Thursday, July 31, 2008

"Change, change oh form of man..."

One of my favorite characters created by Jack Kirby is Etrigan, the Demon... and back in the days of Sculpey presents, I received several very cool renderings in this medium from some of my Mirage pals. Here's one -- see if you can guess who made it.

In case you are not a fan of "The Demon" books by Kirby, the title of this blog post may seem a bit obscure. It's the first line of a rhyme that Jason Blood would recite to tranform himself into Etrigan, the Demon... and I was such a big geeky fan of the book that I actually memorized it and remember it to this day.

As for the sculptor -- did you guess Kevin Eastman? If so, you would be correct. -- PL


roseangelo said...

Don't know the character, but it's a nice sculpt!

I've got all sorts of wacky quotes and trivia stored in my geek brain - "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" and all that.

One of the fun parts of Comic-Con is how all of that useless knowledge comes flowing out as you're surrounded by 125,000 like-minded geeks.

/-\ [) @ (\/) said...

YEA! You're back! You must take exceptionally good care off your sculpey items, because the cape on that looks like it would be very brittle and snap easily. That or Kevin used a different kind of sculpey than I do.

nacho said...

I know the character thanks to batman: the animated series.

That episode with etrigan is one of my favorites!

Vaughn Michael said...

I've got to ask is Complete Carnage inspired by this character?
-Vaughn M.

dark turtle said...

Nacho said...
I know the character thanks to batman: the animated series.

Hey! That's where I first heard of him, too! Great episode.

And fantastic work by Kevin. The pose is cool, and I like seeing the folds in his cape. Must've been tedious to put that thing together!

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Cute ..

Etrigan is also mostly a ' Good ' Character.. correct ??

I kinda recall what Nacho was talkin' about and he somewhat was ally to BatMan .. >v<

Splinter's Iroonna said...

*looks for Murphy's post about "quit playing with your friggin' Kevin Eastman Sculpey of Etrigan and get to work on issue 30!"*

(Cynthia, in case you forgot)

Buslady of SoCal said...
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Buslady of SoCal said...

Tokka, yeah he is mostly a a good guy. A Demon bound to a human soul, released only when a spell is spoke either by Jason Blood (the dude he's bound to) or another.
The complete spell:
Yarva Demonicus Etrigan.
Change, change the form of man.
Free the prince forever damned.
Free the might from fleshy mire.
Boil the blood in heart of fire.
Gone, gone the form of man,
Rise the demon Etrigan!

Biff Boulder said...

i've never read any of the comics, but he does sound interesting.

there's a hardcover omnibus of the first sixteen issues coming out this fall though, i've been looking forward to checking it out.

Jason said...

Dang, I was gonna saw Lawson. It must be very early Kev sculpting. Gadzooks, the pic is huge when clicked.