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Mano y Mano



A recent scene for THE ALCOHOLIC requested I draw two men hugging. For some reason, I was having a hard time conceptualizing the physics behind this platonic act and I asked my studio mates if they would pose for me. One by one, I was denied. "The Calve" [aka Mike Cavallaro] was shorter than what I wanted and Leland Purvis wasn't going to hug another man like that. Least ways, not any of the men he shares a studio with. Simon Fraser was off buying pink ponies for his daughter and, so, Tim Hamilton stepped up to the plate.








I've come to rely on Tim for my man-on-man action and I am incredibly grateful for his willingness to help me create plausible verisimilitude for the greater good of comix.

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trishalynn
Jul. 15th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
I think this video can take care of the rest of your "man to man" hugging needs. ^_^

Great reference shots. Did you ever think you'd need these, ever?
man_size
Jul. 16th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
In comix, you never know what you're going to be asked to draw.

Tim is a good hugger.
sofvckinghot
Jul. 15th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
:)
Amazing that so many men would refuse a hug like that...and a shame.

Glad Tim stepped up so you could get the goods. ((HUGS))
man_size
Jul. 16th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
Re: :)
Tim is good like that.
simonfraser
Jul. 15th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Lee Marvin and Michael Cain look on in bemusement!
man_size
Jul. 16th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
I was hoping you'd notice and mention that.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 16th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Give it a few more weeks. Then you can take some reference photos of you guys throttling each other! :-)

Jim H.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 17th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
Dean seems to be enjoying those hugs just a little too much.
man_size
Jul. 17th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
Tim is quite huggable.

Anon posting is GAY!
lordrexfear
Jul. 17th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Awww... now go make babies! ;)

I would LOVE to see a shot of the billboard next to your desk Dean, looks like a mesmerizing display of inspiration.
man_size
Jul. 18th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
That's Simon Fraser's art table and billboard.
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