Limited Edition, Fan Art Print by Joe Rubinstein:
LION-O & BLUEGRASS: VOICES OF LARRY KENNEY
Fine Art Print: 100
Platinum Art Print: 100
Giclée Canvas: 100
About Larry Kenney:
Larry started his radio career at the age of 15 as a Disc Jockey. He joined the radio show "Imus in the Morning" in 1973 as a regular cast member where he did voice impersonations of a number of famous people such as Elvis Presley, General Patton, Ross Perot, and Richard Nixon.
In the 1980s, Larry was hired to provide the voice of Lion-o, the main protagonist in the Thundercats cartoons produced by "Rankin/Bass". He also voiced a number of other characters on the show. After his stint on ThunderCats, Larry went on to provide his voice in the cartoons "SilverHawks" and "TigerSharks", both also produced by Rankin/Bass. He also did voice work for several breakfast cereal characters, including "Count Chocula" and "Sonny the Cuckoo Bird".
Lion-O is the main character of the Thundercats. Lion-O is the leader and the hereditary "Lord of the ThunderCats." Lion-O is based on the lion and wields the legendary Sword of Omens, which is able to fire bolts of energy and allows Lion-O to see across great distances with its power of "Sight Beyond Sight", as well as the Claw Shield, a gauntlet that launches grappling lines from its claws.
Lion-O is the main character of the Thundercats. Lion-O is the leader and the Colonel Bluegrass is the second-in-command of the SilverHawks as well as being their main pilot. His cyborg bird companion is Sideman. Considered to one of the best pilots in the solar system, it is no wonder that Bluegrass was assigned to be the pilot of the SilverHawks' plane, the Miraj.
About the Creation:
With a menacing grin, this original painting by artist Joe Rubinstein features the ‘Jester of Genocide,’ the supervillain Joker cooking up a devilish plot. “I wanted something weird and different. My Joker is an interpretation of photographs of statues that I had seen of the character and then I made up the colors from character reference. As an artist, you can use whatever color you want as long as it’s the right value; and that means is it dark or is it light.” - Joe Rubinstein
About the Artist:
Josef "Joe" Rubinstein, born in Germany 1958 is a Hall of Fame comic book artist whose storied career spans more than four decades with notable credits that include the acclaimed 1982 Wolverine mini-series, the Infinity Gauntlet series and The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Joe is known to be the artist to have given artist Art Adams (the Uncanny X-Men) his first professional work and nurtured the careers of Kyle Baker (Plastic Man), Jose Marzan, Jr. (The Flash) and Dale Keown (The Incredible Hulk). Joe’s record-setting post on Marvel Comics' saw him ink more pencillers than any other inker in history (and more than 2,500 comic books). He currently enjoys exploring painting techniques and creating portraits.
Art Print Details
- Brand: Thundercats, Silverhawks
- Production / Publication: Rankin Bass, Warner Brothers
- Character: Lion-O, Bluegrass
- Genre: Animation
- Product: Art Print
- Program: Exclusive Fan Art
- Subject: Fan Art, Mash Up, Painting