Sunday, July 10, 2011

Number One finally finished.

Well, I finally got this thing inked. It took alot longer than I thought it would. Some of the problem was my hand, some was just time as all the weekend of the 4th I was trying to finish a project for work and just didn't have time to ink on this piece. So now I enter the ranks of Mark Schultz, William Stout, Frank Frazetta, St. John and others I am sure that I haven't seen yet - in presenting Number One and Miss Maxon traveling thru the jungle.

Also I finished a shirt that I always wanted, I kind of got the idea for it from a Lovecraft hoodie I have that has a logo for the expedition from the Mountains of Madness. So I have been working on this for awhile but just finally got it posted up to zazzle so I could order me one. So I made a shirt for the 1933 East Indies expedition of the S. S. Venture. Also as a tease on the front pocket area I put one of my favorite sayings from the film.....when Capt. Englehorn is talking about the east indies and the location of Skull Island he says a complete fantasy statement that means nothing but sounds cool....Due South, 90 East ...which makes no sense in relation to where they are or where they are going....  I was actually tempted to put my all time favorite line on it. But it doesn't pertain to the ship. It is when Jack looking at the wall and replying to the size of it.....'I was up at Angkor once, and it is bigger than this and nobody knows who built it...'


  1. Tom, congratulations on entering the ranks of Mark Schultz, William Stout, Frank Frazetta, St. John and others, with your Number One and Miss Maxon traveling thru the jungle. Of course, I have always thought of you up there among them, since I first saw your art, you are awesome!

    A King Kong shirt! I got to get one, as being a fan of the movie, how can I not get it. You can't beat the one and only Kong, for thrills!
    The other movies are not even to be mentioned here! Thanks for doing the art for the shirt.

    Lloyd, Loyal Legionnaire

  2. Legionnaire Lloyd, wow thanks for placing me in those ranks, I do try to give a good impression of a Schultz wannabee. Thanks.....

    Well you and I will have one of the Venture shirts. I ordered mine right after putting it up for sale. Always wanted something Kong to wear around.

  3. The inking really makes it look nice. I'm glad it's got her, and not me. :)