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The Colonel (Poster) by Steven  Austin

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This is the poster version of my entry for the NY Comic Con Design Challenge
Koko a female Gorilla born in San Francisco Zoo in 1974 was according to her trainer Francine Patterson able to sign and understand speech. This incredible story was made very public and hit headlines the world over.
What the public do not know is that the attention given to Koko and her owner was a ploy by a secret government department intended to draw attention away from another operation, one far more sinister, involving state of the art bio engineering and the training of a male Gorilla in urban warfare – the operation was code named – ‘Operation Colonel’.


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Brought up on a diet of superheroes, warlocks and demons it was inevitable that I would sucumb to the temptations of the pencil!!
I am a London born, Cambridge based freelance illustrator and storyboard artist.
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  • wjclark
    wjclarkalmost 3 years ago

    Nice Work!!

  • Thanks man!!

    – Steven Austin

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwualmost 3 years ago
  • Thats great = thank you Shanghaiwu/ :)

    – Steven Austin

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 3 years ago

  • Great thank you so much Ushna!!

    – Steven Austin

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you VV :)

    – Steven Austin

  • Simon Sherry
    Simon Sherryalmost 3 years ago

    Nice one mate – I pity that poor giant robot!

  • Don’t worry he didn’t feel a thing :)

    – Steven Austin

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanalmost 3 years ago


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