Here I go again combining Terwilliger with yet another comic icon. This time, it's Alice Coopers and Niel Gaiman's Mysterious Showman
from the "Last Temptation".
Just to summerize, it's about this boy named Steven who is taken under the wing by the nameless Alice Cooper character to the Grand Guignol, where everything's free
. Thus the showman explains to Steven what his life could be if he doesn't agree to stay with the Showman. A life where people end up in gangs, commit suicide for the reason they don't have a gun to rob a seven eleven or just to have a girlfriend. When Steven derides the offer, it becomes a psychological and spiritual game of cat-and-mouse of the Showman to find ways into explaining to the boy that he would never have to grow old and be a shadow of fear to haunt others. Of course, there's a happy ending, Steven wins, but the Showman will never stop until he wins.
I'm not sure why I wanted to draw Robert as the Cooper character, that hooked nose and long hair made me. Maybe it's even his verbosiveness and affable nature that makes me think of the connection.
The clothing by the way was hard to pick the colors for since I wasn't sure which Alice Cooper outfit it was based off of. In fact, the real problem is that it was in black and white, which lead to even more problems of picking colors.
Yes, those people in the back that are impaled like the victims of Vlad Dracule are actually based off the book. So, I know it's graphic, but I'm trying to be as faithful as I can to the original artist. The title itself is from the book.
Last Temptation©Niel Gaiman and Alice Cooper