Posts Tagged ‘language’

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

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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.

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sketches: conan – becky cloonan

November 6, 2011

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Becky Cloonan is a great role model for anyone wanting to work in comics. That is all. The Conan story that Becky will be drawing is being written by Brian Wood, the images above are via Comics Alliance, and the full article from which they are taken can be seen by clicking on the image above.

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nelson – rob davis, woodrow phoenix & various

November 6, 2011

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Pages by Kate Brown, Suzy Varty, Simone Lia, Simon Gane, Dan McDaid, Philippa Rice and Will Morris. There are also pages in Nelson by WJC, Duncan Fegredo, Rob Davis, Roger Langridge, Woodrow Phoenix, John McNaught (you know his work for Nobrow, right?), Luke Pearson, Sean Phillips, Philip Bond, Carol Swaine, Dave Taylor, Hunt Emerson, and many, many more (including many, many women) but you have to read the book to see those. And everyone’s work is damn good, making, in all, something very special.

With Nelson, there will be, like there is in UK comics, something for everybody. Not a compromise, not a design by committee, but far from that. The term ‘exquisite corpse’, used to describe a story made in relay, such as this is, had the right word all along. Exquisite.

Note on 07.11.11 (I’m just adding some more pages): These, in my opinion are non-spoilery images chosen to give an idea of the texture of Nelson, as much as anything. It is perhaps the best work yet of Kate Brown (this is just a taste) and I really like Simon Gane’s narrative work- it is so effortless to read, yet you find yourself sticking around to look more anyway. Half the artists, I had some familiarity with their work, half not. Nelson is a brilliant jumping on point for finding the work of an artist you love. And I’ll say this, as a person, Suzy Varty is brilliant- I will post the Juno this UK comics legend drew for me after the upcoming Thought Bubble festival, where all these artists (including Suzy) will be in attendance.

Thank you very much to Martin at Blank Slate for providing these images and to Kenny, Woodrow and Rob for being OK with me posting them. A couple of days on I’m still thinking about Nelson and know I’ll be reading it again. If you buy it, buy for durability, it is not a one time read.

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ghosts of gone birds – dir. ceri levy + various artists

November 1, 2011

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The mass art/ multimedia show, Ghosts of Gone Birds, featuring a number of the finest poets, painters, sculptors, illustrators and musicians, in the land, has found a roost. The work can be seen from the 2nd to the 23rd November at the Rochelle School in London’s East End. Each artist chose a bird that had been made extinct to record, to publicise the loss of bird species around the world. The work looks exquisite: this is obviously a tiny sample of what will be there. Visit this, review this, tell your friends. It is perhaps one of the most accessible art shows you could go to. Despite being, to an extent, about death.

The two images belwo are not facebook ones and have all the details and directions, if you click..

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The last link explains what this is all for, just click on the image above.

FeltMistress, maker of the magnificent Hoopoe at the top of the page and below notes:

*** a friend had a sneaky look tonight and said its one of the best shows he’s seen for a while.***

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Note: Today, 0n 11/11/05, The cash box for sales of prints, from this exhibition, was stolen from the Rochelle School. For the sake of a worthwhile charity, maybe head down there tomorrow, or click on the link here, below to maybe help them make that up? The painting here, is by the young illustrator, Jack Teagle, and it is also part of the show.

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betrayal of the planet of the apes – gabriel hardman & various

October 31, 2011

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a new suit for johann krauss – guy davis, mike mignola, duncan fegredo & tyler crook

October 31, 2011

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pencil & ink – tony salmons

October 30, 2011

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All images linked to Tony Salmons’ new blog, where he is posting unseen work.

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ink: secret avengers – david aja

October 30, 2011

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Click on the image above to access David Aja’s blog where this and many more images can be seen, with their original line art. Amazing (love the compositions).

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after we shot the grizzly – dan berry

October 30, 2011

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A tale of violence, lust and bears, as yet incomplete, but due to be available from Mr Berry at Thought Bubble, and ideally everywhere else soon thereafter. Also: Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Berry on the birth of their first son, Calvin, who has shared some of the art chores on this piece.

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thoughtbubble anthology – tula lotay & various

October 30, 2011

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The ThoughtBubble Anthology, from which the above pages are taken, is due out from Image Comics. The latter two pages are unlettered (you’ll have to buy the book to see what the story- by Rufus Hound and Tula Lotay after a Lovecraft story- is). The work is by some of the countries’ best creators, who will be in attendance at the Festival, as well as a cover by New York’s finest, Becky Cloonan, who we welcome back to Thought Bubble again this year. Links to ThoughtBubble’s own pages are found by clicking on the above images, as well as directions about how to get your own copy of the Anthology.

ThoughtBubble is perhaps the United Kingdom’s finest and most inclusive festival. Spanning a full week and culminating on the weekend of the 19th November in Leeds, the festival includes workshops for children, an academic conference and film screenings as well as a very substantial turnout by the best artists and writers in the comics industry, for the Saturday and Sunday, at the Saville Hall and the Royal Armouries. An offshoot of the Leeds film festival, Thought Bubble truly has the feel of a City festival and can provide opportunities and inspiration for anyone who turns up, whether familiar with the medium or not. If you live in the UK and have not been to a comic convention, but have an iota of interest, this might be a good place to start.

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sketches – duncan fegredo

July 27, 2011

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Above, not a sketch, but one of Duncan’s panels from his chapter in the Nelson anthology.

Click on this for a super-enlarged version. As Nel overtakes me in age, I’m concerned for the future. Why is she necking that wine? Is this what happens?

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rebecca dart

July 27, 2011

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