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Thursday, April 24, 2008


I'm a huge fan of Hellboy. So I just had to put one of my Steampunk guns in Hellboy's hands. I hope I'll find the time to finish this fan piece...


  1. Hellboy rules!!! I really hope to see that piece colored!

  2. So used to seeing your own original characters. It's really cool to see you try your hand at someone else's. Can't wait to see the colored pic.

  3. Yeah I agree this is refreshing to see your take. Awesome job!

    Makes me want to tell you about the time I saw the very first screening of the Hellboy movie anywhere....but alas that would be a ton of typing hehehe.

  4. Must love Hellboy. Mignola sat behind me at the NYCC last weekend.It was all I could do to keep from hovering and watching the man draw Hellboys on peoples books.

  5. i can´t wait to see this finished..