Archive for the ‘comic’ Category
hidden in a recent American Elf comic is an easy recipe for yummy tortillas!
Hey hey, Seattle! Fantagraphic is having a â??Spring Cleaning Saleâ? this weekend, April 11 though April 13. Hundreds of dinged and damaged ~ well, let’s call them ~ “well-read” graphic novels will be sold for 50% off their cover price! The store is located at 1201 S. Vale St. in the heart of Georgetown. If you go, get me a present, huh!
As though you needed another website telling you what to draw, Project Rooftop invites artists to re-imagine their favorite superheroes. The Iron Man redesign above was submitted by my friend, Daniel Krall, for the Project’s Iron Man: Invincible Upgrade contest.
I was just watching Kill Bill, Vol. 2 for a fun little illustration assignment and Quentin Tarantino offered some fascinating dialogue: “Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. What Kent wears – the glasses, the business suit – that’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He’s weak. He’s unsure of himself. He’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race.” Wow! That’s true. Of course, Clark Kent is also loyal, kind, intelligent, a wordsmith, et cetera.
By the way, the illustration for this post is from an out of this world Superman book drawn by Frank Quitely.
Fantagraphics is re-releasing one of the stories that reawakened me to the power of comics. Debbie Drechsler‘s Daddy’s Girl is not an all ages book but the disturbing subject matter is beautifully done and beautifully drawn. Check it out!
“What happens when desperate army recruiters fall below quota at the same time the President calls for additional troops?” Kyle Baker‘s new comic lampoon, Special Forces, was inspired by the true story of an 18-year-old autistic boy who was recruited into the army.
The SPLAT! Symposium is this weekend! There will be panels, seminars, and workshops for anyone eager to know more about comics.
I’ve been eyeballing this book, The Artist Within, for several months. It is a collection of photographs of animators and comic book artists in their studios. I didn’t know if it would be ho-hum or super-awesome but I found a copy at the library yesterday. It is dynamite. Short biographies proceed each photograph and the pictures are so huge that you can explore the nooks and crannies of everyone’s workspace. Some of the studios are so big and beautiful that they made me sad. “Someday… someday…” I promised myself.