I get inspired easily. A few months ago a friend introduced me to a really cool guy who owns a big magazine in the comic world. It's been around a long time and it's one of those nostalgic clients I'd still like to check off my list that I worked for. I've checked off Time Mag. New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Marvel, and DC Comics, to name a few. Not Rolling Stone yet. Are you listening Rolling Stone???
ahem, I don't have any commitments from him, but I started thinking about some of my favorite Heavy Metal characters from the 80's. Ranx Xerox, or Ran Xerox, or whatever incarnation they had to use because of copyright always caught my attention. It had gratuitous violence, a strange eroticism, and the backgrounds always had weird slice of life type of things happening. I think it was set in the future and I was never sure what the actual stories were about, but the art was always powerful and beautiful. Tanino Liberatore was a great artist in my 13 year old's mind. I have seen a lot more art since then so I have more art heros now but the clincher for me was that he did the cover for Frank Zappa's "Man from Utopia" album. I still have that album!