"Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain." From @HardingArt.
Wolverine & Heather Hudson commission by John Byrne. 2012.
I love how Byrne draws Wolverine.
Following Amazon’s purchase of the digital-comics marketplace, Comixology updates its Comics apps to prevent Apple and Google from taking a cut. The move makes it harder to buy comics through the app.
I’m sad for Comixology and comics on this news. People adapt and move on, as I’m sure most loyal customers will in this case. I worry about new customers, though, and what this means for the growth of comics.
One of the worst features about the Kindle app on iOS is that you can’t purchase books within the app. Kindle has the luxury of already having the brand names built for “Kindle” and “Amazon,” and acquisition already happens from web to app for Amazon. The same pattern doesn’t exist for Comixology, which has always been app first. Also, I have no idea how a new user downloading the Comics app on iOS would work out where to buy books from. There is literally no indication where to go.
ADVENTURE TIME #26
Sample page process
Script by Ryan North
Illustrated by Jim Rugg
Colors by Chris O’Neill
Letters by Steve Wands
Adventure Time #26 is the first of 4 issues that I illustrate (I was halfway through issue 28 when I wrote this). Here is the process that I used for #26. Each morning, I woke up, made coffee, petted the cats while coffee brewed. I drank a cup of coffee and sketched panels, figures, action, and page layouts directly on a print out of Ryan North’s scripts (which are delightful!). Then I taped a piece of paper on my drawing board (Strathmore Bristol 300 Series, 11 x 14, smooth surface). Ruled out borders based on the layout sketches using a Rapidograph (size: 1.20). Lightly drew the page with a non photo blue pencil (2 mm). I drew the original art at 125% of the print size. Then inked the page using Microns (sizes 01, 03, 05, 08). Finally scanned it, cleaned it up if necessary, and saved it as a 1200 dpi bitmap (uncompressed TIFF).
Very cool to see how a page comes together.
BRAND NEW Art Adams gallery
every once in a while the Adams’ drop me a line with fresh scans to post. enjoy!
Oh, man, how I love Art Adams’ work. These are all great.