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5/17/2013

Red Sonja and Ghita

A side-by-side comparison. Art and character designs by Frank Thorne.


7 comments:

  1. A little similarity there. ;)

    Though in Frank's defense he used the same model all the time.

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  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Red Sonja as modelled by Wendy Pini.

    http://www.gwthomas.org/wendypini.htm

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  3. Wait, are you suggesting a resemblance? ;)

    As I recall, the foreword to The Complete Ghita implies the resemblance is not accidental—that Ghita is an evolution of Thorne's work on Sonja, telling stories with the former he could never have told with the latter.

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    1. I'd say the biggest similarity is the Howardian backdrop. Ghita is very similar to Sonja in terms of appearance and swagger -- but the fact that Ghita is an unabashed slut (indeed revels in her sexual freedom) polarizes her from Red, who wants to be beaten in combat before being laid. You might say they have opposing Sexual Alignments.

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