December 20, 2005
Hercules #2 
"Self Portrait" is reprinted from Ghost Manor #20 , a 6-page story written by Joe Gill, hosted by Mr. Bones. Gargoyles and sculptors feature in quite a few stories Ditko drew, and both of them are in here, as we get the tale of an artist in Renaissance era France, reknowned for his hideous creatures. Pushed to ever more horrible creations by a nobleman, he reveals the source for his work is an actual pit into Hell.
I love the ominous shading that Ditko used when drawing these kinds of creatures.
"Self Portrait" D-6043