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Warren Simons, Daredevil editor and good friend, invited me to do this Daredevil pin-up, for the special edition of DAREDEVIL # 500. I love the character and choose the yellow suit to make my homage. Matt Murdock is a boxer’s son and because of that my DAREDEVIL is almost a mix of super hero, boxer and wrestler fighter. I always thought that the radar graphics for the character could be more organic and fluid that the “electronic” graphics that I usually see.
I had a lot of fun!
AND Warren commented about my pin-up at the MARVEL COMICS site:
“Rafael Grampá Pin-Up
Rafael is the creator behind the brilliant Mesmo Delivery. When I first saw Mesmo at the San Diego Comic-Con [last year], I was just absolutely blown away by the extraordinary detail and personality in his work. From the attached pin-up, you can see why this is Daredevil as only Rafael Grampá could envision him.
From the exposed neck—I mean, his costume does not really fit him—to his Billy clubs, which look like they were assembled at a kitchen table in a Hell’s Kitchen walkup, this is the costume of a very violent man who built an outfit from goods seemingly harvested at a sporting goods store. The thing I love about this piece is that this version of DD appears to come from our New York City, far from a world where spandex and unstable molecules exist. This is a super hero outfit built from boxing gear, one created to tackle the grit and strange violence of Hell’s Kitchen. Also note Rafael’s fantastic take on DD’s radar sense. These aren’t clean, concentric circles filling the night sky from a hero blessed with extraordinary gifts. These are strange, uneven lines, something primal, like an animal’s sense of smell. Rafael’s work here is terrific—this is one of my favorite pin-ups—so if you dig it, check out the issue, and check out Grampá’s other fantastic work.”
Warren Simons, editor do Daredevil me convidou pra fazer um pin up pra edição especial de número 500 de Daredevil. Eu sempre curti o personagem e seus conflitos e escolhi a versão amarela do Daredevil pra fazer minha homenagem. Matt Murdock é filho de boxeador e por isso minha versão po personagem é uma mistura de super-herói, boxeador e lutador wrestler. Eu nunca gostei dos gráficos em estilo “eletrônico” que alguns artistas desenham para representar o radar do personagem. Ele não é uma máquina e sempre imaginei que a representação desse radar deveria ser mais orgânica e foi o que tentei fazer.
Foi muito divertido!
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