Sure, I was one of those schmucks that waited in line for an hour just to get a copy of LA Noire at Gamestop. If you have not pieced together that everyone at MiddleEasy are just enormous geeks, then we have failed at doing our jobs over the years. We’re not trying to hide anything. In fact, it’s impossible to find a group that’s more self-depreciating than us. However, this still does not negate the gauge of awesome we’ve all obtained over the timespan of MiddleEasy. Whatever level of awesome we’ve achieved is immediately outshined by this extraordinary depiction of Nick Diaz as a pulp-fiction novel detective illustrated by Rev. Dave Johnson. Here’s an excerpt from the artist’s website.
“So the MMA fighter I picked is Nick Diaz. He got a face only a pulp artist could love. I mean seriously, even when Nick is happy he still looks like he could kill you at any moment. And he’s one of the no. 1 fighters out there today. So it seemed only natural to make him a pulp novel character. I drew the line art while in Savannah using my iPhone to pull reference, and colored it tonight. It was pure fun, and because of work and upcoming travel it might be a while before I can do another Twart I wanted to make it a good one. Enjoy the manliness.”
If only Rev. Dave Johnson actually made the entire comic book instead of illustrating the cover. Massive compliments to Johnson on translating the mean-mug onto the digital canvas. Props to GrandpaJesus for the find. [Source]