Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Gal" Friday! Sally Jupiter (by James Jean)

This ones a tad early, but:

The web says that Taiwanese-American artist James Jean grew up in New Jersey, but he currently resides in Los Angeles. He has worked on the DC Comics series Fables and also provided many covers for Green Arrow, Batgirl, Batman, Amazing Fantasy, The Umbrella Academy and Runaways.

I have a very nice Fantastic Four print by Jean that was a offered as an incentive at the Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC a few years ago. James Jean has done an outstanding illustration of the Sally Jupiter character from the upcoming motion picture adaptation of Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons classic mid-1980's Watchmen series (also originally from DC comics).

For those of you who may not have read Watchmen, Sally was the 1940's costumed adventurer Silk Spectre, who was later the mother of Laurie Juspeczyk (Silk Spectre II). Jean's painted artwork of the first Silk Spectre really channels an old Vargas-style pin-up girl vibe, so this fabulous art earns a spot as my "Gal" Friday this week; and also because he has captured the actress who will portray Sally in the film (uber-sexy Carla Gugino) in a very fetching way.

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