Friday, December 19, 2014

Mickey Free Heads Home

December 19, 2014
   Got up this morning and decided to give myself a birthday present. Went out to the studio and started a fire in the stove and sat down and finished yet another take on the headhunter Mickey Free:

BBB Birthday Whip Out: "Mickey Free Heads Home"

   Sorry for the pun, but I couldn't resist. I have had this Mickey-With-the-Severed-Head of-Pedro theme on the brain for the past two weeks. One of our editors, Stuart Rosebrook, is very concerned about the image of Mickey on the cover with a severed head being too gross for our readers. Stuart likens it to EC comics (the gory 1950s comic books that led to a ban on comics), so I decided this morning to give it a more laid back, subtle effect. Not sure it replaces the cover we ended up with, but it is more "tasteful."

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on them. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."
—Johnny Cash