Visions of an Icon: Wolverine by Kelly Tindall

Kelly Tindall is a Canadian illustrator, raised in Saskatchewan and obsessed with drawing since the age of two. He threw on a parka and graduated from college, and now he works freelance on both editorial and comic book assignments. He spends his free time exploring Montréal and falling in love with his wife.

Kelly’s character Archie Snow appears in the backup story in issues of Proof, published by Image Comics.  These stories, written and illustrated by Kelly, explore Snow’s mysterious origin and the reason that he has a snow leopard’s head in place of a human one. Archie is a supernatural investigator who looks into mysteries involving monsters, ghosts, and scientific abominations. He is assisted by Mickey McCaig – the richest man in the world – and secret agent Dave Fabricant. He likes jazz and he’s trying to quit smoking. Want to know what Archie has been up to? Read The Gorgon online.

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The piece shown above is one of over 40 pieces of original artwork featuring Wolverine donated to the Joe Shuster Awards for the Visions of an Icon Art Show and Sale by Canadian artists. The pieces were exhibited twice in 2009 – at the Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony in September and at the Speakeasy Comic Art Show in November. The original art pieces will be auctioned off on eBay in March 2010. Watch for announcements on this site!

Every day we will try to post an original piece and some information on the artist(s) that donated the work.