Ray Caspio

"a shapeshifter of an actor" - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Wonder Woman Cover Series: No. 27 Light-Fingered Lady

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The newest entry in my Wonder Woman Cover Series is from one of my favorite episodes: Wonder Woman No. 27: Light-Fingered Lady. Diana Prince goes undercover in her black turtleneck and black pants as a thief named "Larcenous" Lil Thaxton to infiltrate a major burglary ring. The episode first aired January 6, 1978 and is notable for many reasons.

One: Lynda Carter gives an exceptionally good acting performance in three roles. She had a chance to do much more than she usually got to do and played it all extremely well. Second: Diana and Steve Trevor kiss for the one and only time in the series – and it's on the cheek! Suffering Sappho! Third: A rare double-spin into the diving suit happens near the beginning of the episode. Fourth: Wonder Woman uses her Unity with Beasts power when she convinces a couple German Shepherds to do her bidding. Fifth: My favorite supporting cast member, the underutilized Saundra Pearl Sharp as Eve, goes undercover as big-time criminal Marge Douglas. Sixth: Christopher Stone guest stars as Lil's love interest. He apparently made the rounds of our female superheroes since he played Jaime Sommers' boyfriend, Chris Williams, in the third season of The Bionic Woman, which was also in 1978.

My 2012 Calendar

Available now in my RedBubble store is my 2012 calendar featuring 12 of my favorite (and hopefully yours) illustrations! The Golden Girls, Jeannie, Bewitched characters (Serena, Endora, Samantha), The Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman, Wonder Women, Big and Little Edie Beale of Grey Gardens, and more! If you've been wanting to pick up some of my work, here's your chance to get 12, yes 12 original pieces of art in one collection! This calendar would also make a great holiday gift!

Click on the photo below to order your calendar of my work now!

Wonder Woman No. 14: Wonder Woman In Hollywood

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Continuing my Wonder Woman cover series, here is my cover for Wonder Woman episode number 14, Wonder Woman in Hollywood, guest starring Debra Winger as Wonder Girl!

Check out YouTube for the story on the supposed rivalry between Debra Winger and Lynda Carter.

Wonder Woman No. 15: The Return of Wonder Woman

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Available as t-shirts, hoodies, and children's clothing: http://www.redbubble.com/people/raycaspio/t-shirts/4329390-4-the-return This is the fourth in my ongoing series of comic book covers based on the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman television show!  I'm particularly proud of this one because when I look at it, THAT is the Wonder Woman in my head.  I've finally given it form.  I decided to add the sketch and digital inks that became this illustration. Episode No. 15 (including the pilot movie):  The Return of Wonder Woman This episode marked the switch from a World War II setting to the modern day (in this case, 1977), and also a change of networks from ABC to CBS.  The premise was:  Wonder Woman returned to Paradise Island after World War II since the Nazi menace had been taken care of.  In 1977, fate intervenes, and IADC Agent Colonel Steve Trevor crashes on the uncharted body of land in The Bermuda Triangle known as Paradise Island just like his father before him.  Princess Diana rescues him and finds out that she's still needed in the outside world:  this time, to stop a terrorist plot. In the "new" series, Major Steve Trevor (Lyle Waggoner) was now Colonel Steve Trevor, Jr., Private Etta Candy (Beatrice Colen) was gone, and Joe Atkinson (Normann Burton) replaced General Blankenship (Richard Eastham) as "the boss" of the series.  That wouldn't last very long.  Diana Prince was no longer disguised as a mousy secretary:  she was on her way to becoming a stylish woman of the 1970s.  By the end of the series, she'd even ditched the glasses and bun/ponytail she used to disguise herself.  I prefer the CBS series to ABC because of the new confidence Lynda Carter gave Diana Prince and Wonder Woman.  In describing the dualities of the role, Lynda Carter has said she always considered Diana Prince as who the woman really was and Wonder Woman as what she could do.  I heartily agree with that interpretation. The first time I saw this particular episode was on the old fX Network in 1994 because it never appeared in syndication on the networks in my area before that.  fX edited it down to one hour long episode and one half hour episode, cutting scenes in the process, so I was delighted to finally see it in its entirety when Columbia House released it on VHS.  Of course, now it's on DVD, but Warner Brothers edited out the opening teaser and the cannon shot that preceded the theme song.  There are a number of odd choices WB made on the DVD release so hopefully one day they'll actually release the complete series, unedited. OK, let's see the art!
Wonder Woman No. 15: The Return of Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman No. 15: The Return of Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman No. 15: The Return of Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman No. 15: The Return of Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman No. 15: The Return of Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman No. 15: The Return of Wonder Woman
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Wonder Woman: No. 44 Skateboard Whiz

This is the second in my ongoing series of comic book covers based on my favorite television show ever, Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman! Episode No. 44 (including the pilot movie): Skateboard Whiz "A teenage skateboarder is manipulated into helping an extortionist win at illegal gambling." Wonder Woman No. 44: Skateboard Whiz Wonder Woman No. 44: Skateboard Whiz
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Ray Caspio received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Fellowships is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.