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A Weisinger Resources List Part One (of Three): Alter Ego

Posted by on October 19th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The Weisinger Resources List will run in three parts. We start with fanmag articles about Mort Weisinger, the man who reinvented Superman for the baby boomers.

Mac Raboy’s Other Superhero

Posted by on September 30th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Golden Age Friday: You know who Hitler was really worried about? The Green Lama

Planetary: Spacetime Archaeology

Posted by on August 17th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
With Planetary, Warren Ellis holds a seemingly distorted mirror up to the world of our pulp, sci-fi and superhero stories. We recognize what we see there, and at first we think that something's wrong. Slowly we realize that something is right.

Craft of Comics: Jamie Grant (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by on August 12th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Previously: Part One of "Craft of Comics: Jamie Grant." Jamie Grant made his first impression in comics with his run on Missionary Man in 2000 A.D. (following on from Frank Quitely with whom he would make frequent collaborations over the years). Since then he has become known more as colorist on titles like We3, All-Star Superman (both with Frank Quitely), Hellblazer and Supergirl. This two-part video series takes us through the digital coloring process and Grant explains his no-nonsense approach to comics art. In this second part, he demonstrates the toning and rendering process for a cover of Supergirl while ruminating on super-shorts and super-acne.

Craft of Comics: Jamie Grant (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by on August 11th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Previously in Lees' "Craft of Comics" video series: Frank Quitely. Jamie Grant made his first impression in comics with his run on Missionary Man in 2000 A.D. (following on from Frank Quitely, with whom he would make frequent collaborations over the years). Since then he has become known more as colorist on titles like We3, All-Star Superman (both with Frank Quitely), Hellblazer and Supergirl. In this two-part video series, he takes us through the digital coloring process and explains his no-nonsense approach to comics art. This first part concerns the preliminary stages of preparing a cover of Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters, why he hates RGB color and how to spot the mistakes in his work.

Tomorrow: the conclusion to "Craft of Comics: Jamie Grant."

Craft of Comics: Frank Quitely

Posted by on August 9th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
This is the first part in a series of videos by Gavin Lees called "The Craft of Comics."

In The Comics Journal #300, Frank Quitely (We3, Flex Mentallo, Batman and Robin) spoke at length with Dave Gibbons on new innovations in creating comics digitally. Of particular note was their enthusiasm for Wacom's Cintiq pen display which they had both used to great effect in their recent work. In the following video, Quitely demonstrates how he uses his Cintiq to improve his workflow with traditional media and takes us through some of the preliminary steps in creating a cover for the relaunch of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents for DC Comics (see the finished version above).

Lees' "Craft of Comics" series continues on Wednesday, Aug. 11, with the first of a two-parter featuring Jamie Grant.

Golden Age Friday: Alex Schomburg

Posted by on July 30th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Fire, chaos and frenzy with the most fearsome illustrator of the Golden Age

American Son #1

Posted by on July 27th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
A decent cover followed by a whole lot of nothing. On display this issue: civilians with pointlessly dynamic postures, a black kid getting helped, unremarkable moments splashed across the page bigger than they should be.

GutterGeek: SDCC 2010 News Roundup

Posted by on July 25th, 2010 at 7:58 AM
San Diego Comic-Con 2010 News Roundup

After having attended San Diego Comic-Con six years in a row (2003-2008), I’m currently suffering through my second straight year of missing the show. Apparently having a child leads to delayed (or denied) gratification. While I’m not at all a fan of this, I recognize that it’s necessary. Or so I’m told. In any case, I’m not there this year. As a result, I’m spending far too much time in front of the computer screen this week/end watching the happenings from a virtual distance. It’s not ideal, but it’ll have to do.

Golden Age Friday: Alex Schomburg

Posted by on July 23rd, 2010 at 9:00 AM
More of the most flamboyant covers you'll ever see

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