Cleopatra in Spaaaace creator/artist, Mike Maihack always manages to do a pin-up here and there during his time between other commissions and his highly-acclaimed webcomic. Today on his site and DeviantArt, he featured main protagonists Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games, in a mild celebration for the movie being released tomorrow.
“Just finished reading the books and wasn’t going to be able to sleep at night until I got some fan art out of my system,” he told Blog@. “Seeing the film this weekend and can’t wait! There’s no way it’ll compare to the book, especially the brutality of it (both physically and emotionally), but everything I’ve seen so far looks like they are making the best effort possible. Super psyched.”
Maihack a huge fan of the series, went to say that this wasn’t the first idea that came to mind. “Originally, I was going to draw something more directly out of Mockingjay [the third book of the series]–the book it seems I’m in the minority of really enjoying. But opted for something a bit more general from the first book instead. Plus it’s fun to place Katniss and Peeta’s differing personalities together. Which is just a long way of me saying I wanted to draw Peeta.”
I’ve been of Maihack’s works for years, especially his contributions over at Project: Rooftop. His style really pops and has a great sophisticated simplicity to it that makes you want to see more from him. I love the details on this and Katniss just looks so damn fierce.
Check out more of Mike Maihack over at cowshell.com.