archive for July 2005

The Education of a Comics Artist

I was hoping that this would be a book I could give to the head of my Illustration dept or the president of the college, to open their eyes to the potential for teaching the creation of comics at the art school I attended (and where I still hang out). But despite a blurb [...]

The Invincible Ed

The Invicible Ed is a book that it’s hard not to like… but I managed it anyway. Don’t get me wrong: I didn’t dislike it, but despite its strengths, I was disappointed by it.
Ryan Woodward, who wrote and did most of the art work, is unquestionably a very talented artist. And he’s versatile, [...]

Tozzer and the Invisible Lap Dancers

“Top characters, great gags, ludicrous action,” says the blurb on the front cover of Tozzer and the Invisible Lap Dancers, a quote from Maxim magazine. Well, two out of three, maybe. Unfortunately the “top characters” are all Hollywood celebrities or the characters they’ve played, not Tozzer or any original character. And “ludicrous” [...]