The Saga of Rex by Michel Gagné is one of the most enjoyable things I have read in a long time. But to say I read it seems like a misstatement, since the story is told almost entirely with pictures, not words.
And what amazing pictures. Gagné is a wonderful artist and the worlds he opens up for the reader are stunning, enticing, and charming.
My words certainly can’t improve on the work he as done, so I have included some sample pages from the story.
This is something that I made. And it is one of my favorite things that I have made. Several years ago, I was asked to appear on The Stay Up Late Show to discuss comic books and the upcoming Emerald City Comicon. I am pretty well-versed on both topics, but I didn’t want to show […]
But these accomplishments pale in comparison to the efforts of James Hance, a fine artist who’s remarkable skills with paint and brush raise the level of mash-up to, well, to an artform!
Not only does Hance meet the mash-up criteria by mixing Doctor Who with the Iron Giant, or Star Wars with Hitchcock, but he also does a remarkable job of honoring and recreating the styles of classic artist like Picasso, Munch, and Rockwell.
Humorous, heartwarming, deftly executed – his talent and playfulness are in deed a marvel to behold.
These are some things that I made. Some time near the end of the 20th Century, I was involved in a production of The Scottish Play (Google it, kids. Self-education is very rewarding!) Some how some member of the production had gotten their hands on bags and bags of scrap leather. Don’t ask me how. […]