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Elfmom’s model behavior

Elfpop here: Wow. Just, wow. Even I, Mr. Archive, missed this one until I discovered “Ladies” by Boris and Doris Vallejo in a used book shop just a few days ago. Back in the late 1970s when Wendy’s involvement as Red Sonja was giving way to her commitment to Elfquest, we knew the Vallejos. We’d visit them now and again, break bread, talk art and comics. Then life happened, they moved, and we fell out of touch. Boris creates spectacular photo-realistic fantasy art, and it’s no secret he uses human models in the process. The photo on the right, I shot in the woods behind our apartment in 1977. The book (left) was published in 1992. Boris clearly used our photo for reference, at least for the face and upper torso – so Wendy can now add “cover girl” to her long list of credits!


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