C.B. Daily 25 May 2011

Points of interest from the comics interweb.

Blake Bell announces Mysterious Traveler: Steve Ditko Archives Volume 3

Bell announces his latest book, the third in a series of Ditko reprints.  I find his writing concise and captivating having last read Fire & Water.

Mysterious Traveler: The Steve Ditko Archives v3 features over 210 full-color pages of Ditko in his early prime. What makes this volume of The Steve Ditko Archives so noteworthy, and what makes Steve Ditko a giant in the industry, is that he was producing his best work to date, and of his career, at a time when few would have been paying attention.

Gene Fama on comic colouring

This is a great look at colouring in general and a nice perspective on comics colouring.

Today’s colorists are trigger-happy with their airbrush, lens flare, and transparency effects. Twenty years ago a painted comic like Richard Corben´s Den was a fascinating oddity. Today computers have made it easy for every comic to be “painted.” Unfortunately, nobody bothered to notice that painted comics are — with very rare exception — awful.

Scott VanderPloeg
Scott VanderPloeg

Scott works in I.T. but lives to eat and read. His other ramblings can be found at AE Index and eBabble. Art collection at Comic Art Fans.

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