Thursday, October 1, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
Love and Rockets was one of my favorite comics in the 80's and Jaime's Locas was my favorite part of Love and Rockets. In it Jaime would create stories that were like amazing jewelry by coming up with a simple plot thread on which he would string his myriad of precious gems of characters on. Impetuous Hopey, sweet Maggie, head strong Terry, crazy Izzy. Each of Jaime's crazy characters are a perfect example of people that we have met, or friends that we know, in all their wacky, endearing glory.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Charles Burns, born September 27, 1955, has been amazing us with his work for over 35 years!
Burns got his start in the pages of Art Spiegelman's Raw Magazine. His first important work for RAW would be the cover of RAW #4, which featured a die-cut cover.
Burns characters live in a wacky world turned on it's head. One of Burns early works was El Borba, a giant luchador detective, serialized in the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine. Here we see his story from Heavy Metal Magazine, Aug 1983, titled Dead Meat.
|The artist as a young punk rocker.|
|This is Burn's ingenious cover for Raw Magazine #4. The first picture is the outside cover. The second picture is the inside cover. Di cut holes were cut in the cover where the color inside cover would show through.|
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
This is the
200th blog post
I've done for the
Great Comic Book Heroes.
Working on this blog has been an amazing ride.
|Scott McCloud speaks about the vast world of comics in his classic Understanding Comics.|