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Title: What Are You Reading?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 24, 2011, 07:33:11 am
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 24, 2011, 09:44:49 am
Icons: The DC Comics & Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 27, 2011, 11:49:10 am
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 10, 2011, 06:37:17 am
Perspective! For Comic Book Artists
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 12, 2011, 07:49:12 am
Spacegirl
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 12, 2011, 02:28:28 pm
WildC.A.T.s/X-Men (Mini Series #1-4)
Bone - Volume #1: Out from Boneville
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 14, 2011, 11:17:35 pm
Bone - Volume #2: The Great Cow Race
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 16, 2011, 10:06:50 pm
Bone - Volume #3: Eyes of the Storm
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 19, 2011, 11:44:33 am
Bone - Volume #6: Old Man's Cave
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2011, 12:01:47 pm
Bone - Volume #9: Crown Of Horns
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 02, 2011, 07:43:44 pm
Captain America: Homeland - Chris Bachalo
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 04, 2011, 08:34:29 pm
Batman: The Killing Joke - Alan Moore
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 23, 2011, 11:12:26 pm
Batman #1 (52 Relaunch)
Batman The Dark Knight (52 Relaunch)


Read these yesterday.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 24, 2011, 06:22:48 am
Batwoman: Elegy - Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 07, 2011, 12:20:00 pm
Astro City: Life in the Big City (Volume 1) - Kurt Busiek & Brent E. Anderson
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 11, 2011, 08:59:19 am
The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye (Volume 1) - Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 15, 2011, 09:17:04 pm
Holy Terror - Frank Miller
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Post by: Mac on November 16, 2011, 07:52:43 am
Shock Value (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)
How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror

Just finished this engaging telling of whatís described as New Horror (vs. the original horror with Dracula, Frankenstein, etc). The book solidly intertwines the stories of the major players Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Brian DePalma, John Carpenter, Roman Polanski, Dan OíBannon... and goes into great detail of the back stories of how their iconic movies come to develop and be made. I had no idea Alien was originally envisioned as a B-movie. The story on its evolution is very revealing.

The author also gets into the psychology of the attraction to horror movies which I found fascinating. Itís not as dark as thought. I mean I thought people who actually bought movies like Last House On The Left or I Spit On Your Grave and watch it over and over. Different kind of horror fan and not the sicko I was thinking. Anyway, a great book on the authorís perspective, and his research from these directors.

The end does hint at where will horror take us next.

Definitely recommend this well written, structured book

(http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/94420000/94425316.JPG)
Title: Re: What Are You Reading?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 16, 2011, 07:57:16 am
Wait. You can read?
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Post by: Mac on November 16, 2011, 08:13:45 am
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Wait. You can read?

**** no, I was just looking at the pictures and making this **** up.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 16, 2011, 08:14:58 am
**** no, I was just looking at the pictures and making this **** up.

Ha.
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Post by: Mac on November 16, 2011, 08:25:45 am
Ha, more **** I don't read and just look at the pictures

FYI (Popular Science): 229 Curious Questions Answered by the World's Smartest People


I figure if I read **** like this, it will eventually sink in and make me smarter. Ha, yea right. Actually Iím a geeky nerd, hung like a rodent, that enjoy this kind of stuff. All things like Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Mythbusters, Snopes.com and the David Feldman books, I find interesting. Hey it may help in Trivial Pursuit one day

(http://www.kurzweilai.net/images/popularsciencefyi.jpg)


Just thinking out loud.... speaking of only looking at pictures... I wonder if there is a braille Playboy edition. How's that work?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 16, 2011, 08:35:22 am

Just thinking out loud.... speaking of only looking at pictures... I wonder if there is a braille Playboy edition. How's that work?

No idea if you were making a joke. But in the quest to further people's knowledge about all things, Braille Playboy does exist.

Playboy in Braille (http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/playboy-in-braille)

Scanning a Braille Playboy (http://blog.archive.org/2011/08/17/scanning-a-braille-playboy/)
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Post by: Mac on November 16, 2011, 11:22:36 am
I was just wondering and being a smartass at the same time.

Very cool.

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2011, 06:04:23 pm
Divine Right: The Adventures of Max Faraday - Book One - Jim Lee
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Post by: Mac on February 08, 2012, 07:19:18 am
Started The No A sshole Rule by Robert Sutton.

