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Postby MonkeyM666 on Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:21 pm

Soooo....

I'm very, very new to the world of comics (graphic novels... bla!), I’m currently going through Civil War and finding that as well as the story being really interesting and topical the artwork is AMAZING! (hence my current sig)

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One that stands in my mind at the moment is the new Ultimate Hulk vs Wolverine. I’ve not read the comics but I have seen a few screen grabs floating around the net and I am totally impressed.

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So I put it to the Zone to help educate this Glib heart of mine, what are some of your favourite artists, artwork, frames, covers whatever!?! Go for it lads...
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Postby This is a biscuit on Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:43 pm

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Best ever, IMHO. Every splash page, poster-worthy.
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Postby Al Shut on Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:11 pm

I have no exmpels to post but my favorite art comes from the manga direction.

The small panel in Domu where the torso of the fire fighter hits the ground

and most recently the scene from Naruto where Lee cracks Gaaras sand armor and for the first time (I believe) we see Gaaras true insane self complete with psycho grin and manic laughter. As the armor is slowly restored andf the sand covers his face he regains his calm exterior. Really impressive.
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Postby Orcus on Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:12 pm

Whoa! When did the Hulk rip Wolverine in two? Better yet, how did he get back together? I know the healing factor is the shit, but [Chris Tucker]daaaaaammmnnnn!!! [/Chris Tucker]
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:26 pm

Alex Ross must be mentioned. He's the best in my opinion.

Check him out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Ross


I also really like the way Frank Cho draws women. He's great with the female form and facial expressions.

Check him out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Meadows
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Postby The Todd on Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:28 pm

Nachokoolaid wrote:I also really like the way Frank Cho draws women. He's great with the female form and facial expressions.


On a related note..... I also really like the way Margaret Cho does standup. She's great with the female form and facial expressions.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:32 pm

The Todd wrote:
Nachokoolaid wrote:I also really like the way Frank Cho draws women. He's great with the female form and facial expressions.


On a related note..... I also really like the way Margaret Cho does standup. She's great with the female form and facial expressions.


Where's that "barf" emoticon?
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Postby The Todd on Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:36 pm

Maybe in here?

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Postby MonkeyM666 on Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:47 pm

Al_Shut wrote:I have no exmpels to post but my favorite art comes from the manga direction.

The small panel in Domu where the torso of the fire fighter hits the ground

and most recently the scene from Naruto where Lee cracks Gaaras sand armor and for the first time (I believe) we see Gaaras true insane self complete with psycho grin and manic laughter. As the armor is slowly restored andf the sand covers his face he regains his calm exterior. Really impressive.


It's funny that you mentioned the Gaara battle, I really enjoyed it when I saw it.... hence that AV from a couple of weeks ago. :D

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There's only a few frames of the face melting you mentioned but there is some great imagery.

Oh and here are some more, small, pics from Ultimate Hulk vs wolverine just beautful :) I'm sure that most of these have been posted on here somewhere before but meh... enjoy...

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Postby Al Shut on Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:51 pm

Yeah now that you mention it I see it too.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:55 pm

:D It's a great series...
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Postby Leckomaniac on Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:05 pm

I love me some Frank Quitely on AS Superman.

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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:50 pm

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Postby Lady Sheridan on Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:05 pm

The panel from 300 that I have in my sig is one of my favorite illustrations. I'm not overly fond of Miller's art (I think Varley is what makes it) but there are some gorgeous panels in 300.

The Tomb Raider comics always sucked, but I kept on buying them for the art--and I'm a chick, so I can safely say I wasn't admiring the T&A ;)
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:11 pm

Oooohhh....... Iron man huh Moo.... I'm turning into a fan myself.

Now that I'm actually at home here's another frame that was in Civil War that I have as my wallpaper at the moment. Such a fantastic picture, poor Cap. It's also one of the frames that made me want to start this thread and find out more!

