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May 12 17 2:36 AM
May 12 17 4:35 AM
Jimbits76 wrote:Todd shared a video to Facebook showing him signing and working on a headsketch for the Spawn book.
He's handsigning all books on a tip in with an printed image of The Violater. 250 of these will be stamped as authentic by a notary. 15 will be Remarqued with a hand sketch and only one will have a notary stamp and a headsketch.
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BrianWells wrote:Scott VDPloeg, will you be uploading a review of the Reed Crandall AE anytime soon? Unfortunately my financial situation recently took a very abrupt and very severe downturn. I would love some scans to drool over while I sock away quarters until I can safely "afford" to buy my own copy. See you at the bottom of the offramp (I'll be the guy with the cardboard sign offering " will work for art books.")
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May 13 17 1:34 AM
sdunbier wrote:I would love to do another one with Chris, he is a fantastic artist and, as you say, uniquely suited for this kind of set.
G Randall wrote:I love to compare Chris' thumbnails, layouts, and finished pages. My only 'complaint' is that I wish the layouts were also in a separate book so that I can compare all 3 side-by-side! I'm tempted to buy a 2nd copy just to do this Scott, just like you did with the Don Rosa storyboards, I'd look forward to the inclusion of more thumbnails, layouts, and pencils where available. You probably remember that Chris posted a bunch of his thumbnails, pencils as well as inked pages when he was doing his "Thor - The Mighty Avenger" miniseries back in 2010. That was a wonderful series which would also be great to see in an AE!
May 13 17 8:17 PM
VDPloeg wrote:I'm reading my way through Reed Crandall's EC Stories Artist's Edition and hope to have the review up in the next week or so. It's a great looking book.
It is indeed great looking. Crandall is one of those old school illustrators, pretty much gone out of fashion these days, whose craft was immaculate never less than gorgeous looking. His EC work was of course among his best. And this volume has some of the best of the best: Mother's Day, Carrion Death, Swamped, Sweetie-Pie, Duble Crossed, Kidnapped, Burial at Sea and more. It's all here.
Scott, let me just plead that whatever is out there in EC original art (MAD included) and has not yet been presented in Artist Edition format, get it committed in one of these extraordinary volumes.
Don't stop now.
May 14 17 2:53 AM
Irony and subtly are the first casualties
in the eternal battle of wits between people divided by a common language. So read between the lines or you'll fall through the cracks...
....Quoting other people is no substitute for thinking for yourself...
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deejayway wrote:I had to give the Crandall AE a miss due to financial considerations, but I'm sure it's marvelous.
Crandall with his exquisite linework is one of those artists who really benefits from the life-sized pages and b&w scans.
There are some artists who have been represented in AE who aren't really well-served by the format.
Yes indeed. Especially when it comes to the EC material. Feldstein makes Don McGregor seem like Hemingway, so the full size pages really let Crandall's lovely pen and ink work truly breath among all that machine lettered verbage.
I actually think Crandall did his best work at Warren.
I won't argue that view. I recall having a discussion about Warren publishing with a younger comics fan. He was just discovering the material as well as many of the artists in the pages of Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella. He didn't know EC or Crandall. and he asserted that he really found "that Crandall" guy's art to be so flat and boring. The assertion kind of astounded me, but then I realized where he was coming from. So many fans grew up in the post-Kirby Marvel age, when a new dynamic of comic art changed irrecovobly changed the way comics would tell their stories. I remember my own true discovery of Kirby (and for me it was actually not all that long ago when I finally "got him") and what an incredible thing it was to see that naturalism in art, and an alegiance to verisimilitude, might now always be the best way to assert our visions of reality. That concept, energy, expression, and pure imagination can matter as much, and maybe more.
So I understood the point of view of this fellow. But even as I had taken to place Kirby and his dynamics at the top of my own pyramid of comic artists, even as old style illustrative art was dynamited off the scene by this "new" school of explosive storytelling, I never stopped adoring the beauty of, or being held breathless by the talent of guys like Crandall, Fine, Raboy Morrow, Foster and others.
There is real humanity and emotion in a Reed Crandall face. We recogonize his people and feel in our hearts the stories he tells. I guess there will always be room in my world for many faces and approaches to comic book storytelling.
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May 15 17 1:36 PM
Voxella wrote:In regards to the Marvel Artist Select line, has there been any word on if the line is continuing beyond the initial four books (Sal Buscema, Herb Trimpe, George Perez and Bill Sienkiewicz)?
I've tried several searches, including this thread, but can't seem to find anything on the IDWLimited site or anywhere else about new solicits or even any news about the future of the line.
The next 4 books have been announced by IDW:
also a non-Marvel volume - Mike Allred's Madman
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