Posts Tagged ‘films’

ellen page: juno – jock, manon, mike hawthorne, dustin harbin, katie green, henry flint, jonathan edwards, dan mcdaid, dean beattie, emma vieceli, julia scheele, mick mcmahon, rebekah isaacs, roger langridge, simon gurr & jeff lemire

November 26, 2011

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

A mixture of con sketches and commissions, thank you to all the artists for their generosity and enthusiasm in contributing to this collection. To see other Junos, you can use the search function on this blog. Other artists have promised contributions and I’ll put them up in due course (when they are done, obviously). There is much to be excited about, there.

Some people have asked if it would be possible to see all the Junos together. This would be a good thing, if anyone has any specific ideas about how it should be done (there are a lot of Junos), please feel free to contact me.

.

populuxe – syd mead

June 15, 2011

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

..

 

via Dave Gibbons.

..

ellen page: juno (ladies’ special edition) – becky cloonan, alice duke, phillippa rice, ellen lindner, gem b, tula lotay, kate brown & alison s

June 6, 2011

..

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

..

.

Thank you to all the contributors here, for being so generous, but also for providing so many diverse voices. This Juno-post has been a little more difficult to piece together, than the previous two and the upcoming one, mainly for reasons of people’s availability. In between making her own comics and drawing for DC, running comics conventions and curating magazines, teaching, producing illustrations and contributing to the Nelson anthology, making motion comics, multiple books, and running shops and workshops, many of the contributors have been quite busy and I have (in some cases) had to seek out the artists. With this in mind, I’m pleased to congratulate Philippa Rice, producer of the hilarious My Cardboard Life, who is concentrating on comics full time, as of this week. Good Luck, Philippa (and thank you).

NB I hope it wasn’t too cheeky to add my drawing on the end.. It just seemed unrealistic not to attempt to sketching Juno myself, when I was asking so many other people to.

..

ellen page: juno – john allison, jamie mckelvie, frank quitely, jamie smart, ryan kelly, joe list, boo cook, richard starkings, simon davis, paul harrison-davies, tom humberstone

June 6, 2011

.

.

.

.

.

..

.

.

.

,

..

.\

Thank you very much to all the artists represented here, for your generosity and grace in making these sketches. Some were paid for and some were not, generally on the occasion of London’s MCM Expo comic convention. Extra special thanks go to Frank Quitely who conducted a signing at MCM, even though he wasn’t on the bill, to Paul Harrison Davies (who I foolishly neglected to ask, but who provided perhaps one of the most emotionally affecting drawings anyway), and to Ryan Kelly, the first contributor sending a sketch from abroad, who somehow fitted his extraordinarily detailed Juno, into  ‘half an hour’ that  he found..

Cheers, to you all.

.

sketches from film – massimo carnevale

May 23, 2011

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

ellen page: juno – simon gane, rob davis, kev hopgood, matt timson, lee o’connor, dylan teague, ian culbard, dom reardon, paul duffield, al ewing, matt brooker, dave taylor, adrian salmon, seb antoniou & aneurin wright

May 16, 2011

.

.

.

.

,

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

,

.

.

.

These ‘sketches’ were all made on the occasion of the Bristol Comic-con, this last weekend in the UK. Thank you very much to everyone who made  a drawing and those who are in the process. It is a beautiful set of work, and without exception I think shows what each artist can do well. I’d go so far to say that in some instances the pieces are a really outstanding bit of the artist’s entire output. There were many more artists present at Bristol: these are just an example. Others (Mark Buckingham being a prime example) had too long a queue, or (Alan Davis) had sketched for hours over what they’d planned to do, or (Dave Gibbons) was up too early, or whom I quite simply didn’t get to ask (Henry Flint, Katie Green, Thom Ferrier, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, amongst others). Thank you to everyone who was there, for being generous and welcoming and showing your work.

Bristol was a good con, friendly, intimate and sociable and if you are in the UK and new to comics, it is good place to look- there are artists here who will not be seen anywhere else, whose work is particularly accessible. I’d like to have seen everyone in one venue, as I don’t think some of the artists in the Mercure especially benefitted from the attention they should have had, but that’s something that I hope can be addressed. Another differentiating point was the high standard of discussion- although there was some talk about how Kapow had taken some of the visitors, this event could not be more different.

.

.

The Lovecraft panel (covering SelfMadeHero’s new anthology) showed that the contributors knew their material, the literary background and brought an appropriately literary slant to the proceedings. Reference to films to see and books to read came alongside the discussion and showed what the writers (e.g. David Hine, who made a strong contribution) could really do. This is appropriate and enjoyable. Bristol knocked Kapow into a cocked hat in terms of content, both during the panels and afterward in the bar discussions following up and hence should be taken quite seriously by those who want to see more than action heroes in their reading matter. With reference to the above sketches, some people have asked me ‘why Juno?’. I’d answer, simply that that is who I’d rather see in comics than say, Hit Girl. The breadth of interpretation here shows the depth of her character and what could be possible. No sooner said, than done: Bristol also saw the UK release of the sampler for Nelson, previously mentioned on this blog, and hopefully showing what can be done in terms of bringing more in-depth stories into comics.

Another first for Bristol: Serge Pelle came from France, with the children’s publisher Cinebook. He sketched and signed ALL weekend, delivering beautiful drawings, in his books, to all comers and brought a level of cool to the event that I’d like to see more of* (Go Cinebook!). In a way, it could be said that the Bristol con is the most BD leaning comics event in the UK, to an extent because of the sympathies of the artists who are guests there. I hope the curators will make more of that, inviting more story-based comic artists and writers, especially given BD (and related UK-made work, for example, Simon Gane and Andi Watson’s Paris romance) is accessible to so many demographics.

.

.

There is no Bristol Juno yet drawn by a woman, for various good reasons. I’m aiming to redress this balance on the next post of Junos, to be timed alongside the next UK con, MCM Expo in a couple of weeks time. Kate Brown, Alice Duke and other talented artists are already looking to address Juno in their own way (???exciting) so look out for that soon, here. I will be asking all the female guests of MCM that I meet to draw Juno, if they are drawing (Becky Cloonan? Emma Vieceli?), amongst others, so we’ll see what happens.

*a hint to SelfMadeHero that I’d like to see them bring Moebius to the UK, alongside their forthcoming launch of The Incal. Please.

storyboards – nick park

May 7, 2011

.

.

.

.

..

.

upon a star: moebius – matt seneca

May 4, 2011

.

.

click on the image to read matt seneca’s panel of the day commentary.

..

.

inspired by early cinema – dave mckean

May 4, 2011

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

/

hanna – jock, aaron minier, alan brooks

April 20, 2011

.

.

.

.

..

The first and third images were a bit of a surprise: bringing to mind the work of John Klassen, which then raises questions. Could these illustrations be more minimalistic? Less is certainly more and if the images are designed to provoke a chain of thought, they succeed in that. I’m liking this direction a lot , thrown as it is into contrast with what follows by the other artists. The middle additional ideas image is particularly nice, in its restraint and colour palette. Joe Wright has a particular visual approach, which I’m not qualified to describe properly, but it isn’t heavy handed and this and these images sit well with that. A different kind of art. Lastly you see here images from the film itself. 

.

,

,,

ellen page: juno – glyn dillon, sean phillips, roger mason, duncan fegredo, shaky kane & david hine

April 12, 2011

,

.

.

.

.


..

storyboards – ridley scott

April 3, 2011

.

.

.

,

.

.

.

.

via Matt Jones

.

.

.

.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 145 other followers