Mythos: Captain America, Page 18-19. 2008.
Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 22 × 17″.
In case you couldn't tell, I'm excessively excited about The Avengers, and have been anticipating its arrival since the plans were first made public. Iron Man hit theaters while I was in the midst of painting Mythos: Captain America, and while the movie was a certifiable success, it was tough to imagine how all those potential teammates would ever come together to share 2 hours on a single screen. It's hard enough to draw and paint that many characters on a single page, so I can't even imagine the challenges associated with creating an ensemble movie of this magnitude. The logistics alone would require a super-team.
I'm fortunate enough to be invited to a Marvel screening this evening and will be hooting and hollering and clapping the whole time. There's nothing quite like seeing these movies with an all-Marvel audience, and this is the mother of all Marvel movies.