Mercury Completes Orbit: Original Artist REVEALED!

Detail from art by Jesse Hamm

A couple of weeks ago, my friend and Periscope Studio-mate Jesse Hamm posted the ULTIMATE incarnation of the meeting of Wolverine and Freddie Mercury in an epic three-page strip . Take a moment to head over to Jesse’s blog and click through the pages. Go on, we’ll be here when you come back.

Ha! Awesome, right? But what is MORE awesome is the following exchange on a Facebook comics group (click to embiggen):

That’s right! Rob Marsh came forth and revealed himself as the artist who created the original Wolverine/Freddie Mercury page submitted to Marvel twenty years ago! The page that would eventually inspire me and others to explore the mystery of the meeting of those two great men; one a fictional anti-hero archetype, the other a larger-than-life rock icon lost too soon.

Thanks, Jesse Hamm. Thanks, everyone who participated in this exercise in comics storytelling (See here and here). Thanks, Steve Bunche, who first posted the original page that got this ball rolling in my head.

And a very heartfelt thank you to Rob Marsh for loving the art of comics enough to keep submitting samples in the face of rejection letters, without which dedication none of this would have been possible.

It’s a kind of magic.

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