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Thread: I have Found Caesar's Alter Ego!

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    I think I would, if I were born a couple or more decades before I actually was, dear Neil ... D Akey too suspected this kind of illustration would fit my means, so You're probably right. Today's pulp is far worst, openly showed and violent, movies for kids more scaring with their cynical, gothic, creepy approach, images and scenarios; even fantasy or animations stories are often more explicit than these images I'm afraid. So too late for me to successfully enter this market alas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    I think I would, if I were born a couple or more decades before I actually was, dear Neil ... D Akey too suspected this kind of illustration would fit my means, so You're probably right. Today's pulp is far worst, openly showed and violent, movies for kids more scaring with their cynical, gothic, creepy approach, images and scenarios; even fantasy or animations stories are often more explicit than these images I'm afraid. So too late for me to successfully enter this market alas!
    That's okay Caesar. There were only a few people doing these anyway. . . as much fun as it looks like. . . but think man! think of all the hot models you could paint. . . and I can guarantee that guys who were doing these paperback covers were idealizing their models out of their head. They were probably their probably rather normal looking wives or girls upstairs in the apartment building, maybe even out of work actresses and models who needed a little extra cash who would pose and then the artist altered to look like the different hotties. So how much was the likely mundane model and how much the fantasy artist's imagination?

    I just can't imagine these pulp cover artists were getting paid much (knowing what pulp writers got paid - a penny a word in some cases) to pay world class models for ideal set ups. So they would have done a lot of work out of their heads, like you can do. It's a gift and a requirement of people who have to paint and draw lots. Sooner or later the skill catches up to the mind's eye. And you're showing lots of aptitude in this area.

    No, I think F-P like myself were just talking about the comparison with subject matter and themes. And if you were born in the right place at the right time, you would have owned that market and we would be comparing all the people who paint now to you.

    You could have done comics, paperback covers, all sorts of things in the publishing field. And you have the fine gift of being able to put your characters from your imagination on the page. And that is certainly a requirement for comic artists, and as I said, for most illustrators.

    By the way, Thanks F-P!!!! They actually have the stories that went with the covers on this site. I've never read one but will have to because I'm curious if they come anywhere close to what those fantastic covers promised. We shall see.
    Last edited by D Akey; 07-16-2014 at 02:40 AM.
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    Thank You, dear D Akey for Your extreme kindness and encouraging words which work very pleasantly on my actual ego instead of my possible alter ego ... Very flattering for me what You say, dear and most admired friend. Such a blessing by You has got also a reverse though; I furtherly feel I should be much more responsible and careful before releasing any whatsoever less than decent outcome now; I feel I cannot afford a public failure or any serious shortcoming anymore ...
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    Damn right. . .
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