Friday, January 21, 2005

Profile: Tony De Zuñiga

The Stockton (Calif.) Record spotlights 70-year-old artist Tony De Zuñiga (Jonah Hex, Conan the Barbarian), who's opening a gallery/restaurant with his wife on Saturday:
These days, De Zuñiga attends comic-book conventions and is often asked to do "reconstructions." That's where fans request old Jonah Hex or Conan covers. De Zuñiga said 40 percent of his requests are for a female character that came out of the Conan series, Red Sonja.

"She's a barbarian girl, a fantasy character just like Conan," he said. "But I wanted them to do more with her. She's always underplayed."