I’ve said it before, there’s nothing cooler than apes in comics. Comic book publishers know it, readers know it, and even Hollywood has jumped on the ape bandwagon again (see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.) Since Edgar Rice Burroughs first planted poor baby Greystoke in the middle of the Mangani (great apes) tribe off the coast of Africa, spectacular simians have been a huge part of our pop culture heritage; and at the recent Phoenix Comicon I happened to come across one of the most awesome ape adventures of all.
Illustrator Wes Huffor was set up in a corner of Artist Alley at the 2014 Comicon, and upon seeing his booth I was waylaid by a wave of incredibly cool artwork depicting a humongous gorilla amidst classic western action backdrops. (To be fair, Mr. Huffor also does some fantastic horror themed art as well, but as you might guess, his ape-centric work was my focus.)
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