I thought I'd start the year off by sharing some sketches done of one of my favorite leading actors - Humphrey Bogart.
I've been a big Bogie fan since I came across The Maltese Falcon a few years back, which for me opened up the doors to the genre of Film Noir. Prior to Bogie, or that rare falcon so many died for, the subject matter of Noir was introduced to me in the form of comics through Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' excellent series, CRIMINAL. In the back of each issue they'd chew the fat, digesting the great films from the 40s and 50s via articles and interviews (worth the price of admission alone) and I remember The Maltese Falcon being one of them - so I gave it a go. I was hooked immediately. This exposed me to Bogie and Film Noir, both of which I've been eating up with delight ever since.
The drawing here is in fact not from The Maltese Falcon but a film that came out a year later called ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT. It's a good movie, and funny. Check it out.
Happy 2018 everyone!
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist from Salisbury, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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