Skottie Young has a style that is instantly recognizable, and I spend quite a bit of time each week going through the images on his website. When I found this image of Spongebob Squarepants, I knew in an instant that this was not an image to show my Spongebob loving son.
I haven’t seen the movie Labyrinth in years (decades really), but I understand there are a number of people out there that watch the movie on a regular basis. Today, Skottie Young shares his interpretation of David Bowie’s Goblin King.
Marvel has announced that Dorothy returns to OZ in September, as Eric Shanower and Skottie Young return to the OZ universe. “I really look forward to following Dorothy, the Wizard, and their newest friends on their underground adventures in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz,” said Shanower in a prepared statement. “I can’t wait to see what Skottie comes up with when he shows us the bizarre vegetable people, the soundless wooden gargoyles, and how he’ll deal with the valley of invisibility.” Set off by the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake Dorothy, joined by her cat Eureka, are transported back
The Muppets are certainly seeing an upswing in popularity again, partially due to the BOOM! Studios (now Marvel) comic book series, and partially to the upcoming Muppet movie from long time puppet fan Jason Segel. Oz artist Skottie Young offers up today’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day with his take on that drum banging animal… uh… Animal!
The Eric Shanower/Skottie Young Oz series is really well done, and the latest installment, The Marvelous Land of Oz #1, has sold out at the distributor level and is going back to press for another run.Â If your store sold out, be on the look out for the second edition arriving December 09, 2009.
For the creative type, having an office that is both functional and kick-ass is really important.Â I’ve showed off the Major Spoilers HQ a few years ago, but over time the place has grown to be quite a mess.Â I’m rectifying that at the moment, and will show off what has become of the space since it was last under the microscope.Â In the meantime, I thought using today’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day to showcase an artists’ workspace might be part inspiration, part motivation.
If the theme is Wizard of Oz, I’d be remiss if I didn’t have a day featuring the most awesome work of Skottie Young for the current Marvel series. My first cover to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I wasn’t thrilled with this when I first finished it. In fact, we almost just used this a promo piece instead of a cover. Luckily my editors liked it enough to talk me off the artistic ledge and just use it as the cover. I’m glad we did, it set a nice tone for the covers to follow. It’s been cool to