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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 artworks. Ladies and Gentlemen...the Rainbow Raider.
Well, it's been a fun ride here at the ol' Musee de Bivolo, we've seen some great art on these walls... some mighty fine artists have come through here. Not the holier-than-thou type, mind you...real down to earth fan artists, some of whom have gone on to be real pros! Well, I'd better stop yappin' about the past and get on to the eye candy. Oh, be sure to click on these pictures to get up close and personal. They won't bite! People with current standard browsers will actually see the images floating in front of them, where you can move them around and stuff. Neat, huh? Those with older browsers will see them in a separate window and will have to hit their "Back" buttons to return here.
Well, if our esteemed editor-in-chief can have a whole issue devoted to his favorite DC character, I suppose our esteemed magazine editor can have one picture of his (Hi, David!). It's Count Vertigo, folks, and I must say he's looking good. I mean, the pic is good...what's that snickering out there? Hey look, I know I wear rainbows and I've done time in the pen but that doesn't mean anything!
Yocum again, and he's done another commission for our magazine editor. This time it's western hero Nighthawk, on his trusty steed Nightwind. I really like the expression on Nighthawk's face - you can tell he's a bit tired from saving the day, yet he's got a small smile on his face from knowing he did a good job. And all the details are awesome - from Nighthawk's spurs, to the folds and musclature of his shirt, to the cacti, to the hawk circling in the background! Russ really captures the essence of a cowboy!
And given Fanzing's end, Russ is looking to do some commissions in his spare time. If you'd like a great piece of Yocum art to call your own, send Russ an e-mail!
The mistress of electricity has never looked better! The book Blythe
is reading makes clever reference to her days as the supervillainess Byte,
as well as her newfound career as an author. Blythe also plays a key role
in this month's conclusion of Half
Empty Bowl, Half Full!
Well what would our last foray into the old Musee be without a piece
by the Brothers Grinn? Nobody does funny animals like they do. And they
seem to have a knack for making them dang funny...Oh, I get it! I think...
Well, here it is, folks....the one you've all been waiting for, the star of our final issue...Ralph Dibny, Esquire...as drawn by the incomparable Philipp S. Neundorf! That's a very European look there, Philipp, and it's oh so nice! I'm sure you've done our E-I-C proud! Well folks, that'll do it for the Musee...I'm glad you all could make it...*sniff*...There's coffee and donuts in the lobby....*snuffle*....thanks for showing an old dead former villain a little kindness these past few months...
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.
When not drawing funny looking spandex clad super-heros, Russ Yocum divides his time between church, substitute teaching, 2 Siberian Huskies, a ferret, a green anole, assorted tropical fish, homeschooling his sons Russell Jr and Zeke, doting on his wife, Jo and drafting run-on sentences! In his SPARE time he is considering building an ark!
has an online art gallery and his work can also be seen in our first comic book, "Fanzing Presents: Job Wanted", which can be purchased at Too Many Longboxes.com!. You may also see two of his online comics (albeit with German text): Prince Charming and Bloodnights.
All Characters, including the Rainbow Raider, are DC Comics
All artwork is © 2002 by the individual artists credited above.
The Musee design and Rainbow Raider figures are by Phil Meadows, © 2002
Text is © 2002 by Michael Hutchison
Fanzing is not associated with DC Comics.
All DC Comics characters, trademarks and images (where used) are DC Comics, Inc.
DC characters are used here in fan art and fiction in accordance with their generous "fair use" policies.
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