Author: jlenox

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Machiavelli “The Prince” 33″x34″ Pencil on Board

I have had this idea for a fan art/book cover for one my favorite books for years- Machiavelli’s The Prince. And during Fall 2020 I took the leap to educate myself on the times of late 15th century Italy and figured this would be a fairly straightforward and simple project, boy was I wrong. This monster took the better part of four months to actually create, and pushed me creatively and artistically. So I bring you my latest oversized book cover project featuring Nicolo Machiavelli, the diplomat and writer as he oversees the conflict between Caterina Sforza, Cesare Borgia, King Louis XII of France and Pope Alexander the VI as they all connected with the Siege of Forli at the Rocca of Ravaldino in December 1499 and some of the aftermath with the alleged attempted poisoning of the Pope by Caterina while in Castel Sant’Angelo prison. Other religious, military and financial imagery was my attempt to visually show the words of The Prince with power in the church, weapons and economy.

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2021 TEE SHIRTS- “No More Shows”

Hey everyone, here is my 9th annual (non) convention tour shirt based on the 1991 Ozzy Osbourne album “No More Tears”.  You can place your order on Etsy  HERE . The shirts will be available in late July 2021 for shipping or pickup.  The top image is the front of the shirt, and the bottom image is the back. 

It’s been a strange last 15 months with no live events for me since March of 2020, so this was a way for me to poke fun at the situation we have all been in, and hopefully comic cons will pick up later in 2021. I hope to see you soon!

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