Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The line art for ELECTRIC ANT, an adaptation of the PK Dick short story of the same name. EA is published by Marvel Comics and scripted by David Mack. This was one of those simple drawings-- it literally took about three hours from start to finish. They're not always this easy. I love drawing animals.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The first three pages of the proposed MISTER X comic, written by Dean Motter and drawn by Paul Rivoche. This is some of the finest, most stylish "ligne claire" cartooning to ever be produced outside of Belgium. You can see traces of EP Jacobs, Herge, and Yves Challand in these pages, added with a sense of FW Murau and Fritz Lang's grand deco guignol. I never asked Dean or Paul, but I have a suspicion the title character is named for the song "Mister X" from Ultravox's 1980 album Vienna. Mister X first appeared in print on the cover of a little known anthology title called Vortex Comics #2, although Dean had previously used the character on a design he did for an album by Canadian musician Patrick Cowley. Vortex published a series of visually stunning posters to promote the series and those of us reading comics in the early '80s, including Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, eagerly awaited the first issue. Little did the Hernandez brothers know at the time that they would be the ones writing and drawing the first issue, which debuted in 1984.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
It's a subtle visual point, but if you look at the hand in the bottom left circle frame, you'll see the fingers have 4 digits. It always mystified me how Kirby would draw hands with a 4th digit on the fingers. He had no regard for correct anatomy--and many times no regard for proper physics or mechanics-- yet he made drawn things seem to have real solidity and mass.
I'm DJing at 10:30pm at the Pourhouse for the MoCCA afterparty, where we will also be screening my sci-fi vid edit, Psychenaut. The club has TV monitors and a projection screen set up throughout the space--and space rock is on the menu.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
In 1970, Tadanori Yokoo designed a series of covers for the popular boys' manga weekly, Shonen Magazine. "I thought I'd be able to complete the designs with a minimum of modification, like using a movie poster or a page from a book of drawings as is, and just release the power (the designs) already possesed."
In 1999, Yokoo returned to these themes in his cover design for an issue of the pop culture magazine, Brutus. "For Brutus, I tried making only slight changes in the color of the photograph (I used), adding in some caligraphy. It turned out to portray Miminashi Hoichi's sutra, and so evoked a Buddhist atmosphere. The baseball stars (Shigeo NAGASHIMA and Sadaharu OH of the Yomiuri Giants) make absolutely opposite impressions."
From the book RECENT WORKS OF POSTER ART BY TADANORI YOKOO. Pub: Jitsugyo No Nihon Sha, ltd (2000) isbn#4-408-10390-X