Another commissioned piece from
posted with his permission.
As soon as
told me what he wanted I knew exactly what to do with it. Once upon a time I discovered that the iconic Conan the Barbarian was based off of a series of short stories written by a very imaginative man way back in the 1930's. I bought the complete works and was stunned by how much better the original stories were than anything done with Conan since then (Arnold included!). Can you believe our grandparents probably read this stuff when it first came out!? Sex, violence, probably devil worship, more violence and more sex.
I guess it's not too surprising considering the music that people were listening to at that time [link]
I was happy to find out that nearly everybody I was working with at the time were also huge Conan fans. That is to say... the movies. One guy had read all the 1980's marvel comics, so he thought he was really something else.
My point is, read books!!!