Saturday, April 29, 2006

Interior Decorating by Photoshop

Iron Man: Inevitable #5 (June 2006)

X-Factor v2 #6 (June 2006)

Nice wallpaper and all, but I miss the days when artists actually drew comics and maybe used a Xacto-knife and Zip-a-tone instead of clicking and pasting in a standard photoshop pattern.


  1. Is Iron Man smoking heroin in that first panel?

  2. I am with you, but you know you sound like Gramps from the Simpsons on this. "Dang Kids with their fancy pants computers, why in my day....."

  3. I don't understand why we have these comics on paper at all. I miss the days when they were etched onto stone walls.

  4. The point is: The Ennui of Sameness. Give me some innovative art done by someone with WIT and TALENT, not just a Photoshop For Dummies book.

    And get off my lawn!

  5. Thing is, that's exactly what you've got right now, in spades. You've got Fraser Irving right there, and that's just one example. I'd say we're heading into an era of innovation in mainstream comic art not seen since the days of Steranko. And unfortunately, innovative people want to explore innovative technologies. And that means using computers sometimes.

    Anyway, I thought people liked it when there was shared continuity between books? That wallpaper is obviously very popular as a result of the upcoming Civil War.

  6. Not to speak for Mr. 'Stack, but I think you guys are missing the point. It's not that the artist used Photoshop, it's that the artist used Photoshop lazily.

    It's not quite as bad as if they drew a crowd scene consisting of Aunt May copy 'n pasted a dozen times, but it still shows a certain lack of effort.

  7. Fair point. Actually Rob Liefeld did that a couple of times, only without the Aunt May. It'd have been pretty mental if he'd done a crowd of a hundred different-sized Aunt Mays. That'd be the best crowd ever.


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