This is artist Jason Fischer’s layout for a 15x21 Corto Maltese piece I’m commissioning from him (which I had to do after seeing this 15x21 Devilman piece he did) and even though it’s so preliminary, I wanted to share it as he’s already absolutely killed it at this stage. This is my first time commissioning a larger Corto piece from someone, but it does join a growing collection of Corto sketches people have generously done for me including good ole Brandon Graham, Shutter’s Leila del Duca, Farel Dalrymple, Boulet and Vic Malhotra.
Jason brilliantly composed Corto drinking a glass of chianti at a Venetian deli with an open copy of Thomas More’s Utopia (Corto Maltese’s favorite book, which he always rereads, yet purposely never finishes so it never ends), with a cat just hanging out nearby. Extremely well done, so much so I was surprised to hear Jason wasn’t really familiar with Maltese yet executed this so well. The sign of a great artist! Please check out his work.