Big Head

This is a project I’ve had on the back rack for years but only just got around to it recently. Many of you may recognize this character as the Mask, made famous by the Jim Carrey movie from the 90’s. However this particular drawing is inspired by the original comics published by Dark Horse which are a much darker and somewhat more tragic story. The character in those comics was referred to as Big Head, and he didn’t necessarily have only one alter ego, rather the mask itself would fall to numerous people. Mainly it would come to people who were down on their luck and had built up repressed rage at the world around them. The mask would provide them immortality and god like cartoon powers which they would then use to unleash their rage at the world around them. It was a fantastically dark and violent tale about taking a joke too far which is why it’s one of my favorite graphic novels of all time, and I also have the sequels as well.

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