Archive for: steve bissette
Bear with me, now, as we pursue the meat of the matter—creatively, legally, morally, ethically. Let’s table conjecture for a time, and just talk about facts—or, at least, one set of facts as set out by two co-creators of a number of comicbook characters. What goes into co-creating a character, when a writer and artist collaborate?
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Steve Bissette writes: If one fan in a Batgirl costume can make a difference, we have all the inspiration we need—as if all of Jack Kirby’s work weren’t enough, or just the Marvel Comics part of Jack Kirby’s massive body of work, particularly into the third week of millions packing into cinemas to see Captain [...]
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A color sketch/signature I did for my Texan cartoonist pal Jeff Smith ( “the other Jeff Smith,” as he puts it) on the title page of the rare, signed limited edition of Comic Book Rebels (co-authored with Stanley Wiater back in 1993); Jeff shared this scan from his copy with me today, and I’m doing the same with you.
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Teen Angels & New Mutants: Rick Veitch’s Brat Pack and the Art, Karma, and Commerce of Killing Sidekicks is beginning to enjoy some online love.
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It’s not all ugly mugs and black crows; some of the doodles done during Lynda Barry ’s CCS workshop session meditated on leaves, butterfly wings, turtle shells—all the symmetry and beauty of nature and God’s creation, folks. Of course, my scrawls forever fall short of the real things, particulary when they’re doodles dawdled out during tuning out the world to listen to fellow storytellers read…
Read the rest of: Singing in the Brain 4 »