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May 13, 2009
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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.


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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Lady-Au-Pair Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! love the updated version
BrentJS Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, thank you, m'Lady...Au Pair!
sonsofshadow303 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Brock is the man!
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!
sonsofshadow303 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hells yeah oh and thanks for the dev watch too
BrentJS Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, you bet! I dig what you're doing.
AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I like this look, too! :thumbsup:
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.)
02YORKE Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
this is a gem!
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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