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Gangsters and Goliaths 4 by PaulHanley Gangsters and Goliaths 4 by PaulHanley
This has been solicited, so I can finally upload this- my second cover for IDW's Godzilla range! This one is for their excellent miniseries GANGSTERS & GOLIATHS. The colors are by the talented Josh Perez: [link]

I actually hadn't read the comic (did I mention it's EXCELLENT?) when I pitched this idea- so I was just going by the title and the general description of the series as "Godzilla and Mothra vs. the Yakuza". "Sounds like a short fight", I thought. So I ran with that and did this image of some Yakuzas about to throw down with the G-Man John Woo style.

I don't think it quite came through in the end, but I kinda modeled the boss at the sushi bar on Roy Orbison. And he's eating shrimp, which I had a special hatred for at the time (having just come back from two weeks in Vietnam, where they serve shrimp in just about everything).
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:iconpytko3:
Godzilla:"I hear you guys are looking for new members."
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Samurai-Poet Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now, THAT'S art I wanna see! Yakuza Gojira!
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:iconpytko3:
Those no good Yardis wouldn't have a prayer.
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Samurai-Poet Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not a chance, man, not a chance.
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:iconbeowulfdoomhammer:
Godzilla's just there to talk things out, get the gangsters to reconsider their lives of crime... Yeah, that's it!
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jemilfk Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice colours too.
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jemilfk Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha! epic drawing.
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Pointless personal update: just picked up this series' trade paperback. Good read with passable interior art & a fairly well-integrated human storyline...but lordy, those pieces of cover art (including this beauty). It's good to have a hard copy of such killer material. Carry on.
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Goji wants his cut damn it. XD
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KaijuX May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my besties loves this pic to death. And this itself is incredible. Definitely one of the better miniseries covers I've seen... Bah, what am I talking about? All of them are good! :D
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