The Mask - An Imagining


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Ok, The Mask. Everyone remembers that amazing movie starring Jim Carrey, right? Where repressed and awkward Stanley Ipkiss finds a magical mask that transforms him into a green headed wild man, along with incredible powers akin to cartoon physics. Yeah, it was a fun movie. But fewer can recall that the movie was based on a comic book series of the same name by Dark Horse Comics. And comics were...very different from the movie.

While still the same conceptual premise (Mask turns you in wild green-head person), but the effects were less comedic than Carrey's portrayal. The Mask also imposing on the user psychotic tendencies with little remorse about the safety of those around them. Filled with blood, gore, and dark humor, there is no denying that the comics were absolute disturbing.

And I loved them. XD

The first couple of Mask comic arcs is some of my favorite comic book stories ever! If you never had the chance to read those first original comics, I cannot recommend them enough. I had always wished that this franchise could have moved forward to the awesome potential I know it could have, but with the comics not being as good beyond the Hunt for Green October story arc and a terrible movie sequel that I would very much like to pretend never happened, I don't think I would see anything done with The Mask anytime soon.

This illustration is the result of me imagining of what I think having the Mask come back would be like. Like, wouldn't it be cool if they had a Netflix show series more in line with the dark comic books?! Don't get me wrong, I love the Jim Carrey movie. I honestly don't think the world would have been ready for that sort of portrayal back then. But I think the edgy and violent Mask would be ready to be seen.

Compositionally and color-wise, I was very much inspired by the Suicide Squad film advertisements. The wacky, saturated, sort of "Ed Hardy" image palette that those advertisements use I thought was a great fit for a Mask imagining.


Good drawing, you could do better, and your right not a lot of people connect the Movies to the comics, which is a shame.I'm a big fan of Bruce Timms style and loved his take on the look of the mask, what did you think of his work?

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Jan 29, 2017
8:14 PM EST
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