“It's all well and good painting a montage of characters, or a portrait of a famous person, but if I can tell a story with it then I'll paint it.”
We’d be lying hear at eXpert Comics if we didn’t all admit to being science fiction and fantasy nerds – it comes with the territory! Of course, this fandom isn’t strictly restricted to comic books; movies, TV, theatre – if it involves the weird, the amazing or the bizarre, chances are you’ll find us there.
A lot of this started at an early age and many of us can remember growing up in the sixties, seventies and eighties in the Golden Age of Science Fiction in the cinema and on TV. This was the era of Star Wars, Alien, Knight Rider, Airwolf and the Batman TV show. There was something about them that brought out the best in us and made us believe in talking cars,galaxies far, far away and a Caped Crusader patrolling the streets of Gotham with his young ward (Burt Ward to be precise).
I was fortunate enough to meet Solly Mohamed at Geeks Unleashed and was able to take a look at some of his truly outstanding artwork. In each piece, I was transported back to my childhood – there was such an awesome feeling of nostalgia and wonder. It was like being eight years old again! But what Solly really did was to capture the feeling and spirit of the show within each of his pieces.
But don’t take my word for it – here’s the man himself!