Saturday, February 24, 2007

Matt Fraction is my hero.

Just days after learning that I needed to keep my eye on Matt Fraction, I read this quote from an interview with him at Newsarama on what he learned in 2006.

“Most of all, I feel like I’ve learned that if you treat whatever readership you’re blessed with like co-conspirators, rather than passive consumers, rather than slack-jawed yokels aching for spoon after spoon of bloody obvious, you’ll find that almost all of them that bother to contact you — 95% of ‘em, at least — will love you for it. I’ve learned comics audiences are tired of being treated as if they put the low in lowest common denominator.”

I think we've found a winner with this Fraction fellow.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Some people get it.

From Punisher War Journal #1.

Why couldn't Marvel let Matt Fraction write Civil War?
These two panels by themselves were enough to sign me up for the Fraction Fan Club... not the one the other Mathletes are in though.

I plan on talking about (shudder) Civil War #7 sooner than later, but I think Chris (not me) over at 2 Guys Reading Comics has already said it pretty well. Plus, I think he's even going to do a more in depth (read : page by page) commentary tomorrow... so.. you know, keep an eye out for that too.

I know you, but you don't know me.

"Let a frown be your Roman numeral." - chrishaley

I like making up quotes that don't make any sense.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Supergirl Meme '07

So here's my entry for
the big Supergirl meme.
So the story on this is on the first day the meme kicked off (sometime early last week I think), April and I looked at the 10-20 that were already up and then I asked her what she thought a 16 year old with superpowers would wear.
April immediately had ideas and excitedly wrote them down in my sketchbook.
I started sketching while she watched and explained her ideas.
This was what we came up with, and I really like it. As far as I can tell, April does too.
So I tightened up the pencils a bit and then began my worrying about ruining it with ink.
Fast forward to my Sunday artist group meeting and I still haven't inked the thing.
Thankfully, Diana agreed to ink it for me since I added a cute Nightcrawler to her ridiculously awesome collection.
Scanned it. Vectorized it. Handed it off to April.
April then proceeded to work her color magic.
It scares me how good she is for how short a time she's been doing it.
So that's the story.
Collaboration at it's best.
Whaddaya think, sirs?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

He's the goddamn Batman.

2 Guys Buying Comics want to help you get to know Batman better.
If I were you, I'd go do it.
I mean, I did, and it inspired me to not only tell you about it, but to post this old Batman I did with Steve-O waaay back when.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

Easy does it, easy does it..

Sleestak offered up this reality check a week or so ago that made me laugh, so feel free to check it out.
His take on Superman also amused me.


Another 5 Reasons Toy Fair 2007 Was Rad : MINIMATES Edition!

1. Multiple Spider-Man centric lines, including our first Todd McFarlane Spidey.




4. Marvel Zombies! Our first Minimates with exposed brains and bones.

5. For A Few Dollars More. This means I'm actually going to own a Clint Eastwood Minimate. I cannot tell you how exciting that idea is to me.