So to anyone who may have thought to themselves, "Ha! I bet Tony Atkins never thought he would be drawing a bunch of storybook characters as part of his professional future! Idiot...*snort*"
Well, to you I say this...
First, it's AKINS, not ATkins.
Second, I had drawn storybook favorites YEARS before I landed JoF, or even the FABLES fill-ins.
I can't recall who the writer was, I do recall being on the phone with Harlan Ellison around the same time. Plus Grant Morrison *clunk* and I just finished a short story for PETA...so there's that. I believe that all this art was for the "ASYLUM" publication or publishers. Can't remember which was which. The story is about a father who falls asleep while reading a bedtime story to his cute daughter; he dreams of nightmarish things spawned from the pages of the fairytale volume in his lap. Fortunately he wakes up and everything is OK.
Anyway... This version of Humpty creeps me a bit. Plus this is one of the first times I was able to ink my own work. The things I was allowed to get away with...
LOL, yep. That's his heart in his throat.