Unpublished illustration of Shakira by Roberto Parada, for Rolling Stone.
Steven Charny: I guess I would say that one of my all-time favorites was one that never actually saw the light of day. We were going to review a new record by Shakira called She-Wolf and I decided to make it an homage to my favorite artist as a teenager, Frank Frazetta, the master of pulp sci-fi covers and mostly naked slave girls. There was one particular piece of his I had in mind, of a cave girl warrior with a saber-tooth tiger. I thought that Roberto Parada could pull it off, since he has a somewhat similar feel for paint and the brush stroke feel of Frazetta, and happily, he agreed to do it. The final piece was exactly what I had envisioned and I was really excited to actually get my original concept through. Unfortunately, just a few days before the page was to ship, we found out that the record company had pushed the release date by three weeks, so we had to run something else.