not quite as good as I'd like to be
Akira Volume3- Katsuhiro OtomoThese images are so burned into my mind they feel like a part of me… (only I’m nowhere near that good)
I was thinking of this sequence a lot while I drew issue 3 of SHIELD vol.2. Here are some pages from that issue.
Wednesday Comics highly approves of Akira, and feels we would be remiss if we posted Bartkira and no Akira.
(Wednesday Comics also approves of Jonathan Hickman’s S.H.I.E.L.D. series, even if we couldn’t quite make sense of it at the time.)
A comic I wanted to get out of my system. I drew it the other day but only now had a chance to colour the first page.
Are demon girls cliché yet?
Wednesday Comics would definitely read more Demon Girlfriend.
I finally got around to reading Philippe Druillet’s Lone Sloane: Delirius and it is basically a caper/heist. pretty great. it’s long out of print and my copy is disintegrating, but it’s not too hard to find a scan.
According to this, Jaime Hernandez inspired Frank Miller when creating Carrie Kelly (Robin in The Dark Knight Returns). John Bryne, encouraging the idea of a female Robin, showed Miller this drawing of Maggie from a 1982 issue of The Comics Journal.
One of our fave pieces of comix lore.
So in case you’re keeping score: Jaime’s sketch here inspired Miller & TDKR; Jaime’s 9-grid inspired Moore’s writing of WATCHMEN.
Wednesday Comics is empty without some Love & Rockets.
9 panel grid trivia - Love and Rockets / Watchmen
SANTORO: So when we were traveling around this week there was something you mentioned, Jaime. I can’t remember which signing it was or little interview bit, but you were talking about … oh I think it was at the Philadelphia thing, they showed a slide from “100 Rooms,” and you started talking about the 9-panel grid of “100 Rooms.” And you said that Alan Moore really liked that grid and that he was going to use it for Watchmen. And I had never heard that story, so I thought I could just ask you to riff on that a little bit.
JAIME: Yeah. It’s basically what you just said. I mean, it was that simple. In an interview or something he just said, “I really love the story “100 Rooms” and I love that grid. So we used that for Watchmen.” He just said exactly what you said. And after that, that was it. Of course in the back of my head, Watchmen became legendary in the comics circles and stuff. And I thought, well, guess what? At the time when he said it I go, “You’re going to use this 9-panel grid? Anyone can use a 9-panel grid.” It wasn’t the —
GILBERT: It’s not a fancy grid. I mean, it wasn’t magic.
A page from THORION OF THE NEW ASGODS by John Romita Jr.
The entire book was shot from John’s uninked pencils.
that would explain why this book looks different from everything else ever.