A Portrait of the CCW

Posted: July 8, 2010 in Art, CCW Nation, CCW TV

I received this in my email the other day from an anonymous source and thought I’d share it with you. It reminds me of something Torgo might have hanging on his walls. And I mean that as a very high compliment.


  1. Venom829 says:

    That is just WOW!

  2. Benicio127 says:

    Jose, you need to have a much more malevolent look to Elliot’s puppydog sadface.

  3. TheMSpot says:

    Damn, it’s like Jose is staring into my soul.

  4. cballsack says:

    Was this from Rush?

  5. Deemar says:

    Simply BADASS!

    I’d buy that it’s so good

  6. joe says:

    That’s cool. Jose looks like he should be on the cover of With the Beatles

  7. I totally want to look that thin again! Great drawing Mr.(or Ms.) Unknown CCW Nation Member!



  8. rush says:

    Makes me want to get off my ass and do some work again.
    On the technical side Elliot’s left shoulder seems off and Jose’s nose looks a bit crooked, it needs a bit of defining shadow to straighten it out.

  9. Mike F says:

    Very nice work !

  10. IronMuskrat says:

    Pretty amazing artwork, kind of a Ingmar Bergman, ‘The Seventh Seal’ quality about it. The style of art seems familiar to me somehow, I just can’t put my finger on it.

    Jose, of course would be ‘Death” and Elliott would be the soul he has come to claim..

    The Scene- The headquarters of Marvel Comics Entertainment International, a large corner office dominated by a polished Mahogany desk covered with paperwork, nicknacks and a large gold plated nameplate inscribe in large letters, “ Elliott Serrano, Editor in Chief”.

    A much older, haggard looking Elliott sits behind the desk, running his hand though his graying hair while speaking on the phone.

    Elliott- “Yeah, well, to be honest, I just don’t seeing much of market for this type of story anymore, people just are not interested in superhero allegory books right now.”

    ~ Elliott leans back in his chair and begins to rub his eyes ~

    Elliot- “ Yeah, I get it, an evil, Superman allegory is is going around raping female superheroes… What? Supermanhood? Yeah, I get, very clever. and why is he doing this? Oh, yeah, because his mother didn’t love him and he was just trying to find a way to get her attention. No, that makes total sense.. I just don’t think that is the type of story Marvel is looking for these days.”

    ~ Elliott picks up a pencil and pretends to stab it repeatedly into his ear ~

    Elliott- “Look Mr. Millar, tell you what, if Marvel Comics ever decides that misogyny has come back into style, we will give to a call, but I have to warn you I already have a dozen similar scripts sitting in my in-box from Bendis. OK? Well that’s the best I can do now. Sorry, Good Bye Mark!”

    ~ Elliot opens a desk drawer and pull out a bottle of whiskey, pulls out the cork and takes a long pull from the bottle ~

    ~ A deathly visage of Jose Melendez, dressed in black from head to toe appears from the shadows behind Elliott ~

    Jose(Death)- “ Time to go fucker!”

    ~ Elliott spits out the whiskey, and spins around in his chair,looking at Jose(Death) ~

    Elliott- “Holy shit, Jose? Is that you?”

    Jose(Death)- “ No, I am Death! I have only taken this form in order to make your transition to the afterlife easier.”

    Elliott – “Really, of all people, you picked Jose to make my death easier?

    Jose(Death)- “Why? You got some kind of problem with me? I mean, Jose.. who’s form I have taken for this task?”

    Elliott- “Well, we were cool and all, but he did love to giver me a hard time and there was that whole deal about him dying of auto-erotic asphyxiation at Burning Man five years ago…”

    Jose(Death)- “That was total bullshit! People die nude all the time at Burning Man, that doesn’t make it something weird! Fuck You!”

    Elliott- “Hah! I knew it was you Jose! Stop lying!”

    Jose(Death)- “OK, OK.. It’s me, I just couldn’t pass up the chance to be the one there when you finally went tits up, OK, dipshit, time to go.”

    Elliott- “Wait Jose, I can’t die yet, my work here isn’t done!’

    Jose(death)- “ I really hope your not talking about ‘Ash Saves Palin’, because if you are I am sending to straight to Hell!”

    Elliott- “Hummm, errr, no.. I mean my work here at Marvel isn’t done, I still have work to do.”

    Jose(Death)- What is left to do? After you became head of Marvel, you cleaned house.. Millar and Bendis are gone, Marvel is once again a company that respects it readers and the artists that work for it. I would need a really good reason to give you a stay, I mean, 45 years of Cheesecake Factory and Starbucks has destroyed your body.

    Elliott- “Sure, Bendis and Millar will never work for Marvel again, but there is still one more that I have not been able to get rid of yet, Marvel will never be safe until his evil influence is gone.”

    Jose(Death)- “Who?”

    ~Elliott points to a hardcover copy of “Who is the Blue Hulk” ~

    Jose(Death)- “Shit, Forgot about him, How many colors has he done now?”

    Elliot- “Six! And they have all turned out to be General Ross! Jose, please.. I can’t die until I have stopped him!”

    Jose(Death)- “ Fuck, I see your point, OK, I won’t take you now, but I better not see ‘purple’ Hulk hit the shelves, or I swear I will drag you to the afterlife by the balls myself!”

    Elliott- “OK, fair enough, now about ‘Ash Saves Palin’?”

    Jose(Death)- “Don’t push your luck my friend.”

    Elliott- “Just had to Ask.”

    Jose(Death)- “I have to go, the Grim Reaper’s work is never done, just remember what I told you.”

    ~ Jose(Death) begins to fade back into he shadows. ~

    Elliott- “Wait, before you go Jose. Do I go to Heaven or Hell?”

    Jose(Death)- “I am not allowed to say, but John Layman is waiting there for you!”

    ~ Jose fades from sight with an evil chuckle. ~

    Elliott- “Fuck me!”

    Wow, I think I better lay back on the beer! =)


  11. tomstewdevine says:

    Wow this is really cool, the likeness on Jose is uncanny.

  12. Pobra says:

    Sweeeeeeet. Jose looks like the angel of death, or Elijah Wood’s character from Sin City. Well done anonymous!

  13. Stamps says:

    This is SOOOOOOO good. 🙂 Very nice job whoever did this.

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