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Thursday, October 23, 2008

AquaSketch by Jay Piscopo - 2008

A couple weeks ago I posted an original Aquaman sketch from writer/artist Jay Piscopo, who I met at an appearance at my LCS, All Things Fun. Jay is the creator of The Undersea Adventures of Cap'n Eli, a fun all-ages comic, and he's a big Aquaman fan.

Well, a few days ago, completely out of the blue, he sent me this sketch--well, more than a "sketch" really--of a sort of alt-universe Aquaman, which he calls "Pulp Aquaman." Way cool! I really dig Jay's style--its very simple and direct, very old school Classic Comic Book Art.

If the head gear looks like its from a certain space adventurer, you'd be right. As Jay says: "
I ripped off the costume idea from a Flash Gordon story."

...if you're going to steal, Alex Raymond is a really good person to steal from.

Thanks Jay, I dig it!


Bubbashelby said...

That's a great costume design!

Anonymous said...


(He looks a bit like the Hasbro Silver Age Aquaman, too!)

-Craig W.

Anonymous said...

The art is fantastic, but I'm not digging the "skirt". Maybe if he didn't have bare legs. But beautifully done for sure!


chunky B said...


What a cool take on Aquaman!

Paul Kupperberg said...

A whole pulp adventure for this guy popped into my head the moment I looked at this guy. Very nice piece!