Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Phillip Bond drafts in his whole family to help out with the making of the cover to RED HERRING #6.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Reverend Dave Johnson has been having a good clear-out of his hard-drive of late, sticking lots of old stuff up on his DeviantArt page, and today he's been writing about, and showing, lots of stuff he did while art directing the first two seasons of BEN 10. I know I shouldn't be encouraging kids to land on this blog via Google searches for BEN 10, what with all the swearing and shit. Anyway, kids, sick of looking for pictures of Lady GaGa's man-clunge on Google images? Fuck up your eyes staring at this load of bollocks!
Issue two of Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards' TURF, and doesn't that vampire on the cover look familiar? Should we be coining the phrase "vanity comic" to describe this product?
And more Casey/Scioli mind-mangling in the GØDLAND CELESTIAL EDITION TWO hardcover, for those of us who prefer our comics to come in gigantic slabs that can be used as offensive weapons.
Stuff craftily hotlinked from the good eggs at CBR.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Hey, y'know that Joe Bloke guy who does the Grantbridge Street & Other Misadventures blog? Yeah, that dude. He's got the best taste of all those crazy cats running comic scan blogs. But what you mightn't know? He's started a second blog featuring scans of old pulps. It's called Two-Fisted Tales Of True-Life Weird Romance (I think that just about covers everything worth a damn in world literature), and just as soon as Steve Jobs releases the Porn-O-Matic 5000, it may well become my second favourite bedtime reading matter.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
When I (rather drunkenly) started the hashtag meme if I was Tharg on Twitter yesterday, I didn't realise it would have such legs. But in vague illustration, signifying nothing other than I like 'em, here's a few random images I have knocking around my hard drive.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Mike Allred's cover for his new (Chris Roberson-written) Vertigo series I, ZOMBIE is pretty damned good. But then Darwyn Cooke slips ahead of him with his variant cover and sticks it in the back of the net.
While I'm on a theme: I've never bought a Deadpool comic that in any way satisfied me as a reader. So y'know what's really annoying? When Marvel solicit Deadpool comics with great cover art by Dave Johnson (click on the image for the full glory of the Reverend's backgrounds), and interior artists of the calibre of Phil Bond. Maddening. And it gets worse, but more on that later...
Eric Canete doing increasingly frequent drawing gigs for Marvel Universe comics leaves me with a problem: I love Canete's work, don't give a toss about Marvel's all-consuming need to tie all their comics together, all the time. Still, some people have managed to make decent individualistic work in this rigid framework (I'm looking at you, Casey & Fox), and this cover is magnificent, in a Asaf and Tomer Hanuka kind of vein.
Looks like he character of Luke Cage will be heading over to THUNDERBOLTS from NEW AVENGERS soon. Joining him there will be 2000AD stalwart Kev Walker, so that's more damned Marvel comics I'll end up buying.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
It's all Mignola 'round these parts (all via CBR).
Friday, February 05, 2010
In my time, I've bought a lot of badly written comics because John Romita Junior was drawing Thor in them. Don't think I'll ever learn (I'll blame it on The Destroyer beating up Kirby's Thor in the back of SPIDER-MAN WEEKLY in the '70s).
I love Hector Umbra and I love Hellboy. But which is better? There's only one way to find out... FIGHT!
I love Uli Oestrle's Hector Umbra. I wish there was a nice English translation of it, so you could all love it, too. And my ongoing affair with the Hellboy franchise has even became a thing of amusement for podcasters in need of a shave and a good haircut. So this groovy convention sketch at Uli's blog gave me a little thrill.
Just a little one. Like some codeine on an empty stomach. I'm not a pervert.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
I trust you've checked out the two links in my previous entry already? Good. Now I'll begin. Here's some of the art Brendan is using in presentations as he pitches PARADAX! around Hollywood. There's even a little bit of new art to see in that second slide, in the character designs in the bottom left.