Turner Classic Movies is showing "Pandora's Box" tonight. It's a beautiful silent masterpiece from 1929, starring the eternally fascinating Louise Brooks from Cherryvale, Kansas. If you haven't seen it, it's worth checking out. Brooks was not only a fetching young lass but also had a keen mind that she put to use later in life as an essayist and film critic. In Pandora, we get to see two of her largest contributions to cinema; her trademark black "bob" haircut and a naturalistic acting style that's intimate and revolutionary when seen in the context of the silent era.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
From 2007. This piece was a real challenge because the commissioner started the series with Brian Bolland's inspired Joker Trophy Wall masterpiece. He asked me to do something similar with Bizarro but I couldn't think of a worthy variation on Brian's theme. I did dozens of sketches, only two of which are shown here, then finally came up with a peculiar idea which seemed to work.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
The second panel on this page inspired the cover drawing. We worked "Marvel style". Mike wrote a plot, I did layouts, then pencils. Working from scans of the pencils, Mike wrote the final script and did balloon placements. Finally, I lettered the pages (right on the boards... with a dip pen!) and did the inks.