Josh Kirby's Reaper Man artwork
To learn more about the book and the Discworld series, read the Wikipedia entry.
Did you know that Josh was responsible for some awesome movie poster artwork you've seen? Here's one you might recognise...
Sadly, Josh met the Reaper personally at the young age of 72, moving on to parts unknown in October of 2001. His artwork will remain as a testament to his life and talent.
Although the artwork on the Reaper Man book cover made our friendly reaper more of a farmer than cowboyish, it still reminded me of one. So I've rounded up some more western skull images. Considering that in many depictions Death rides a horse, the cowboy motif is appropriate.
Riding off into too many sunsets finally killed this cowboy from skin cancer.
And looking at skeletal cowpokes we mustn't forget the Caretaker from "Ghost Rider," who in his time as the Rider got around the old-fashioned way.
Don't forget the zombie gunslinger below from "House II: The Second Story."
And then there's the irascible old mummy-lovin' Judge from "The Frighteners," a movie I'll be featuring on a future blog entry.