Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Robi Pena, an amazing artist from the shores of Gijon, Asturias, Spain. In his portfolio he tackles different subjects in sets. Lastly, he tackled the characters of the musical C.A.T.S., now he's tackling comics. Lucky for us all...
It's hard to find an artist who doesn't have a shot of Hellboy tequila for his portfolio, Robi is no exception. The initial comic characters he's tackled all carry a heavy pulp tone - including Mystique - who will hopefully get back in the limelight at Marvel again soon!
Here, while the way Robi catches the twilight atmosphere in his Catwoman piece has rarely been matched, I dig the way he highlights the piece by legendary American pin-up artist Gil Elvgren that provided his inspiration. Make sure you click to enlarge!
Given Robi's love of iconic pulp and pin-up princesses, there is no surprise Vampirella lands within his gallery. She's been at the top of both genres for years! Taking a softer, innocent approach to the infamous vampire, Pena proves such style can still be as haunting!