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70 Aspects Of Batman: 19


BILL SIENKIEWICZ

From Wikipedia:

Boleslav Felix Robert “Bill” Sienkiewicz [pronounced sin-KEV-itch][2] (born May 3, 1958,[1][3]) is an Eisner Award-winning American artist best known for his comic book work, primarily for Marvel ComicsThe New Mutants and Elektra: Assassin. Sienkiewicz often utilizes oil painting, collage, mimeograph and other forms generally uncommon in comic books. Sienkiewicz broke into the comics business at age 19[5] with an art style heavily influenced by Neal Adams’ work.

In addition to his work in comics, Sienkiewicz has also worked in numerous other media. In 1995, he illustrated the Martin I. Green biography of Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix. The following year he provided the artwork for the Bruce Cockburn album The Charity of Night, and went on to provide album covers for RZA‘s Bobby Digital in Stereo (1998) and EPMD‘s Business as Usual (1990).

Sienkiewicz hasn’t done a huge amount of Batman work, unfortunately. He did contribute some interior pages to Batman #400, an anniversary issue that featured various artists:

He also wrote and drew a story for the original Batman:Black & White miniseries. In the last decade or so, Bill has drawn various covers for the Dark Knight (most recently for the Batman: Widening Gyre miniseries written by Kevin Smith), and has inked random issues here or there.

He also painted the below cover for a movie adaptation that didn’t deserve his talent:

And drew some sketches based on a movie that was worth his talents:

Bill Sienkiewicz: one of the most original, influential artists that comics has ever known.

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Laconic Oration – January

Natalie and I maintain an image-blog over at laconicoration.tumblr.com.

Here is a very small taste of what was posted there in January:




















i’ve also posted samples from December, November, October, and September. However… you could always just stop over to the site itself

scott

70 Aspects Of Batman: 13

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SAM KIETH

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From Wikipedia:

Sam Kieth (born January 11, 1963 ) is an American comics writer and illustrator and film director, best known as the creator of The Maxx and Zero Girl.

Kieth first came to prominence in 1983 as the inker of Matt Wagner‘s Mage, his brushwork adding fluidity and texture to the broad strokes of Wagner’s early work at Comico Comics. In 1989, he drew the first five issues of writer Neil Gaiman‘s celebrated series The Sandman, but felt his style was unsuited to the book (specifically saying that he “felt like Jimi Hendrix in The Beatles“) and left, handing over to his former inker Mike Dringenberg.

He acted as illustrator on two volumes of writer William Messner-LoebsEpicurus the Sage and drew an Aliens miniseries for Dark Horse Comics, among other things, before creating The Maxx in 1993 for Image Comics, with, initially, writing help from Messner-Loebs. It ran for 35 issues and was adapted, with Kieth’s assistance, into an animated series for MTV. Since then, as a writer-artist, he has gone on to create Friends of Maxx, Zero Girl, Four Women and Ojo.

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Sam Kieth first dipped his toe in the Bat-water like so many before him, by providing cover art. In the early 90s, Kieth contributed images to the covers of both Batman and Detective Comics. Here’s a Detective Comics annual cover he drew, a tie-in for DC’s summer crossover event from 1992, Eclipso: The Darkness Within. Notice the curly q action that was a trademark of Keith’s early stuff.

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Around 10 years later Sam Kieth finally committed some of his art to the interior of a Batman comic. Batman: Secrets was a 5-issue miniseries that featured Batman and The Joker, and was both written and drawn by Kieth.

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As much as I like his work from the 80s and 90s, I feel like Sam Kieth has really come into his own this decade, as can be seen from the amazing Secrets art on display here.

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Also in the 2000s, Kieth wrote and drew Scratch, a miniseries that starred a new (werewolf) character, and featured Batman extensively.

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That mouth is tailor made not to eat that chin…

His latest Batwork is Batman/Lobo: Deadly Serious, a two-issue miniseries that someone must have proposed in 1992 but the proposal was found in a desk drawer in 2007. Or something.  But knowing Kieth, it’s probably an entertaining read and features great art.

Next up for Kieth is another Lobo miniseries, this one written by Anthrax‘s Scott Ian. Yes, really.

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list of songs deemed inappropriate by clear channel following 9/11

oh man! i had forgotten all about this list! micah refreshed my memory earlier today.

check it out: “list of songs deemed inappropriate by clear channel following the septermber 11, 2001 attacks”

it’s so good. clear channel is cool. i cannot wait till they finally take over ALL the world’s airwaves!

some of my favorites:

safe in new york city

we gotta get out of this place

burnin’ for you

in the air tonight

bits and pieces

crash into me

learn to fly

great balls of fire

devil with a blue dress on

ALL SONGS BY RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

wipeout

 

scott

 

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