Continuing the awesome Pulp Fiction arc from C2E2 2012, Gavin Smith really upped the ante with Tarantino Comics #29:
I've previously met Gavin at an earlier CGS Supershow. Besides having a very loose and indirect connection with him (he lived in Peru, Indiana, a city not far from where my dad was born in), Gavin drew me an awesome Batman & Daredevil piece. Since he had a very pulpy art style, I had to get him to draw something for Tarantino Comics.
As expected, Gavin captured the essence of an EC comic. He designed a beautiful title banner and an iconic cover image. Gavin shows his knowledge of Tarantino by showing the band-aid on the back of Marsellus' neck while he's giving the ultimatum to Butch. To add to the Film Noir vibe, the comic's title ("The Dive") is fitting of those stories involving crime and boxing.
Gavin was the first to introduce the idea of a back-up feature to Tarantino Comics: "A Night With Vincent Vega" featuring Mia Wallace. I really love this comic book convention (meaning a practice established by usage, not a geekfest) because some of the greatest superheroes were established from back-up features including Green Arrow, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter.
If you want to see more of Gavin's awesome artwork, checkout his blog at http://gavinpatricksmith.blogspot.com/ . If you see him at a comic book convention, be sure to stop by because he's an extremely talented artist (graduated from the Kubert School) and a cool guy.