"Gone, gone the form of man
Rise the demon... Etrigan!"
Okay, that's the rest of the "summoning" rhyme (at least as I remember it -- the punctuation might be off) from the first issue of "The Demon" comic book by Jack Kirby. I wish I had three more Demon sculptures so I could have used one line from the rhyme as the title for each blog post, but alas -- I have only one more.
And this one is very nifty. It's also the only multimedia version, as the sculptor -- the "God of Sculpey" himself, Michael Dooney -- incorporated a fabric of some kind into the sculpture (for the Demon's cloak).
I especially like this view of the piece -- Mike perfectly captured the energy seen in many panels from the "Demon" comics in this pose. -- PL
P.S. Etrigan, the Demon is ™ and © DC Comics.
P.P.S. As I was completing this blog entry, I remembered something I hadn't thought of in years -- my "Demon" sketchbook! I started this probably sometime around the first or second time I went to the San Diego Comicon -- it was a large, hardcover sketchbook in which various artists (not many, unfortunately) drew their versions of Etrigan for me. I should see if I can find that thing...
P.P.P.S. -- For more information about Jack Kirby, here's a great site --
The Kirby Museum