Shannon did his
first Stallone piece back in 2002... this was
before he hit it big [along with with Mike Avon Oeming]
as co-creator of Bastard Samurai published by Image
comics. At that time Kelsey said he wanted to take
another crack at Sly drawing.
In the past two years Kelsey's
career has really taken off. He's now a member of Gaijin
Studio and artist on DC's
I finally got a chance to meet Kelsey
in person at MegaCon
this year. He was swamped with requests for sketches, but
Kelsey took the time to do up this Stallone
piece for me as a gift. What a guy!
Big Beatty is going to ink it up
on blueline so I'll be able to keep Kelsey's original
pencils untouched. The funny thing is, I think Kelsey
was as excited about that as me!
- Craig Zablo
[March 6, 2004]