Come on Marvel let David Golding draw Captain Britain please.

Here on the Captain Britain blog we are always on the look out for great artists who might have never drawn Captain Britain professionally, but have still drawn him simply out of their love for the character.

So for that reason today I wanted to highlight professional artist David Golding who while he has done lots of comics work and released a book, has never drawn Captain Britain for Marvel, much to my disappointment.

I first stumbled upon David’s work in 2012 when I bought some sketches from his Ebay shop one of which, a great looking Swamp Thing, is pictured below.

David Golding Swamp Thing

I began to follow David on Twitter hoping to pick up some more of his art when I noticed he was doing copies of comic book covers, of which one of his current ones follows.

spidey art

But what really caught my eye was David’s version of a Captain Britain cover of which he was happy to provide a high quality picture so it could be shared with the blog.

Click on the pic to see it in its full glory, and check out more of David’s work on deviantART here.

Captain Britain by David Golding2

A stunning picture you might agree and that’s right David did send me a photo of the art and his Spider-Man cover to use in this post. Why? Well I asked him if he would as to celebrate the release of his new book I decided the world of Captain Britain fandom needed to know more about his work, as it’s too good not to share.

The book is, The Greatest Comic Quiz Book in the Multiverse, 200 pages of comic book questions that covers American comics from their humble origins right up to the present day.

David Golding the greatest comic quiz book in the Multiverse

Before I talk about the book take time to admire the painted cover, the style of which to me is comparable with Alex Ross. Inside David has peppered the book with great black and white sketches of all sorts of super heroes, and this use of a variety of styles highlights just how bloody good he is at drawing.

David Golding the greatest comic quiz book in the Multiverse interior art

I took the time to test myself on some of the questions in the quiz book and find myself having to issue a warning to anyone like me who prided themselves on being a bit of a comics guru, this book will soon have you eating humble pie. But in a fun way.

So more power to the pen of David Golding a man whose work I would love to see on the cover of a new Captain Britain comic or inside, hell I’m not fussy I’ll take both.

Fancy yourself a comic’s mastermind then you can pick up a copy of The Greatest Comic Quiz Book in the Multiverse here.

Or if you taste runs to comic book art order a reproduction of your favourite comic book scene/cover from David here.

Do you know an artist or perhaps you are one yourself who draws Captain Britain and would like to share work with this blog and it’s readers? Then why not send me the relevant details by leaving a comment below.

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How to make your very own Captain Britain

The deviantART web site is full of very talented artists, a lot of whom seem to enjoy drawing Captain Britain in various iterations from classic to steampunk. While pottering around the site recently I was taken not by the art for once but by a page that allowed the reader to make their very own Captain Britain in Cubeecraft form.

Just in case you are unsure what Cubeecraft is according to the Cubeecraft site it’s defined as:

” Cubeecraft (pronounced “kyoob-ee”) papercraft toys feature interlocking tabs for construction – eliminating the need for tape, glue or other messy adhesives. Each toy is designed to be printed on a standard piece of 8 1/2 X 11 A4 letter paper. Simply print, cut and fold your model into a cute and fun paper toy.”

Here is the Captain Britain Cubeecraft template I found on the site of Bob the Egg.

classic_captain_britain_cubee_by_bobtheegg

Looks great doesn’t it, even someone like me who is all fingers and thumbs when it comes to crafts could be tempted to give it a go.

Intrigued by the Cubeecraft find I delved deeper into deviantART and turned up this Captain Britain soft toy by Lackswit,Captain_Britain_by_LacksWit

and another Captain Britain soft toy by Yinza.

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Not having a ” crafting ” bone in my body I’m always impressed by folk who can turn their hand to anything like these examples, and when they involve Captain Britain it’s a hard job not to email them and get a quote for a similar piece.

Captain Britain enjoys a nice cup of tea.

Inspired by The Mighty World of Marvel issue 15, here is a gallery of Captain Britain indulging in that most British of pastimes, drinking tea.

Captain Britian Mighty World of marvel 15 Tea and Sympathy

The cover that inspired todays post.

Mighty World of Marvel 15 Captain Britian drinks tea 1

Cap and a cuppa by Alan Davis from The Mighty World of Marvel 15 – titled Tea and Sympathy.

Captain Britain drinks tea

From Handmadefamily, part of their superhero alphabet.

captain Britain by stuartmcghee

From Stuartmcghee comes a Cap pic so cool I bought it as a print.

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No details available sadly for this great pic of a dunking Cap.

Stephen Fry as Captain Britain drinks tea

Paul Garner draws Stephen Fry as Captain Britain.

Some great art here, if you are a fan artist with some Cap pics to share or know where some great fan art can be found, then please just post in the comments.

 

 

Captain Britain gets a tattoo

As I sit here writing with my arm smarting from my latest tattoo my inky thoughts turned as always to Captain Britain, did anyone have him proudly emblazoned on their body I wondered?

Of course with a click of Google I soon began to turn up some Captain Britain and other related tattoos, which I now share with you. Enjoy!

Captain Britain tattoo

Captain Britain tattoo based on the art of Ron Lim.

Captain Britain tattoo

Captain Britain tattoo based on the art of Alan Davis

A kind person from Facebook shared the pic above with me, sorry I forgot who you are as it was an old account of mine.

psylocke tattoo

Psylocke tattoo

Nightcrawler tattoo

Nightcrawler tattoo

Love the ” Bamf ” in the above.

Shadowcat tattoo

Shadowcat tattoo

I hope you enjoyed the Captain Britain and related tattoo gallery, if you have the Captain on your body please leave me a comment below and a picture if possible.

My Captain Britain art gallery.

The resurgence of Captain Britain in comics ( despite his death,) has been of great advantage to the collector like me as there are now more and more items of merchandise for me to purchase with the good Cap on.

Trading cards are no exception to this rule and recently I have picked up some fantastic ones which feature actual Captain Britain art ( known as sketch cards,) these are so great I thought it might be nice to share my new Captain Britain art gallery with you.

First up is a card by talented artist Peter Simeti gotta love Cap’s chin on this one.

Captain Britain sketch card by Peter Simeti

Next an official Marvel sketch card by an artist whose name escapes me ! This card attracted me firstly as Captain Britain is in his original uniform and secondly because of the fantastic use of colour, some sketch cards have great art but because they are often in black and white just don’t look so dynamic.

Captain Britain sketch card 1

Last but by no means least is another official Marvel sketch card by artist Craig Yeung.

Captain Britain sketch card by Craig Yeung

Are you an artist who has drawn Captain Britain and would your work featured here then just let me know in the comments, or maybe you’ve come across some great Cap art just let me know so we can share it with all the readers of this blog.