The title caught my attention way back in a book store at the airport and until now kept forgetting to pick it up. I think Iím going to like it. No matter where you are, you will run across AH. Iím hoping to get some advice out of it. Not that AH are problem on a daily routine, because I can pretty much walk away, but on occasion you cannot walk away. My company is big and getting away is by far the easiest and less stressful. My current and past wife have worked in smaller companies and not only are you locked into working with AH, but they seem to stick out more and pro-create more in those intimate environments.
The writing seems to be rather informal and comes from the head and heart. I like it.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415V7guyPoL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 08, 2012, 07:21:04 am
I definitely need to check that out. Question though, is the book in comic book form?
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Post by: Mac on February 08, 2012, 09:19:13 am
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I definitely need to check that out. Question though, is the book in comic book form?

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/fallingbricks.gif)

Yes, why yes it is.
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Post by: Mac on March 02, 2012, 09:17:39 am
Clint: A Retrospective

Rather impressive, and heavy, coffee table book on Clint Eastwood's movies. A few pictures and pages for each movie Clint has been in. Not great detail, but enough writing to understand the who, why, when, etc. Very much an everybody's read for the fan. I was rather impressed with his volume of work and the great movies he's been in. Contrast that with some of the definitely more WTF where you thinking stinkers too. It did make me want to start to revisit, and in some cases for the first time, check out his movies.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oX%2B4qkUrL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Warner Brothers has put out a retrospective on DVD, but I'm not that big of fan to buy the volumes.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JwbUAe5DL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2012, 09:29:27 am
Comic book?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 28, 2012, 10:36:09 am
Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52) Hardcover Edition

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Comic%20Book%20Covers/Batman/BatmmanCourtOfTheOwlsVolume1250x250.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/batman-vol-1-the-court-of-owls-scott-snyder-greg-capullo-(2012)/msg13598/#msg13598)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 23, 2012, 03:18:22 pm
The Art Of Todd McFarlane (2012)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Books/The%20Art%20Of%20Todd%20McFarlane/250x250TheArtofToddMcFarlane.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/the-art-of-todd-mcfarlane-(2012)/msg15185/#msg15185)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 31, 2012, 09:41:46 pm
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (2010)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Books/Adam%20Hughes%20-%20Cover%20Run/250x250AdamHughesCoverRun.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/cover-run-the-dc-comics-art-of-adam-hughes-(2010)/msg15597/#msg15597)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 10, 2013, 05:21:17 pm
The Art Of Bone - Jeff Smith (2007)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Books/The%20Art%20Of%20Bone/250x250TheArtOfBone.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/the-art-of-bone-jeff-smith-(2007)/msg15918/#msg15918)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 19, 2013, 06:21:09 pm
Wizard Millennium Edition: Jim Lee (2004)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Comic%20Book%20Covers/Wizard%20Millennium%20Edition%20Jim%20Lee/250x250WizardMillenniumEditionJimLee.jpg)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 03, 2013, 08:02:33 am
Wizard Millennium Edition Alex Ross (2003)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Comic%20Book%20Covers/Wizard%20Millennium%20Edition%20Alex%20Ross/250x250WizardMillenniumEditionAlexRoss.jpg)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 07, 2013, 11:44:21 am
The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics (2001)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Books/DC%20Comics%20Guide/250x250TheDCcomicsguidetopencillingcomics.jpg)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 20, 2013, 01:48:24 pm
Wizard Millennium Edition: Marc Silvestri (2006)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Comic%20Book%20Covers/Wizard%20Millennium%20Edition%20Marc%20Silvestri/250x250WizardMarcSilvestriMillenniumEdition.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/wizard-millennium-edition-marc-silvestri-(2006)/msg17371/#msg17371)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2013, 06:44:45 pm
Madame Xanadu, Vol. 1: Disenchanted (2009)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Comic%20Book%20Covers/Madame%20Xanadu/250x250MadameXanaduDisenchanted.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/madame-xanadu-vol-1-disenchanted-(2009)/msg18098/#msg18098)

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Post by: Mac on March 02, 2013, 06:05:28 am
I take it, this is new art? Alphonse Mucha definitely has some influence, I can see that just in the cover.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2013, 06:07:40 am
I take it, this is new art? Alphonse Mucha definitely has some influence, I can see that just in the cover.

