Friday, August 11, 2006

Devil Man


Recent commission of Go Nagai's classic manga/anime character from the 70's.

Interestingly enough, Nagai's work has always been an influence, but it wasn't until very recent that I discovered who the creator behind the work was. He's responsible for such classics as Devil Man, Cutey Honey, Kekko Kamen, but probably best known for his work on Mazinger Z and Getter Robo. These last two were part of the giant robot craze which invaded the U.S. in the 70's and 80's, and were better known as members of the Shogun Warriors* toy line.

For me, Nagai is one of the rare artists who can combine adult themes, humor, and cool monsters all in one. If you dig old school anime, I recommend hunting down some of his 70's Japanese t.v. shows on e-bay. Good stuff!

* p.s. ........24" first release Mazinga Shogun Warrior ......BEST TOY EVER!

8 comments:

Kevin Barber said...

Who ever this comission is for is one lucky person. I'm sure they got a great deal too. Just fantastic. Exciting shapes design and poseing.

Goobeetsablog said...

wow.

you are definitely pushing your style to it's limits here- he has great balance

you make it look easy
but I'm not fooled:)

PEPE said...

wonderful piece!! love the shape changes in his forms!! The info on Go Nagai was enlightening!!

DW said...

You are a star, Darryl! I'm going to love this forever :)

MadameGaston said...

this is extremely awesome, I love it.

German-Selim said...

man, i love cutey honey and go nagai

great job adapting devil man your style.

-G

Jay D Smith said...

fantastic!!

nagai's work is great!!

Doktor Viktor Von Kreep said...

Way Kool my fiend! This is one of my favorite evil characters of all time!