Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The current issue of VIBE magazine (Obama cover) features a full-page comic strip about Rick Ross, illustrated by Kyle Baker! This is a fun follow-up to the full-page Barack Obama illustration VIBE published a couple months back (see below). We can't wait to see what Kyle and VIBE will do next!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
For a blog with "Funny" in the title, we've been running an awful lot of severed heads and weeping superheroes lately, so here's some ruffs for another upcoming DC story in a more lighthearted vein.
Just like the "Hawkman" story, this Supergirl/Wonder Woman tale isn't due in for months.
After all, we still have to finish "Special Forces".
Enjoy the art 'til then!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Heeb Best Comics of 5768: Nat Turner
#1 (of 10) Nat Turner by Kyle Baker (Abrams)
With brutal attention to historical detail, writer/artist/animator Kyle Baker draws the story of Nat Turner and his 1831 slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia . This punch-you-in-the-soul charcoalishly-illustrated nearly-silent graphic novel doesn’t glamorize, heroicize, politicize, or judge what some deem a killing spree, and others, the beginning of the civil rights movement / resistance; it just shows it—packing a visceral and emotional whoomph. In fact, much of the material was adapted directly from Turner’s matter-of-fact prison diary. One for the libraries. JEFF NEWELT
Thank you, HEEB...Happy New Year! -eg