This week is the third installment of Weekend Wayback, where I gaze back into the archives, trying to keep an eye on where I was, in appreciation of where I am, and where I could go.
Our subject for today; Todd McFarlane's Spawn. Drawn back in 1994 (I was 16) for the monthly cover contest in Hero Illustrated, a (now defunct) rival magazine to Wizard. I submitted a picture of the Mask a year previous, and while it didn't win, it was published in the runner-up section.
This piece, however, was never completed (as you can see by the penciled "Hero"). I only scanned it for the first time years later, hence the missing lower corner. Still a favorite of mine, and very indicative of my Jim Lee-influenced phase.