Nestled in the wooded north suburbs of Central City, Le Museé de Bivolo has become the premiere art gallery for comic book fan artists. The owner and curator is Roy G. Bivolo, formerly a tortured artiste whose color-blindness led him to a life of crime. Now reformed, he is your host through our monthly excursion of the finest in fan artwork. Ladies and Gentlemen...the Rainbow Raider.
This month the Museé is having a special exhibition devoted to the works of the magnificent Yusuf Madhiya! The exhibition is here for one month, so be sure to spread the word!
As usual, clicking on the images will allow you to examine them close-up. The real beauty's in the details! Viewers with current standard browsers will actually see the images floating in front of them, where you can move them around to your pleasure. Those with older browsers will see them in a separate window and will have to hit their "Back" buttons to return here.
It's tough keeping a character over 60 years old exciting and new. The
powers that be have rebooted Superman, turned him into a blue electric
being ... what will they think of next? With this tongue in cheek piece,
Yusuf shows his preference for leaving Superman alone already. Supes'
next transformation could be even worse!
This issue is devoted to the teens of the DCU, even the really hairy
ones. Yusuf's depiction of the Legion of Suoper Heroes' Timberwolf really
demonstrates the ferocious, lupine nature of the character.
From beast to beauty, Yusuf shows his skill in capturing the female form
with this delightful pic of Lightning Lass. Ayla Ranzz has never looked
"The Warlord in Battle" by Yusuf Madhiya
Travis Morgan, the famed Warlord of Skartaris, is primed for battle
in this action pic! Yusuf's excellent attention to detail is evident throughout
this pic - from the details of Morgan's battle-scarred eagle helmet to
drawing the correct number of jewels on Morgan's gauntlets to the blood
on Hellfire (the sword that had to draw blood every time it was unsheathed).
Hey, DC, if Mike Grell can't draw the Warlord's rumored 30th anniversary
project, how about Yusuf Madhiya instead?
What's she hiding behind the cape? Kara, Fanzing is a family friendly
publication, you naughty girl!
Never mind, Kara! Forget we said anything. If THIS can make it into the gallery, you're okay.
It's a very well-made argument for the case of art quality justifying the subject matter. Plus, the raucous shouting and whistling from the peanut gallery makes it clear we'd be tarred and feathered if we took it down.
That's all for this month, folks! Be sure to stop by next month, and don't forget to tell 'em that Roy sent you!
Roy G. Bivolo, also known as the Rainbow Raider, left a lucrative career at DC to beome the host of Fanzing's art gallery. Color blind since birth, he has carved a reputation as an artiste extraordinaire.
All characters are © DC Comics
This piece is © 2002 by Roy G. Bivolo
All artwork is © 2002 by Yusuf Madhiya
The Musee design and Rainbow Raider figures are by Phil Meadows, © 2002
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