Ever since I was a child, I always dreamed of playing the harp, a beautiful musical instrument often associated with angels. Over the years, I developed a strong affinity for the harp and to express these feelings, I would create a series of fanart where I have favorite cartoon characters of mine playing the harp from Mega Man to Bulletproof from the classic late 80s' animated series C.O.P.S. But there's nothing that I've drawn over the years compares to a very unusual collection of fanart and toy photography I've been creating and posting on my websites all over the web that has to do with Marvel Universe's deadliest vigilante, The Punisher.
I became a fan of The Punisher a year ago while browsing DeviantArt and Google Image pages showcasing Punisher photos, fanart, comic book cover and panel art, and movie snapshots coming from Thomas Jane's Punisher film. I delved deep into such art and the next thing I knew, I was hooked. Frank became part of my life and has stuck with me ever since.
A short time later I decided to create Punisher fanart of my own and make him do something nobody has ever thought he could do with his violent hands-- Play the harp. It was unusual and, I admit, a little embarrassing at first to create such unusual Punisher fanart at first, but I went at it and drew this prototype of the harp I planned to have Frank play.
Then I started to draw Frank, using freehand drawing and Photoshop to make the picture to do the job. The results were phenomenal. I was like: This is it! This is THE fanart I want to create, share, and enjoy immensely. The fanart series where The Punisher is portrayed as a harpist who plays a wonderful bow-like harp I dubbed "The WarHarp" (in the image above) or any other harp he has. Why, you ask, does The Punisher play the harp? Because he does this in memory of his family who was killed by the mob years ago. But he still continues to punish criminals like always and whenever necessary, use the harp as an archer's bow in his personal war against organize crime.
The fanart is fantastic! I just had to post them on my Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and my Blog sites. Here's the very first Punisher fanart I made.
That's not all. I'm also doing a gallery of toy photography where I take Punisher action figures I ordered off of ebay and make them play the harp. To me, there's nothing more captivating than seeing a group of Punishers playing miniature harps in a harp ensemble.
Overtime I accumulated more than enough photos to fill a photo album. I plan to do more with my Punisher Harp photos and fanart in the future. If you would like to see more of my Punisher photos and fanart, feel free to visit and follow me on these sites.
Punisher Harp Zone (My main site)
Punisher Harp Zone (on Facebook)
The Harp of The Punisher (WordPress.com)
The Punisher, My Gun, My Harp and Me (on Tumblr)
The Punisher, My Gun, My Harp and Me (on Pinterest)
Owosso Harpist (on Instagram)
Punisher Harp Zone (on Flickr)
The Punisher: My Gun, My Harp, and Me (on DeviantArt)
The Punisher: My Gun, My Harp, and Me (on Behance)