July 31, 2008 11:26 PM   Subscribe

Curt Purcell of The Groovy Age of Horror (previously) on Vampirella and the art of José González, who modeled his version of the character after Sophia Loren (NSFW, mild boobies) (Previous Vampirella)
posted by Artw (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I know little about comics or history, but that was delightful! Masterful character illustration.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:44 PM on July 31, 2008

Heh. Comics or their history. I do know a little about history. I sleep now.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:57 PM on July 31, 2008

For me it's the little white formal collar that imbues Vampirella with just the right air of nobility. It makes us respect her, even given the trashiness of the rest of her, um, attire.
posted by longsleeves at 11:59 PM on July 31, 2008

Are we sure Sophia Loren isn't eternal? Yes, I know she's airbrushed.
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:26 AM on August 1, 2008

Sophia Loren never had mild boobies.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:35 AM on August 1, 2008 [1 favorite]

I was coming to say the same thing, sean.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:24 AM on August 1, 2008

Reminded me of the repeated showing of Comics Britannia, a documentary series on the history of British comics, recently which mentioned in passing that the artists on the trendy girl's comics of the 60s and 70s were Spanish/South American... though admittedly Vampirella is a fair distance from Jackie
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:39 AM on August 1, 2008

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