Splash pages, you gotta' love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit the reader with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This Friday, a splash by horror illustrator extraordinaire Berni Wrightson, featuring the incredible 80's icon that is Swamp Thing.
You know in all this time of doing Now That's A Splash Page - this is the first actual splash page. I figured with Valentines Day around the corner I needed something a little darker to line my stomach.
Berni's art on Swamp Thing was amazing, he really did bring the natural beastie to life. Plus look at that good old fashioned pulp typography roaring in the background as Swamp Thing emerges from the wreckage. Modern type and lettering is all good, but the old school looking fonts just makes a comic feel like a comic should.