Insufficient Direction by Moyocco Anno.
It’s a tiny bit worrisome how much I related to Hideaki Anno in Insufficient Direction.
wip - sharing the heck out of the pages for this “page at a time” project called ANCHOR, in part because I’m really into the process so far and I don’t know when (or if) it’ll live anywhere. For the most part I’ll restrict the sharing to panels only so there’s at least a small measure of mystery when it’s done in full.
toriyama was good at drawing action because he got good at comedy first and his fights always read like he thought real hard about them punchlines, but his dumb gags always rolled harder than his fisticuffs. this is a stickup; he’s stealing your laughs.
I really wish they’d give Dr. Slump the VIZBIG treatment. I’ve been wanting to read it but a bunch of the volumes are out of print now.
The Man Who Colored The Marvel Universe:
Stan Goldberg (1932-2014)
Marvel colorist Stan Goldberg, who created the color schemes of the costumes of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and dozens of others, died yesterday, at the age of 82. Mark Evanier has more information here.
I wrote briefly, in Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, about two of Stan’s contributions to the Marvel mythos.
On The Fantastic Four:
"And although they remained unmasked (in another break from comic- book convention, they were going to keep their identities public), at the urging of letter-writing fans they soon had snappy blue uniforms. “Jack gave them this long underwear with the letter ‘4’ on their chest,” said Stan Goldberg, who designed the color schemes of the Marvel comics. “I made the ‘4’ blue and kept a little area around it white, and then when the villains came in—the villains get the burnt umbers, dark greens, purples, grays, things like that—they can bounce off it.” The blast of colorful heroics against a murky background world immediately set Fantastic Four apart from everything else on the newsstand.”
"The grand melodrama was offset by Lee’s snappy patter, Ditko’s stunning costume design, and, once again, the primary-color palette choices of Stan Goldberg, who selected for Spider-Man’s costume a combination of cherry red and dark cobalt (in deliberate contrast to the more vivacious azure of the Fantastic Four).”
Goldberg also drew non-superhero comics for Marvel in its Timely incarnation, and was the longtime artist for Marvel’s Millie the Model series. In the late 1960s he began drawing for various series published by Archie Comics.
stan goldberg, in an era of comics when this applies to far too many names to count, was a truly underappreciated craftsman. those colors! you owe more of your affection for these characters to his color decisions than you probably realize.
don’t go forgetting it.
Brandon and I somehow got to talking about those old Food Pyramid nutrition guidelines from our childhoods in the 80’s and 90’s - which naturally led to our drawing our own personal versions.
I have to say, I thought these would turn out highly exaggerated, but they’re actually more or less exact. If I’m really splitting hairs, my pyramid should have a tiny slice between fruits and coffee, representing cheese and meat and incidental vegetables: in short, sandwich contents. Also, Brandon doesn’t actually eat brains (that I know of).
Oh yeah things me and Marrriiannn eat.
Bill Watterson, the creator of ”Calvin and Hobbes,” the tender and sage comic strip starring a young boy and his pet tiger that is read by 355 million people around the world, died in his sleep on Friday night at his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was 56 years old.
The cause of death was colon cancer, said Paige Braddock, creative director for Bill Watterson Creative Associates.
Mr. Watterson drew ”Calvin and Hobbes” for nearly half a century. He swore that no one else would ever draw the comic strip and he kept his word. For years he drew ”Calvin and Hobbes” with a hand tremor. He finally put down his pen when he received a diagnosis of colon cancer after abdominal surgery in November.
Lynn Johnston, a friend of Mr. Watterson and the creator of ”For Better or for Worse,” recalled something Mr. Watterson told her as she sat in the hospital with him last year: ”You control all these characters and the lives they live. You decide when they get up in the morning, when they’re going to fight with their friends, when they’re going to lose the game. Isn’t it amazing how you have no control over your real life?” But, Ms. Johnston said, ”I think, in a way, he did.”
I can’t find this information anywhere else but the Comics Reporter is usually very reliable but but but it’s not anywhere on Google if you put it in but but but but but but
Clicking the link leads to this text though: “You could hardly devise a more perfect instrument for destroying ownership than Tumblr” — some dude whose tweet i stole.”
So until we see some additional sources, I’d say to just chill for now.
Les femmes du zodiaque - Miyako Maki
New manga from french published Le lézard noir.
It’s draw by the artist Miyako Maki, translated by Miyako Slocombe. The cover was done by Emilie Bouchon and the trailer by myself.
Collection of six stories that depicts the destinies of Japanese women from the Second World War until the 1970s, depicts their awakening sexuality and reveals the status of women in society.
Miyako Maki is the wife of Leiji Matsumoto ! She’s is very talented with an elegant line.
Les femmes du zodiaque is a book with many short stories about women, love and zodiac…
MAKI Miyako (牧美也子 ), Seiza no Onna / 星座の女
Jack Kirby at war - nine minutes of World War two stories. Enjoy!
"They made a perfect circle, except the bottom half of their bodies were missing. The shell evidently hit right in the center of the group and threw them out in a circle… and you see a lot of these nice designs, if you’re an artist."
Penciled page from FANTASTIC FOUR #89 by Jack Kirby
Kirby’s border notes read:
IT’S APOLLO MISSION — SLAVER ADJUSTS INVISIBILITY SCREEN
NOW HE CHECKS THE WEAPON THAT WILL NAIL HIS POWERFUL PERFECT SPECIMEN
BUT HE MUST GET CLOSE — SO AS NOT TO PANIC TARGET — TECHNICAL TOY CREATES FACE THAT WILL BE FAMILIAR TO PREY
NOW SHIP APPROACHES EARTH — SLAVER’S PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE
"You don’t have to think about it, just do it."
That’s real talk.
This is my favorite thing.