Saturday, 5 November 2011

Ulysses Quicksilver, Hero of the Empire!

Ulysses Quicksilver and his various adventures have inspired a number of artists to produce their take on the character. The latest of them is Kit Cox who recently produced a portrait of the Hero of the Empire and another of Ulysses' loyal sidekick Nimrod, the bare-knuckle boxing butler.

















Simon Parr (a.k.a. Pye Parr) has produced several pictures of Ulysses and Nimrod as well. Here are just a few of them.


















And then there's Pax Britannia cover artist Mark Harrison's take on the character, most easily seen on the cover of Anno Frankenstein.

There are also a growing number of illustrations of masked vigilante Spring-Heeled Jack. The most recent is by that gentleman caricaturist Kit Cox again but Mark Harrison also produced a portrait of the character back when I was writing Evolution Expects.

5 comments:

Lola X said...

Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

Lola x
http://lola-x.blogspot.com

Jonathan Green said...

Hi Lola

Glad you liked it. Thanks for dropping by and posting.

Jon

Paul L. Mathews said...

I concur with Lola. It's always interesting to see different takes on your charcaters, isn't it? Loving the Spring-Heeled Jack pictures. It'd be really interesting to see David Hitchcock do some of this stuff, as his Victoriana work is absolutley superb.

Jonathan Green said...

Good call!

I love David's stuff and owe some original artwork of his from Spirit of the Highwayman!

Now why didn't I think of him?

Paul L. Mathews said...

(Man, I can't believe the atrocious spelling in my previous comment...)

Yep, David's work is fantastic. The "Gothic" newspaper format comic he brought out a few years ago is fabulous. He also did a pic for my Valentine Chronicles website a years ago and didn't charge me a penny. Lovely man.