*Whew*! Um... do I really need to explain this one? No, I didn't think so.
Knowing just what would grab the reader, Denver Gillen chose this minor and almost inconsequential line from the story as the inspiration for his illustration:
Cosmo AD, Robert C. Atherton must have been pleased with Gillen's choice. Just look at the wonderful headline type Atherton had done up to compliment the artwork...
The page design comes together beautifully. If you're looking for 'Wow!', I say this spread has it, big-time.
I planned to only show one piece per day this week -- but I couldn't resist including Denver Gillen's fabulously noir-ish back-up illo from this story.
Consider that another artist might have chosen this pivotal scene for the main art. Did Gillen (and Atherton) choose better?
My Denver Gillen Flickr set.