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Lady S are there many 300 strips around. I haven't really seen squat,
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:52 pm

MonkeyM666 wrote:
Lady S are there many 300 strips around. I haven't really seen squat,


Yeah, quite a bit of it has made it to the Internet...here's one of the sites that compared frames of the movie with panels from the book.

http://www.solaceincinema.com/2006/10/04/300-comic-to-screen-comparison/

I think it's the best art Miller has done, it lacks that frantic look some of his other work has. Maybe it's because he borrowed so heavily from Greek/classical art or maybe he just took his time, lol. The book is definitely worth picking up, Amazon.com has it quite cheap these days.
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Postby Silent Shout on Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:21 pm

Lady Sheridan wrote:
The Tomb Raider comics always sucked, but I kept on buying them for the art--and I'm a chick, so I can safely say I wasn't admiring the T&A ;)


BS, Coloradho.


In terms of comic art, my personal favorites are two that people seem to either love or hate:

Tim Sale's Batman and Superman work (Long Halloween, Dark Victory, Haunted Knight, Superman for All Seasons)

Mike Mignola's Hellboy universe work


A couple other favs in terms of specific books for art are Niko Henrichon's art in Pride of Baghdad and Tony Moore's work from the very early period of The Walking Dead (he also did some of the later covers).
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Postby Leckomaniac on Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:49 pm

Speaking of Niko Henrichon's PoB:

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That entire book was just absolutely gorgeous.

Oh...I have to add these as well.

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Postby Lady Sheridan on Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:41 am

Silent Shout wrote:
Lady Sheridan wrote:
The Tomb Raider comics always sucked, but I kept on buying them for the art--and I'm a chick, so I can safely say I wasn't admiring the T&A ;)


BS, Coloradho.


You're right. She makes me want to switch teams. :oops:

Now tell me you aren't reading Batman for the batpackage. ;)

Good call on Pride of Baghdad, both of you. I also submit We3, though I'm not fond of Quitely as a rule:


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Postby Leckomaniac on Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:13 am

I haven't seen a book drawn by Frank Quitely that I didn't love. That isn't to say the guy hasn't done some bad stuff I just haven't seen it.

We3 has some crazy layouts.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:07 am

Well Niko Henrichon's Lion looks friggen great, I’m sure that the story is quite random, but the images that really caught my eye were ‘We3’. What the frak? I’m wiki’ing it right now to find out what the hell that’s all about. It looks crazy good…
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:14 am

ha! Looks like a movie may be in the works for We3.....

WE3 Movie adaptation
New Line Cinema is in the process of signing We3 as a movie project. Morrison is in negotiations to write the script, while Swell Dude, Susan Montford and Rick Benattar are attached as producers. If the film is made, the cybernetic animals would be completely computer-generated.


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Interesting sounding story... I'd be keen to see more of Quitely's work. Sounds very distinct.
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Postby Al Shut on Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:22 am

I'm pretty sure I have posted this somewhere aropund here before but I'll do it again o I too have something to show insted of just talking about it. (JUst links because I'm to lazy to upload them to photobucket)

Covers for Blake & Mortimer: number 1, number 2, and number 3
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:24 am

Cool Al, is that the same artist that did Tin Tin? Very Eastern Europe cold war feel to them.
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Postby Al Shut on Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:43 am

No but you are close. My good friends at wikipedia told me that the author E.P. Jakobs worked some time for Herge (author of Tin Tin). Also the series was published first in Tin Tin magazin in '46.
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:54 am

AH HA! Oh Wiki... my old friend.... you know it all :)
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Postby unikrunk on Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:29 am

Darrow, Moebius and Corben; the holy-fucking-trinity of sequential art.

Darrow's 'Hard Boiled' is still on my top 5 list, and Shaolin Cowboy fucking rules.
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:12 pm

The Fountain had some really stunning art by Kent Williams. Some of it was a little impressionistic for my taste but other panels were simply gorgeous. The cover is especially beautiful and I wish they had done a movie poster copying it:

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I never liked the way Williams did Wolverine though...
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:23 pm

This Wolverine ??

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Yeah, I see what you mean.... I don't like it one bit.
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