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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 17 September 2017 at 6:19pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Travis Charest. 

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 17 September 2017 at 6:24pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Charest just blows me away. I wish he would put stuff out regularly. I could stare at his work all day. He's come so far from his Jim Lee-clone days. 
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 17 September 2017 at 6:27pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

When's the last time he put out anything, Brian? I remember some Marvel covers a few years back, but recently I don't know of anything. 

Edit: He hasn't even updated his blog on his website since 2014.

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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 17 September 2017 at 9:56pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I just looked it up--

Dale Keown did nine issues of PITT at Image, then twelve more issues under his own Full Bleed Studios.  Who knew he did 21 issues?  Never saw the Full Bleed issues available anywhere.

Travis Charest moved to Europe to work on a METABARONS graphic novel, but only completed 29 pages and another artist had to be brought in to finish it.  He moved back to San Diego in 2007 and did a few covers.  Since then, he has been working on a webcomic.
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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 19 September 2017 at 7:06pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I remember liking the art of Charest when he was doing Darkstars(?). But wow...is he great now. Such realism. I've had great pleasure looking up his art. So glad he was added to this thread.
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 19 September 2017 at 11:36pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

There's a European feel to Charest's work now, but if he can't even complete more than 29 pages of a graphic novel after spending years on it, that's pretty pathetic no matter how detailed his art is.

And I had no idea Keown did that many issues of PITT. The distribution on those Full Bleed issues must have been terrible. Though if the issues were perpetually late that can affect how much comic shop owners order.
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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 23 September 2017 at 10:42pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I really had an urge to put something up by our host. So I spent some time scanning art and let me tell you....there are soooooo many good images I could have chosen.....that I wanted to choose.

Then I remembered this image. To me this is a modern day masterpiece. For those who may not know, if you look for it, all 12 of these covers combined, has the hidden face of Darkseid. Brilliant work.

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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 28 September 2017 at 5:42pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

It would be really nice if that series was collected into a TPB. I don't know if that's even conceivable under the current DC powers-that-be.
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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 28 September 2017 at 9:04pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Why do you say that?  They're finally reprinting good stuff!  And they're not avoiding JB's work, if WONDER WOMAN is any example.
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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 28 September 2017 at 10:13pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Eric -- true. I forgot about that. Then again, there was a Wonder Woman movie this year, so, obvious tie-in or cash-in or whatever the appropriate phrase is. 
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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 29 September 2017 at 12:37am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Yeah, I've literally been waiting decades for DC to do some price (and color)-friendly format reprints of its pre-CRISIS material, so I just wanted to give them credit for that.  Whatever's going on behind the scenes, between the new reprint philosophy, REBIRTH, and getting Neal Adams to do new material (BATMAN, SUPERMAN, and now DEADMAN!), it seems at least they're trying to get their house in order.

I'm open to buying some DC stuff right now; it's Marvel that I can't even look at.
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 29 September 2017 at 12:52am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I've said it before on here, but the fact Generations 3 has not been collected is really puzzling considered the first two mini-series have collections. At the very least DC could just collect all three series in one big harcover/softcover omnibus, since I'd imagine the Generations and Generations 2 collections are OOP.
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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 29 September 2017 at 1:17pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Given what a mess The New 52 was, I have to give DC writers and editors for doing their very best to turn lemons into lemonade. For most of their titles, things are generally back to what they were before 2011 -- lots of past stories are now canonical again, albeit often with some tweaking, but nobody seems to be doing "archeology" all that much. And the characterizations are certainly back to what they used to be -- Superman reads like Superman, Green Arrow reads like Green Arrow, etc.

Yes, some changes have been pretty serious changes -- Superman now has a ten-year old son, Wonder Woman's origin story has been rewritten yet again (though it maintains the spirit of the George Perez years), Jericho (alive again!) was never in the Teen Titans...but I don't read any of it and think "this is wrong, this violates the essence of the characters," which is far from what I thought after 2011 when it seemed that many of my old DC friends had been replaced by strangers bearing their names.

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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 29 September 2017 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Commissions by George Perez... 



-C!
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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 05 October 2017 at 2:24am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Talking about Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez in the other thread led me to find all sorts of amazing work by him that I'd never seen before (and some I had--but not in pencil)!  Here's some of it--
Doc Savage and the Spirit!


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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 05 October 2017 at 2:29am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

And another--



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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 05 October 2017 at 2:41am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Here's a nice one--

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Robert Cosgrove
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Posted: 05 October 2017 at 6:27pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

They're all terrific, but the Spirit is my favorite.  He's even got Eisner-style buildings in the background.
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 05 October 2017 at 9:19pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

That Spirit one is fantastic. Such a master.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 17 October 2017 at 7:25am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Unca Walt with one heck of a call back cover.


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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 17 October 2017 at 7:58am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Holy crap ^ . How did I never see this one before??
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Bert Kruger
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Posted: 17 October 2017 at 3:24pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #100 (1970) Re-Imagining/Recreation by Arthur “Art” Adams

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