Lilith & Gnarrk by Tim Fish
OK, so I first stumbled across Tim Fish's work at a MOCCA. Then, at last year's New York Comic-Con. He does a completely charming "Archie" style, but with contemporary content. Really cool stuff. At the New York show, he had a cool Teen Titans piece, but I was too poor to purchse it. Tim was nice enough to do a quick Wonder Girl sketch, which I posted earlier on this blog.
I later came across his blog, which had some more Titans related stuff. From an April 2008 post, Tim writes, "I've been doing a lot of super-hero sketching lately. A number have been Teen Titans. There was a publication gap from 1973-1976, and these sketches are meant to be from that era. On this page you get Wondergirl, sexy cave-boy Gnaark, Lilith, the original Bat-Girl, Kid Flash, and some zombies for them to fight. Many fans hate this era, but I actually like it. There weren't super-villains, but they were always getting mixed up in strange goings-on. They were a bit more age-appropriate as well... not the 19 year olds going on 45 a la the 1980s incarnation. That was way too serious for my taste."
I tend to agree with MOST of that statement. I liked that weird era, with the jumpsuits, then supernatural stuff. It was sorta like a Hanna-Barbera show from the 70s, with a group of teenagers falling into mysteries and strange goings-on.
After I saw these sketches, well, I HAD to get a Lilith/Gnarrk commission. And I just got it in the mail today.
Can I just say that I LOVE this piece??
And here it is in color!
Also, I REALLY want someone to ret-con that horrible Post-Crisis Gnarrk story from NEW TITANS #56. I prefer the original Gnarrk, or even/and the animated version from the Cartoon Network Teen Titans series.