Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Man in Black


I did this while watching a really great episode of POV last night on PBS. It featured a documentary from 1969 called Johnny Cash: : The Man, His World, His Music. You can catch it online here.
I was really taken with what seemed like just a single light shining on the stage and how it caught the Man in Black's craggy features against an almost pitch black background.
Pretty far from comics I guess... well, maybe not!
Now THAT's a book I'd kill to draw:)

4 comments:

Brian Jones said...

Great job on the man in black Chris! I dont know if you've seen his video cover to NIN Hurt but man the song takes on a life of it's own knowing how ill he was at the time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go

Tony Shasteen said...

AWE-SOME!

Ryan the Iowan said...

Chris, that is simply amazing. As a lifelong Cash fan, I'm simply blown away by this one. This is one of my favorite sketches you've posted on here. Incredibly awesome.

Chris Samnee said...

Thanks, Brian. Yeah I saw the video back in the day. Way better than the NIN version if ya ask me.

Thanks, Ryan. Glad ya dig it:) Now that I think about it, maybe I'll have a music theme up here one of these weeks.