Month: June 2010

issue one

Finally got hold of a copies of issue one this week; always a little nerve-wrecking waiting to see how the actual comic turns out. As it was the colours by Sotocolors were quite nice indeed 🙂 some issues with word balloon colours and placement but hopefully something we can fix for future issues. Another tricky question is whether readers will get the switches to a chibi/cartoony style in some sections. Was hoping the formal switch would be reinforced with a different colouring style (screen tone effect to emulate old newspaper strips or pre-digital comics?) but i guess team productions do involve everyone making their own aesthetic choices :p

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Image Comics press release for Liquid City Vol.2 has gone out, the cover and some sample pages can be seen at fanboy.com.

Also out later this year is the Italian edition of the Malinky Robot collection from Lavieri Edizioni. “Le atmosfere rese in questi brevi episodi narrano le avventure minimaliste di due amici che si  dividono tra il centro futuristico e la periferia rurale della metropoli asiatica. Spettacolari le tavole, le colorazioni e lo stile fluido e dettagliato di Sonny Liew” apparently :p

Issue 2 of Sense and Sensibility is also out this month 🙂

Old Art

A bunch of old stuff from RISD days…

“K is for Kornflakes” . This was bore a heavy Mark Ryden influence i think. Oil on cardboard.

“Art School Zombie” Learning about colour was one of the bigger challenges at RISD, a whole new world of theory and application. Tony Janello taught a class where he made everyone use crayon dache; applying bold colours and then trying to work your way to some sort of useable palette. (I think that was the point anyway :p).

One of the main reasons for going to art school was tolearn painting; reading books about it before that never made any sense – it all sounded like alchemy, strange substances from linseed oil to darmar varnish, stretchers, gauche and acrylics.

This was probably the first painting that came together a little like how i’d hoped.

The Phil Hale influence is obvious; probably just after a class in SciFi painting taught by Nick Jainschigg, where Jon Foster (who was only just starting out at the time) came in as a guest lecturer for one lesson and showed us his Crowbot painting as well as slides of Hale’s Johnny Badhair that blew my mind from here to yesterday and tomorrow and back again :p