Shawn Shea’s Femme Fatale.

A lethal looking lady with a cigar perched in her elegant hand may be intimidating enough, but it’s the automatic tucked beneath her arm that you need to worry about. Some stylish neo-noir from Colorado artist Shawn Shea, whose work and posters can be found at Pixels, Fine Art America and Daily Paint Works.

Target Practice With Mister Prat.

Clearly, a figure painting master can do still lifes too. Above is a 1984 piece by Spain’s Enrique Torres Prat, AKA ‘Enric’ (and also ‘Enrich’). Below is another from the artist and illustrator perhaps best known for his lush figurative cover illustrations for Warren Publishing’s 1970’s horror magazines, and Vampirella in particular: An understandably controversial cover illustration for a 1988 German edition of Mickey Spillane’s Die Madchenjager.

O’Neill’s Neo-Noir Style.

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Self-taught painter Peter O’Neill grabbed a Greyhound bus at New York City’s Port Authority in 1996 and never looked back, bound for Florida, where I believe he’s made his home since. In fact, many of his paintings seem to evoke that same South Florida sultriness lifted from a steamy neo-noir like Lawrence Kasdan’s 1981 Body Heat.  More of O’Neill’s work follows in the next post…

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For You…

The Letter

Let’s guess she’s not being handed a birthday card. That envelope can’t possibly contain anything good.

By artist and illustrator Jon Proctor, whose work you’ve likely seen in Caliber, Image, DC and Marvel comics since the late 1990’s, though he’s since retired from comics work.

Jenny’s Got A Gun.

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Not talking about the 1989 Aerosmith song (and anyway, that Janie, not Jenny). This is handsome gaming art by Pennsylvania fine artist, concept artist and illustrator John Pacer: “.41 Derringer” above, and “Jenny’s Twin .45’s” below, these two for Fantasy Flight Games. Look for more of the artist’s work at his site, www.johnpacer.com.

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“Pintu’s” Femmes Fatales.

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Maybe better known for fantasy subjects artfully rendered in traditional illustration mediums, photography and digital art, Spanish artist Pinturero Fernandez (AKA “Pintu”) also has a way with retro-pulp and noir-ish femmes fatales. Set aside the space operas and sorceresses, I say, and let’s see more dangerous dames.

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