Art Appreciation Moment of the Day: Evan Shaner


Jumping back into the John Carter of Mars theme, Evan Shaner offers up his take on the John Carter franchise.

Here’s my piece for Andy’s John Carter of Mars week. I was only recently able to get a scan of it. I’ll admit I’m a lot less familiar with Carter than Burroughs’ other popular creation, but the idea of a confederate captain zapped to Mars while trying to hide from Apaches, well that’s pretty neat.

I’m going to count this as my Frank Frazetta tribute as well. I discovered Frazetta’s work in college and have since kept a large folder of his paintings, amazed at the way he played with contrast. For what it’s worth I enjoyed his work in newspaper strips as well.

via Comic Twart