Submitted by CyberLord on July 22, 2010 - 17:02
No, I'm not General McArthur. I am CyberLord. I was just getting used to this place when 2008 happened and things kind of exploded at work and my work-load nearly doubled because we let some people go. My work has nothing to do with comics or art but it did keep me too busy to focus on the things I really like. Unlike a lot of people, I work so that I can do what I want to do. I don't work because I like it. All I like is the money. :)
Needless to say all my comic ambitions went up in smoke until recently. I find that I still have that comic itch and I still need to scratch it. This place seems as good as any to start.
Submitted by CyberLord on July 21, 2008 - 15:30
I just saw the July-August edition of "Air-Brush Action". In it is a fairly lengthy interview with Alex Ross along with some samples I had never seen before of his artwork.
Too bad I only have enough money on me for lunch and my BART ride home. I will have to scrape up the six bucks for this by tomorrow. I don't want to wait too long as I did for last weeks "New Yorker". Damn speculators bought up every copy before I could get one.
Submitted by CyberLord on July 18, 2008 - 10:24
OK, after watching the news this morning and discovering that "The Dark Knight" has sold some amazing amount of tickets in advance of the movie opening, I go to http://slashdot.org and discover an article based on a "Scientific American" article suggesting anyone can become Batman with ten to twelve years of training.
Let's see, the Waynes get gunned down when Bruce is about, oh, let's say ten years old. He spends a few years in a mental depression and then starts to train for real. So, he could still be under thirty when he starts. Too bad the article also suggests this peak of performance can't be maintained.
Submitted by CyberLord on October 24, 2007 - 15:20
The November, 2007 issue of "Wired" magazine has a Manga cover, a nice article on Nippon/Japan dealing primarily with artists and copyright, and a TEN PAGE MANGA that has to be read correctly; which means backwards to us. :)
The article should be required reading for the MAFIAA*. Manga appears to be declining in Nippon just as it is rising in Europe and the U. S. There are a group of artists who are creating their own Manga based on Manga that belongs to others without EXPLICIT permission. From what I can tell much of this additional material is Slash fiction. (Google it if you don't know what that means.)
A very interesting read. If you don't feel like splurging whatever "Wired" magazine costs (I'm a subscriber) then just go to the library.