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Long Beach Comic Con: John Carpenter’s Asylum Chalk Art

Eric Maruscak, artist from pepperink.com, creates a giant chalk mural for John Carpenter's Asylum at the Long Beach Comic Con.

Back in November I was fortunate enough to be asked by to come out to California and make a chalk mural at the Long Beach Comic Con. The art was for the comic book Asylum by John Carpenter (yes, THAT John Carpenter) and is produced by Storm King Productions. It was truly an honor to be making art associated with one of the masters of horror, and director of some of my all time favorite films.

Asylum is a wonderful horror/supernatural book with the story by Thomas Ian Griffith and Sandy King, written by Bruce Jones, and featuring incredible art by Leonardo Manco. The description on the Storm King website reads:

"There’s a war coming to the City of Angels. In tunnels beneath the city, in the dark alleys among the homeless, demons lurk and Lucifer bides his time. One man knows. One man sees. One man walks those dark streets.

Father Daniel Beckett’s seen demons and he’s spoken to the Devil, but he’s never seen an angel and he’s never spoken to God. Obsessed and driven as much by betrayal as righteousness and anger as redemption, he walks the smoke-filled encampments of lost souls like Dante’s nine rings of the Inferno."

The art was from a single panel in one issue, and I blew it up to 9 feet wide by 13 feet tall. In the end I had an amazing time, the show was a blast, everyone was incredibly nice, and I got to spend my birthday crawling around on a cement floor drawing artwork for JOHN CARPENTER! Not bad, not bad at all. Enjoy the photos below and let me know what you think in the comments section.

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The floor of the Long Beach Comic Con Proof sheet for the Asylum Chalk Art Day one progress for the John Carpenter's Asylum chalk art at the Long Beach Comic Con.
Drawing the figure in the Asylum Chalk Art. Nearing completion on the Long Beach chalk art. Sandy King interviewed in front of the chalk art
Leatherface and a zombie outside the Long beach Comic Con. Final Long beach Comic Con Chalk art for John Carpenter's Asylum comic book. Mural by illustrator Eric Maruscak.

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