Monday, 9 April 2012

I Can Do That! Making Comics...

Musicians do it. Filmmakers do it. And people pay money to experience it! But when it comes to comics you never see remakes. Some older titles get touched-up and re-coloured when it's time for a re-print but I wonder if there will ever come a time where artists approach writers with the offer to re-draw an old piece of work? There must be some comic series or graphic novel you can think of that you've enjoyed reading in the past but if only the art had been...better. Anyway, the reason I got thinking about this is because of an invitation by the Redrawn blog (see here) for non-professionals to re-draw their favourite pages from their favourite illustrators. When you think about it, it's actually a really good way to deconstruct the process and develop your own skills - like copying pictures of your favourite characters when you were a child. Some people have copied every line, others have re-interpreted. Have a look and have a go; go on, it's raining outside...

Wally Wood page from Dynamo #4, with dialogue from The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway!

1 comment:

  1. As I recall, an entire issue of The Invisibles was redrawn by a different artist between its original publication and the collection.


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