Monday, January 12, 2009

Tarzan: Joe Jusko Style

I don't know admittedly very much about Joe Jusko. His art is found in such places, and at other sites associated with the man. I haven't found much to indicate who he is or where he's from, but I recently stumbled onto a ton of Tarzan paintings from the man.

It's rare to have a visceral reaction where I immediately think, "Yeh, this is pretty much what Tarzan would look like." And I'm not a big believer in the beefcake overmuscled hulk to indicate anything to do with power and strength in characters (see Superman, who shouldn't look like a body-builder...what is he using to build his muscles up with? He's super strong, naturally, and aside from being a bruiser at his height/weight, he's not going to look all cut and sh*t.) Still, Jusko has some awesome stuff going on here. I can't help but be impressed.

All these scans from

Go there to check out other Jusko amazement, including John Carter and Conan and other similar pop culture properties.

1 comment:

Relucent Reader said...

Nice Tarzan, never heard of the guy either.
Like the Jack Kirby machinery on the header--no one could do machinery like J Kirby.