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rom tribute poster by strongstuff rom tribute poster by strongstuff
floating world comics in portland, OR recently invited me to be a part of their "spacenite 2" tribute show to bill mantlo, the writer of marvel's ROM, spaceknight.

bill was seriously injured in a hit and run accident in 1992 and currently resides in a brain care rehab home. his brother cares for him and this show is a way to help provide some funding so that bill may enjoy somewhat of a quality of life.

the show will feature an amazing lineup of artists including mike allred, eric powell, and while portacio among many others. and the coolest part is that all of the art will be collected into a tribute book that will debut the night of the show and all proceeds will directkly benefit mr. mantlo.

needless to say, i'm honored to be a part of this inspiring event.

the show and book release are scheduled for may 6, 2010. please check out the blog for more info.
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
ROM's the coolest.
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:iconcargobay13:
cargobay13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
This is awesome! Are there prints available?
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DrJBN Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013

Excellent work!

 

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:iconshockdingo:
Shockdingo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spectacular work, it's so dynamic! I would love ol' Rom to return to the spotlight. :)
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MartySalsman Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really cool!
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Nicely done!
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skinsfactory Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Damn, you just completely dated yourself. :-)
I had the comics. Can't remember if I had the figure.

Is there a Micronauts one in the works? :-) I did have these action figures. Loved them.
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skinsfactory Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I completely didn't read this was to benefit the writer. It's terrible he's going through this. Loved the comics as a kid.
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GHENGIZZ Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really love the art deco feel of this one. Reminds me of the Rocketeer :)
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WM4ART Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Friggin' sweet!
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man this is Wicked cool Love this Art Deco motif It suits his look Perfectly!! Well my friend this is also a call to arms especially since you've shown such great respect as to share Bill Mantio's information as well! Not meant as a spam but a chance to help if you love this big guy and want to be apart of getting him back!
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Thanks to David H, csuhsux here, has a blog dedicated to the man! Thanks to a comic featuring Hybrid a villain from Rom's book we may have a chance to help bring Rom back by request if we drum up enough to show its worth it! Here's the Email address if you want to help MHEROES@MARVEL.COM and a link to Csuhsux blog if you want to check it out what he posted in detail about the Hybrid story and this info!
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A couple Rom pieces to share from my gallery to share as well hope you like!
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kreevott Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
sweet !
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joshuahayes Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Truly fantastic! You have made the knights of Galador proud.
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redracer01 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I was a big fan of this comic a long time ago. Sad to hear about the creator hope he gets well soon.
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Demus30 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
i loved Rom as a kid. Great retro look to the piece
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:iconnoodlerubber:
NoodleRubber Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Outstanding 3d effect and use of color! :thumbsup:
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:icontaranis69:
Taranis69 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved reading about this character when it was first shown .. nice work
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BennyTengu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
fantastic artwork,and a great cause. I hope the night was a huge success
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:icondecodean:
decodean Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
One of my favorite comics and toys as a kid...
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:iconjjkalleck:
jjkalleck Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
This is good stuff... my buddy Ben had a piece in that show.
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:iconelpety:
ElPety Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Una mejor que la otra (one better than the other one)
incredible im estatic with your work!!

El Pety
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AndyTurnbull Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvellous work.
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:iconthecrow65:
theCrow65 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love this!!!
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skwirrol Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
nice!
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eldeivi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
This one is awesome man, i dig the atmosphere and the mood of it. Its like a poster for and old robot B movie. Its an honor to share the printed tribute book and the art exhibit with you and the rest of the fantastic artists. ( i got published at the Darkstalkers tribute book too, yours is Lord Raptor right? )

Come check my ROM tribute if you have a minute. Thanks man.

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atmosphair3 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
loveit
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CybertronianAllstar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I hadn't thought about ROM in years, nor had I heard about Mantlo's accident. Thanks for bringing both of these things to the forefront. Awesome piece, btw!
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SumDood Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Go ROM!
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BrattyBen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
FUCK this is NICE!

I live in Portland, and know Jason and Jamie there. I've been trying like mad to get them to let me into the show.

I might just have to do one and drop it by.

Very cool work, man.
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strongstuff Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow, dude thanks.

get your ass in that show!
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:iconbrattyben:
BrattyBen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I'm tryin', I'm tryin'!!
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:icontheinkhead:
theinkhead Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Firstly ROM Rocks, as does your version. A major amount of applause goes to the cause too, gonna hafta snag a copy.
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mondo74 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is awesome!!!

:)
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maxmblk66 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aw SNAPPY SNAP SNAP! (nice)
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HomieBear Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
I didn't know that about Bill- wow.
Great stuff, I love ROM so much.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Beautiful!
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lucaspinduca Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it! I am even a nerd, for who he is! :floating:
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BrianSouth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome piece!!!
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ran across this in by seeing your work in ~sillof's faves
It's been years since I've thought of Rom. I hadn't heard about Bill Mantlo's accident either.
My buddy *BrianSouth was also a big Rom fan. He used to have this little ancient space heater shaped a bit like Rom's head, which we lovingly dubbed "The Rom Unit".
Maybe he still has it. Have to have him take a photo of it if he does.
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BrianSouth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Still have the Rom Unit! Hmmmmmmm.... robot head huh?
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Photos Photos! Maybe even one I could use for stock purposes and manipulating!
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BrianSouth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure when I find it, I'll shoot some stock views, but I have other evil plans.....
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:iconcapndeek373:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Mwahahahahaha!
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:iconncio:
Ncio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! xD
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thom-thum Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Interface Designer
incredible, as usual!
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WemblyFraggle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Great work!

I was a huge fan of ROM in the day however I never heard about Bill's accident. That's a damn shame.
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:iconbrunsvold:
Brunsvold Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Wow. The colour scheme on this one really stands out. Beautiful work.
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JamieGambell Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Beautiul work.

I only found out about Bill Mantlo a couple of months ago. Such a crisp, human writer. His Spider-Man is still held very fondly by me and Cloak and Dagger was an amazing series.

Great work for a great cause.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great work for a great cause. Mantlo helmed one of my favorite comics growing up; THE MICRONAUTS. As always, your sense of design and typography is simple, clean and perfect.
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MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
This is so great!! Love it. And what an awesome way to help.
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