May 6, 2010
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* who can disagree?
* in case you missed it: Marc Bell's Iron Man.
* not comics: Mitch O'Connell paints one fine-looking Penelope Pitstop. You'll want to see the whole thing, and really big besides
. This KISS
by a young O'Connell is nearly as awesome.
* not comics: writers as smokers
* a language-focused blog uses the old-timey strip The Troubles Of Dictionary Jaques
as the basis for a post. (thanks, Devlin)
* here's a nice interview with Oliver East
that I believe was part of the interviewer's research for a larger project. What's nice about that is that it can jump around a bit; there's no pressure on it to be a cohesive piece in and of itself. There are any number of topics touched on, like this statement that kicks of a mini-section on process.
"There's never any plan to what I do. I take every page as it comes and the book ends up how it ends up. The only things I work from are the notes, the written notes -- I don't make any sketches, I don't take any photographs -- the written notes I take while I'm out on the walk. I don't have even a vague plan of how a book's going to pan out, I just do a page a day, and it develops depending on how I feel on that day, depending on who I've read that day, depending on who I think is cool at the moment, depending on who I think I want to make art like, depending on if I think I'm successful or if I think I'm not."
A ton more through the link.
* here's an essay
on East by Gavin McDonald that I don't remember whether or not it's related to the previously linked-to material.
* missed it: this
is USA Today
's preview article on last weekend's Free Comic Book Day
* finally, I also missed this mash-up poster
the first time around, but it's kind of amazing in its own way. I just realized that I have no idea what Star Wars
means as a cultural signifier to anyone under 30. I bet it's kind of weird.
posted 11:00 am PST
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