Cliff Chiang may currently be widely known for his amazing work on Image Comics' Paper Girls (penned by Y: The Last Man writer Brian K. Vaughan) and DC Comics' Wonder Woman, but did you know one of his earliest claims to fame was having one of his fan arts published in a comic book?
It's probably every comic book fan's dream to see their artwork being published in the pages of the comic title that inspired them ... and that's what happened to Chiang, who got one of his artworks published in 1994.
Being a huge fan of Todd McFarlane's Spawn, Chiang put pen to paper to draw the iconic antihero (who will soon be getting a new, R-rated movie) and the demonic Violator.
"There was something about Spawn that was just so weird," Chiang told us, "and I didn't know where it was gonna go that it really kind of grabbed me and I ended up doing some Spawn fan art that I sent in … it was actually a drawing of Spawn and Violator. I think they cropped out Spawn, although I thought it was pretty well drawn, and it was just a picture of Violator because they ran like a Violator fan art page."
Chiang's fan art was published in Violator #2 (published in 1994), in case you're interested in grabbing the issue for yourself to complete your Cliff Chiang collection.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.