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And now for something completely different.
One of the bummers about being addicted to drawing on blank sketch covers is that what is available is predominantly for Marvel Comics titles. And, while I love Marvel, I do like to doodle things beyond what is in their content library. Luckily for me, Image released a blank sketch variant for the Robert Kirkman-Rob Liefeld series, The Infinite, and I used that opportunity to draw a 90s era Liefeld character named Cybrid.
I’ve got a strange love-affair with the Cybrid character, in spite of the fact he only appeared in a handful of books about 15 years ago – for most of you, it will take longer to read this post than it would to read every comic Cybrid popped up in. You see, about a year ago, I was looking for a cool character to develop a bit as an over-the-top action series, sort of a “Spartacus” comic. Something in sane, high octane and a John Woo/Joe Carnahan film brought to the comic page.
When I came back across Cybrid during my research, I knew he was the character to do it with. I put together what I think was a pretty darn crazy Cybrid series pitch and sent it off to the man, the myth, the Liefeld, who liked it enough to give me the nod to take things to the next step. Suckily (that’s a word, right?), I had some pretty major stuff pop up after the San Diego Con last year and I had to drop out of the project, something I’m still pretty bummed about to this day.
Now that I’m back on track, I used the aforementioned Infinite sketch cover blank to finally get a chance to scratch a bit of my Cybrid itch. I love his design and think he would have been an absolute blast to get to play around with.
What do you think?
-Mat Nastos, Super Genius