Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Walter Simonson and Arthur Adams - Persistence of Memory (Disney Adventures digest 1991)

"Persistence of Memory" was a collaboration between two of comic's modern titans, Walter Simonson and Art Adams, that appeared in the August 1991 issue of Disney Adventures.  Both creators were life long dinosaur fanatics, dreaming of becoming paleontologists as kids, so this little 8-pager must have been an exciting dream project for them.  Why it appeared in a small digest-sized Disney magazine for kids, and remained mostly obscured from their fans all of these years, i'm not sure. I noticed that the late Len Wein was the Editor-in-chief of the magazine's comics sections, so i'm assuming he had something to do with bringing this pet project from two of the most known dinosaur fanatics in comics together. 

until it is given a new home, ideally printed somewhere at full size rather than the criminally small 5x7 dimensions of the digest, here are some high res scans for scholarly review.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

People at Work - an interview with Adam Hughes (published in DC Direct Currents #23 Dec. 1989)

here's a very early interview with Adam Hughes soon after he broke into the mainstream with Justice League America in December 1989.   it was originally published in DC Direct Currents #23.

People at Work - an interview with Walter Simonson (published in DC Direct Currents #18, July 1989)

here's an interview from 1989 with Walter Simonson, originally published in DC Direct Currents #18.  it is a priceless look into the formative years and early career of one of the all time great comic creators.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Didier Comes - "The Living God" (1980)

(Note:  Didier Comes and his work are very new to me.  if my information here is incorrect, let me know so the proper changes can be made. thanks.  ~kojak)

Didier Comes (Belgium 1942 -2013) began work on his comic Ergun l'errant: Le Dieu Vivant (The Wandering Ergun:  The Living God) for the French comic magazine Pilote in 1974, but the series was canceled and revived in the Belgian magazine A Suivre in 1980.  This Spanish translation was released that same year.  Didier creates a bold mix of Kirby and Steranko filtered through his more lush European sensibilities, with masterfully designed costumes and set pieces.  As far as I can tell, there have been no recent European editions, and there has never been an English translation.  Hopefully there is a publisher out there who can change that.  Until then, here is the entire volume, for scholarly review.