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Michael Kaluta. The Shadow: The Eye of Horus

Artist: Michael Kaluta (All)

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Michael Kaluta. The Shadow: The Eye of Horus Comic Art
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Artwork Details

Title: Michael Kaluta. The Shadow: The Eye of Horus
Artist: Michael Kaluta (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS Ever
Views: 846
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Comments: 27
Added to Site: 3/16/2017
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Years ago, I stumbled across pure magic on the printed page. It was the Michael Kaluta adaptation of ERB's "Lost on Venus." I'm still amazed by the way Michael perfectly captured that cloud shrouded Burroughsian world. Duare in the garden, gathering tarel, The magnificent treescapes of forested Amtor, and being adrift on the raging Venusian seas. Michael captured them all to epic perfection. I was hooked for life. Simply magic. I would love to see a hardcover collection of this amazing series.

Sometime later, I was thrilled to hear that he would be taking on the adventures of The Shadow. Again a perfect match. Again magic on the page. As a pulp fan I loved how Michael brought the noirish world of Depression era America to life. The atmosphere was so real, and authentic, that you could cut it with a knife. I would have loved to see one hundred issues of this amazing series, but it was not to be. Michael did give us one of the definitive versions of Gangland's Doom. It stands the test of time as do few other depictions of the character.

I've followed Michael's work over the years. The Studio, Multiple wondrous comics and covers, the REH Grant story illustrations, Starstruck, and the recent IDW Princess of Mars volume. All are touched by Michael's unique creative genius. He is a true living legend among his peers.

A while back, I had the opportunity to commission Michael for this Shadow piece. It is based on a story idea that has been floating around in my head for several years. The finished product was a dream come true. Thanks Michael for bringing my dreams to life.

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David K 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/16/2017

Since seeing the prelim for this in Kaluta's vol 1 of the Sketchbook Series, it's been an absolute favorite. Huge congrats on this piece of perfection from the master!!!

Brett B 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/16/2017

As good a commission as you could ever get. Really nice!

F M 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/17/2017

This is incredible

Nils E 
Member Since 2014

Posted on 3/17/2017

Intense!

David Holden 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/17/2017

That is fantastic. Congrats on an amazing commission!

Patrick  Brooks 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/17/2017

Gorgeous piece by Mike. Very nice.

Jean Andre Macchini 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 3/17/2017

Outstanding piece ! Congrats !

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/17/2017

David K wrote:

Since seeing the prelim for this in Kaluta's vol 1 of the Sketchbook Series, it's been an absolute favorite. Huge congrats on this piece of perfection from the master!!!

David, Thanks, I too was thrilled seeing the initial prelim it that early collection. Knowing it was destined for my collection, made it even more thrilling. Michael has always been so amazing at capturing mood and setting. He really captured a key moment in this piece. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/17/2017

Brett B wrote:

As good a commission as you could ever get. Really nice!

Brett, I share your enthusiasm for this commission. Michael has always been a favorite. Is there anything he can not bring to fabulous life? One of the great creators of my lifetime. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I would love to see the rest of the story!

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/17/2017

F M wrote:

This is incredible

Thanks, Glad you enjoyed it. I can't keep my eyes off the piece. Just so many wonderful areas.

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/17/2017

Nils E wrote:

Intense!

I agree. Hot lead, cold hearted villains, gutsy gals, and the Shadow dispensing his own brand of justice. Who could ask for anything more?

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/17/2017

David Holden wrote:

That is fantastic. Congrats on an amazing commission!

David, Thanks so much. I agree one hundred percent. Still hard to believe such a piece is mine. Glad you enjoyed it.

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/17/2017

David Holden wrote:

That is fantastic. Congrats on an amazing commission!

David, Thanks so much. I agree one hundred percent. Still hard to believe such a piece is mine. Glad you enjoyed it.

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/17/2017

Patrick Brooks wrote:

Gorgeous piece by Mike. Very nice.

Mike, Thanks. A dream come true. Michael is amazing. Glad you enjoyed it.

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/17/2017

Jean Andre Macchini wrote:

Outstanding piece ! Congrats !

Jean Andre, Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I would love to see Michael tackle another Shadow opus. He's the tops!

Fernando  Arteaga 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 3/17/2017

Wow! Finest commission I've seen in some time. Great composition & design, finished with dynamic elegant line work. Congrats!

Timothy Finney 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 3/18/2017

With all the details to distract the eye (of which there are a plethora), I like how Kaluta is able to center the action and the viewers eye on the Shadow and Margot simply through mixing in a different colored ink.

Peter P 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/18/2017

Seriously incredible detail by Michael on this, what a work of art, congrats!!

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/18/2017

Fernando Arteaga wrote:

Wow! Finest commission I've seen in some time. Great composition & design, finished with dynamic elegant line work. Congrats!

Fernando, Thanks for your comment. I've always loved Michael's sense of design. It is one of the things that draw me to his work. He always gives us a wonderful narrative illustration In each piece he puts pen to. Glad you enjoyed it.

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/18/2017

Timothy Finney wrote:

With all the details to distract the eye (of which there are a plethora), I like how Kaluta is able to center the action and the viewers eye on the Shadow and Margot simply through mixing in a different colored ink.

Timothy, There is an amazing amount of detail. I keep discovering little hidden pockets of art. The highlighting ink does immediately draw the eye of the viewer. The Shadow becomes a nexus of the amazing action flowing around him. So glad you enjoyed the piece.

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 3/18/2017

Peter P wrote:

Seriously incredible detail by Michael on this, what a work of art, congrats!!

Peter, I'm so happy you enjoyed the piece. Seen, in person, up close, the detail is even more amazing. As a Pulp, Shadow, and Kaluta fan, I keep having to pinch myself. I'm thrilled to have this piece in my collection. It is a dream come true. Thanks for your comments.

Daryl R 
Member Since 2015

Posted on 3/21/2017

Simply incredible! Absolutely stunning!!!

Jason Caldwell 
Member Since 2014

Posted on 3/24/2017

This is the kind of thing we all dream about when setting up a commission! Amazing composition, perspective and of course, it's just crammed with details! Just perfect.

artless artmore 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 3/24/2017

So much to enjoy in this fantastic drawing and Kaluta controlled the composition brilliantly!

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/3/2017

Daryl R wrote:

Simply incredible! Absolutely stunning!!!

Daryl, Thanks. Michael did an amazing job on this piece. So much going on around The Shadow. I'm thrilled each time I look it over.

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/3/2017

Jason Caldwell wrote:

This is the kind of thing we all dream about when setting up a commission! Amazing composition, perspective and of course, it's just crammed with details! Just perfect.

Jason, I agree. It was well worth the wait. Michael really delivered the goods. He is an amazing talent.

Jim Latimer 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/3/2017

artless artmore wrote:

So much to enjoy in this fantastic drawing and Kaluta controlled the composition brilliantly!

Artless, Michael really put the story onto the page with this piece. You can feel the action. Glad you enjoyed it.

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