About a month ago I did an ATC sketch set with a talented artist named Wynn Ryder. Up until Wynn contacted me I had not had the pleasure of seeing his work. If you've not taken the time to do that then I suggest you treat yourself real soon.
Today, I received the cards that Wynn did for our trade. Honestly, I don't think I was prepared for what was inside the envelope. I had spent a lot of time on Wynn's blog, and I had seen photos of the cards that he had drawn for our trade, but holding them in my hand, seeing them with my own eyes, it was a rather humbling experience.
I don't know if this is a compliment or not, but Wynn's work echoes of Bruce Timm in it's utter simplicity. His work is clean and bright. So clean, in fact, that it is hard, at first glance, to discern whether is hand drawn or printed.
While every card in the set is gorgeous in design, there are several that really stood out to me. One card in particular, has a unique tale to tell. I asked Wynn if he would draw John Constantine, of Hellblazer fame, and he graciously agreed. I had no idea that Wynn would come up with such a creative take on the character. What a treat it was to see my friend J.C. with the Billy Idol treatment.
The second stand out card is the one he did of Swamp Thing. Composition, color, Constantine, nudity... this card has it all. Wynn is truly a master of his craft.
I honestly can't gush on enough about this set, or how lucky I feel to have had the pleasure to trade with a talented artist such as Wynn. So, here's to you Wynn. Keep doing what you do, and always know you've got a fan..
If any of you are interested in seeing the full ATC set, plus the cards I traded, then click here. Thanks for stopping by.