Category — Cholly and Flytrap
“Beautiful and disturbing. A comic masterpiece!” – ARCHIE GOODWIN , EDITOR, DC COMICS
“Beautiful, yet ballsy, wonky, hysterically offbeat, simultaneously illustrative and flat out, solidly constructed and unified in the service of a wonderfully wild story.” -BILL SEINKIEWICZ , ARTIST AUTHOR
“Crazy gorgeous. Some of the wildest storytelling, beautifully illustrated.” – ALEX ROSS, WRITER, ARTIST
“I consider Suydam one of the greatest artists of our time” – KEVIN EASTMAN , HEAVY METAL ENTERTAINMENT
“I am struck by its provocative classic yet anarchistic, lush illustration in service of a crazed narrative. Cholly & Flytrap give a big middle finger to conventional storytelling – and have a gleeful time doing it.” – BRIAN PULIDO, WRITER, FILM DIRECTOR, MISCHIEFMAKERS STUDIOS, LLC
“Arthur Suydam is equally comfortable composing outrageous stories as he is orchestrating breathtaking visuals. A uniquely gifted American talent.” – JOE ORLANDO, EDITOR-IN CHIEF, MAD MAGAZINE
“From acclaimed writer and artist Arthur Suydam ( MARVEL ZOMBIES) comes the definitive tale of comic’s ultimate odd couple anti-heroes. Arthur Suydam injects a few cc’s of Clint Eastwood into a twisted Calvin, teams him up with a mute and stunted Hobbs, tosses them into the competing family scenario of Fist Full of Dollars ( Nee, Yojimbo, Red Harvest), while summoning up the spirit of Arthur Rackham and Vaughn Bode ( among others) for advice and inspiration . Always one to ignore sane advice, Suydam sends CHOLLY & FLYTRAP careening down a plot with more switchbacks, more murder and mayhem, than his appointed muses could possible imagine.
Sin City-style frantic pacing, grim tension, intrigue and edgy humor abound in this creative masterpiece. Set in a wacked-out world, Center City remains the belly-button lint of surviving society, a final human outpost oozing crime and racial tension between man and machine. Against this backdrop, comicdom’s most unique anti-heroes, Cholly and Flytrap, find themselves knee-deep in a mucky feud between the city’s two power brokers: the Siamese-twin Hobbs Brothers and paranoid paraplegic millionaire Ameil Luvitz. When sumo-master Flytrap is mistakenly shanghaied and forced into slavery in a secret fight world, his partner Cholly’s odyssey to rescue him from certain doom begins. A groundbreaking and compelling epic told by the ultimate storyteller!”
April 7, 2011 Comments Off on Cholly and Flytrap, Center City review
Radical Publishing displays exclusive hand-crafted statue by Arthur Suydam at Comic-con International
Majestic, battle-ready and ruthless, Arthur Suydam’s beloved antiheroes Cholly & Flytrap are finally physically realized with a gorgeous and detailed bronze figurine to be displayed at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International 2009. Hand sculpted by Suydam himself, this figurine is the first of a very limited signed and numbered quantity to be produced by Radical Toyz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Radical Publishing. The figurine displays Cholly sitting on top of his sumo-sized companion Flytrap heading off into incredible action, adventure or trouble that comes their way.
Fans will have a chance to view this one-of-a-kind piece of art at the Radical Publishing booth #3735 during San Diego Comic-Con International from July 23-26, 2009. Cholly & Flytrap creator Arthur Suydam will be present to sign copies of the San Diego Comic-Con 2009 Preview book, at the Radical Publishing booth. Suydam will also be on hand at the Radical Publishing Creator Panel on Friday, July 24th from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M in Room 4 to speak and field questions about Cholly & Flytrap and future collaborations with Radical.
Fan favorite creator Arthur Suydam’s work has appeared in publications for Marvel, Image, Dynamite, Heavy Metal, Epic Illustrated, Penthouse and National Lampoon. Best known for his award winning covers for the Marvel Zombies, Suydam has contributed to some of the most well known and beloved properties in the comic book world including X-Men, Batman, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Aliens, Predator, Army of Darkness, Tarzan, Conan and Red Sonja. His classic Image series Cholly & Flytrap will be re-released this Summer, in hardcover, with 156 page of exquisite, hand-painted watercolor art, for the first time as Cholly & Flytrap: Center City.
Suydam has been awarded the prestigious Gold Award in Spectrum 12 (2006), the San Sebastian Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Maryland and many other awards from around the globe. Suydam has also been honored with inclusion in Spectrum 14: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art while his story Christmas Carol was chosen for inclusion in The Mammoth Book of Horror and Legends.
Both Arthur Suydam and the one-of-a-kind Cholly and Flytrap bronze figurine will be present at the Radical Publishing booth during San Diego Comic-Con International 2009 July 23rd-26th, 2009.
Originally published here at http://comicrelated.com/news/2411/cholly-statue-by-suydam
December 25, 2010 Comments Off on Exclusive hand-crafted statue of Cholly and Flytrap