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DekeThornton
Sep 2, 2011

Be friends!


goatface posted:

Is Thorgal as pretty in the interiors?


Yes, pretty much.

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Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011






goatface posted:

Is Thorgal as pretty in the interiors?

I think so:



RevKrule
Jul 9, 2001

Thrilling the forums since 2001



HorseHeadBed posted:

There's a lower leg between Rogue's feet that I'm not sure belongs to anyone.

It's supposed to be Storm's but also there's a gap in the pose between rogue's thighs where the connection should be made but it absolutely doesn't. Also based on the leg positioning, Storm's right leg should be barely visible but it isn't.

I have to wonder how often Sage needs to pull up her tube top because that position pretty much says her nipples are gonna be exposed every time she breathes in the slightest bit too deeply. And the less said about Remy's hand and arm, the better.

Chinston Wurchill
Jun 27, 2010

It's not that kind of test.



Daniel Warren Johnson is great. From Beta Ray Bill #1.

Darthemed
Oct 28, 2007

"A data unit?
For me?
"






College Slice





The Blue Beetle #13 (1942)
Pencils: Pierce Rice

Digamma-F-Wau
Mar 22, 2016

...puh-
puhroud..??




Who's the inker?

sliami
Apr 28, 2018





Chinston Wurchill posted:



Daniel Warren Johnson is great. From Beta Ray Bill #1.

i fear traditional inkers

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

Proudly supporting vanilla legends 1994-2014



Alhazred posted:

I think so:


Have you ever checked out Arthur Ranson? I think he'd be very much your poo poo. His style is more heavily based on photo reference, but otherwise it's a lot like Thorgal, particularly in Mazeworld.

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011






Jedit posted:

Have you ever checked out Arthur Ranson?

Yeah, I really liked his art in Judge Anderson.

Flesh Forge
Jan 31, 2011

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DOG

Alhazred posted:

I think so:


all great poo poo but seriously what is up with that weak rear end title logo on the cover, is that a European thing or what?

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011






Flesh Forge posted:

all great poo poo but seriously what is up with that weak rear end title logo on the cover, is that a European thing or what?

They should've gone for the Xtreme X-Men title logo style.

Brazilianpeanutwar
Aug 27, 2015

Spent my walletfull, on a jpeg, desolate, will croberts make a whale of me yet?


Jedit posted:

Have you ever checked out Arthur Ranson? I think he'd be very much your poo poo. His style is more heavily based on photo reference, but otherwise it's a lot like Thorgal, particularly in Mazeworld.



I bought this recently during a holiday purely on the cover art,great book i just wish there was more of it,the fantasy world of it is great.

theironjef
Aug 11, 2009

The archmage of unexpected stinks.




Tell your mom, tell your dad,
This guy's super rad.

Ygolonac
Nov 26, 2007

pre:
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HorseHeadBed posted:

There's a lower leg between Rogue's feet that I'm not sure belongs to anyone.

That's Storm's, it's just that the X-Knee has undergone critical failure.

Edit: gently caress, beaten.

Ygolonac fucked around with this message at 04:05 on Apr 1, 2021

Gnome de plume
Sep 5, 2006

Hell.
Fucking.
Yes.


Chinston Wurchill posted:



Daniel Warren Johnson is great. From Beta Ray Bill #1.

For god's sake, where are his pants

Goldskull
Feb 20, 2011



Flesh Forge posted:

all great poo poo but seriously what is up with that weak rear end title logo on the cover, is that a European thing or what?

Maybe it's like Sandman Overture where whoever artworked the covers didn't have whatever special font they were gonna use for it, so it defaults to Myriad after the 'v'.
https://imgur.com/aZlFzoX

Always hated that and I've never seen anyone pull it up.

Darth TNT
Sep 20, 2013


Chinston Wurchill posted:



Daniel Warren Johnson is great. From Beta Ray Bill #1.

That elbow is huge.

NC Wyeth Death Cult
Dec 30, 2005

He lost his life in Chadds Ford, he was dancing with a train.

Goldskull posted:

Maybe it's like Sandman Overture where whoever artworked the covers didn't have whatever special font they were gonna use for it, so it defaults to Myriad after the 'v'.
https://imgur.com/aZlFzoX

Always hated that and I've never seen anyone pull it up.

