Archive for December, 2010

Craft of Comics: Freddie E. Williams II on How to Digitally Draw Batman, Part One of Two

Posted by on December 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Click here for Part One of Nathan Wilson's accompanying Williams II interview.

Freddie E. Williams II Talks Digital Part 1 of 2

Posted by on December 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Freddie E. Williams II's broke into the “big two” came with Grant Morrison’s four-issue Seven Soldiers of Victory: Mister Miracle #2. In addition to his continued DC work with Robin, Freddie illustrated one-shots and shorter runs on titles such as 52, Firestorm: The Nuclear Man, The Outsiders, Blue Beetle, Countdown and The Flash. In 2009, Williams teamed with Matt Sturges on DC’s six-issue Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! and in early 2010 continued with Sturges on JSA All-Stars for 11 issues. Williams attributes his success and abilities to his 1999 conversion from traditional pencil-and-ink work to a completely digital art environment. Working digitally for more than years now, a transition and process that he describes in great detail with instructions and guidance in his The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics (2009), Williams took time away from his hectic schedule to speak with me about his digital canvas artwork and to record a video of his process. — Nathan Wilson To view the accompanying video, click here.

Comics in the Fourth Dimension

Posted by on December 12th, 2010 at 9:17 AM
At HU, Eric Berlatsky discussed comics, time, relativity and modernity.

“Somebody with an Insect’s Head Passed Out on the Couch”

Posted by on December 12th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Readings: Choice bits from a fine-lit superhero novel

Jeeps and Goons

Posted by on December 11th, 2010 at 6:28 AM
At HU, Alex Buchet continues his series on comics' contribution to language with a look at words and phrases taken from Popeye, Milt Gross, and more.

Short Takes On Gag Comics

Posted by on December 11th, 2010 at 6:16 AM
Rob offers short takes on a number of funny minicomics. Included are Fight Scene, by Eric Knisley; Who is Amy Amoeba?, by Jason Viola; Ninjas In The Breakroom, by Leah Riley; Yo! Burbalino #5 & #6, by Greg Farrell; Kevin, by Max Huffman; Cheep Bilds Whith Blocks, (sic) by Yana Levy; The Regular Man #13-14, by Dina Kelberman; and Cartoon Flophouse Presents Greenblatt The Great! #3, by Michael Aushkenker.

Manga vs Comics: Does it matter? Felipe Smith in Japan

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Can an American artist and his Japanese agent break down the walls of prejudice in both East and West?

Four by Four

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Playboy Friday: A mystery cartoonist, Gahan Wilson, Don Ivan Punchatz and Charles Rodriques in the October 1969 issue of Playboy

Sports Fans and Aesthetes…Unite!

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 8:01 AM
At HU, Sean Michael Robinson discusses Mitsuru Adachi and the difficulties of selling sport genre manga.

Journalista for Dec. 10, 2010: Greater than the sum of its past

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 3:42 AM
Borders bookstore chain still sluggish in Q3 ♦ bye bye Brenda Starr ♦ comics podcast round-up ♦ more

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