Archive for the 'materiel' Category

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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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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covers – puss

June 20, 2011

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defence images – uk ministry of defence

June 1, 2011

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korea as viewed by twelve creators – fanfare/ ponent mon

April 12, 2011

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covers & catalogue – selfmadehero

April 7, 2011

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Click on The Incal to see what +else+ SelfMadeHero have in store for this next year. Spot Don Quixote, Hairshirt, The Nao of Brown and Fish + Chocolate as featured here on this blog! Marvel at the breadth, originality and sheer loveliness of the offering! Plan your years book buying! The Incal will be printed with attention to the original colour scheme, for those asking.

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japanese woodblock prints – contagious diseases

April 1, 2011

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appeals – joe is japanese/ the comic book alliance

March 29, 2011

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Via Bleeding Cool. See also the Comic Book Alliance’s forthcoming book: maybe you would contribute? Here is the letter from CBA Chair Tim Pilcher laying out what is involved:

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Dear Comic Book Friends,

I’m sure, like me, you’ve been horrified at the devastating effects of the two enormous earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan. In order to do some good and help the thousands that have lost friends, family, their homes and entire communities, the Comic Book Alliance is putting together a fundraising comic.

We are looking for creators to provide some work free of charge so that we can put together an impressive package that will hopefully sell thousands and to raise as much money as possible to help these countries get back on their feet and to rebuild their lives.

The contributions can be around any theme (earthquakes, tsunamis, loss, hope, survival, manga, NZ comics, what that country means to you, personal tales, whatever…) and could be a pin-up, or a 1-4 page comic strip. We may accept the odd prose piece from writers, but we’d like to like to keep these to a minimum, so please team up with an artist you normally work with.

If you are not a creator, but a publisher or editor, please spread this message to your freelancers and contact us if you can help with free/reduced rate printing and distribution issues. Alternatively, we need colourists and probably editorial assistance, so every bit helps. Those of you in the press, please spread the message on your blogs and publications.

Can you make sure that the artwork is drawn in pro to fit a standard US comicbook page size (w 17 cm x h 26 cm (6 ⅝” × 10 ¼”)

Ideally the art should be in colour (I have contacted several colourists if you don’t have the time or feel confident). But black and white is acceptable if that is a deliberate artistic choice.

The final artwork needs to be delivered as a ready for print PDF AND as a layered TIFF CMYK file with the balloons and text on separate layers so that we can translate into Japanese. We will arrange to set up an FTP server for you shortly so you can upload the work.

Our project editor is Alan Cowsill, who some of you know, and he’ll manage the day-to-day running of the project. Please email him on: alancowsill@gmail.com, and copy in founders@comicbookalliance.co.uk, stating what you would like to contribute (page count) and whether you are working alone or collaborating with someone, or whether you need hooking up with an artist, writer, colourist or letterer.

Obviously, time is of the essence here, so we would like to get the work in within the next two weeks (Deadline of Saturday 2 April). I know that doesn’t give a lot of time considering your busy schedules but I do hope you’ll agree that it’s for an important cause.

Let’s show the world that comic creators care and how we can galvanise ourselves into positive action. These creators have already committed to contributing:

Darick Robertson

Nick Abadzis

Peter Hogan & Adrian Bamforth

PJ Holden

Martin Eden

William Simpson

Cornelius Stone

Donna Barr

I’d like to apologise if you have received this more than once, and to thank you in advance for your time and contribution, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

All the very best,

Tim.

Tim Pilcher

Chair

email: tim.pilcher@comicbookalliance.co.uk

website: www.comicbookalliance.co.uk

sistine chapel panorama

February 9, 2011

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portraits de criminels australiens

January 24, 2011

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covers – japanese magazines

January 19, 2011

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the suits of james bond

January 12, 2011

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