Okay so I
know the artist that drew this comic.Shawn Crystal was in the Sequential Art MFA program at SCAD Savannah
with me, and is currently a Professor of SA at SCAD ATL. Good memories.Good artist.That said I have to admit Fantomex is one of my least favorite Grant
Morrison creations.I also have not followed
his activities in the Marvel world up until his current antics in Uncanny
X-Force, I like the movement of his characters in this but the use of zip tones
distracts from the art.And the women
are drawn very gratuitously… but it is a MAX book.The story didn’t hold me.Lot of unnecessary cursing and EVA is out of
control.I’m lost with what is going on
as there is really no setup for the violence that occurs by Agent Fleming’s
fellow agents.I’ll check out issue two
at BAM but, it is nice to see folks from SCAD making good.
"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are."
One of the greatest
and most difficult lessons I took from SCAD and storytelling was to start
small.Often new sequential artist want
their first story to be an epic saga.When the daunting task of drawing one good comic page is really before
you, you learn.I realize I have the
attention span to work on five to ten page stories.This is the end of part one of the
For a week
or so I’m gonna drop some sketches and drawings connected to OMP but I have
another story I’ll be presenting here in two weeks.I’m working on the next ten pages of OMP now…
we’ll see when I finish. And as soon as I do it’ll be here.
Reading List: The Book of Daniel: A Novel.
Music List: E.S.P. Miles Davis
Ne me Quitte Pas. Nina Simone
Movie/TV List: Fringe Season Five
Breaking Bad Season Two.
It’s like they let loose a Virus.Like a strain of that virus that first ran
through the X-men around the mid-nineties, spreading the concept beyond the
limitations of one or two monthly titles.The Avengers have really caught on!I blame Brian Bendis, or maybe the editor, Tom Brevoort is the
culprit.Since Bendis’ departure from
the Avengers, the brand has exploded.
So I ended
up with almost all Marvel books and an Image title and a final issue of a DC title...
for me (that’s been happening a lot lately).