We conclude our recent Michael Golden appreciation with a look at Golden’s interpretation of the X-Men’s Storm! Above, an inked sketch by the master himself. Love the pose, the facial structure and the lighting on her costume. Golden designs Ororo’s tiara much larger than it is usually depicted, but the proportions are great overall. And like Dave Cockrum (Storm’s creator), Golden gives Storm a massive mane of hair!
Month: September 2011 (Page 1 of 2)
We continue our Michael Golden appreciation with more amazing artwork by the modern master! Today we look at old school Marvel Comics images as well as convention sketches and commissions! Click below to marvel (pun intended) at Rogue (Michael Golden co-created her!) Doctor Strange, Clea, and more! Above, 1980s Marvel heroes (and anti-heroes, we see you Punisher and Elektra) super-spar around a statue.
Michael Golden is one of the comic industry’s greats and his depiction of Doctor Strange (among many other characters) is seminal. A master illustrator, he is often cited as one of Arthur Adams’ influences. He is also the co-creator of the X-Men’s Rogue! Today we celebrate a few of his Doctor Strange images from a portfolio he created in the early 1908s. Above, we have a lovely image of the good Doctor with his disciple and lover Clea! The detailed designs in this drawing are breathtaking and remind me of J.H.Williams III’s later work on Promethea!
Greetings, dear reader! This post is the tenth in a series revealing my Heroic Tarot process featuring my award-winning X-Men cards. Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Bishop!
The X-Men playing card deck is adorned with images of Marvel’s Merry Mutants. I have created a system combining traditional Minor Arcana meaning with my vast knowledge of X-Men comic book stories. The archetypal roles the X-Men represent bring the energy of the missing Major Arcana to the overall calculation. I reveal the superheroic tales relevant to your path. This dual reading is amplified by the elemental nature of whatever suit is pulled in addition to the numeralogical/feudal court energy contained therein.
If you would like an X-Men Tarot reading, I will be in San Francisco all of October! My schedule is here, so let me know which date/time works for you! I also give readings over the phone and via email! Contact me for more information at stormantic(at)gmail(dot)com!
One of the interesting aspects of the X-Men cards that I use is that every character gets to be represented four times. For example, Bishop is all of the Tens. The number Ten represents mastery, completion and tradition. The cycle has come to an end and we can choose to relearn those lessons or evolve to the Court cards. Either way, the wheel has turned and we can no longer cling to the old ways.
Note: I will be referring to each card by their traditional tarot names, although I will provide the equivalent playing card terms under each image.
Above artwork by Jim Lee.
Omnific? Oh yes, indeed! This beneficent word relates to creation, specifically unlimited forms of creations. We all have the power within us to manifest change for the better in our lives. Just like the King of Rods/Wands above, we are all visionaries, working on empowering ourselves to approach any situation with mastery and courage.
I created Heroic Tarot in order to bring insight, reflection, and guidance through divination. As a synchronicity attractor, it is my mission to help you find strength in your convictions and bring your dreams into reality. I am returning to San Francisco for the month of October and will be once again giving readings at Swankety Swank! My schedule is listed below. Contact me at stormantic(at)gmail(dot)com or 415-260-2903 to make an appointment. This Halloween season is one of my favorite times of year and I love giving readings at parties and events! Consider me for your special occasion! I am currently using the traditional Aquarian Tarot as well as my award–winning X-Men Tarot deck but I am versed in other decks as well! If you are unable to come in for an in person reading, please know that phone and email readings are also available! Check out my reviews!
Heroic Tarot October Schedule
APE, the Alternative Press Expo, returns to San Francisco on October 1 and 2 at the Concourse Exhibition Center, located at 635 8th Street. Heroic Tarot will be partnering with Prism Comics and I will be giving mini-readings with my X-Men deck from 11-3 on Saturday and 11-3 on Sunday! Stop by Booths #601-602 and discover your inner superhero! While you are there, be sure to check out Writers Old Fashioned (Booth #241) and Wuvable Oaf (Booth #429) for awesome comics!
Or, if you cannot make it to APE (really?), I will be giving readings on both days at Swankety Swank! I accept credit cards through Square or PayPal as well as cash.
Saturday, October 1 – 6 & 7pm.
Sunday, October 2 – 6pm.
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The rest of my October appointments will take place at the artist retail co-op Swankety Swank!
Friday, October 7 – 1, 4, 5 & 6pm.
Saturday, October 8 – 2, 4, 5 & 6pm.
Sunday, October 9 – 1pm.
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Friday, October 14 – 12, 1, 2 &4pm.
Saturday, October 15 – This evening we will be kicking off the Halloween season at Swankety Swank with a spooky soiree! I will be giving mini-readings all evening! Event begins at 7pm. Check Swankety Swank’s site as things develop for more information!
Sunday, October 16 – 12, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5pm.
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Thursday, October 20 – 8-10pm – Heroic Tarot CLASS at Workshop!
Friday, October 21 – 1, 2, 4 & 5pm.
Saturday, October 22 – 12, 1, 2 & 3pm.
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Friday, October 28 – 12, 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6pm.
Saturday, October 29 – 12, 1, 2 & 4pm.
Sunday, October 30 – 2-4pm – Heroic Tarot CLASS at Workshop!
Saturday, November 5 – 3-5pm – Heroic Tarot CLASS at Workshop!
On November 6th my travels begin again as I visit New York City! If you would like an in person reading with me during this magickal time, make your appointment for October today!
Blessings to you all for this wonderfully spirit-filled season!
Chris Samnee (rhymes with “omni”) is one of my favorite contemporary artists. I love this image for the movement implied by the whirlwind surrounding Storm. Samnee also draws Storm’s tiara in the exact manner as it was created by Storm’s creator Dave Cockrum.
Check out a previous Storm Sunday Extra Extra by Samnee featuring an awesome image of Storm with a black panther.