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Draw! #28 Spring 2014 (magazine review).

October 10, 2020 | By | Reply More

By far the biggest section of Draw! # 28 back in 2014 is an interview with Farel Dalrymple. Looking at his art, there’s an obvious European influence and certainly from Moebius in his backgrounds. He was illustrating ‘The Wrenchies’ at the time of the interview so there is a lot of emphasis on that.

Something he says but wasn’t doing at the time was working on a flat table and complaining of back problems. A warning to whether you’re a professional artist or just starting in the profession, get used to working at an upright angle and protect your back from strains. Oh, he also covers a lot of his career and obviously art equipment and the techniques he employs.

Jerry Ordwell shows what he does when he translates a script into comicbook pages. Interestingly, he wrote both for Power Of Shazam! # 42. Seeing how the pencils are built up to final inks by Dick Giordano shows how much work is done.

The second biggest interview of the issue is with Dave Bullock who discusses his work in comicbooks and animation and straddling both mediums. Rather interestingly, he points out that artists who need to do digital art need to be able to afford to buy both the hardware and software and know how to use it if they are going to work there.

The final section has Mike Manley and Bret Blevins with a lot of examples for other comicbook artists explaining the technique of group shots and breaking the into sections which goes way back. Of all the material in this issue, this is a genuine nugget and required reading for those wanting to break into the industry. After all, it’s no good copying the likes of George Perez when it’s a lot quicker to learn the technique. Buy and learn.

GF Willmetts

October 2020

(pub: TwoMorrows Publishing. 82 page illustrated magazine. Price: $ 8.95 (US). ISSN: 1932-6882. Direct from them, you can get it for $ 5.37 (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=1145

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 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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