Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The Silver Surfer
I had this piece up in my office in San Francisco for more than five years, but it didn't occur to me to take a picture and post it until tonight. The original was done on October 3, 1993, on bristol paper, with pen & ink and colored pencil. I used white out to make the stars. The Silver Surfer is a lonely space cowboy whose only trusted companion is his board. This piece was inspired by a cowboy. He was lonely, too, and for the most part, thought more of his horse than anyone he knew. The year I did this, he won first place at the Grand National Rodeo in his class, which was Reigning. His surfboard didn't let him down.