Sunday, April 29, 2007

Spot the Difference!

Hey kids!

Can you spot the differences between these Joe Weider ads from the days before Photoshop?

This ad is from a 1969 Marvel book:


And this ad is from a 1971 Marvel book:


(Hint: Maybe the 3 inches that Ahnold put on his chest were the 3+ inches they took off of hers!)

Friday, April 27, 2007

Erik Larsen Holds a Pen...

...and draws Robotman of the Doom Patrol...


...and draws the Savage Dragon!


Larsen bio here.
"Weekly" column here.

Just something to tide me over while I wait for the next issue of TSD...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

More Links

I just found an archive of some very cool audio interviews at Comic Geek Speak -

check out the full list here

Here are some personal picks from the list (though I have yet to listen to all of these):

Mark Bagley - had a damn fine run on Amazing Spiderman in the 90's

Gene Colan - a Marvel legend

Joe Kubert - another comic art legend. Quite possibly best known for Sgt. Rock

Erik Larsen - for me, Erik Larsen just might be the definitive Spider-man artist. It was during his run on Amazing that I really started paying attention to comics.

Stan Lee - The Man, himself. 'Nuff said.

Paul Pope - see my previous post for more Paul Pope links

• Dave Sim interview #1
• Dave Sim interview #2

About a year or two ago I read Cerebus straight through in its entirety. I think you should too.

Walt Simonson - The Mighty Thor

Paul Pope Link-O-Rama


Lotsa art by Paul Pope on his Flickr page here
(image above swiped from here)

Paul Pope's blog here

Paul Pope bio here

AND there is a very cool interview for download at Comic Geek Speak

Coloring Comics with Steve Hamaker


Steve coloring Shazam. I've never been so jealous of someone's wacom tablet before.
Plus, his step by step process on coloring Bone here and here.

Via Drawn!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

SHEBAM! POW! BLOP! WIZZZZZZ!


comic strip - brigitte bardot and serge gainsbourg

Never have comics or music videos been so hot.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Kryptonite discovered!


Thanks a lot, Dr. Stanley- we're doomed!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Charles Lutz: Denial and Acceptance

"Warhol Self Portrait Denied" (2007) by Charles Lutz

Pink Elephant Projects presents Charles Lutz's latest series of conceptual paintings- all denied by the Warhol Art Authentication Board.

Opening reception Friday, May 4th, 8- 10pm.

PEP
64 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Directions: G train to Clinton- Washington, exit via NE Washington stairs, walk north 4 blocks to 64 Washington Ave.

More information here.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Geoff Mcfetridge Animation



Wow! Sweet animation by Geoff Mcfetridge. Just click above.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Francis Bacon (1909-1992)





Francis Bacon bio here.
Interview with David Sylvester- audio here and book here.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Oh, how we rue that day!


Myriad Issues' Laura Hudson knows how to cheer us up on rainy days.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Translation?


I can't remember exactly when I got this piece... my best guess is that it was given to me in the second or third grade, during the Japanese celebrations of either Girl's Day or Boy's Day.

I don't really know much about origami, but I've always admired this delicate little couple.

Can anybody out there tell me what the brushwork reads?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Drinky Crow Show


Tony Millionaire's Maakies get (gets?) animated.

Update (4/13): "The Drinky Crow Show" premieres May 13 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. More here.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)




"Novelist Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84" CNN article here
Biography here
Vonnegut.com here
and yet another obituary here

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tales of Suspense


Who? Or what, is the newest, most breath-taking, most sensational super-hero of all...? (hint: He lives! He walks! He conquers!)

Director Jon Favreau's Myspace page here and group page here.
Official site here.

Frank Quitely







Frank Quitely
interview here.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Uh, I have a Question....


...why? For the love of Ditko, why?

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Stuart Immonen on Reference


Nextwave artist Stuart Immonen wrote an interesting article for "Comics Should Be Good" about using reference- from the photo files of the 80s to the model making computer programs of today.
His website includes a comic that he's working on with his wife, Kathryn.

The style he uses for the comic "Moving Pictures" is reminiscent of illustrator Istvan Banyai.

Monday, April 2, 2007