<body leftmargin="0" rightmargin="0" style="marginwidth:1px;" ><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d9261939\x26blogName\x3dNuff+Said\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLACK\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttps://chromiumcomics.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://chromiumcomics.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-2109412988383104671', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Thursday, June 02, 2005

When I paint my masterpiece

My second mini-spotlight is on Comic Book Artist magazine (CBA),although similar in size and layout to Alter Ego,it tends to focus more on the creators than the comic-world itself and doesn't restrict itself to the Bronze, Silver and Golden Age, the way Alter Ego does.

Comic Book Artist, celebrates the lives and works of great cartoonists, writers and editors from all eras through in-depth interviews, feature articles, and unpublished art.

I've never been an big fan of any artist, (more a writer's person myself), but the magazine manages to make me enthusiastic about artists (or writers or editors) I hadn't even heard about. One of the issues is a special on Warren Comics (the 70's and 80's House of Horror which published and created comics like Eerie, Creepy and Vampirella) Now I had zero affinity for these books, couldn't have cared less, but I did spend a record breaking total of 7 hours reading this issue of CBA from cover to cover. The interview with James Warren (the Stan Lee of Horror) was 31 pages long...Thirty-one !!! I don't think I ever read an interview in any publication on any subject that was this long...
It got me interested in the World of Warren comics and I'll be seeking out a couple of 70's horror mags after reading about the greats like Richard Corben, Berni Wrightson, Alex Toth

On the publisher's website you can read samples of certain interviews that appeared in CBA, heres the Warren one : http://twomorrows.com/comicbookartist/articles/04warren.html

But I encourage you to print it out rather than reading it on the screen, or better yet seek out CBA #4 for the full monty.

TwoMorrows Publishing canceled CBA at issue #25 (which is the only issue I don't have) but Top Shelf publishing resurrected the imprint in late 2004 and is now publishing Comic Book Artist Vol2.
I haven't read any of the Top Shelf editions,but they seem to profile more on modern-day artist (or the "dark side" as I like to call them hehe).

So of you're looking to pick up some CBAs be careful that you order the volumes that interest you. I wouldn't want a David Mack fan to pick up a CBA devoted to the Cosmic Comics of the 70's, or a Silver Age fan to pick up a vol#2 chock-full of profiles on Image artists.


Blogger Boomvavavoom said...


never seen you getting enthusiastic about anything related to MY comicdesires!! Warren is indeed great and you should also check out the Gonzalez-issues. he is a master of art you will truly like a lot I think!!

There are 6 Vampirella-magazines and also some Eerie-magz in Dutch (oldies) that are easy/cheap to come by and you could taste Corben and such via those for instance..

or knowing you a bit you will go for the classic originals for sure!! LOL

PS Corben has also released some GN-tales that were translated in Dutch...might want to check it out in the local stripzaak/comicshop

Corben is really not my style so I think YOU will like it :)


5:09 PM  
Blogger chromium said...

I have a bunch of both Dutch and English language Eeries and Creepies...bought them when I was a yound kind and stuff like that was my cup of tea ;)
I'll have to dig them up and re-read them one day.Only trouble is that I don't really go for B/W comics...

I also have a couple of issues of 1984 which I bought especially for Corben, how can you not like this guy LOL

2:03 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home