Thursday, January 30, 2014


I'm a huge fan of the original James Bond novels by Ian Fleming. They're the first adult books I ever read, starting back in second grade. I'm one of those annoying people who keeps saying, "I wish the Bond film producers would just re-adapt the novels, since many of them only ever utilized the titles, scrapping the plot itself." Really, I always say this, mainly to unsuspecting passersby who give me a disgusted look and run away.

So...I wanted to draw a scene from one of the novels that was never included in any of the films. This is the climactic battle of Bond vs. Blofeld beside a bubbling mud pit from the end of You Only Live Twice, the penultimate Bond novel by Fleming. Some day I'll get around to coloring it, but for now it's just black and white.