This subsection section of Art 200 attempts to collect all the know fan art, in the format of drawings, from 1997.
If Darrin Vindiola is considered the originator of the modern M.U.S.C.L.E. community, then Kevin Mayle gets to make the claim as the community’s first artist. This section differs from subsequent sections because all of the work is Kevin’s and the majority of it can be grouped together.
The above picture is Kevin Mayle’s first M.U.S.C.L.E. drawing from 1997. It is based on the painted figures from Jason Radniecki’s MCW website, which was the most important early M.U.S.C.L.E. website to Kevin. It is arguably the first piece of M.U.S.C.L.E. fan art since children were drawing the figures in the early 1980’s, as seen on Nathan’s M.U.S.C.L.E. Blog.
Jason Radnieki’s painted M.U.S.C.L.E. figures and starred in some childhood movies. Kevin wanted to illustrate those movies so that Jason could provide dialogue. Darrin Vindiola published this comic in the first issue of his M.U.S.C.L.E. Preservation Society newsletter.
When readers turned the page in the M.U.S.C.L.E. Preservation Society newsletter, a new version appeared with dialogue that had not been in Jason’s original home movie. It was called the “Special Edition” because Star Wars had recently been released as a “Special Edition” for the first time.
Jason Radnieki asked Kevin to color the comic for his personal collection.
Artist: Kevin Mayle
This is the second comic that appeared in the M.U.S.C.L.E. Preservation Society newsletter, and again is based on one of Jason Radniecki’s M.U.S.C.L.E. home movies. The premise is M.U.S.C.L.E. figures in a sequel to Predator.
This comic was never published and also went into Jason’s personal collection. Kevin based the comic on information from Jason’s website, only to find out his interpretation was incorrect. To rectify the situation, Kevin drew Jason and his friends “making the movie” and firing the first batch of M.U.S.C.L.E. “actors” so the comic would match the home movie.
The M.U.S.C.L.E. Preservation Society newsletter came to an end, and never included the conclusion to the colored comic above. Jason also ended his website about the same time, so dialogue and color also were not added.
The remaining 34 drawings were done for Jason Radniecki’s new M.U.S.C.L.E. website.
Artist: Kevin Mayle
If you have any drawings, paintings, painted figures, or any other fan art that you would like featured, then please send them to the University of M.U.S.C.L.E. with a brief explanation of the pictures, plus the date (as close as possible) of its creation.