Tuesday, July 19, 2005

R.I.P. Jim Aparo

Punk Show Flyers

Punk Poster Art

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Book World

Just one of the many examples of Perry Bible Fellowship's genius. It makes me smile.

Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott

Iker Spozio


Italian Iker Spozio makes some truly gorgeous retro style poster and album cover art.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Comics You Should Be Reading - Scott Pilgrim

Yes, yes, I know I've linked to Scott Pilgrim before, but the second OGN is out and I just finished it. It's just as delightful (yes, delightful) as the first, with terrific dialogue and a great sense of humor. Warm and honest, yet fanciful and esoteric, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" is a comic you should read. It has something for everyone.

So go and get it.

Comments

When I started this Blog, I had a bunch of really lame spam comments flood my posts, so I disabled the comments.

Still, I've been wondering if anyone reads this darn thing (it's OK if they don't - it's more or less for Joey and I to put all our comics fuel). So, for the next few days, I'll have the comments on and anyone who reads DAC!!! is encouraged to drop me a line and say hello.

Monday, July 11, 2005

All Appologies

Again, I need to excuse myself for the lack of updates in here. I promise we'll get to some more goodies shortly.

As an excuse: In my daylight hours, I work for the government providng invaluable (heh)editorial support for dozens of scientists trying to unravel life's little mysteries. Lately, work has been sandbagging me and I haven't had much time to do any research.

This coming week, one half of Raging Sombrero Studios (aka Joey) will be attending the San Diego Comic Con. He's going to chat up fellow web-comics folk and get friendly with various bartenders in the area. There's a possiblity we'll have some Tom Sparks related merchandise out there as well. So, if by any chance you go to the Con and see some people wearing Tom Sparks shirts or what have you, stop and say hello. It will be either Joey or one of his posse.

And now time for a brief review - something I won't do very often because, well, opinions are a dime a dozen and worth even less when you add 'em up. Still, this last weekend, I did get a chance to see 'War of the Worlds' and I thought it was great. I felt there were a lot of problems (almost all exclusively on the script level), but as an example of pure visual storytelling, it's astonishing. It reminds me in many ways of a nightmare put on the screen - loose, almost fragmented character beats and narrative lines, with some truly unspeakable moments of horror and dark beauty (the play of light on Dakota Fanning's face as she stares in horror at the river was just utter perfection). In fact, the closest thing I can compare it to is "Night of the Hunter," where the actual story is really secondary to the way the story is told visually.

Like I said, not a perfect movie by any means, but of the flicks I've seen this year, it's left the biggest impression on me. Well worth seeing in the theater.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Happy Birthday,Tom

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Drawn!

Oh, how I love Drawn!, a fabulous site that I've gotten alot of millage out of here at DAC. For example:




The work of Jason Levesque, an amazing talent. His site is Flash, but be sure to check it out.

Also:



The fine line work of Emmanuelle Walker.

Great stuff.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Dan Krall

Dan Krall is the art director and background designer for some of the more eclectic Cartoon Networks shows, including Sanurai Jack and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. His work is alive with nervous tension.

Schizoid Brain

Schizoid Brain is fun stuff. Great design.