Design posts

SHAZAM: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Like most of Kidd’s work, the design draws attention to itself rather than providing an unobtrusive platform for displaying the content, a spectacular miscarriage of a book designer’s function.

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.

Satoshi Kon, 1963-2010

Posted by on September 11th, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Satoshi Kon, one of the most gifted, innovative and searchingly intelligent artists working in the anime medium and the film world at large, died on the morning of August 24 from pancreatic cancer–at the age of 46.

The Gaming Scramble: TinierMe hits half-a-million U.S.-based users

Posted by on September 7th, 2010 at 7:33 AM

The gaming scramble for American fans of authentic anime.

Those Bob Gill Covers

Posted by on February 4th, 2010 at 9:14 AM

If the phrase “left Shachtmanite” rings a bell, then you have probably heard of a magazine called New Politics. Currently published twice a year by an all-volunteer editorial collective, the journal was launched in 1961 by Phyllis and Julius …

More junk from the house… by David Ritchie

Posted by on January 13th, 2010 at 4:20 PM

We’ll be moving on to some other hot items with the next post so feel free to soak up the goodness of the Do It Yourself Kit…

Poison. Gun. Knife. Axe. There is you kit, ready to go.…

Another gem… by David Ritchie

Posted by on January 12th, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Here we have the old Do It Yourself Kit.
Always a handy thing to have around the house……

For Those Who Drink… by David Ritchie

Posted by on January 6th, 2010 at 5:54 PM

More of the same which may or may not be related to comic books……

Stuff to look at… by David Ritchie

Posted by on January 5th, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Stuff I own which may or may not be related to comic books… …