Molly Mahan is one of the best editors I have ever worked with, editing my Red Sonja run at Dynamite. I asked her what she looks for in an artist’s portfolio, what are the warning signs that the person isn’t ready. Good tips here!
MOLLY (EDITOR, VAMPIRELLA, RED SONJA) MAHAN
Two things that…
I’m not the greatest at drawing hands and feet, guess I know what I’ll be working on in the coming days/weeks.
Today kiddies is a nice treat. This book doesn’t have too many pages. Heck, it doesn’t have too many words.
It’s a comic book.
Not just any comic book, mind you. It’s Michael Chabon Presents The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Volume 3). Like it’s predeceeding volumes, this is a collection of stories based on the character The Escapist, from Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
This slim volume, published by Dark Horse, is very entertaining. Each story is written by a different member of the comics community, like the late great Will Eisner (The Spirit makes a cameo). Also, each story has a different artist drawing it, so the look varies greatly.
One of my favorite parts of the book (apart from the art) are the pseudo-historical essays about The Escapist and his importance in comic book history. They’re a lot of fun, especially if you know a bit about that subject (I don’t know too much, but I did write an essay on the history of Marvel Comics that got me into college. True story).
Ironically, I just posted an entry on writer’s block. Never thought I’d get blogger’s block so quickly afterwards.
So what am I doing? Looking for info on the Highlander remake penned by the Iron Man writers. Not coming up with anything new. Also reading bad fan fiction. Maybe I’ll go and write bad fan fiction.
On a happier note, I found my copy of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. I forgot how much I loved that book. Now I’m drawing random characters who may or may not make an appearance in Nerds Have More Fun. Which I drew the first story of today. So sometime next week it will be posted (no scanner).
I forgot how out of practice I am with drawing action poses.