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REMAKE: Glycon The Snake God by PaulSizer REMAKE: Glycon The Snake God by PaulSizer
Part of this week's REMAKE/REMODEL challenge, this time to re-imagine GLYCON, the fictional snake god deity that writer Alan Moore claims to worship instead of God.

This one is actually a riff off of another Whitechapel poster named Rooth, who did a cool strip parodying Thor lifting his enchanted hammer and gaining his godly powers, making it instead a mortal man putting on the snake sock puppet and gaining the powers of Glycon. I ganked the pose in my image from a classic Jack Kirby pose of THOR, as an homage to Kirby's ability to make even the lamest concepts look cool under his style. I worked to capture the bold, chunky inks and the famous "Kirby Krackle" energy effects, plus I also intentionally mis-registered the colors to give it that old, badly printed comic book look.
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Appetitive-Soul Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
There is nothing fictional about Glycon. He is, as they say, 'as fucking real as Jesus." Several Greek cities celebrated him on their coinage and there is a cult statue. You can read a description of his cult in Lucian's Alexander the False Prophet Its undoubtedly better for you to read Lucian than Moore. Incidentally, Glycon had much longer hair and a more human looking face (though with some equine features).

In fact, Here is his image:

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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Didn't know all that background. Thanks for the facts, man!
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DerMajestic Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
nice use of the kirby beam
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
He was the American master of comic 'splode.
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DerMajestic Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
in the nature of all the worlds he created, there was always a feeling of epic powerfulness in every character and action. i think hes my favorate because he really brought things to life - hence, a very powerful 'splode lol
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Didn't know you lifted the pose off of Thor, but I definately got a Kirby "New Gods" vibe from the drawing, which, being a massive comics nerd, made me filled with joy. :)
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent, nerd joy rules.
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
That it does. :D
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sneakazz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Hi Paul,

Please excuse my ignorance but are Whitechapel a publishing house?

I love your work but I come from a non-comic book fan pov and just really did the illustrations in isolation from everything else, if that makes sense?!

Stephen.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
WHITECHAPEL is a forum moderated by comic writer Warren Ellis, who does work for comics, films, video games and novels. He has a very loyal online following, and encourages the people on his forums to be as intelligent about their geekery as they can be.

His forums attract some of the cream of the current comic writers and artists in the field, and his forums are known for being a very active and challenging place to hang out. He also rules with an iron fist, and does not tolerate internet fools gladly. He is a self professed info-holic, and is known for filling his works with cutting edge science and theory to the point of it being "pornographic" in its excess. He is also pretty close to a comic genius. Well worth checking out via his blog: [link]
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