Wednesday, February 5, 2014
So... the rumours on Tumblr, Twitter and select media platforms were true: Plopish is dead!
- serving you an interesting look at how Richard Corben did his work on Ragemoor
No, "cheating" it is not...Corben simply combines his remarkable craftsmanship with the tools of today, such as advanced 3D computer software, using these weapons of mass distribution in an innovative and creative way to reach new heights of excellence (and meet deadlines, no wonder...)
Check it out
To be continued
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Daniel Clowes with his mom, I knew he was the nice guy!
If you are somewhere in the USA within the next three months you are ordered by this blog to attend the big Daniel Clowes retrospective at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
If you are not, you can checketh out this great series of photos on Flickr from the opening
It must be something special for Clowes to have a major retrospective in the town he grew up in, especially if you remember the hilarious (but not exactly flattering) description of ol' Chi-town he presented in Eightball no.7
Sunday, June 9, 2013
After last weekend's exhausting coverage of Copenhagen Comics 2013, it must be acceptable to spend this weekend cosying up in your most comfortable IKEA chair, iPad resting warmly on your wiener...and relax with an excellent R.Crumb interview found in prestigious litterary magazine The Paris Review
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
This week's Premium Panels deal with the timeless issues of law, order and government!
And who could better illustrate this than one of the all time giants of comic book art: Jean "Moebius" Giraud...the above panel taken from one of his greatest creations: The Incal (or "John Difool" as it was known here in Denmark)
Facing a huge (and victorious..) army of rebels, the President of Earth (a decadent buffoon) has resolved to the "ultimate weapon", allowing the evil Technos technicians to transform him from his humanoid body into: The Necroprobe! - a giant flying saucer bristling with ray guns, atomic mines and other hardware of death and demolition.
The Necroprobe is the embodiment of steel willed and uncompromising authority. Accountable to no-one, it turns buildings and enemies into ashes in split-seconds, accompanied by the cheerful voice of the president, lauding the immense power of his new mechanical "body" while mocking the poor puny rebels who fall like toy-soldiers when facing the hyper-efficiency of this perfect police-machine, - a destroyer of worlds...
Moebius/ Giraud has masterfully depicted The Necroprobe in a style reminiscent of nineteenth-century illustration with some inspiration from Japanese woodcuts and Fritz Lang's Metropolis , turning the mayhem and murder into a fascinating scenery that is both horrifying, terrifying. And beautiful...
Fun!, Entertainment!, Law and Order!
- and ART!
Monday, June 3, 2013
Copenhagen Comics 2013 is over, but you can relive (or discover) those magic days here in the red hot photo report from the Plopish! team
Xaime Hernandez being interviewed.
Hernandez would talk about his art and how he got started as a comic book artist.
Considering his immense contribution to comic books as an art form, he was a surprisingly modest and down-to-earth person.
Ping Award winner Mårdøn Smet (left) gets in the ring with Nummer 9 blogger, Thomas Berger
Working the digiboard
German comic book artist Anke Feuchtenberger did this impressive live painting in just a few hours.
...and was later interviewed
- as was Danish comic book artist (left) Stine Spedsbjerg
Manvir Singh, preparing to answer my penetrating questions about his The Evolutionist's Doodlebook
Estonian and Finnish comic book artist's share a stand. Comics have been booming in the Baltic countries for a number of years, fortunately helped along by low costs on colour printing.
Danish comic book artist Mikkel Sommer talks to Nummer 9's Cav Bøgelund about his latest release, a collaboration with renowned author and film script writer Kim Fupz Aakeson
high spirits at comics collective and publishers Ondskabens Flydende Vatikan
relaxed attitudes at comics collective Kulkælderen
Simon Bukhave (center, red shirt) has a show coming up at MOHS Exhibit gallery (september 2013)
Johan N Pedersen signing one of his self-published albums, he has more than sixty titles to offer!
security was tight, handled by a reputable out-of-town contractor.
You are never too old for comics
- or too young
strange...can't remember taking that photo, the camera must have gone off by accident!
and last, but not least - the "pick-ups"...
Since I arrived early at the con, I had a chance to find stuff while the sellers where still setting up shop, and I gets me the rare and expensive Danish language version of John Difool nr. 5, at 1/3 of the going price! (yes, bottom corner is missing, but hey...), found at the stand run by Pegasus
Xaime Hernandez was signing later on, and I wanted him to sign one of the first Danish language L&R titles (called Mekanix), and managed to pick one up (worn and with some ball pen writing inside, but HEY!) found at an incredible 15 DKR at the stand run by www.tegneseriefreak.dk
I decided to pass over on the more expensive, hardbound stuff from the bigger publishers and instead browse around the many interesting "independent" stands, looking to pick up something rare and unusual.
Well, more about this later, for now I say goodbye and a big thanks to Copenhagen Comics for a great and well-organized event!
to be continued