Oil paintings by Malcolm Liepke
So, when I was 10 I brought an issue of Wizard to school one day. I must have been in the 4th grade and was super excited to read it. J. Scott Campbell had done the cover art of Gen 13 and I was already obsessed with his artwork at a young age. While reading it in the cafeteria, a teacher came up and grabbed it out of my hands, saying that I was in “big” trouble. Having absolutely no clue what she was referring to, I was told that I would have detention and be required to see the principal. So, of course, I stayed after class and was in the principal’s office waiting for my mom to come pick me up. When she got there, I was already really upset and she had asked me what happened. I remember distinctly the principal beginning to speak, and she slowly turned to him and said, “I’m asking my son what happened.” I told her that some teacher had grabbed my copy of Wizard and gone around to the other teachers in the cafeteria showing them what I was reading. I told her I was embarassed and didn’t understand what the problem was, but that everyone was saying that I was in trouble. Apparently, the teacher thought the cover was sexual in nature and that basically I had brought some kind of adult material to school. My mom explained that it was all comic book related, and that if they had taken the time to actually look through it, they would have found stuff about superman, batman, and other stuff kids read. Needless to say, she demanded that the teacher be reprimanded for her behavior in embarassing me. My mom was always like that, sticking up for her kids and people who couldn’t defend themselves. I recently came across the issue on eBay and had to have it, having long since lost the original. It’s funny the things we remember, and I think it’s strange that it took me almost 20 years later to appreciate the scenario, but also the contents of the magazine. Finally got to finish it.
Cat Propaganda by me. Thinking about doing digital color and text. Maybe something that says “I WANT YOU FOR FELINE SPACE CORPS.”
"Wyatt" / Tombstone fan art by me
Ice Cream Girl Sculpt in ZBrush