. Except those. And those after that.
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words and the :+fav:!
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:iconjohnsonverse:
johnsonverse Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
SWEET!!!
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:iconbrentjs:
BrentJS Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Jeff! Lots of fun...trial and error, you know?
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:iconemmetearwax:
EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I believe I have that issue of Hulk, so that's why I clicked on this.

Marvel took a while to find its direction with Hulk, tho the FF (for all the awkwardness of the early stories) hit it right away...
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