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by Mr. Average
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Comics Made Slowly by Kiel West
Replies: 2
Views: 4761

Re: Comics Made Slowly by Kiel West

The style reminds me a lot of Richard Sala - it's gutsy. You set your tone and stick to it. ANd I find nothing wrong with the story. In fact, it's actually oddly compelling. And well drawn, too.

I like it a lot!

--M
by Mr. Average
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: 6-Commando
Replies: 59
Views: 35060

Re: 6-Commando

Thanks! This has been a really interesting project for me, and the last few pages are ones I'm particularly happy with. I appreciate your taking the time to check it out!

--M
by Mr. Average
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Project Rophelcopter 1-18
Replies: 7
Views: 7038

Re: Project Rophelcopter 1-18

I definitely agree. This is a really beautiful bit of work - the balance between the open, minimal parts and the more complex scenes is pretty much what I'd consider ideal. And you have a real knack for dialogue - it reads very smoothly, in a way that I've not seen for quite some time. Smooth dialog...
by Mr. Average
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: 6-Commando
Replies: 59
Views: 35060

Re: 6-Commando

I hadn't realized it was more than eight months since the last time I took a look at this forum. Slow, maybe, but still looks like cool stuff going on around here. My comic exploration 6-Commando continues, well into the second chapter now. This is a little sequence I'm working on now, and am rather...
by Mr. Average
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Zita the Spacegirl News (page 5)
Replies: 76
Views: 11846

Re: Zita the Spacegirl and Journal Comics

The little creature with the bindlestiff there reminds me of the wully-wully, from one of Laurent de Brunhoff's Babar stories.

--M
by Mr. Average
Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: 6-Commando
Replies: 59
Views: 35060

Re: 6-Commando

I'm one of the fortunate ones, to have a great deal of work on hand these days. Have had little time to post, though - only lurking, and gazing in envious silence at the consistently awesome comics still going up here, albeit at a slightly lower rate than last year at this time. In any case, my own ...
by Mr. Average
Sun May 16, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Working Title "Z"
Replies: 0
Views: 1682

Working Title "Z"

I have strange ideas sometimes. For whatever reason, this one came to me while I was filling out zoning applications for a new building. I'm not sure if there's a story here or not, but I'm drawing it as a "warmup" for my weekly comic, and it actually looks a lot better than 6-Commando. Go figure. I...
by Mr. Average
Sat May 15, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Serious Business
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Re: Serious Business

A lot of those expressions reminded me of George Liquor, American - from Ren and Stimpy. I love it! This kind of warped and over-the-top caricature is almost a dying art at this point. Really nice work!

--M
by Mr. Average
Sun May 02, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: 6-Commando
Replies: 59
Views: 35060

Re: 6-Commando

I really appreciate the support, Joost! And all these machines are starting to get to be second nature to me now. Actually, I've begin to think of them as more like characters as I go on. And of course, one of them actually IS a character, so... By the way, I'm glad you notice the insignia - It's al...
by Mr. Average
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: My mad comic Rajz-roham
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Re: My mad comic Rajz-roham

This is a pretty wild piece of work - reminds me of a cross between the animation from Yellow Submarine and the Gonzo style of Ralph Steadman. Really awesome! Also - "alma" means "apple" in Kazakh, as well (and a lot of languages of the same group), though I presume this Magyar here given your locat...
by Mr. Average
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: reMIND - a graphic novel
Replies: 18
Views: 13444

Re: reMIND - a graphic novel

Great stuff as ever, Jason. I like seeing these pages here up-close: somehow on your site they always seem to scale down on my monitor. Something to do with a bad video driver I've never bothered to fix. Which I should, considering I use this thing to work with. But whatever. The amount of detail an...
by Mr. Average
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: IRON: a few more pages
Replies: 15
Views: 2767

Re: IRON: a few more pages

Consistently beautiful work. The design is remarkably simple, but conveys an enormous amount of emotion. Lovely, start to finish.

--M
by Mr. Average
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: The Mal and Chad comic strip is back!
Replies: 15
Views: 3048

Re: The Mal and Chad comic strip is back!

I have to say I like them both equally - the key is that they're consistent with each other - the sketchy ones are sketchy throughout, and the slick ones are slick throughout. And they all have a wry and kind of warped sense of humor to them that speaks to me. The "Man's worst enemy" gag was particu...
by Mr. Average
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: 6-Commando
Replies: 59
Views: 35060

Re: 6-Commando

Matthewart - I'm glad you like it! I have actually never been very good at drawing machinery, so this is kind of my way of forcing myself to do it. I grew up in a pretty militaristic time, and the hallmark of my childhood mythology was G.I. Joe. The metaphor of all-American soldiers battling against...
by Mr. Average
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: New guy, new work, looking for a critique
Replies: 38
Views: 11209

Re: New guy, new work, looking for a critique

Well, let's see. Some of the most typical ones are Katsuhiro Otomo, Masamune Shirow, Will Eisner, Hergé and Tati. They are all masters of line control. The latter two are masters of the "ligne-clair" or "straight-line" style popular among the Franco-Belgian cartoonists of the middle 20th century. Mo...