Thursday, 25 August 2011


Mauleo's sketch for Hercules and the Mage

The sketch above is a bit of a rare insight into the draughtsmanship behind Mauleo's more familiar but impeccable cartoons.
I've been loving Mauleo's Hercules series for some time, he has created a real original - a  big gentle giant of a Hercules, and his latest re-working of the classic sculpture ' Hercules and Diomedes' takes it to its natural homo-erotic climax.
I hope this is a series that will run and run (though I'm reading Hercules young friend - not shown here - as a fresh faced 20 year old!) and look forward to more no-holds-barred wrestling combat from the classics.
Mauleo's Hercules and Diomedes
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