Stef Marcinkowski of the web graphic novel Sarah Zero, surprised me with this parody send up of Metallica’s album cover from “Master of Puppets”. The original can be found on Wikipedia
Check out Stef’s blogpost that describes his process. FIFTEEN HOURS, yes I said 15 hours to complete this monstrous task. And with an infant crawling around the house too. That is a true Bearmaniac!!
Guest Cartoon Request
Taking some time off the first couple weeks of December so if you are a webcomic artist looking to promote your work this is a great opportunity. I am doing a repeat of my very first guest cartoon request. Since I don’t have regular characters, I want to see you use your characters with a twist. Here is what I am looking for:
- Show us what one of your characters will look like at age 100 OR looked like at age one.
- Single Panel (max 500 pixel width)
- Give me a paragraph that describes your webcomic and who the character is that you have drawn
- Send to me bearmancartoons at yahoo.com
- Submit by November 20.
Need inspiration? Well you can check out the submissions from when I put out the call back in 2009 from George Ford, Dan Long, Byron Wilkins, Warren Frantz, Robert Matejcek aka Spilled Ink, and Nate Fakes
Way cool. Way cool.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
I am a huge Metallica fan and this is ubercool!
15 hours? Wow. Not just for the dedication, but for the idea my attempt would be measured in weeks. *grins*
Well you put in at least that much time to try and win me the editorial cartoon contest.
The attention to detail is amazing. Great job Stef!
Thanks Kim. Well Stef should be thanking you but he isn’t here..haha
This is an amazing guest cartoon. Stef did an outstanding job. I can certainly see what painstaking touches he incorporated in the fifteen hours it took to complete this masterpiece. Quite impressive!
That or he is slow as shit…haha j/k
Hey, can I still do a guest cartoon even though I participated in ’09? Is it okay if I try a different concept, perhaps the one you mentioned to me a few months ago?
No…you gotta stick with the rules of this one for that time period. That is why I added the 1 year old version too, in case you or others wanted to try something different.
Though I am always open to guest cartoons beyond this time.
I think that the new hair style works
but your tongue has lengthened somewhat,
I guess being a ghoul one has to have a
long one, no I mean a long tongue 🙂 lol
This is brilliant work
by your friend Stef Marcinkowski 🙂
Gene simmons has been giving me pointers
Yes it has been noted 😉 lmao
Wow, thank you all so much for your awesome comments!
TASTY TRIVIA: in making this pic, I asked Bearman to send me a real photo of himself, and he really DOES look like this. His tongue is like a full-grown Python.
I knew it , I knew it!!!!
Too much information 😛
Great cartoon though!
I could make a gene simmons comment but I won’t hahah
Yes he has been known to
take the hiss sometimes but
he is definitely a wickd
character and artist, as are
you my friend… Well done 🙂
I’ll throw my hat in the ring for the guest strip, at first I didn’t know how I would do a zombie and ghost at 100 years, but then I remembered that I draw a freaking comic and I can do anything I want with my characters without explanation … lol.
Baby zombies/ghosts always make the girls go awwww. BTW I couldnt comment on your post today.
What did it do when you tried to leave a comment? or are you saying it was just that bad you couldn’t bring yourself to comment on it?
I think I fixed it, try it now
I love it. Too funny
Ahhh, that Stef, he does great things for ya when yer not looking for it! [applauds]
As long as he isn’t doing stuff TO you when you aren’t looking
Well done indeed!
I totally forgot to say that the guest comic is all kinds of awesome!
I would buy this album.
Someone drew all over it.
Great work Stef. Definitely an awesome Plus-master aAlbum cover.
I’ll have to see what I can come up with for a guest old/young post
Some old rats would be fun
That’s a great poster, Stef!
15 hours? That’s a lot of dedication.
Dedication is his middle name. Actually it is…I stole his wallet
This Metallica reference made you my favorite person of the week.
Me or stef?
You are definitely the master of +’s. Great fan art.
I think I might be in for a guest strip. I’ll have to get my mind workin’.
BTW You are a winner in my contest but you have to email me your address so I can send you your prize.
Actually my post today kinda looks like I did when I was a kid but it is a photo and not a comic.
Woo HOO. WINNER WINNER!! Little behind on my blog visits today. Busy Busy but will get it to you.
Very Cool! Well Done! Is Christmas really right around the corner? Time does fly.
Yes…so you can start sending me gifts now.
The original can be found in my collection, too.
I like this version about a bajillion times better, though.
I thought you meant the original guest cartoon you did for me that I alluded to above. NOW I get it. haha
now that I reread that it makes even less sense than most of my comments do.
Which is saying a lot.
Must be a result of all the headbanging.
I understood it, the second time I read it..haha
Fantastic job! 15 hours wooow.
Now everyone agrees: you ROCK, Bearman! 🙂
Great job, Stef! Love your take on Bearman!
Just last night I was trying to find Enter Sandman on Spotify, no original was found. I liked them 20 years ago. Nice photo.
20 years ago, you and they are getting old.
Stef’s work is awesome! (as that cartoon shows!) Nice to see him getting the kudos he deserves. :`D