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by neil
Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Chris Ware
Replies: 4
Views: 4304

It was quite an eye-opener for me too when I first saw original pages from Jimmy Corrigan on display. They're so huge! Wasn't that story originally a weekly strip? My mind boggles at that. However, much of Mr. Ware's work really is done in Photoshop (when it comes to the coloring) and it's not a sup...
by neil
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Inside Lightning McQueen
Replies: 12
Views: 4812

I felt some dissonance in trying to figure out these bizarre life-forms as well. Like, even the flies are little cars! How did this happen??

This is a nice exploration, but I would guess that his brain is much, much smaller. 8)
by neil
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Hellboy 2
Replies: 15
Views: 9209

I agree with Kazu here--I kept thinking about how inventive and clever Del Toro was in using elements of different big genre films to make this story work as a pleasing summer movie, and I was glad to see him shave out the aspects that didn't work in the first movie. Though, I was a bit let down tha...
by neil
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: The Happening
Replies: 17
Views: 10111

I got the feeling while watching this that it is confidently supposed to be a B movie, and that most critics seem to be missing this. I mean come on, that scene with the lion! Even the James Newton Howard score seems arranged to scream "B movie!" And in that vein, it mostly works, but it falters in ...
by neil
Mon May 26, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Replies: 58
Views: 29188

Alright, I haven't seen the last movie in a very long time, but here's what I don't understand: Shouldn't Indiana Jones and his dad be immortal, after drinking from the Holy Grail? I remember being consumed with dread at the thought of them getting stuck in a fissure or covered with rubble at the en...
by neil
Sat May 24, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Dealing with Ethnicities in Comics- a touchy subject...
Replies: 10
Views: 6684

Chris Schweizer wrote:People from India, generally speaking, don't have that little dip in the middle of their upper lip.
Hmmmm that's news to me.
by neil
Sat May 24, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Speed Racer
Replies: 38
Views: 17058

I was riding the BART train through a tunnel in San Francisco when I saw the coolest ad for this movie: It was a series of lighted stills, perfectly timed to the movement of the train, that turned my window into a zoetrope playing a scene from the movie. It would have been clever enough for any othe...
by neil
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Hamlet
Replies: 10
Views: 6449

Wow, I'm floored William, thank you for that high praise. If you're thinking of checking out the other books, I think you might like Romeo & Juliet by Matt Wiegle; there's a nice sense of playfulness in his style that you won't find in any of the other comics adaptations of that play (which are real...
by neil
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Hamlet
Replies: 10
Views: 6449

I'm glad you like the previews! There is one more preview image on Chris Butcher's blog, of his favorite character (with Chris' own little revision, hehe).
by neil
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: John Steinbeck Graphic Novel
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

I read this book in high school and I liked it! But I admit I can't remember all the details. I'll look forward to your book too. 8) I think it's a great idea to adapt a travelogue like this.
by neil
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: My BEST sketch ever
Replies: 26
Views: 7651

Congratulations!! :D
by neil
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Hamlet
Replies: 10
Views: 6449

Hey thanks very much! Yes I should point out that there is also a Romeo & Juliet and a Macbeth book from the same publisher. I didn't have anything to do with them, although we had the same editor. And I haven't read 'em yet.
by neil
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Hamlet
Replies: 10
Views: 6449

Hamlet

I posted about this on the Flight blog, but I thought it might merit a little note here too; please forgive all my cross-posting... http://neilcomics.com/treason.gif I created an adaptation of Hamlet which is now available--you can see some preview images and get information on where to find it here...
by neil
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: PANELS
Replies: 5
Views: 4566

I use photoshop to speed up my workflow. But, to get a nice foundation for the considerations that go into this process, you can read this chapter by Matt Madden and Jessica Abel (courtesy of First Second Books):

http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/drawing ... ift77.html

good luck! 8)
by neil
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: long untitled comic
Replies: 9
Views: 3282

Don't worry, the whole book isn't the same panel over and over!
I wouldn't make that assumption because the repetition evokes the uncomfortable scrutiny of an interview going badly, and is totally appropriate to this scene.

More please! 8)