Good eye on the influence. Book cover and interior art is by Amy Reeder Hadley.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 01, 2013, 08:32:21 pm
KISS Kompendium - Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley - 2009

(http://i.imgur.com/2NzhUEP.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/kiss-kompendium-gene-simmons-paul-stanley-(2009)/msg20612/#msg20612)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2013, 10:11:40 pm
Superman: For Tomorrow (2013)

(http://i.imgur.com/WJzHs5b.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/superman-for-tomorrow-jim-lee-brian-azzarello-(2013)/msg22012/#msg22012)

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Post by: Neumatic on August 26, 2013, 07:33:53 pm
I finally got Peter David's Sir Apropos Of Nothing, which I didn't realize was a comic book.  And to be honest, I"m not a big fan of the artwork (it would be so amazing in an Al Williamson style).  At least it's bloody funny, the Gunslinger from The Dark Tower shows up a couple times and there's brilliant lines like "a sky had suddenly turned as black as a lawyer's heart."

I'm still getting into it, but I'm definitely glad I got it.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 27, 2013, 02:57:51 pm
Justice League, Vol. 1: Origin (The New 52)

(http://i.imgur.com/UY7IGLv.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/justice-league-vol-1-origin-(the-new-52)-2013/msg22437/#msg22437)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 27, 2013, 05:04:59 pm
Justice League, Vol. 2: The Villain's Journey (2013)

(http://i.imgur.com/jypVM4Z.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/justice-league-vol-2-the-villain's-journey-geoff-johns-jim-lee-(2013)/msg23145/#msg23145)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 30, 2014, 12:23:55 pm
Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52 - 2013)

(http://i.imgur.com/5Z73Axe.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/batman-vol-2-the-city-of-owls-(the-new-52-2013)/msg26103/#msg26103)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 09, 2014, 02:48:33 pm
I Love Trouble - Volume 1 by Kel Symons & Mark Robinson (2014)

(http://i.imgur.com/5FZgWnG.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/i-love-trouble-volume-1-by-kel-symons-mark-robinson-2014/msg29579/#msg29579)

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Post by: Neumatic on July 08, 2015, 08:24:28 pm
I picked up the JLA line that just came out, issues one and two because they're drawn by Bryan Hitch and I love me some Bryan Hitch.  It's a little less "widescreen cinematic" and a bit more "Comic book" and that's fine by me, even if I love the former.  Decent reads, though I'm amazed that no one in this comic book world apparently ever saw Independence Day or The Day The Earth Stood Still or any episode of The Twilight Zone, cause dang.  SOMEONE should be saying SOMETHING.

Nice little touch: Batman is Ben Affleck.  Straight-up Batfleck in the book.  And Alfred is David Niven.  I can't really place any of the other heroes yet, though.

I also picked up the first issue of All-New Archie, and it's... certainly different.  It's a five minute read, tops, but it's a good five minutes.  The art style is real interesting but the detail in it, well, that's something else.  There's not a LOT of detail thrown in, but what's in there is good, the facial expressions, the body language, the fashion the kids in the background wear, I'm real impressed.  It might be one of those books that works better in bigger chunks like TPBs, but it's definitely worth checking out.
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Post by: Neumatic on January 07, 2016, 08:13:54 pm
J Scott Campbell Time Capsule: 1994-2004

(http://static3.aintitcool.com/assets2012/aicncomics/jscottcampbelltimecapsule1.jpg)

I could write so many words on this thing.

First, it's books like this which is why I don't really ask for things for Christmas: this is the kind of thing I'm interested but I know that no one I know would know exists or to get.

I think I've spoken about how, despite the fact that I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, I've only started to feel like a real artist in the last couple, and that's really because I dropped it as my primary focus, and started experimenting more.  So it was funny reading this and realizing that I went through a lot of the creative concerns and struggles that he went through developing his style and creating his stories.  In fact, I remember going through the same thing he went though when he talked about wishing he had been more mature writing about some things like Rainmaker's lesbianism or wishing he had plotted stuff out more before starting (the difference being my early stuff thank god wasn't public),  that's one of the big things that made me switch to focusing on writing (plus I could write FAR faster than draw).

