"That IS a moon! AND a space station!"
When the theme of 80's black & white comics explosion was brought up I knew immediately that I wanted to do a piece of art paying tribute to Mike Baron & Steve Rude's "Nexus". For me, Nexus was the coolest indie comic at the time. I still love it!
I didn't expect to get quite as a tied up in the piece as I did. Hopefully you can see that I spent a little time on it and had a great time doing it.
This piece was done with ink, ink wash and liquid watercolor on 11"x17" Strathmore 500 bristol (part of their "sequential" series of papers). This was my first time using that particular paper and I have to say I really like it. There was just enough tooth to get the dry brushing effects that I like and not so much that I couldn't lay down a smooth line too. Hope you enjoy the piece!
Go read some old Nexus comics!