Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Conan O'Brien the Barbarian


"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you,
and to hear the lamentation of the women."
- Conan the Barbarian

"Keep cool my babies." - Conan O'Brien

I did this illustration over the summer for Royal Flush Magazine, Book 7 (out now!) for an article written by Tina Benitez. Damn it's a HOTTT issue! Check that link asap to find out more. There's currently a special lenticular hologram edition available exclusively at Barnes & Noble (limited to 1,ooo copies) of the Rob Zombie cover.
I merged the two Conan's of pop culture in what i think was a fun way. A very obvious connection, but I didn't really find any imagery in my research that reflected this. It's my homage to the great Frank Frazetta who passed away last May.
Other random thoughts - I hope Conan O'Brein shaves his beard before his first show on TBS. I think he will. It ain't working for me anymore. & Max Weinberg will be missed. Love the way he plays drums.

OH, 11x14'' Print available at my Etsy account
HERE at Castle McQuade.


Alex Kahalehili said...

I love how Conan rags on TBS first thing

Patrick McQuade Illustration said...

Haha - yeah that was pretty funny! He so needs to lose the beard though...