In honor of Rob's birthday, cyber-pal (and fellow Friend of Aqua Man member) Rick Duncan and I got together creatively to make up a brand-new AQUAMAN adventure for you! Rick wrote the script last year and asked if I would be interested in illustrating it. I agreed to do it, even though I think my art style is somewhere between Fred Hembeck and Frank Robbins (!). The original plan was to finish it and send it to Rob as a Christmas 2010 present. However, I just didn't have the time or the inclination last winter to get it done. Then this past Spring I suddenly had a burst of creativity from my Muse and pencilled, inked, AND colored it, all in time for his birthday today!
Rob got a color-copied version, a "pencilled" version, and the original script (which was supposed to be the first part of a two-parter, but I just couldn't make that kind of commitment, so we revised it into a stand-alone story). Here's a scan of the colored version. Hope you like it! I'm actually not so crazy about it....I see a lot that I wanted to do that turned out badly. On every page I see something that worked and something that didn't....but, what the hell....it was fun!
Aquaman, Mera, and Tempest in "States of Matter!"
by Rick Duncan and Russell Burbage
(click on the pics to super-size them)