Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Farewell to a Master
I've just heard the sad news that Gene Colan has passed away. I was a great admirer of his consistently wonderful artwork, from Daredevil to Tomb of Dracula to Howard the Duck. His work was striking, dynamic, bold...I could easily run out of superlatives to praise him.
One element of his work that always impressed me was that he was a master of faces. Consider Tomb of Dracula...a book that amassed an enormous cast of characters over its run, mainly because most of them were killed off almost as soon as they were introduced. But Colan never drew "stock characters"...he devoted as much care to making Dracula's "victim-of-the-month" a distinctive individual as he did to dilineating the series' regular cast.
Rest in peace, Gene Colan. Now, I'm going to reread some old Daredevils...
Monday, June 20, 2011
Musical Monday: Bonus Medley
A little bonus offering: When I got Andy Price to do his Darkstar sketch, he threw these in as an unexpected extra. You see, some of the ink from Georges Jeanty's Outlaw sketch had run through onto the next page of the sketchbook (you can see the spots scattered throughout this page, most prominently above She-Hulk). Rather than let that page go to waste, Price came up with a few musical mini-sketches of his own: Batman to the tune of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," She-Hulk to the tune of The Commodore's "Brick House," and The Phantom Stranger to the tune of Billy Joel's "The Stranger." Thanks, Andy!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Musical Monday: Darkstar Sings Crosby, Stills & Nash
Monday, June 06, 2011
Musical Monday: Crazy Inez Sings Kelly Hogan
From Georges Jeanty: A sketch of Outlaw a.k.a. Crazy Inez (from Gail Simone's hilarious run on Deadpool/Agent X), with a verse from "Papa Was a Rodeo." (The link is to the original version by The Magnetic Fields...but I hear Kelly Hogan's version in my head.)