A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics
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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Super7 signing

The event was a lot of fun...thanks to everyone who came out to support Eville. Here's some documentation courtesy of Mr. Ronnie del Carmen.





4 comments:

Luxo Jr. said...

Looks like fun! Is that a Rose and Isabel shirt i see in the first pic? The green one with the tag?

The Moth said...

Sweet! Looks like you guys took over that lil' place. It also looks like Nate is accusing Louis of something serious.

J'accuse!

Moth

Anonymous said...

Ted,

I finally was able to read "Rose and Isabel". First, I was impressed that you included a bibliography section for the researched material. Mostly, I liked facial expressions of Rose. The transitions are very subtle. In everyday comics, poses and expressions are boiler plated from one panel to the other. However, in your book, it appears that you took great care in this area where expressions are geniune and thoughtful. In short, Rose and Isabel is well crafted book which is more of an artifact than a comic.

cK

PS. In your previous, you mentioned that you were inspired by William Gottlieb for your paintings. I always admired his B/W photos of Billy Holliday and Charlie Parker. Have you seen the work of Giuseppe Pino, “Jazz My Love” who took great photos of Miles Davis? It really captures the man.

TSM said...

Thanks for the comments! I always wanted a bibliography to give credit to the authors and historians whose books helped me research the story.

The expressions on the characters are crucial parts of storytelling to me. Too often I see stock expressions that convey just a singular mood which is fine, but often looks and moods are multi-layered and require more subtlety. Rose has the wider range of the two women; Isabel has a much more nuanced performance.

I'm exploring this a lot more in book two, trying to show what the characters are feeling instead of them saying it.

I love the old B&W jazz photography. I'm not familiar with Giuseppe Pino; I'll definitely check out his work.

Thanks again,

-T