When I was a kid, I would spend hours looking at Marvel Comics' Big John Buscema's Conan and Thor and Avengers. I was not a rich kid, I did not have a ton of comicbooks, just a few. John Buscema artwork was what I thought was perfect for comic books. I would spend many days trying to draw like him, inspired by him. Many of those books fell apart and are in complete tatters, as I would take them with me on family trips to pass the time. The only one I still have from then is Thor Annual #5, the covers are missing pieces, the book has been restapled, the pages are yellowed and worn. A few years ago I bought a better copy of that book for my collection. Now I have 100s of comics, mostly Conan, by John Buscema.
This piece is inspired by Big John, a Conan cover that he did years ago. This is my version of that.