Draw! #19 Fall 2010 (magazine review).

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This issue of ‘Draw!’ came out nearly eleven years ago, so make any allowances for that and I was checking the careers of the people involved as I read. It also notes a delay for this issue coming out also notes the demise of TwoMorrows publications, ‘Rough Stuff’ and ‘Write Now!’ and editors Bob McCleod and Danny Fingeroth moving over to be regulars here.

The real nugget comes from the start with Mike Manley interviewing British comicbook artist Doug Braithwaite and seeing a lot of his pencilwork for ‘Justice’ which was painted over by Alex Ross. Braithwaite’s done other work, of course, but you can’t help but love his pencil art using an F grade pencil. Good stuff with lots of chat about techniques and breaking into the industry.

  1. Sikoryak, who might be Robert or Bob to his friends, is a parody artist and in his interview with Danny Fingeroth discusses his background and goes through an example process. Although I haven’t come across him, it looks like most of his work is done across the pond, I have parodied and it isn’t just parodying an artist’s style but getting some insight into their creators’ minds so it hits the right button in the reader. A lot of useful lessons here.

The reason for the delay in this issue’s release is editor Mike Manley getting a regular art gig on the newspaper strip, ‘Judge Parker’ after its previous artist, Eduardo Barreto, got seriously ill with meningitis at the time and died the following year.

What he does here is shows how he puts the illustrations together and how small the art is in print compared to the early newspaper strips. We’ve seen newspaper strips being cut in this country and yet they are the hidden background of many newspapers as its often where people look, even ahead of the headlines, as a matter of light relief. Watching the process of building up the strip is a good lesson for all artists to learn from.

As ever a useful learning curve and why early issues are worth seeking out.

GF Willmetts

January 2021

(pub: TwoMorrows Publishing, 2010. 82 page illustrated magazine. Price: $ 7.95 (US). ISSN: 1932-6882. Direct from them, you can get it for $ 7.95 (US))

check out websites: www.TwoMorrows.com, www.draw-magazine.blogspot.com and www.penciltopencil.com and https://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_59&products_id=845


Category: Illustration, Magazines

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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