Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2008 "Para Fran" Head Sketch by Al Barrionuevo

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"For Fran" in Spanish. It's a shame Al Barrionuevo hooked up with A.J. Lieberman, a mediocre writer whose poor fortunes seemed to transmit to his frequent (nigh exclusive) artistic partner. Barrionuevo had an appealingly human take on the classic Martian Manhunter, so of course he will always be associated with the more alien One Year Later conehead design that was not of his own making. Maybe he'll be redeemed someday through a more retro take, because Barrionuevo seems ideally suited for a noir take on John Jones. He seems like a real fedora and trench coat kind of cat, and I'd totally draft him for The Question if given the chance.

1 comment:

LissBirds said...

Nice. I'm glad you found something of his that wasn't Conheader.