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Comic Books

Inside Alex Ross’ Studio

Inside Alex Ross’ Studio

Comic book artist Alex Ross is known for his realistic and Silver Age style of painting characters. CBS This Morning visited Ross in his home to take a look at his toy collection, memorabilia, as well as to hear his perspective on his career.

The Origin of Bullseye

The Origin of Bullseye

The third season of Netflix’s Daredevil marks the small screen debut of one of Matt Murdock’s greatest enemies, Bullseye. Variant Comics explains the character’s origins, as told in the comic book miniseries Bullseye: Greatest Hits. Or so we think.

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X-Men: Grand Design

X-Men: Grand Design
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From writer and artist Ed Piskor comes a three-part comic book miniseries that retells the story of the X-Men so far. Similar to what he did in Hip-Hop Family Tree, Piskor summed up over 50 years of X-Men stories in a retro and verbose style. More here and here.

Todd McFarlane: Business Serving Art

Todd McFarlane: Business Serving Art

Todd McFarlane reinvented Spider-Man, created Spawn, and helped revolutionize the comics industry by co-founding Image Comics. Now he has a toy empire. He sat down with Complex to share tons of practical tips for success based on his passion and experience.

Alternate Versions of Iron Man

Alternate Versions of Iron Man

VariantComics shares their favorite alternate comic book versions of Shellhead, including the zombie Iron Man, the Green Lantern-Iron Man hybrid and the Ghost Rider-Iron Man combo. The House of M Iron Man does look dope.

My Favorite Thing is Monsters

My Favorite Thing is Monsters
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Emil Ferris’ critically-acclaimed graphic novel is drawn and written as the diary and sketchbook of Karen Reyes, a monster-obsessed 10-year old living in 1960’s Chicago who tries to solve the murder of her upstairs neighbor.

Origins of the Comic Book Font

Origins of the Comic Book Font

Vox looks at the history and evolution of comic book lettering. The most well known style – all caps, italicized, and with consistent thickness – was developed to make text easier to read on cheap paper. But there are dozens of comic book fonts and lettering styles.

The Sandman: What Dreams Cost

The Sandman: What Dreams Cost

Nerdwriter1 talks about how Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman used Shakespeare to point out artists’ tendency to have a detached and sociopathic approach to life, and how popular art tends to obscure its sources instead of bringing them to light.

Fight Club 2

Fight Club 2

The unnamed narrator and Tyler Durden are coming back. Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart’s 10-issue comic book miniseries is set 10 years after the novel. Read the first issue’s first six pages on Playboy (NSFW).

Marco D’Alfonso Comics Mashups

Marco D’Alfonso Comics Mashups

Freelance illustrator and diehard Deadpool fan Marco D’Alfonso loves to mashup comic book characters and covers with pop culture, often as submissions to Comic Book Resources’ contests. We’d share all of his art here if we could.

Recycled Comic Book Art

Recycled Comic Book Art

Mike Alcantara makes amazing collages by recycling pages from old comic books. He has something for DC and Marvel fans alike. Original pieces and prints are available for purchase on his Etsy shop.

Deadpool

Deadpool

(NSFW) In case you didn’t get your fill of him in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Activision and High Noon Studios are giving Deadpool his own title. It drops Aug. 21st. Enjoy a chimichanga in the meantime.

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