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Grimm Myths - Jesse James Excl by SquirrelShaver Grimm Myths - Jesse James Excl by SquirrelShaver
Here is the pencils to my "Grimm Myths & Legends" #2 variant for Zenescope Entertainment.

This one is a little special because it is and exclusive cover for a local comic shop that I frequent. The guys at Jesse James Comics, here in Phoenix, are flying in the whole Zene-crew for a signing at the end of this month and the owner, Jesse, was kind enough to ask me to do a cover to celebrate the occasion which I was more than happy to oblige.

Jesse gave me free reign on this as long as somewhere it featured his nickname "Six Shooter Jesse James".

My original intention was to have the girl topless with her arms conveniently covering her naughty bits, but considering this is for an all-ages store signing it would be in our best interest to at least give this girl some clothing. ...I'm so nice. ;)

I really wish I had a little more time to work on this one because the lettering came out a bit sloppy and I really wanted to go ape-shit with the background and fill all the empty space with cool design patterns but my deadline simply did not allow that.

You can purchase a copy at

Or if you would like to come to the signing it will be Saturday February 26th at Jesse James Comics in Phoenix Arizona from 3pm-6:30pm.

Pencils: Me (Mike DeBalfo)

Materials Used:
- Staedtler led holder pencils
- 3H & HB led.
- Staedtler eraser sticks
- 11"x17" 400 series smooth art board

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- Facebook/mikedebalfo: [link]
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PGMB Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
awesome. love how you framed her. also, may sound kinda weird but i love her stomach/hips area, well done :)
LAvenus79 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is cool!
Comical1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the twist of a female Jesse James, I know that wasn't really the intention, that it was for the Phoenix signing but even still, it looks awesome!!
Emma-Jen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is so cool xD i love your style so much!
breakindahabbit04 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you don't mind but I coloured and reposted this piece. I absoloutle loved it and found it a challenge. I've linked your original and given you a raving review.

Here is my version: [link]

If this is not ok jus let me know and ill be happy to remove.

Thank you.
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool! Thanks for sharing with us!
breakindahabbit04 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, do you mind if I colour more of your work?
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Not at all have fun :)
breakindahabbit04 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you. i will keep crediting back to your originals!
Ciafro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely one of my super fav :onfire:
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