It’s Abe Sapien Month at Multiversity! To see all sorts of Abe content, like our “Evolution of Abe Sapien” contest, fantastic original art, interviews and more, click here.
To celebrate our “Evolution of Abe Sapien” art contest, which gives every fan with some ambition and a modicum of artistic talent a chance to have their work published in an issue of “Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible,” as well as take home a complete set of Hellboy Library Editions, we decided to bring in some ringers, to show us how they interpret everyone’s favorite fish-man. We will be posting pieces each day for this entire month, so come join us for 31 Days of Abe!
April Fools! We totally planned on having only 31 Days of Abe sketches, but so many artists that we asked and expected a polite “no” from sent in amazing pieces. And then, artists were reaching out to us, asking if they could participate. So, we are going to go a little bit longer, finally wrapping up with some really special day of release content on April 3. So, for the early part of this week, keep enjoying some amazing Abes!
Today’s final piece is by Kris Anka, who decided to show a busted up Abe. Here’s why (from his Tumblr, “Steak and Sourdough“):
“Abe is one of those guys, who should be dead. The guy has gotten more shit kicked out of him than practically everyone in comics. But the man always gets back up.
And I wished to honor that.”
Kris is a cover artist for Marvel and Boom!, most recently handling the covers for “Uncanny X-Force.” He is also a designer on “TMNT” for Nickelodeon, which will make our “4 Color News and Brews” podcaster Brandon Burpee quite envious. Make sure to check out his aforementioned Tumblr, his deviantArt page, and follow him on Twitter (@kristaferanka)!
And make sure to pick up “Abe Sapien” #1 on April 3 from Dark Horse!