Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The RIPPING FRIENDS in: "Beef Rescue"!

I've been in a bit of a drawing slump, lately.. So for a new Post, I decided to just drag out an older illo & try throwing some color onto it? Here's the result:

In 2003, a local Toronto kid named "Julian" approached me at a comic-book convention.. He asked if I'd do a "Ripping Friends" commissioned Drawing for him? I said sure. But then he told me that he not only wanted the entire Foursome.. But that he wanted them geared-up in the same Spacesuits they'd worn in the "Frictor" episode?! Oh, yeah.. And also? Please include at least 1 of the cows that were in the "Ovulator" episode, as well...
Sheesh!!

Well, I always enjoy a challenge.. And fortunately, still had all of the necessary Model Sheets, too..
So, I simply invented a screwy scenario where 'Jimmy The Idiot' and the Cow, were rescuing the stranded RF team, somewhere on the Moon.. Bringing them heaping helpings of sorely-needed MEAT, to sustain their heroic strength!! heh

Hoping to post some "fresher" artwork soon, folks.. Apologies.
See yuz, later!

4 comments:

Dominic Bugatto said...

Nice one Rich!

That's one lucky kid.

Don't think I've ever seen this piece before.

rajesh said...

Sweet. An update.

Sometimes I forget how versatile an artist you are, Rich. Nice work.

Percy Pernell said...

Loverly pic,
I heard you mention this once, but never saw the finished piece.....
Nice stuff as always.
DE

Michael Cho said...

Great piece, dude. sorry to hear you got in a drawing slump -- happens to all of us at one point or another!