Posts Tagged ‘ink’

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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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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girls – donya todd

November 1, 2011

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Go Donya! Death and The Girls is out in not too Long from Blank Slate.

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

October 31, 2011

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character design – simon gane

October 30, 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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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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tulip – dylan teague

July 25, 2011

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Dylan Teague is really on a roll with this art. And I’ve not put his work following Tanino Liberatore for no reason. I’d like to see Dylan drawing a lot more. What could he do with the stories that Liberatore draws? Sketch blog under the link above, Deviant Art under the link below.

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ashley wood

July 18, 2011

 

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