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‘Merica Fanfare art by Robert Sikoryak

posted Nov 2, 2017, 8:59 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Nov 2, 2017, 9:05 PM ]

MARVEL FANFARE #10 (Aug 1983)
Marvel Comics

‘Merica Fanfare
Art by Robert Sikoryak

I wouldn’t even say this was the most ornate of them. I think the Wally Wood cover is the more time-consuming, where I was just like, “I have to draw all these lines...” just to make the hatching work. On those old covers, the real trick is getting Trump to look like himself to some extent, but also fit within the world of the characters. So I really found the drawings of Trump more tricky to do.

Most of these artists hadn’t drawn Trump so I have to ask myself, “how would George Perez draw Trump?” I tried to find as many photos in similar poses to what I want and finding a way to render them into the specific style. So, with this Perez piece, he resolved all the issues for him in terms of layout and even inking marks. It was really just a matter of, “How can I get Trump to stay within that world?” And [Perez] is super detailed in his images. I think he inked this one himself, if I’m not mistaken. So it’s just extra ornate.