I don't watch a whole lot of anime these days, but there was a time, my friends. There was a time. It's not often that I think about it, but when I saw the anime-inspired artwork of Mike Luckas, I was immediately drawn back to memories of those younger summers where I cared an awful lot about Faye Valentine and Vash the Stampede. It was sort of like getting in that time machine from Back to the Future, except that instead of having to help my parents hook up, I had to confront the fact that I have spent a lot of money on imported Japanese action figures in my lifetime.
But we're getting off track here. The point is, Luckas's art is awesome, whether he's drawing classic anime characters, video game stars like Metroid's Samus Aran, or his own creations. Check out some favorites below!
Fundraising: Alan Amato's planned "Illuminate Parkinson's" touring art show, which is designed to raise awareness about the disease, is currently seeking donations. Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman and more have lent their support by appearing in gallery photos.
I am deeply in love with "Trigun." Seriously, how could anyone resist a world where bounty hunters run around looking to earn "double dollars," lone wolf preachers carry heavily armed crosses on their backsides, and planets with names like Gunsmoke actually exist? That's not even mentioning Vash the Stampede - the $$60 Billion Man is awesome enough as is in animated form, but toy manufacturing company Kaiyodo is upgrading the character's badass factor by bringing us the Revoltech Trigun's Vash The Stampede action figure
As an origami admirer with extremely limited skills (and even more limited patience), I'm always impressed by the artists who pull off works of art from paper. In the case of Brian Chan, however, I'm beyond impressed - I'm absolutely floored
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