Here we have another unusual character. It's funny seeing all these characters in one spot like this. Quite the motley crew.
I don't typically think of myself as a "cartoonist" and I don't typically aim to draw in a cartoonish stye, that is to exaggerate features beyond realist proportions (these past drawings being the exception). But I do find that approach interesting and I love artists that can do it really well. Darwyn Cooke comes to mind. His characters are larger than life, and their persoalities shine through without even speaking a word. His Parker adaptations are fantastic and his single issue of Mark Chiarello's passion project, SOLO is so, so good. I've returned to it over and over again.
Be sure to check his work out if you haven't already. He was a wonderful storyteller and as versatile as they come. The comics medium is a bit emptier without him around.
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist working out of Philadelphia. 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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