One of the absolutely best parts of publishing and creating this book, is the other interpretations I've gotten from other artists.
The one to the left is from Jeremy King of Page4Yeti Comics. He wanted to do it for me and I was more than glad to receive it. It was my first fan art and he was the first person to draw the character past my son and I.
It was an honor to get and I will reproduce this artwork as long as the book is in publication.
Now below, I asked LOVE AND CAPES & LONG DISTANCE creator Thom Zahler to do a piece with his character and mine. I've been an admirer of his style from his website for awhile and while picking up the entire collections of both his series, asked for the artwork. I asked for a WORLD's FINEST kind of riff and ending up getting something so much better. With the character being somewhat based on my grandfather, who was a coffeeholic, having him having a friendly cup of joe with the Crusader was an unexpected pleasure. Thanks so much Thom!!! If anyone reading this right now hasn't picked up LOVE AND CAPES yet, please do so.
A lifelong comics fan, Mike W. Belcher is the writer/artist of MAN IN THE MASK. A story he's had with him for over 20 years.