Friday, June 29, 2012

Mexican Menu Elric


The albino sorceror prince Elric, a character created by British author Michael Moorcock, has always been one of my favorite fantasy heroes. And so I wanted to put Elric on a Mexican menu. I usually dashed these off in a couple of hours, but this one had real production values and I spent a lot of time on it. It saw action a few times in the restaurant, but then I decided I didn't want to get taco sauce all over it and I withdrew it from the stack, keeping it in my own collection. Believe it or not, I still have this one in my archives somewhere. It is one of only three Paco's Tacos signs that I saved. My armor for Elric is based on 16th century parade armor and the typeface is from an Art Nouveau collection. 

Markers on posterboard, 22" x 13", winter 1979-1980. Colors restored in Photoshop.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Okay, you were right. That is just brilliant.

Mike said...

I love the armour!

Tristan Alexander said...

While I am not sure I see Elric so wel in this I do LOVE this! I wish it didn't have the big white banner in the picture...very nice!