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1973 CONAN CORNER BOX by JoeJusko 1973 CONAN CORNER BOX by JoeJusko
Painted reinterpretation of the John Buscema illustration that graced the corner box of the Conan the Barbarian comic in the mid 70's. Big John has been my idol since childhood and is the primary reason I chose comics as a profession. Acrylic 16"x20"
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Tomasmorey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Before I became a House music collector, I was a "savage sword" collector. Buscema and Chan´s work were always my favorite. Simple black on white lines and shadows. Full coloured like this one were also awesome.
I´m still looking forward the portafolio in one of this released. It contained Belit, Red Sonja, Valeria, Jazmine and Zenhobia full body portrait. I lost all my collection back in 1997. I will print them out and hang in some wall into my flat today.
I also remember that signature Jusko in most of my comics.
Best from Majorca.
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Leancosta Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Buscema is the kinda artist that should always be introduced to future generations. My idol as well. His art is so powerful.
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:iconpeterkat:
Peterkat Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats Conan! Crom!
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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DaimyoShi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, it better than the original in my mind.
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gbutler007 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Joe, I've been a fan of your artwork for years, with your versions of Conan and Vampirella among my faves of all. This is one your best Conan pics I've seen.
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Sou fã de sua arte há muito tempo, meu amigo! Tenho muitas capas da "Espada Selvagem de Conan" feitas por você.
Parabéns pela sua bela arte e muito sucesso.

Felicidades e muita paz.
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victorOD29 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work.
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:icontygrish:
Tygrish Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Real masterpiece of art.
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:iconostojaification:
ostojaification Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Jusko you are master painter and i like your work a lot!
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DaswookofHeromorph Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Joe you do ralize you are the Frank Frazetta of your generation? It's cool to find out tht Big John is your idol. But I want you to know that you, George Perez and Boris Vallejo are my idols. So it's definately awesome to know you are a member of deviant art. A toast to you!
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xXSiegXx Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice painting! Love the details.
Wish i could use acrylics like that. :)

-Sieg
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orabich Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice job!
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:iconsid8:
sid8 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Best conan ever!!
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:iconmad-ant:
mad-ant Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Great work!
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Classic Conan look!!
Perfect!!
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:iconpapriko:
Papriko Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Fuck yes. One of the most iconic heroes, the role-model of the brutal but honest barbarian.
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:iconghea01:
ghea01 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   Digital Artist
bingo.....greatttttttttt
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:iconghea01:
ghea01 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   Digital Artist
fffuhh,...greatt, I like it
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Mansfield114 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Love the background, love the intense look on his face, love the belt and wrist guards, love the touch of hair on him that is just sparse enough to draw attention and that axe just kills deadly from a distance and it is so battle tested and seasoned especially with that solid piece of timber he is sporting for a handle! A true ass kicker all around. Excellent job, thank you for the continued masterpiece production.
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rikomortis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
A true Master!
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:iconadamgeyer:
adamgeyer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Very cool of you to do this! Looks great!
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:icongordeenhooow:
gordeenhooow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome job, man!
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stefano-krivtzoff Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
that´s how conan ALWAYS should look like! congrats sir!!
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:icongrobles63:
grobles63 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
John Buscemas work always inspired me to draw. Your work inspires me to paint. Thanks Joe.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is pure awesome! I love when you team up with John Buscema :teamwork:

Mr. Buscema's run on Avengers is one of my all time favorites and I think the tpb cover you worked together on for the Avengers: Under Siege that collected the Masters of Evil occupation of Avengers Mansion is worthy of hanging in a museum and I feel the same about this one.

Conan is totally scary looking in this piece and I'm glad you added the detail of body hair to him. It just adds to the realisim of the character.
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Northwarden Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
AWESOME! :D

BVV
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NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Amazing !!
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Dac75 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Joe I think Big John was the childhood idol for many of us who wanted to draw comics, or when it came to just getting the monthly comic to read. John's work was without equal in the marvel comic world. It was not even just his Conan stuff, hell look all the way back to the western comics he did the man could DRAW ANYTHING! by the way awsome conan here.
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erictrauman Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
totally awsome!!!
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:iconrostridge:
rostridge Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stellar! One legend paying homage to another! Man, that is one wicked looking axe.
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Ruihq Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Great work, Bucema's Conan is the best!
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Great work!
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emoshus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
John Buscema's Conan has always been the benchmark image of the barbarian for me... I still keep lots of my old Conan comics printed on pulp paper, most of them with your covers on... :) I can never can get the essence in todays fancy-colored, quality-printed material....

One picture-two great masters... I can only admire and wish Big John was still with us; R.I.P.
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Joe, seriously AWESOME! I love your Conan. Always have. Any chance of posting a scanned version of Buscema's original? :)
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
THANKS!

You'll find it here!

[link]
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:iconcitizenolek:
CitizenOlek Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I hear ya!
I've bought a few comics in my day and would consistently get dirty looks from the clerks by only purchasing the ones that were illustrated by Buscema.

Love your interpretation!
It's now my desktop background.
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is awesome!
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Awesome, Joe. I think Big John would've dug it.
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usn1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
This IS my teen years in a nut shell!! WOW!! Reading The Savage Sword Of Conan with my Pepsi and bag of Doritos and then trying to paint like you in art class and royally pissing off my high school art teacher, LOL. This is why I just had to get your signature at Phoenix CC. I just love your style, awesome.
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jay-ecnal Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
super super super! =D
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:iconnickmockoviak:
NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconbpisek:
bpisek Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This is your best Conan yet - and that's saying alot!
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:iconstonedsmeagol:
StonedSmeagol Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Beautifully painted, love the colour rendering & detail!
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:iconmartianhalo:
martianhalo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I can feel the love, man!
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66lightning Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Artist
You just can't go wrong following in Big John's footsteps :)
Nice piece.
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:iconcorpsegarden:
corpsegarden Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is fantastic! i love everything about this piece
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wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Beautiful work, Joe!
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stratman50th Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Photographer
Really nice work Joe, as usual!
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Captain-Sweden Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great! :)
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