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greatest show on earth by boston-joe greatest show on earth by boston-joe
this is a piece i just finished in relation to the mini series i'm working on with jai nitz.

the 2 gentlemen in the picture frames:
p. t. barnum and james a. bailey

the tall fellow (and antagonist of the book) :
robert wadlow

wadlow had the guinness world record for being the tallest man. at the time of his death in 1940 he was 9 ft. tall.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-08-01
greatest show on earth by ~boston-joe has some great characters and a neat style of inking. ( Suggested by KeylessEntry and Featured by jeriweaver )
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ForgettenForTheSlave Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
even the series couldn't be finished,but I think it was a great ideas.
what is the story about? Could you tell me?
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:iconsaphira144:
Saphira144 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Really cool, I'd love to see the miniseries!
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
actually, the project fell through because i couldn't finish it. another kid on deviantart got picked up to do it, but i dont know if anyone is publishing it.
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Saphira144 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Awh...oh well...could you tell me who was doing it? It was a wonderful idea
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
marcio takara... i think.
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:iconsaphira144:
Saphira144 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
hm nothing on their page about it...:P Oh well thanks :)
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:iconnutboltu:
nutboltu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i've got eyes only for the clairvoyant lady.
i ....
see something......
that she's ........hot.
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:iconmenmou:
menmou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   Writer
Damn, nice crisp & clean lines, niiiiice job!
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconfraven:
Fraven Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
nice job i like it a lot specially al the shadow work makes me remember sin city, aint that nostalgic, I really like it nice on.
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks dude. i was pretty surprised.
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:iconkeylessentry:
KeylessEntry Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Is it snowing in the picture?
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
actually, it is...
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:iconashley903:
ashley903 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student General Artist
very cool. :)
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
glad you like it.
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xxxladyxhavokxxx13 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
cool. i love it! great job:)
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:iconlastonepicked:
LastOnePicked Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
I am absolutely blown away, damn!

I appreciate the Mignola-esque-ness of this very much.
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:iconkata-bathory:
kata-bathory Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
that word make me remeber a song by cristina aguilera
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:iconchristobelle:
Christobelle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
This is pretty awesome, but why is the man with the glasses taller than the bear?!:s
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
did you read my comment on the piece?
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:iconchristobelle:
Christobelle Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
I just did, I apologize for my ignorance.
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:iconsilveraxe:
Silveraxe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very Mignola-ish.. beautifully drawn, nice contrast
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. mike's work is a BIG influence on the stuff i do.
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:iconcortana:
Cortana Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Man. You've got the Mignola thing down to a science.
This looks interesting, though. Robert Wadlow as an antagonist is genius.
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, i have my writer to credit for that. it's a really great story. we're just hoping someone decides to publish it.
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:iconslothboy3000:
Slothboy3000 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
I love mignola's art so naturally I'm gonna love this. Great concept too!
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. mike's work is great. i'm nowhere close.
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:iconori-n:
ORi-N Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
thats great. awesome job
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MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Dude, congrats on the daily deviation! That rocks:D

I really love the idea of this piece. Did this mini-series ever come out? I'd pick it up if it did.
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boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. nothing yet, my writer and i were showing it around in san diego. i have to stop working on it for the time being because i can't keep working on it with no pay.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
I know how that goes:(
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:iconvect0rwolf:
vect0rwolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Wow, you have those blacks DOWN.
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:iconluqkhyjonas:
luqkhyjonas Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Mignola style very nice ^^
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:iconmmmklunk:
mmmklunk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you love Robert Wadlow see this...

[link]
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:iconovermood:
overmood Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice style. :clap:
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:iconmarcelperez:
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Great job with this inking and black spaces. It really brings depth to the piece!
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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taho Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing what you did with just black and white.
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Great style!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
congrats on your DD for this very cool and fun piece! :thumbsup:
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:yoda: a quite strong Mignola influence, i sense in this.

...but it rocks, man! congrats to your DD, it's well deserved!
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:iconzerim:
zerim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
My my, quite the Mignola fan, are we :D
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:iconinkovic:
Inkovic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Very cool!

The black and white style to it is so cool, love the contrast between highlights and shadows here!

Fantastic image!
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, i appreciate the compliment.
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:iconwhome:
whome Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
I fave simply because we don't see enough pics with Bears on tricycles.
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:iconboston-joe:
boston-joe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
we need more people on this site with that mind set.
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