I'm a huge fan of J Scott Campbell's caricatures, so I'm glad to see that there's a whole chapter devoted to it as well as lots of talk about Mort Drucker (I wonder if, had I discovered Drucker as a kid, if that would have significantly changed how I learned how to draw).

Oh, and Chip, if you have the book, can you figure out who the women in the top of 258 and the bottom of 259 are?  I recognize everyone else but them.

I also gotta say, I love all the talk about Pixar and animation in the book.  I saw that lousy Gen 13 animated pilot, and it was real disappointing because you're expecting other people to be able to draw just like him 24 times per second.  That's not fair.  But you look at Campbell's art now and you could take any of his drawings and turn them into a 3D model and could probably be dead-on-balls accurate.  One of the things that makes him a master is how well he does the musculature and fat and everything beneath the skin, it feels real and solid and rubbery... they're 3D without being 3D, put the right computer talent and you could get something that really feels like those drawings come to life, even if they don't have the linework in the end product.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 07, 2016, 10:51:47 pm
This is the first I'm hearing about this book. So, I'm taking this as being a 'Best-Of" type of coffee book covering a majority of his art over his career? The cover alone makes me want this. But curious to know exactly what is on the inside. How many pages? Cover price? Etc.....
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Post by: Neumatic on January 07, 2016, 11:27:38 pm
It's awesome, it's like a coffee table book (certianly coffee table book priced and sized) and it runs through his career until 2004, the whole thing is a long interview he did with Richard Starkings (who also designed the book and it looks tight).  There's a bunch of drawings Campbell did as a kid as well, for his school paper, yearbooks, etc.  There's lots of drawings and inkings... and a lot of talk about Wildsiderz as well..

Gotta tell you, I've been drawing tonight and I'm seeing a marked improvement in my figures, so I think the book is workin' for me (I'm nto copying the images, no no no, but I've been doing studies and I'm seeing some Campbell-esque exagerations starting to appear.

It's about 310 pages, fifty bucks... only a couple colour pages at the end, but it's PACKED with illustratioms.  And it's 1994-2004, and I'll be honest, I wanna read and see the 2004-2014 as well, they can do a part two about now, right?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2016, 04:35:36 am
Nice. Kind of odd that this wasn't a Comic Con release as more people (myself) would have heard about this before and would have more eyes on it.  Definitely going to look for a copy for myself. Thanks. So, does this come with a Dust Jacket for the book and the Jacket has the BTTF image?
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Post by: Neumatic on January 08, 2016, 07:53:53 am
Maybe it just came out, and will be at Comic-Con next year.

Hardcover, but no dust jacket (the Back To The Future art is a limited edition).

Did, like, 3-4 pages of doodles last night and man, I picked up the JSC style FAST.  1998 me would hate me right now.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2016, 09:13:52 am
Dude, post your doodles in the art thread. We want to see them!!!!
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Post by: Neumatic on January 08, 2016, 09:33:51 am
Haven't scanned them in yet, was working on them until 4am (my usual turn-in time).

Besides, I might do a few more.  But it's interested to see the jump from a few days ago... it's still recognizably me, but looser and a little more extended.  Ironically what I seem to have picked up most is the hands.  I should do a few pages of hands and feet while I've got the buzz on.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2016, 10:17:40 am
Looking forward to seeing what you've done. Keep it up!
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 11, 2016, 04:03:13 pm
J. Scott Campbell: Time Capsule 1994-2004 (2015)
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Post by: Neumatic on March 11, 2016, 05:33:03 pm
Wow, I can't believe I haven't discussed anything since JSC.  Well, I suppose it's winter and I do less reading (or rather, less proper book reading) then.  I mostly stick to trade paperbacks and things I cna get finished in one sitting, since the mood strikes me less often.  You know me, I prefer to read out on my patio in the sun.  I could be out there for hours.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 15, 2016, 06:56:02 pm
Well, I got a sh1tload of graphic novels last week (enough to keep me from going to the shops anytime soon, b/c D6MN). and really, Miami Vice Remix is the only one I'll wait to read on my iPad because the art is so weirdly small, but it should be awesome, I love Jim Mahfood and the idea of Tubbs and Crockets fighting zombies?  In.

