Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tarantino Comics - Issue 44

The final issue completed at Heroes Con 2013 was Tarantino Comics #44 illustrated by Kevin Mellon.

Inspired by Death Proof, this beautiful cover features Abernathy (Rosario Dawson) posing for the camera atop a 1972 Ford Mustang Grande.  In the film, there's a "quiet" interaction between the girls and Stuntman Mike at a convenience store.  This cover revels in that moment by showcasing the strength and beauty of Abernathy before joining in the quest for the Vanishing Point Dodge Challenger.  Kevin's detail of both actress and car are fantastic, transforming this pin-up into an absolute iconic cover image.  His presentation reminds me of a promotional shot for a movie lobby card, luring audiences into the theatre.

As you can see, Kevin is an phenomenal artist.  Even though he's not really drawing a Death Proof comic (which is unfortunate since he's great at drawing girls and cars), you get a sense of  similar theme in other projects of his including GearHead and Suicide Sisters.  To follow up on his latest posts, check out his blog at

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