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REMAKE: Speed Centaur by PaulSizer REMAKE: Speed Centaur by PaulSizer
Been too busy to do these recently, but REALLY needed to draw today, so this happened.
Here's the brief:
"INSTRUCTIONS:

SPEED CENTAUR

Many thanks to Jess Nevins for drawing my attention to this little dollop of Wonderful Weird from the pages of Amazing Mystery Funnies. This infoblot from Dan Markstein’s Toonopedia:
It's tempting to say Speed Centaur was the oddest of the oddballs, but with so many oddballs around it's hard to be sure. He certainly was an odd one. To begin with, he was, like, a centaur! Four legs, hooves, human torso on top of a horse torso, etc., making it hard to figure how he fits into human society while at the same time conferring little apparent benefit on his pursuit of urban adventure…
Speed didn't start out as a city dweller. He was born into a tribe of similar creatures, which lived far away in the frozen North. When he was very young an earthquake wiped out all the others. He was found wandering alone through a snowstorm by trapper Maurice Norton, who raised him, teaching him English and French. Later, he took up with a reporter named Jerry "Reel" McCoy, who hailed from civilized climes. It was Jerry who brought Speed to New York, where, with Jerry as assistant, he took up the avocation of superheroing.

Not much more to say about that. Things I particularly like:
1. the notion of a fucking ridiculous mythical chimaera trying to get by in contemporary (or future?) society.
2. the fact that someone felt an English-speaking horsebloke wasn’t urbane enough, and taught the galloping manebotherer French as well – presumably so he’d feel more at home during those requisite balmy afternoons crunching sugarcubes outside Parisian cafés.
And 3. the notion of trying to sell this guy as a street-level Urban! Hero! – complete with acrobatic rooftop chases and desperate gangland vendettas. Daredevil-with-hooves is too delightful a concept to ignore.

LET’S RIDE."


So. He's Speed. He's a centaur. He's French (c'mon, look at that 'stache. That is SO French, right?).
That's all I got.
EDITED: Switched out to the more classic "Speed Racer" pose.

Speed Racer is © the people who do Speed Racer.
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:iconmaxmblk66:
maxmblk66 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very cool take on public domain character mash-up
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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EdGarcia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
...Soooo, He's got some big saddle bags for Spridle and Chim-Chim?
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
But of course. It wouldn't be an adventure without them! : )
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badcop69 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-spit takes soda- buahahahahaha well done very well done indeed.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Send me the dry cleaning bill... : )
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:iconkerevon:
Kerevon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
'Twould be a lot better.
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:iconsobreiro:
sobreiro Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
HAH!
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:iconrocket-soda:
rocket-soda Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012   Digital Artist
THIS JUST MADE MY DAY
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