Image Comics reblogged an awesome mash-up piece from Li’l Depressed Boy creator Sina Grace, and S. Steven Struble. The piece combines Li’l Depressed Boy with Image Comics’ original Spawn on the publisher’s official Tumblr on Monday.
There’s a lot to appreciate about this piece, which you can view here below.
First, it’s simply great artwork, and it’s nice to see the actual creator of the character combine it with something else. But really, it works as a symbol of what Image Comics was and what it is today. Sure, Image has always been about creator owned works, but in its origin, Image was all about overly muscular anti-heroes that epitomized an era in comics that was all about excess. Nowadays though, we have a far more emotional and sensitive approach on Image for the most part. It’s a place where comics can be about anything, and the majority are not about superheroes.
So, really, the dichotomy of Spawn and Li’l Depressed Boy represented in this piece is not only brilliant, it’s also absolutely hilarious. Massive kudos to Grace and S. Steven on this one.
For more of Grace’s work including several Li’l Depressed Boy pieces, make sure to check out his official website.
[Source: Sina Grace via Image Comics]