Friday, May 2, 2014

Beachhead by Paul Gulacy

I had the honor of meeting comic artist Paul Gulacy when I was in high school. I've always really enjoyed his art. As a kid I read a lot of comics he drew because he has collaborated on dozens of titles with my childhood best friend's father, Doug Moench. I previously posted about a Batman sketch Paul made for me and a page from Star Wars Crimson Empire her gave me.

Most recently I had been reading IDW's GI Joe Special Mission by Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy. I contacted Paul about a year ago and bought a couple pages of original art from Special Mission. That comics just recently ended and Paul reached out to see if I wanted any other pages from GI Joe or to see if I wanted to get on his commission list, since we was going to have time to bang out some art.

Since Beachhead is my favorite GI Joe (besides Snake Eyes) and he was featured as a character in the Special Mission issues I asked Paul to draw his for me. I made one request, and that was for Paul to include Beachhead's clips going across his tactical vest. This was one of the things that made me think this Army Ranger was a bad ass as a kid. I was totally impressed with how fast this piece of art arrived. I was blown away by how great it turned out. I really love it.

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