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Strange Adventures by caanantheartboy Strange Adventures by caanantheartboy
UPDATED WITH COLOUR! :D

This is a 14 x 17 piece for the coolest comic shop in Halifax, Strange Adventures. When I needed some comic pro sheets a month or so ago, they provided them to me in exchange for some original art featuring the store name. Here it is.

Now the fun part!

Across the top - Tintin and Snowy read Daredevil. Superman shows Lois an awesome comic, while Jimmy warns Supes of the dangers of not mylar-bagging. Cap enjoys some X-Factor. Supergirl and Powergirl reading Beasts of Burden. Green Lantern entartains Snoopy, Woodstock, Donald, Mickey, Clumsy, Brainy and Smurfette with a copy of Fables.

Down the left - Spidey reads some Ultimate Spidey with Mr Fantastic looking over his shoulder, and the Torch making mischief, much to Sue's protests. Gwen peacefully reads Shadoweyes. Hellboy, Thing and Hulk bond over Darkwing Duck, while Usagi Yojimbo relaxes with some explosions, and behind them Atomic Robo and Asterix catch Doctor Doom shoplifting.

Middle - Robin, Batgirl and Spider-Woman thrill to the exploits of the Savage Dragon. Archie, Betty and Veronica share a volume of Runaways, with Frankie making eyes at Ronnie while the Goon takes in some four colour goodness. Blue Beetle disapproves of Booster Gold colouring in the comics, while Cyclops, Kitty Pryde, Colossus, and Pheonix chill with their respective comics.

And at the right - Thorn reads the Wonderful Wizard of Oz to an enthralled Possum Kids and Bone (who has set down his copy of Moby Dick long enough to enjoy some real entertainment), Thor, Batman, Invincible, Batwoman, Nightcrawler, and a positively smitten Wolverine. Death appreciates the genius of the Muppet Show, and Ant-Man and the Wasp read over the shoulder of Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn, who are getting acquainted over the widely downloaded (and awesome) Underground, while Iron Man restocks.

Short Description - COMICS ARE AWESOME! ;)

(Also, I don't have time to colour it right now, but hopefully I will get around to it some day.)
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:iconlamiaman:
Lamiaman Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
cool i love some of these comics too :D
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Austria-Man Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Wow; a great idea! I know and like the most comic characters here.
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totalgymvssonic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Very neat. Really like how you drew everyone.
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconshaunyeo:
ShaunYeo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconteddekkerfan93:
Teddekkerfan93 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I LOVE this, but there is one thing I want to say: Y NO DOCTOR STRANGE? The joke comes from the name.
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Artist
You make a very good point.
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:iconteddekkerfan93:
Teddekkerfan93 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Thank you! It's just, he's my favorite super hero and stuff. Also I found this when I searched Doctor Strange on here. Just goes to show you there are some very good hidden gems on this site.
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:iconuradhere22:
uradhere22 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
This is fantastic!! I wish this was a print I could buy! It would look amazing on my work. Great work!
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Artist
It was a print for a while at the actual store itself. Probably doesn't help if you don't live in or near Halifax though. Sorry! :)
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:iconuradhere22:
uradhere22 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
definitely meant wall when i said "my work"
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:iconaditya-dragon-iyer:
aditya-dragon-iyer Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude this is the best thing I've seen in a long time and I almost cried of joy! Awesome. If only I could mash a like/upvote button or something :D
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks! Comics should be about the joy! :D
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:icondynamoe:
Dynamoe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Nicely done :clap:
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:icontimekeeper9:
Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Fabulous work, sir! :clap:
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:iconmysteryofthenight:
MysteryOfTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally spot Tintin and Snowy in there!
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:iconhensrw:
Hensrw Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Very fun piece!
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:iconshefreak33:
SheFreak33 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Wow. I thought I was the only person who knew about Usagi Yojimbo! This is really good, I likes it.
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Artist
I've only ever read the first Usagi GN, but I liked it! One day when I'm rich, I will seek them all out for the shelf! Why it's not ridiculously popular, I don't know. I also have another Usagi piece in my gallery, where he's meditating with the Beasts of Burden. :)
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SheFreak33 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
My old Kung-Fu instructor gave me some, I think 1-15 or something. But the last one left me hanging! I don't have money to get any of the other ones either.
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Cool and cute!
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:iconsaidestroyer:
SAIDESTROYER Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
I wish there were amazing stores near where I live. I have to order my comics from weird dudes in the internet.

/rant.

THIS PIECE IS AMAZING!!! I love how excited lil' Booster seems! I looks like the "I f-in love coloring!" meme kid.
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Artist
Ha ha! Yep, I know the kid you mean. Not what I had in mind, but I totally see it, because colouring is AWESOME! ;)

This shop is a 45 minute drive for me, but it's everything you'd love about a comic shop. A basement store, and filled to bursting with colour. It's a feast for the eyeballs!! As comics should be...
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SAIDESTROYER Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
The closest one I've got is about an hour drive for me. They don't change their stock very often (a few months ago, I bought an ANARKY tpb that I had seen there, a good 7-8 years before!). To add insult to injury, the charge about 150-170% of cover price. Ah, the joys of living in Colombia...

The new weird guy who gets me my comics doesn't charge too much. I'm considering buying the print editions of a few comics I enjoy (both volumes of Wonderella and the 5-pack of Girls with Slingshots). Let me know when you get Max Overreacts in print, I want to buy that too!

Keep up the great work, Canaan!
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Artist
I hear ya. In Australia, for a while there, we were paying double cover price. So, by the time I left... 6 bucks for a comic! Even when the dollar started gaining ground and it was almost on par with the US - 95 cents to the dollar, instead of 50 as it once was, one store in particular kept charging double, which was just stupid.

That's why I moved to Canada. (Partly.) ;)
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corbenfan84 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconamberchrome:
amberchrome Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
That is some stunning work!
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you! :)
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brendon195 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Super awesome work, dude! Strange Adventures is an awesome store.
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks, Brendon! I took the original in to them yesterday and Cal mentioned making postcards out of it once it's coloured.
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:iconbrendon195:
brendon195 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Cool. :)
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Buck2889 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
This is awesome! Proud to say I guessed *almost* everyone right before even realizing you had told us who everyone was. Didn't see the hair on Batgirl and I completely missed Wasp and Antman...
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Yeah, even on the large original Ant Man and the Wasp are barely recognisable. They're pretty small and I don't have any fineliners that could handle the detail, so they're just barely lines forming shapes.
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Ultraist Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Nicely done Caanan!
This is really mind-blowing.
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks, Mike! Do you guys have a table at Fan Expo this year? I really have to get away and look around the con this year. I didn't get out from behind the table AT ALL last year.
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Ultraist Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
(delayed response)

Yes, we're booked for Fan Expo this year.
Blair has his new comic off to the printers, and if all goes well, maybe I'll have mine ready this week. Maybe.

We'll keep an eye out for you!
If you forget to get away from your table, we'll track you down and remind you.

See you there!
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ginocollins Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing.
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! :)
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OakleyMark Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Love it!

I really dig your style, Caanan!
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Mark! We need to catch up again soon!! Since we moved to Windsor from Kentville, we don't get back that way very often. It's only 15 minutes away!!
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jvad Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Wow this is amazing!
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Legendary.
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Now that's a big word to live up to... Yikes! But, thanks!
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Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
SMORGASBORD!
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Artist
Comics, right? An embarrassment of riches. ;)
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