Monday, April 28, 2008
I love Stuart Immonen.
Well, I love his work.
His artwork is beautiful, and the imaginative page layouts are always stunning, his story pacing is great, he can do intimate character stories or over-the-top action,
and to top it all off, he can completely change his style to fit any project.
Even if he is gaining acclaim in the industry, I still think he's highly underrated!
Check out his site.
Medium: Pen & ink
Well, APE-ril has ended. Bring on the Canadians! It's time for ...Eh-pril? Really? Eh-pril?
What better way to usher in the new age than with the Canadian equivalent of Captain America; Captain Canuck!
Medium: Pen & ink
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I would love to tell you all about Ampersand but Bill has already done it. I know when I'm bested.
Medium Pen & ink
Also, I have a plan in place to right the ship.(get back to current.)
I still have 253 days to go, but who's counting?
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I love Erik Larsen villains. They all seem to be wonderfully over-the-top, and BrainiApe is no exception: It's Hitler's brain in a jar attached to a giant dictator ape. I think that says it all.
Medium: Still using those half-deads
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
It really looks like My Monkey’s Name Is Jennifer is a fantastic book. I'm sorry I missed it when it first came out. I'm definitely going to have to get the trade paperback.
There is no way that I could possibly match the wild intensity of Ken Knudsten's work, but I made an attempt to stay kinda loose on this piece.
Medium: A couple of half-dead Faber-Castell brush pens and a "Sir" Marks-A-Lot Permanent Marker
Monday, April 14, 2008
I'm almost ashamed to say this... but... Beppo the Super-Monkey scares me to death. Something about a monkey with super-strength and deadly heat-vision chills me to my very core.
Also, I would like to take a moment to thank Bill Reed. Not only the architect of this fantastic list of comic-lovin' reasons, but also for being a constant voice of support.
Thank you Bill.
Sound the trumpets!
Strike up the band!!
Send in the photographers!!!
Release the exotic & endangered birds!!!!
...Wait, wait just a minute. The column is called 365 Reasons to Love Comics right?
Heck, I'm just barely over 1/4 of the way through. I've got 265 reasons to go. We're just getting warmed up, people!
Now, that being said, I'll follow Bill's lead and use this time to recap:
“You’re looking at a daily, yearlong look at what makes comics great. Some reasons are obvious, some are totally obscure; all of them, however, are reasons to love comics"
#100 on the list is Monsieur Mallah!
Bask in his glory!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Matt Fraction is a very popular author these days, and I can see why, He's crazy! (In a socially functioning kind of way.) What I can't understand is why artist, Andy Kuhns isn't immensely more popular than he already is. The work of these two on Rex Mantooth was mind-bendingly sublime!
Medium: Pen & ink with digital "color"
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
Forget all that you knew of April!
Today we usher in a new age! And it all begins with APE-RIL!
Starting now, we feature all things Primate! (at least for a few weeks.)
We begin in the most basic fashion, with Gorilla covers.
I decided to go with one of my favorites; the Weeping Gorilla.
Some people say: "Stacia, he's just a commercial icon who spouts self-pitying catchphrases! He isn't... h-he... Oh God. Oh God, that poor monkey..."
And come to think of it, I guess I do too.
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
I can't talk about Dr. Bong without thinking about his creator, writer Steve Gerber. He had so many crazy-good ideas jammed into his stories that I usually ended up missing some of wilder ones until I re-read them when I was a little older.
Unfortunately, Steve passed away earlier this year.
Thank you, Mr. Gerber for all of your fantastic contributions to the world of fiction.
Medium: Pencil, pen & ink
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Like the vast majority of characters on this list, I think Dr. Thirteen could be great.
The fine folks in the "Responses" section of Bill's original post have the right idea; In a world where you place your trust indestructible people from another galaxy, men who can run at super-sonic speeds or breathe under water, there have to be people trying to take advantage of that trust. Dr. Thirteen is the guy looking to expose the Scooby-Doo villains of the DC universe.
"Bustin' makes me feel good!"
Medium: Pencil, pen & ink