Remember the famous painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat? … What do you mean, “No”? Really? How about this … Remember the pointillism painting from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Ah, now we’re on the same page.
Below you’ll find Rey Taira’s super-cool…
Hey Speed Readers,
So for my birthday a friend and co-worker of mine, Libby ‘Geuna’ Devins painted an excellent piece of yours truly in full Flash regalia.
DC has released 20 new stylized posters to their DC Collectibles store.
Flash Annual Cover process. Layouts done digitally, and the final art was done with traditional inks and watercolor.
To see the final colored piece check out this interview over at Newsarama
Flash #8 is out today! Here is a preview of the process art.
In honor of the 2nd Volume of FLASH OMNIBUS coming out I did a meticulous re-creation of one of the most awesome full-page FLASH splashes Scott and I did. This does not have any of the lettering to differentiate it from the original and give it a cleaner pin-up look. THE FLASH #193 Pg 22 - Full Page SPLASH is HAND-INKED over printed bluelines on DC board. I signed it in gold paint marker. Begging to be framed! Wally is pissed! $210
- Teen Titans redesign by Charles Rouse-Rodriguez (Project Rooftop)
- Hunter Zolomon Zoom Redesign by justm3h (via TRKA)
- The Line it is Drawn: Comics/Star Wars mashups (CSBG) - where else can you see Deadpool and Boba Fett team up?
- The Line It Is Drawn - What If…? on.cbr.cc/Hjc7eM includes What if the Flash was not the Fastest Man on Earth by Yukinori Xum (CSBG)
- Photographer Philip Bonneau re-imagines heroes & villains in Atlanta exhibit (Robot 6)
Flash #5 brings to a close our first story arc with the book. Here’s a selection of pages from the issue to entice you to go out and grab it if you still haven’t.
Did anyone notice the ice chunks with Captain Colds foot prints on the title double pager? :)
Some linkblogging from the past couple of weeks:
Newsarama interviews Francis Manapul on his work on The Flash.
Comics Bulletin presents the Top 10 Flash Deaths in order of how long they lasted.
A reader at Silver Age Comics discovers that Flash Comics #13 is different on Earth-One.
You’ve probably read about the thief who took Free Comic Book Day a bit too literally and tried to steal a $150 X-Men Omnibus…and was foiled by Spider-Man, two Jedi, and the Flash.
Speaking of FCBD, Chris Samnee has posted a FCBD sketch gallery featuring both Flash and Quicksilver.
Comics Worth Reading’s Johanna Draper Carlson has some ideas for how to make super-hero comics interesting again
4thLetter’s David Brothers encourages you to focus on the stories, not the canon. Don’t buy something you don’t like just because it’s “important,” and don’t pass up other good stuff because it’s not.
Comics Alliance has a thought-provoking article on the racial implications of running legacies backward.
Grumpy Old Fan ponders the role of secret identities in DC comics from the Silver Age through the present.
Comics in General
Westfield Comics’ KC Carlson explains how to meet artists without being talked about afterward, and offers suggestions for convention behavior.
LIFE has a photo gallery of people reading classic comic books from the Golden Age through the 1980s, including a boy reading Flash Comics in 1949. Nitpick: By 1949, the feature wasn’t about a “college student” with super-speed. Jay Garrick graduated during his origin story. (Link via Xian)
Collected Editions considers an increasingly common problem: the trade you want is out of print.
Multiversity Comics analyzes the impact of the shift from $2.99 comics to $3.99.