Thursday, July 14, 2005

Warming Up: Part IV



In Part 3 of the “warm-up sessions” we found that there may be more to El Patron than simply putting bullets through people’s heads…

Translation:

“Soon…”

“…in another time…”


J out.

The All-Stars Have Come Out Swinging!



I’m sure as you’re all keenly aware by now; I am a glorified, teary-eyed schoolgirl when it comes to Jim Lee. I just couldn’t pass this opportunity of stating my thoughts on All-Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder #1.

Lately I have been turned off of Frank Miller’s stuff simply because it seemed that nothing “new” had come out of the guy – almost as if the lines in his books were becoming too repetitive, and too predictable. However, after reading ASB&R for the third time, I can easily say that I am totally enjoying the direction of the series. It seems as if Miller has had a breath of fresh air, and I really enjoy the multiple character narrations and how he really gave their personalities some uniqueness (I loved the fact that Bruce refers to Dick as a “brat”, lol). I thought that the Loeb/Lee team was a match made in heaven (don’t get me started on Azzarello – he’s good, just not when it comes to superheroes IMHO), and I think that if ASB&R continues in the unique direction it’s heading towards that this could be THE ONE…

Onto the art.

What can I really say that hasn’t been thought or said by some fanboy…it’s just that dang good. Period. The opening splash is something that I spent no less than ten minutes staring at before I realized there were 20-something more pages to go, lol. Jim’s style has definitely progressed into something beyond great, and beyond anything I could ever imagine.

I haven’t been this anxious since Hush…

J out.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Warming Up: Part III



Third installment of the “El Patron” warm-ups. The chick actually DOES serve a purpose…no, not THAT purpose. There may be more to “El Patron” than you think…

Dialogue translates to: "El Patron...Have you forgotten about me?"



J out.

Take Care O' Yourself!



I start every morning off just about the same way: shower, shave(most of the time), fix a glass of water, take my vitamins (aside from a multi-vitamin, I also take vitamins C, B6, B12, Ginko Biloba, Omega-3 Fish Oils, Calcium, Glucosamine/Chondroitin, and various others), eat a bowl of Cheerios™, brush my teeth, and I’m off! Oh yeah, and I also get dressed (even tho it’s really humid here in Louisiana).

J out.

Monday, July 11, 2005

WIP



Been really busy with working on pages for “Sundown: Arizona” the last few days (note the “WIP” link on the right). Here’s the low-down: the mini-series was scheduled for three issues from Arcana Studio, and the first one was completed albeit minor hiccups from the artist. Basically, it came past time for pages from issue 2 to be sent in, and no one from Arcana could get a hold of him. They needed to work fast, and that’s when EIC Sean O’Reilly contacted me asking if I would be interested in completing the miniseries (2 issues). The opportunity presented itself and I took it, no more, no less. The above cover was done by the original series artist.

This does not mean I am halting all work on the Venger. Matt and I discussed having the Venger being released quarterly if need be, and for now this does not create any problems regarding deadlines, so issue 2 will be hitting your face in October/November – so get ready!

I will refrain from posting anything Sundown-related for the time being for legal reasons, so you’ll just have to wait until it’s out to see anything here. For the time being, you can do some stretches and warm-ups while awaiting #2 of “Sundown: Arizona” to hit your LCBS.

There’s always the next installment of “El Patron”…fair enough, I think.

J out.

How Does it Feel to Be No 1



It always feels good to win something, regardless of the magnitude of the prize. I recently participated in a contest on the Art of Jim Lee site on MSN, and these are my spoils of war. So, a HUGE shout-out to the guys over there (especially Eddy Choi) for hooking me up with these suh-weeet posters done by the man himself.

J out.