Monthly Archives: October 2011

Color Is The Enemy.

Maybe not as dramatic as the headline, but color certainly isn’t your friend. But it CAN be. To clear the air, I think color is another storytelling tool, and if it isn’t used to move the story forward in some … Continue reading

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Fuck Cameras. It’s Ink On Paper.

When someone makes a film set on a train, plane, submarine, in a coffin, a car, a cave, or any similar close-quarters place, the filmmaker always runs into the problem of where to put the camera. They have to build … Continue reading

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Waiting To Die.

Top ten reasons you should be reading this blog: http://allstarkrew.com/wtd/ 1: He’s a funny guy. 2: I know him, and he’s a funny guy. 3-10: His comics are hilarious. 10B: When you buy something, he stuffs the envelopes with random … Continue reading

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Tim Sale Inking A Sketch.

A lot of fun to watch other artists working.You can always pick up neat tricks. Like soaking up a wash with a paper towel so you don’t have to wait for it to dry, or use a hair dryer.

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Here’s a neat little documentary I enjoyed about Herge, and his creation TINTIN.

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The Science of Black And White pt 2

There are many examples of beautifully composed b/w pages that can be found online, by such artists as Mignola, Miller, Murphy, Eisner, Tim Sale, Francesco Francovilla (whose name I probably just butchered), Chris Samnee, Paul Grist, Toby Cypress, and Guy … Continue reading

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Some Videos I Love.

Here are some videos of Sean Murphy explaining a little behind the 70/30 rule (about 6min in to the first vid) Here, he continues the alley scene, and explains the importance of black shapes, and how the mind fills in … Continue reading

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