September 22, 2009

hidden homage


the first inked (and cropped) panel of issue 4. i love drawing shelves full of books, which doesn't mean i'm fast at it. this probably took an hour to ink. but it's one of the ways to sneak in hand lettering in the pages! the homage bit is too obscure- maybe two people will see it.

20 comments:

Škrky said...

Not one of 'em :-(

Dillon said...

nice panel... and library

dzuka said...

i guess it's two thick books on upper shelf with numbers 1 and 2?
but i don't know what they are.
nice approach to chasing deadlines, btw. : )

tonci said...

nope, not the two books...

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Could it be the mask in the middle?
Made me think of both Christman's Sandman and Toth's The Fox.

If not, a hint is welcome. :)

tonci said...

good guess, although it's from something else. now probably only one more person can recognize it.

it's not really that important, just fun =)

Dominic Bugatto said...

Tintin artifact?

tonci said...

nope. as i said- too obscure. but thanks for guessing =)

Robert Reilly said...

Is it on the top shelf the word RAW. A reference to the comics anthology magazine edited by Art Spiegelman.

tonci said...

that one's actually Prometheus rising by Robert Anton Wilson- a very good book.

Dillon said...

Is it the Monkey's paw? As seen in The Simpsons, series three... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkey%27s_Paw

tonci said...

the paw is actually a plot point in issue 3, so it's not that hidden...
as i said, too obscure! =)

Rico said...

human target/biukovic?

tonci said...

human target?

Rico said...

ma, mislio sam omaž, ali ocigledno nije cim se pitas:)

Andrés Valenzuela said...

Gilgamesh, by Koch, any chance it's that? There was a comic-book by that name a couple of decades ago, 'though I can't recall whose the author was.

tonci said...

andres- there's a couple of real books there, but that one's completely made up. i think.

Ive said...

Golden dawn lol wut :D

Ive said...

golden dawn, zanimljivo :)

Wil Freeborn said...

they look like artifacts from Hellboy on the shelfs