Sunday, June 2, 2013
I spent the afternoon at Spillmanville. You never know what to expect from a studio visit with Bobby Spillman. All manner of creatures might be up for a visit with the master and that was the case today when I went for visit. I sat down to start my customary doodle while Bobby worked. Bobby's friend, forgive me, I forget his name, asked me to do something specific. It was like a no-pay commission. I'm used to that type shit, believe me. Here was the request: A pirate ship is besieged by a Kracken type creature. the pirate ship is "manned" by a bad ass girl who is large and in charge. The drawing was for his seven year old daughter. Ok, I think I got this. I can totally operate on a seven year old level. Wish I could have spent more time on it, but it belongs to a seven year old art collector now. So be it. I will leave you with a Spillman progression. Bobby is a genuine true blue artist and I have to admit a great influence and source of inspiration. I am glad to be able to call him my friend.