At long last, after starting work on this thing in 1993, “Nathan Massengill’s Viscera” is live and available for sale (at least, digitally). The website is RingRunning.com. The book and sketchbook can also be read for free there. Please note that it’s a pretty radical departure from my previous work and it does contain “mature themes”, for lack of a better descriptor. Please feel free to sign up there and join the community!
When I was a young little fry (very young), I loved Batman best. Superman was vaguely okay, but Batman rocked. It says a great deal for Batman that he was cooler to me than a superpowered alien. My good friend and brilliant Batman painter Scott Hampton once said, “Batman is the best superhero. Period.” And while I’m sticking with Wonder Woman on that score, I understand Scott’s thinking.
Anyone that knows Harley Quinn and her best girlfriend Poison Ivy knows trouble. Actually, just knowing Harley by herself is enough trouble for most sentient beings. Perhaps this was not the best time for her to test Mistah J’s new glue gun. Oh, well, another day, another escape attempt.
Seriously, though, have villains ever been more fun? When these two when they team up, no others even come close.
This piece of artwork took FOR-EVAH!
Other than Batman, the character I’ve probably worked on more than any other is Deadpool. Deadpool has grown on me (like a virulent foot fungus) and now he is one of my favorite characters. Since he can teleport anywhere, I ask myself, where might he go? To an island full of beautiful Amazonian women? Well, duh!
This led me to another question: Would Wonder Woman even like Deadpool? Some people say she really has no sense of humor, you know. Personally, I think she would and she does!
Here’s the first NAM 2.0 piece. It’s a new direction with some old themes. Of course, anyone who knows me knows that Moulton and Peters’ immortal heroine is my favorite superhero. That’s Wonder Woman, of course. It also occurred to me that I had really never seen a battle between WW and Supergirl (also a very cool DC superheroine)…I’m sure there’s been one…I’ve just never seen it! So I drew it. That’s what this cover series is going to be about: Asking myself, “So self, what do you want to see?”