I met the man who created everything I love today and i am sososo happy about life right now! I walked up to him and said “thank you for everything you’ve done” and he replied “well don’t you look pretty! thank you!” and basically i can die happy now ((and i got to show stan my medusa cosplay so double win))
Medusa, by Barry Smith (circa 1967-1968). I do not know if or where this was ever published. Note the influences of Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, and Alphonse Mucha on Barry before he began working on Conan, and before he adopted the ‘Windsor-’ as part of his name.