Storm Arcana

Heroic Tarot & Arcana Academy

Barry Windsor-Smith Week: Marvelman

miracleman240893

The saga of Marvelman/Miracleman is long and sordid.  It’s wrought with a tangle of creator’s rights, licensing rights and lots of wrongs.  However, I’m choosing to focus on the beauty that was the artistic involvement of Barry Windsor-Smith with this character.  Compare the image above of Young Marvelman with the sketch below.  The design is deceptively simple, but solid in execution.

backissue11miracleman24lapiz

Yay!  Parades!

bwskimota

Marvelman looks amazing in this sketch from 2000.  I am totally wowed by the shading.

miracleman230792

Standing tall and looking a mite serious, Marvelman pops right out of this blue background.

Previous

Barry Windsor-Smith Week: The New Mutants

Next

Stormwatch: Xenogenesis, Part II

3 Comments

  1. Tristan Leder

    This is absolutely beautiful. And by Buckingham do they mean “Fables Buckingham?”

  2. I think they are beautiful too! And yes, that is the Mark Buckingham you know and love from Fables!

  3. SeaMan

    I hope Marvel reboots this in a good way. I read all these issues as they came out waaay back in the day and I was hooked. But then….nothing.

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén