Friday, April 24, 2015
2005 Comic-Con International: San Diego Souvenir Book art by Amanda Yaryan
One of the fun things about this "Fifty Fridays*" project is the archaeological aspect. Ten years ago, mostly amateur artists contributed some Martian Manhunter pieces to a convention book, and then they moved on with their lives. Some are in entertainment industries, others are still promoting projects, a few have portfolios available, and most have escaped my cursory detection efforts. Too many have the same names as politicians, which makes for dull image searches. Two Amanda Yaryans turned up on Google, one a photographer whose flair for dramatic make-up could betray a youthful interest in a shapeshifting alien, but that's mere conjecture. It could just as easily be the mom referencing Bill Engvall on Twitter, or another lady entirely.
*To be clear, there are actually only 20-some-odd Fridays worth of material celebrating the 50th anniversary.