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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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M-SEIJIN Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
A Japanese national in Japan depicted eating food with chopsticks as is tradition? Excuse me, I have to write a lengthy news article on how this artist is the new Hitler

....Oh wait. I'm not going to do that, BECAUSE I'M NOT A COMPLETE PUSSY!!!!!!!!
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional
Thanks.  After the "controversy" that happened over the Rulers #15 cover, ya had me worried for a sec. :D
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M-SEIJIN Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
*googles said cover* ...Oh. Actually, I was referring to Avril Lavigne's recent video and how everybody shit their diapers over her doing and saying stuff that weeaboos say & do every single day on the internet.

As for Issue 15, I don't really see how that's racist either. You only have a couple of people chugging vodka, and Russia's done nothing really to keep it a secret that vodka is their national drink. I mean, are Americans supposed to get offended when they're portrayed as drinking watered down shitty beer?

I really can't stand how people nowadays are unable to differentiate between actual racism, and simply acknowledgement of cultural archetypes. Should we all just pretend that humanity as a whole are a group of grey blobs like in that one episode of the Fairly Odd Parents?

God, this turned into a rant pretty quick. 
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional
My thoughts exactly. They also need to just lighten the f*** up and stop looking for a new internet witch hunt to get outraged over every other day.  Mind, the person who made the accusation was pretty clearly a troll, from looking at his homepage (every single comment was hidden).  I get the feeling I'm not the first person to block him. 

In a way, I'm almost relieved to get a little histrionic internet hate- it's usually a sign you've arrived. :D
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CreaturesOfZenith Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Godzilla: Can I join the party? I have punch!
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Godzilla:"I hear you guys are looking for new members."
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now, THAT'S art I wanna see! Yakuza Gojira!
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Those no good Yardis wouldn't have a prayer.
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not a chance, man, not a chance.
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BeowulfDoomhammer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
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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