Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Alan Moore is special in the world of comics. Not only is he an amazing writer, but it can be said that he has influenced virtually every writer in mainstream comics since he started writing in the early 80’s. He's actually changed the medium he works in. What makes his work so special? In what ways has the medium changed as a result of his influence? These things I'd like to discuss in celebration of this incredible mage's 61st birthday.
Happy Birthday Magus!
Born 18 November 1953
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Mari Naomi just published a book of autobiographical short stories titled
Dragon's Breath and Other Stories.
Dragon’s Breath is filled with touching short stories ranging from childhood memories about her favorite grandfather to thrilling memories of running away from home or bitter sweet memories of friends found and lost.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
What can one say about Jim Steranko (born on November 5, 1938) that hasn't already been said? He is one of the greatest comics creators that has ever lived.
Though he was only in the comics business for a few short years, his influence on the medium has been profound.
|Here Jim Steranko is in front of many of the amazing covers he did in his short career making comics.|
Friday, October 31, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Zippy the Pinhead burst onto the comics scene in the Underground comic Real Pulp #1, March 1971. Zippy is not just a comic; it's an experience; a way of thinking and interacting with the world.
Zippy, based on the freak show performer Zip the Pinhead, is a free spirited, free thinking simpleton who gets himself in and out of all kinds of crazy trouble.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tony Salmons is one of my all time favorite comic artists. He has this loose, kinetic style that is super exciting. Though he has been making comics for 30 or so years, no one has approached what he's been doing all these years. He is a true original in the comics world.
|Batman commission by Tony Salmons showing off some of his skills at depicting buildings, cars and crazy kinetic action as well as his unusual inking techniques.|