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54 minutes ago, Nexus said:

Full-size, baby! That's the difference! I want to see it BIG!

The coloring for LUTHER STRODE is excellent. It fits Tradd's art well. BUT...as with Brian Bolland, ANY coloring will obscure the fine line work to some degree. Especially when the art has already been shrunk for publication. And like Bolland, IMO, Tradd's art is best appreciated in its original state. If for no other reason than how, unlike most other OA, it ISN'T a mess. This art was created by a human hand. How??

Here's a video of artists and fans checking out Tradd's art in person (for anyone who hasn't see this already):

 

Another artist whose intricate line work must be appreciated in person is James Stokoe.

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1402822

Not the best photo, unfortunately.

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2 hours ago, Nexus said:

Full-size, baby! That's the difference! I want to see it BIG!

 

I also think seeing DWJ and Harren's art in person lets you see all the pencil work too, which gets filtered out for publication.  Harren especially - you can see the colour popping on the pages of the raw scans that isn't there in the same way for the finished, and polished, comic.  So yeah, you don't get the aged feel that the Born Again and other AE books give you, but you see the mechanics of the production process and that offers something very different in that regard.  For someone like Tradd, who does such perfect lines, I'm not sure it would be the same as the other guys, there you are just getting the size.

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18 hours ago, GotSuperPowers? said:

I also think seeing DWJ and Harren's art in person lets you see all the pencil work too, which gets filtered out for publication.  Harren especially - you can see the colour popping on the pages of the raw scans that isn't there in the same way for the finished, and polished, comic.  So yeah, you don't get the aged feel that the Born Again and other AE books give you, but you see the mechanics of the production process and that offers something very different in that regard.  For someone like Tradd, who does such perfect lines, I'm not sure it would be the same as the other guys, there you are just getting the size.

Very true about James' art. You're right...his art may be best suited for the AE treatment.

And actually, Tradd went through his own James phase. He tried incorporating some of James' "messiness" and chunkiness into his own style during the second LUTHER STRODE art. I thought it was fantastic, especially on the original art. But as is his wont, Tradd tweaked his style yet again for the third arc. And now he's onto yet another variation.

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I mentioned earlier in this thread that I would soon be posting the craziest commission request I've ever handled: A 26 page custom STAR WARS fan comic. All the scans have been uploaded to the site.

The commissioner had this done as a gift for his very young son, with the hopes that this would be something they'd enjoy reading together as he got older. Needless to say...he is not an art speculator.

My write-up and link to the art:

Since the start of Felix Comic Art, we've been very proud to expand commission offerings for collectors beyond the standard single character default. As a group, we've pioneered and popularized such options as cover recreations/reinterpretaions, panel page recreations/reinterpretaions, Artist's Choice, tandem/collaborative pieces. But the most epic commission request we've ever handled has been a 26-page (plus cover!) custom STAR WARS fan comic drawn by Geoff Shaw! Titled REFUGE, this was done for a lifelong fan as a gift to his young son. For the first time ever, please enjoy this ode to STAR WARS, fatherhood, and learning to become a Jedi!:

http://www.felixcomicart.com/ArtistGalleryTitleDetails.asp?Details=1&ArtistId=579&Mag=STAR+WARS%3A+REFUGE

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13 minutes ago, Nexus said:

I mentioned earlier in this thread that I would soon be posting the craziest commission request I've ever handled: A 26 page custom STAR WARS fan comic. All the scans have been uploaded to the site.

The commissioner had this done as a gift for his very young son, with the hopes that this would be something they'd enjoy reading together as he got older. Needless to say...he is not an art speculator.

My write-up and link to the art:

Since the start of Felix Comic Art, we've been very proud to expand commission offerings for collectors beyond the standard single character default. As a group, we've pioneered and popularized such options as cover recreations/reinterpretaions, panel page recreations/reinterpretaions, Artist's Choice, tandem/collaborative pieces. But the most epic commission request we've ever handled has been a 26-page (plus cover!) custom STAR WARS fan comic drawn by Geoff Shaw! Titled REFUGE, this was done for a lifelong fan as a gift to his young son. For the first time ever, please enjoy this ode to STAR WARS, fatherhood, and learning to become a Jedi!:

http://www.felixcomicart.com/ArtistGalleryTitleDetails.asp?Details=1&ArtistId=579&Mag=STAR+WARS%3A+REFUGE

So did the father write the story? Are there word to it or is it a "silent" story? 

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9 minutes ago, comix4fun said:

So did the father write the story? Are there word to it or is it a "silent" story? 

Yes, father provided story/-script. The art is getting colored and lettered now.

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2 hours ago, Nexus said:

Yes, father provided story/---script. The art is getting colored and lettered now.

But is the dialogue on the original art?

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1 minute ago, Brian Peck said:

But is the dialogue on the original art?

Nope, as you can see from the scans. If the commissioner wants the dialogue on the art, he can have overlays made (I've explained that process to him). But he's not concerned about it. He's very happy with the art, as is. He is considering framing each page to hang throughout his house (again, as is).

For his completed story, the art will be colored, letter, and collected into his own custom comic book. For any visitor to his home who views the art and also wants to read the story, I imagine he'll have the comic readily available.

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Multiple page commissions are rare. Wayne Osborne commissioned John Byrne to draw FX which Wayne wrote and was published. Wayne did a second FX series with artist Uko Smith. This is a bit different since it was done for publication. I commissioned Enrique Romeo to draw a five strip story sequence featuring Axa (his creation originally published in the British newspaper the sun).

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1 minute ago, Brian Peck said:

Multiple page commissions are rare. Wayne Osborne commissioned John Byrne to draw FX which Wayne wrote and was published. Wayne did a second FX series with artist Uko Smith. This is a bit different since it was done for publication. I commissioned Enrique Romeo to draw a five strip story sequence featuring Axa (his creation originally published in the British newspaper the sun).

I've got another multi-page commission in the works from another artist. While it's not as nuts as a complete issue, it's spectacular in its own right. I will post scans when it's done!

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