But the one I read today was Starlight.  Dudes, this is why I like Mark Millar.  It's obvious to just label him because of the dark and gritty stuff, but Superior and this proves what he's capable of.  The book is basically like a necrosequel to Flash Gordon and it feels perfect.  The writing is great, the art is... I love the art, doing it like Al Williamson would have been impossible for a number of reasons, but the Moebius-style art they went with is PERFECT.  And the best compliment I can think of is that the whole time reading the book, Queen's anthem was blaring in my head, informing me that he's a miracle.
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Post by: Neumatic on March 29, 2016, 05:34:58 pm
Preview for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Number 2 (http://www.craveonline.com/entertainment/970853-exclusive-preview-mighty-morphin-power-rangers-2)

I'm sure no one else here really cares, but I gotta say, this is the way to do a reboot/remake and it's so obvious that it feels weird that it's not done more often (maybe it is more common in comic books, I dunno).

They chose a moment that pretty much everyone who's heard of Power Rangers is familiar with, the evil Green Ranger episodes, and built off of that.  It feels like you saw an episode as a kid, then decided to turn on the show as an adult, and it somehow kept pace with you.  The dialogue is bette,r the characters have more going on, the scale is bigger... they didn't even bother to redesign or re-imagine the suits or the robots or anything, they just gave it better lighting and put it in more impressive locations and sequences.  So many reboots try to re-invent the wheel, you know?  Transformers and so on.  Some use the visual iconogrpahy but don't really understand what lies beneath (like Star Trek), but this feels like they just took apart the machine, cleaned all the parts, then put it back together so that it runs better than it did the first time.

Even the kind of quasi-anime art style they kicked the series off with is kind of perfect, a mix of Japanese design style but done in western execution... if that makes sense.  Which is pretty much what the show was, Japanese stuff filtered through an American sensibility.

It reminds me of what Boom! did when they did Darkwing Duck all those years ago.  And it makes me wonder what other properties from the past are in store for us, that could benefit from this kind of restoration.
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Post by: Neumatic on June 29, 2016, 08:42:16 pm
Oh man ,for 25 bucks I got an insane amount of Star Trek graphic novels on Hunble Bundle... heck, 19 GB and I haven't even downloaded them all yet!  PDF format, no DRM, gotta love it.  Only issue?  They didn't merge the two-pace spreads, so I gotta fix that myself!  At least I got a BUNCH of new books to read.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 29, 2016, 08:44:56 pm
Sounds like a great score.
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Post by: Neumatic on June 29, 2016, 10:41:12 pm
There's a couple issues in there that I recall from my youth, so it's nice to have those again... with the parts that I had missed the first time around.

The blacked-out DC logos, though... other comics do this when they republish work from other companies, I keep thinking "what if they just did the new company logo in the other company's logo style?  Like an "I" in the DC bullet, or "Image" in the Marvel comics style.  I'm sure there's rules against that, but my mash-up remixing brain keeps going there.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 23, 2016, 07:33:49 pm
Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn - Adapted by Mike Baron (2009) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/comic-books-and-art/star-wars-the-thrawn-trilogy-by-timothy-zahn-adapted-by-mike-baron-(2009)/msg39135/#msg39135)
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Post by: Neumatic on June 17, 2017, 04:48:51 pm
Two weeks late to the party, but I got the 2017 Annual of Boom!'s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and what a step up from last year.  The big story is "Perfect," the backstory for Finster and holy COW was that awesome.  Little onion sculptor guy?  Total pyschopath.  And the artwork for it was amazing:

(https://i2.wp.com/www.comiccrusaders.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MMPR_2017_Annual_Perfect_Prvw02.jpg)

I mean seriously, LOOK at that.

The other highlight was the incredible artwork in "Forever Black," a short but sweet and easter-egg filled adventure featuring Black Rangers from various universes.

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Seeing 90s Zack and Adam in there and looking just like the real people, treated with that amount of care... that's awesome (plus female Zack is pretty cute, too). 

What's nice about the annuals is that we get these character moment stories, which the main series doesn't get to do and that the show never had time to do right.  It's making me really excited for the "Go go!" line, which will be more character-driven, focusing on what happened right after their first battle and how they adjusted to their new lives.
Title: Re: What Are You Reading?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 17, 2017, 04:56:46 pm
Digging the art.