The Phoenix

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The Phoenix by Zachary D. Coe

I had a chance to illustrate the famous blazing bird as a splash page for a piece of Schell Games software - and discovered again that it's hard to make something look like it's burning, but not necessarily being consumed by the fire. I remembered reading years ago how the Hildebrandt brothers struggled with the same thing on their Human Torch card for one of the Marvel sets, so I felt was definitely in good company in working to try and overcome this particular hurdle.