ARTIST NAME: Ken Meyer, Jr.
COMMISSION ARRANGED: Late February 2003
COMMISSION PROMISED: A few weeks to a month
COMMISSION DELIVERED: Early February 2004
LOOSELY BASED ON:
COMMENTS: Something struck me when looking at the Lee Elias golden
age cover. I was drawn to the face of the hapless male. The
expression is that of sorrow mixed with desperation. I kept
wondering how to incorporate the layout into a strong Astro-Zombie
piece. I decided on using a minor theme in science fiction and
horror movies: Newlyweds.
To up the emotions of the groom I asked for one of the arms to be
removed. I wanted it obvious that he was mortally wounded, but still
his concern lay with his bride. I also requested overt symbolism
with the presiding minister. The scene takes place on the church
altar to increase the drama.
I did have a slight problem keeping Ken sticking to our original agreement, but things turned out properly when all was said and done.
Here's the finished artwork:
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