Friday, June 29, 2012
Those Annoying Post Brothers
I had a hard time settling on which characters to choose. I had a lot of favorites from the 80's: The Tick, Red Fox, Stig's Inferno, Eagle, Shuriken... but Those Annoying Post Brothers still stands above them. I actually discovered them by accident. I was in the hospital after having some surgery and my mother picked up my comics from New England Comics and Amazing Heroes was in there, and this particular issue had The Worlds of Matt Howarth as the cover story. I'd never heard of him, or any of his work, but reading his interview I was quickly sucked in. I mean, c'mon... Ron & Russ Post, two psychopaths with the ability to travel to any reality by simply thinking about it? And wait.. they hang out with C'Thulu (who wears a tie and smokes cigars). Ad C'thulu is part of an electronica band? Say what now?
Anyhoo... I've long said that my main artistic influences are George Perez, Akira Toriyama... and Matt Howarth. Honestly? I think my work actually favors Howarth more than anyone else.