How is made a good comic?
It’s a difficult question to answer, even because it change from person to person. What I think is a good comic (this blog is called “The way I like comics” for a reason…) is solid art. But then we have to ask “What’s a solid art?”, a realistic stile? A good structured page? Art which fits perfectly to the script? Well, choose your answer, mine is art that works in black and white as much as it’s colored (and the Immonen’s art from Hulk used as wallpaper on my blog may have suggested so).
In the World there are several tradition of comics art. Here in Italy, traditional comics are always in B/W (only special issues are colored even if in the past months some things changed…in a couple of month I’ll share my opinion on the subject…) all the good artists, from every corner of the planet and for every market they work, despite their art style, have to draw a good B/W page, whose “language” is understandable by the reader even without text and colors.
And, again, since here I post the way “I” like comics, for the following days, I’ll share with you some of the short from DC Comic’s Batman: Black&White, a book published in different periods (starting from 1996) in which artist from different parts of the World and comic tradition drawn (and some of them even wrote) short storie with the Dark Knight and Gotham’s people as main characters.
Hope you’ll enjoy this little present ,since Christmas is coming (even if you’re not Christian hope you’ll enjoy it anyway), with which I’d like to tell to my 1362 follower: “Thanks for your support”.
Francesco “Sassophiliaco” Cammardella.
Abuli & Bernet’s hardboiiled Noir comics, Torpedo. Tough guys cracking wise and sexy dames…