[I've been drawing far too much serious stuff lately; time for a little fun
100 Pictures Challenge #62: Magic. Er, duh.
Harry Potter started making his rounds, there was *another* bespectacled British boy with the potential to become the most powerful magician of this age - if he lived long enough to learn to harness his magical powers. His name was Timothy Hunter, and he was created by Neil Gaiman of Sandman
fame. Oh, and he also had an owl - only it was his yoyo, before Dr. Occult turned it into a bird.
[Oh, and before anyone bashes me: nobody's accusing Ms. Rowling of plagiarism. Mr. Gaiman himself stated that "the similarities were either coincidence, or drawn from the same fantasy archetypes. "I thought we were both just stealing from T.H. White"
, he said in an interview, "very straightforward."
Just a personal tribute to one of my favourite Vertigo comics series (which seems to be highly under-appreciated here at dA -- !). I hear they're in the process of making a Books of Magic
movie... but who knows when it'll hit the big screen.
If you're a stranger to the DC universe, the "Trenchcoat Brigade" consists of: The Phantom Stranger, John Constantine, Dr. Occult and Mister E. And yes, that's a slap mark on JC's face, courtesy of three stewardesses in Part II of the original miniseries.
If you would like to know more, please read:The Books of Magic
The Books of Magic (series; #1-75): 1994-2000
The Names of Magic (miniseries; #1-5): 2001
Hunter: The Age of Magic (series; #1-25): 2001-2003
The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime (series; #1-15): 2004-2005
Technical Note: The "noise" on the paper is actually ink spattered with a manual "hand-pumped" airbrush.