Pre-Photoshop, they used to do paste up where a specialist would cut out and arrange a logo from a special font sheet that had been photocopied/mimeographed a billion times. The paste up artist would literally put wax or paste on the back of the letters and arrange them. Then a layout artist would arrange the logo on the artwork and then send it to a special camera that would take pictures, make color separations and so on...

The client would then use that logo/design for the next 30 years and when they went to reprint the originals they tossed in the old color separations and went with the original design. The Thorgal logo and those Aztec snakes were prob from the first issue when someone threw it together and it's sitting in a bag at the bottom of a drawer in the printer's shop. You see that kind of lackluster design in a lot of the RPG, indie comics and war boardgame boxes from the 70s and 80s because it was one dude in a garage and he couldn't afford a specialist to do the cover.

Flesh Forge
Jan 31, 2011

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DOG

It just makes me sad to see these gorgeous painted covers with poo poo rear end 96 point Times New Roman pasted over them

PoptartsNinja
May 9, 2008

He is still almost definitely not a spy




Soiled Meat

Alhazred posted:

The more I look at Rogue's body pose the more I'm struggling with making sense of it.

She's jogging but Doop is holding up a cardboard cutout of a pair of legs sitting on a giant basketball directly in front of her.

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011






NC Wyeth Death Cult posted:

The Thorgal logo and those Aztec snakes were prob from the first issue when someone threw it together and it's sitting in a bag at the bottom of a drawer in the printer's shop.

It's actually norse dragon heads. Thorgal is a viking fantasy comic.

Flesh Forge posted:

It just makes me sad to see these gorgeous painted covers with poo poo rear end 96 point Times New Roman pasted over them

Can't be helped I'm afraid:


Alhazred fucked around with this message at 22:42 on Apr 4, 2021

Flesh Forge
Jan 31, 2011

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DOG

Aaaaaa that Bilal cover is somehow even worse
it's like someone ran a GBS thread "Ruin Great Paintings With MS Sans Serif"

e: not even exaggerating

Flesh Forge fucked around with this message at 02:33 on Apr 5, 2021

Flesh Forge
Jan 31, 2011

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DOG

although technically I don't think that Bilal cover is a painting, I think it's colored pencil?

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Looks pastel-y.

Flesh Forge posted:

Aaaaaa that Bilal cover is somehow even worse
it's like someone ran a GBS thread "Ruin Great Paintings With MS Sans Serif"

e: not even exaggerating



Hey now, don't exaggerate. The Q is wrong so it must be some other bland sans serif.

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011






Flesh Forge posted:

Aaaaaa that Bilal cover is somehow even worse
it's like someone ran a GBS thread "Ruin Great Paintings With MS Sans Serif"

e: not even exaggerating



Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011






Here's some nice interior art from Thorgal and Bilal:


Flesh Forge
Jan 31, 2011

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DOG


These bother me much less, especially the BUG title logo looks pretty good in context. That one, the illustration is pretty clearly composed to fit the title. I have no idea why I also kind of like the Monster logo, maybe because there's a little bit of effort put into blending the lettering into the image and the fact that it's not a standard font. It's not great but it's not bad either. The beauty of Enki Bilal's art goes a long way obviously.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




That beard

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

Popular culture has passed you by.

When Hrolf says 'splendor', Hrolf means his own beard.

Push El Burrito
May 9, 2006




Soiled Meat

I blankly stared any time some medieval guy would show up in old comics while I read through them. Avengers in particular had this poo poo happen CONSTANTLY.

Although I did love when Iron Man and Dr. Doom got transported back to Camelot and Iron Man was immediately all "I would DIE for my King Arthur" and Doom didn't know what the gently caress he just wanted to either take over or get home.

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Mr. Maltose
Feb 16, 2011

The Guffless Girlverine


DoomQuest and Recurring Knightmare are both extremely good comic arcs, and the bit where they build a time machine and Doom has an internal monologue about how smart Tony Stark must be if his bodyguard is this good at engineering is such a great moment. Top ten Iron Man story, probably top twenty Doom one.

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