I've been sorting out - and rearranging - my pictures in the office and gamesroom this week, and in the process have created my "Wall of Fleas" (see above).
I now have, all in one place (the gamesroom), three very different interpretations of my signature superhero character, The Acrobatic Flea.
At the top (next to the picture of me as a cowboy) is the original illustration by Pete from the mid-1980s, back in the heyday of the Flea's original run in Steve's Second Edition Villains & Vigilantes campaign.
Below that are a couple of Star Wars pictures, that include cells from original prints of the first movie, and beneath those are, on the left, Jeff Dee's take on The Acrobatic Flea (as part of The Third Edition - Mighty Protectors - Villains & Vigilante Kickstarter) and my latest Acrobatic Flea, by my old university friend, Rosie.
The multi-talented Rosie has recently revealed a penchant for art, and so my best mate, Paul, commissioned her to do her version of The Acrobatic Flea as a surprise Christmas present for me.
In the great multiverse of Fleas, I've named this one The Astral Flea, as I see him as a kind of Kirbyesque cosmic entity, a supernatural iteration of the usually street-level superhero.
|The Astral Flea|