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Beast Mode: Jung Gi Kim

Not too long ago, Marvel released a set of connecting variant covers for their Civil War II mini series. These caught my attention because: 1. The Art: Clearly Asian, somewhere between traditional brush painting and manga. 2. The Design: Minimal,…

Book Review: Understanding Comics

My previous post was a book review that I did for my graphic novels class. Here is the second review I did in the more traditional essay form. If you’ve ever browsed around a book store in the comics section,…

What Do You Hate?

It’s easy to compile a list of things we love about comics, it’s easy because we love them.  There’s an undefined, miscellaneous feeling  involved in reading comics… an x-factor.  It feels cool somehow, as if there’s an unexplainable ‘comics-force’ available to tap…

Artists Alley

The big draw for me at Montreal Comiccon 2011 was the bandes desinee artists that would be attending the show.  I’ve been reading a lot of translated European material and was hoping to pick up some original art. Overall it…

Arrrgh! | The Rob Granito Story

Rob Granito is having a rough week. The picture on the right is now being used on Facebook profile pages. Starting last Thursday, Bleeding Cool published a story about a guy named Rob Granito, comic artist. So why the story?…

Pick Five | Paul Smith Art

Welcome to another installment of Pick Five, where one of our writers picks five of whatever comic related “fill in the blank” that tickles their fancy. One of my favourite artists of all time is Paul Smith.  He had an…

Review | The Marvel Art Of Joe Quesada

During a flip through Previews a few months back I noticed a solicitation for The Marvel Art Of Joe Quesada: 240 pages dedicated to Quesada’s work at Marvel.  Since all his early work that I enjoyed happened at DC with…