I enjoyed doing something a little different last Saturday, so here we go again. A lot of times the ideas that really grab hold of me are the incongruous ones that shouldn’t really work. That’s a big part of why I wrote a book about a dwarf girl who was turned into a Valkyrie. I know Dwarves were not mentioned serving as Valkyries in the sagas, but the contrasting mental imagery of a 15 year old Dwarven girl having to deal with all of these stauesque, Nordic women was too hard to resist.

Which brings us to this week’s picture: Galactus, Devourer of Worlds! What do you do with one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel Universe, a giant alien who eats worlds – make him all cutesy! I love Jack Kirby‘s design work, his aliens, especially, have a sense of grandeur about them. So it was a lot of fun to pull off this week’s interpretation of one of his classic designs.

Posted by Mark Neumayer