Friday, June 06, 2008
Quasar Part 6
Three moree pages from Quasar Issue 10 today.These pages were a lot more fun because I got to do some big super jock action! In a way looking back on these pages this story sort of reminds me of a Superman story because Q-man alway had that cape. And a cap always adds a dynamic element to a figure, a design element to lead the eye in a composition, but it also complicates it. Capes need to be dynamic and not some ugly, flacid shape that confuses the eye. Kirby is once again the King of this with his invention of that dynamic, starched cape he gave everyone. No cape drapes from the body in the way he drew them, but what he did was create this little archetype that we artists all borrowed to some degree when we do superheroes.