Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What a shocker!

I'm still not ready for the full report I promised but I thought it was time to lighten things up here a bit. While I was signing at the HERO INITIATIVE booth (which was not actually raising money for the Mike Wieringo Scholarship as Newsarama reported...easy mistake with everything going on) I was eavesdropping on a conversation between Mark Waid and Cully Hamner. They were discussing the virtues of a certain Spidey nemesis that Mark is fond of.

Mark said something like, "Man, I can't get enough of the Shocker!"

That sent me into a fit of badly-concealed, snorting laughter and my face turned red. Cully looked at me like I was nuts for a second, made the connection and started laughing with me. Mark just looked at us like we were a couple of idiots.


Yesterday, I had an hour or so waiting for Suzanne and knocked this out. Occasionally, the urge to draw something hits me so hard I just have to indulge myself. (Warren, I haven't forgotten ya, buddy. I just didn't have my reference handy.) This was a lot of fun to draw and got some laughs from my coworkers.

Anyway, I hope you like the Shocker. Who doesn't?


Cully Hamner said...

That is so wrong. And so right.

Leaf said...

Probably one of the best stories from Heroes '08. And an excellent drawing, too, Mafus. Can there be a bread one not too far behind it?

Heywood Jablomie said...

i just spit my soda all over my desk!! that is frikkin hilarious! and a great drawing too!

Squeeze said...


But that is funny.......and ironically one of your best pictures ever.


Anonymous said...

That's just too funny.

The drawing is awesome.

Warren said...

Great story!

And no rush for my drawing. Do NOT feel pressured at all about that. It's not like you had a sign out front offering to do drawings. I kinda sprung it on ya. Plus, you're not charging enough to stress about it, y'know? And if you don't get around to it, you know what the deal was, so we're good either way. :)

Anonymous said...

I think the Shocker should hold his hands in such a fashion from now on...funny story, great art!

Parker said...

That IS a really good Shocker. And Waid DOES love The Shocker, in EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.