Sunday, October 21, 2007

I am Ahab 5

The sketch for the fifth page. Progressing slowly but at least a bit.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Friday, October 05, 2007

Comics kick ass again!

As a long time fan of comics at a certain point I got fed up with superheroes and later with most of the comics created around the globe. Almost nothing seemed to give me the notorious "sense of wonder". Not the mainstream, not the underground, not the alternative, usually not even the sure-to-work stars of my comicscreators heaven.

Until recently: ... I stumbled upon MARVEL ZOMBIES. What a great idea! What cunning dialogue, inteligent storyline! Superheroes eating each other. Captain Americas head sawed off with his adamantium shield, Spideys legs, the Galactus feast, muhahaaa, so many jokes.

And now CIVIL WAR! I never liked the goodytwoshoes patriotic Captain America, but he was really excellent when fighting S.H.I.E.LD. I always loved the X-men idea of a special outsider species of mutants, now they wanna registrate all the superheroes here. I am currently at the 3rd part, but boy am I curious, almost horny (: Spider-man revealing his identity, J.J.J. falling of the chair, hah! Mr.Fantastic is plotting something, something huge. And it all feels so real. Like the X-static books.

Thats the sense of wonder I needed to feel in my stomach again. When I first saw the AKIRA movie or listened to Rage against the machine. It isnt important if its from a superheroe book or a autobiographic graphic novel, from a Terry Gilliam movie or a painting by Klimt. Whatever turns me on.

Okay, maybe I check all the great comicstories some months or years later, nevertheless, I LOVE COMICS AGAIN!