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Epic Fail – Massimo Carnevale is a very talented artist, and has provided a ton of beautiful covers, including for Brian Wood’s Northlanders series. But check out his cover for Conan The Barbarian #2:

Seriously? That must be some secret ancient Cimmerian method of drawing a bow, I suppose. The classic “pinch the arrow” draw. Come on, Massimo, finding photo reference on the proper use of a bow and arrow isn’t that hard. PS. The arrow is also drawn on the wrong side of the bow.

Epic Sculptures – Swiss artist Tom Samui makes these amazing metal sculptures out of scrap auto parts:

You can see more pics here. (btw, that last pic is for you, Caleb)

Epic Cartography – Over at Bleeding Cool, Stephen Sonneveld has a long and insightful essay about the real-world counterparts to the fictional Metropolis and Gotham City, delivering a huge dose of American history in the process.

“Where Chicago has a link to points west is in Detective William Pinkerton. Not only is Pinkerton a viable example of a Jonah Hex Western hero operating out of the Windy City, but he is also the best example of a living Batman, as well.”

Epic List – Writer/Director/Producer Kenneth Johnson, with the help of one of his assistant directors, Kevin Koster, has compiled a list of all the 131 reasons why Bill Bixby’s character would “Hulk out” in the 1970s Hulk TV series. Man, they were really stretching it with some of these:

“44. Kicking over a beehive and then being surprised when the bees are mad at him

86. Beaten up and thrown in a closet, and while thrashing around and trying to get out, sticking his hand in a box of broken glassware”

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    • Jason H says:

      I wouldn’t assume Carnevale did no research. There are different styles and techniques of archery. For instance, let’s see how wikipedia describes the traditional Hungarian method used by Mongols and Turks:

      “Originally the Scythians, Mongols and some of the Turkish archers, all used variants of a thumb ring and they released arrows from ‘inside’ the bow. (e.g. for a right-handed archer holding the bow in their left hand, the arrow sits across the left hand’s thumb and on the right side of the bow)”.

      Perhaps Carnevale felt this was more representative of how a Cimmerian of Conan’s time may have learned to shoot.

      Or maybe he made a mistake – who knows?

    • Dara says:

      Jason: fair enough, it’s possible he was going for exactly the technique you describe. But I don’t know, the whole image still comes off rather awkward to my eyes.

      Regardless of this particular cover, though, I do think Carnevale is a fantastic artist and as a cover designer he can run circles around most others.

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