Monday, September 1, 2008

Color Cover Preview

Behold, as the Mighty Andar juggles an ancient text, the masks of drama and comedy, an anvil, a cactus, the kitchen sink, a bomb, a Grecian urn, and an artist's pallette! Harold of the Gods and General Patriot look on in what might be bewilderment and chagrin.

I drew this image to represent the idea that you never know what you might find within the covers of this comic from art history to slapstick. According to, the word eclectic means

ec·lec·tic [i-klek-tik]
1.selecting or choosing from various sources.
2.made up of what is selected from different sources.
3.not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
4.noting or pertaining to works of architecture, decoration, landscaping, etc., produced by a certain person or during a certain period, that derive from a wide range of historic styles, the style in each instance often being chosen for its fancied appropriateness to local tradition, local geography, the purpose to be served, or the cultural background of the client.
5.Also, ec·lec·ti·cist [i-klek-tuh-sist] a person who follows an eclectic method, as in philosophy or architecture.

[Origin: 1675–85; <>eklektikós selective, equiv. to eklekt(ós) chosen, select (eklég(ein) to pick out + -tos ptp. suffix;
Thanks, Dan, for helping me finish coloring the cover to Eclectic Comics #2!


Paul Bozzo said...

It's easy to see that you are back to teaching - thanks for the lesson on "eclectic"! You CAN tell a book by its cover. Sweet!

Marek Bennett said...

Lookin' good! Can't wait to read the insides...