Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kevin Nowlan's Batman vs. Man-Bat!

While Christopher Nolan was still in high school dreaming about making movies, Kevin Nowlan was busy revitalizing the Batman image and mythos. Kevin being something of a perfectionist produced stuff that looks so polished that it seems somewhat unreal. And add to this the fact that he does everything on the comic, pencils, inks, and colors, and does them better than almost anyone in the comic business. 

Pop Gun War by Farel Dalrymple

Alan Moore once likened artists to magicians that create new worlds from the aether of the space of their minds. If this is true of any artist it’s true of Farel DeShongh Dalrymple. In his work he creates fantastic new worlds that resemble the real world but seem to function on a physics all their own. You might describe his work as surrealism or magic realism as it’s grounded in realism though he takes off from it. He’s got a beautiful style of rendering which has been called “raw and delicate at the same time”.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fletcher Hanks' Stardust the Super Wizard vs. De Structo

If you've seen Fletcher Hanks' proto-psychedelic Stardust the Super Wizard I don't need to tell you how trippy he is but if you've never seen him, your in for a treat. Hanks has a way with taking the Golden Age superhero genre and capturing the essence of dreams with it.