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David Allen Perrin
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Joined: 15 April 2009
Location: United States
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Posted: 06 January 2020 at 11:12am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

It's always gratifying when readers take note of this kind of stuff. Over the years--okay, decades--of my career, I have come to the sad realization that many do not appreciate what goes into the production of the simplest of panels. Even a character floating in empty space has to be drawn--lines on the page, decisions made about pose and weight, angles and so on. Sure, pretty much all second nature by now, but still going on.

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I take note of it because these are the things that I struggle with (still) as a comics artist.  Other fans for sure are reading these pages and enjoying the story. For me however this is primarily ‘comic art class’.   

I am learning with each page.

And yes, the story is kicking ass as well!


Edited by David Allen Perrin on 06 January 2020 at 11:15am
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Philippe Pinoli
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Joined: 03 September 2004
Location: France
Posts: 984
Posted: 06 January 2020 at 11:48am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

OK, thanks JB, I got my daily dose of Colossus !!!
Never have I had such a huge Peter's splash page...not enough space for a sound. That right arm is...huge ? I have a sense of déjà vu with the right Sentinel...magnetic power ;) !
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John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 06 January 2020 at 1:19pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Never before have I been so grateful to Dave for designing that magnetic effect!
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Mark Haslett
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Joined: 19 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 4724
Posted: 06 January 2020 at 1:57pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Exhibit A: Splash page!

I'm in the store, I check out the new issue, see this, and DOUBLE-TIME it to the cash-register.

Beautiful!
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Michael Genitempo
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Joined: 04 July 2019
Location: United States
Posts: 176
Posted: 06 January 2020 at 2:15pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Splash page is leading me to think I **might** have finally correctly guessed a plot point... We shall see... not that it's bad to be surprised too...
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Robert Painter
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Joined: 01 January 2020
Location: United States
Posts: 6
Posted: 06 January 2020 at 6:17pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

First post here - I felt compelled to join based on this fan fic site.  Wow!  

Like so many others here, I feel transported back to the days when I’d tag along with Dad for a trip to the local convenience store, just to look through the spinner racks, hoping for some new treasure (before I learned about publication schedules). 

Thanks for sharing this With your fans!  
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Aki Himmanen
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Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: Finland
Posts: 618
Posted: 06 January 2020 at 6:21pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I read an analysis of what made the art of Jack Kirby so very special and definitive of what we have come to think of as the Marvel Age of Comics. I'm just riffing on it from memory, but it had to do with how his figures burst out of the panel boundaries and seemed to thrust themselves at the reader with boundless energy, like never before.

This page, I think, is a good example of that. WHOA!
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John Byrne

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Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 06 January 2020 at 6:35pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

(before I learned about publication schedules)

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You did better than me, Robert! I never did figure out release days. I was finally told after I turned pro.

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Wallace Sellars
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Joined: 01 May 2004
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Posted: 07 January 2020 at 8:19am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

These pages just keep getting better and better!
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John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 07 January 2020 at 8:27am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I read an analysis of what made the art of Jack Kirby so very special and definitive of what we have come to think of as the Marvel Age of Comics. I'm just riffing on it from memory, but it had to do with how his figures burst out of the panel boundaries and seemed to thrust themselves at the reader with boundless energy, like never before.

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This was one of the first things I noticed when I began studying Kirby's work from more than a mere fan enjoyment level. Altho he most often worked within a standard 4-6-8 grid, he seemed to ignore the panel borders, without actually breaking beyond them.

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Michael Penn
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Joined: 12 April 2006
Location: United States
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Posted: 07 January 2020 at 8:42am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Check out this last panel from Kirby. It's like 3-D!
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Wallace Sellars
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Joined: 01 May 2004
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Posted: 07 January 2020 at 9:56am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Thanks for sharing, Michael.

Those original X-Men uniforms are still the best.
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