Wednesday, June 18, 2008
New Comic Day!
Wednesday is new comic day at work. Every Wednesday the new comics come in and I have unpack them and input them into the computer, put them aside for the holds etc. It's kind of like X-mas, opening presents every week. It's one of the fun parts of the job. Every once in a while a cover of a book makes me stop and look at it. This time it was 100 Bullets #92. Wow ! I loved the colours: red, black, white, with a little bit of beige. I love the silhouette of the tree showing the branches and the roots. Oh I said I could make this one into a wallhanging! We'll just ignore the fact that the red is supposed to be blood and those are skulls buried under the trees and they are executing someone. OK that is a bit macabre and gross! but still I like it, who is the artist? Johnson, Dave Johnson, that seems familiar.....it's the same artist who did the cover to the Spectre cover I liked which I turned into this.
So I did some sketching and hunting through my stash. First I look at the cover and decide on the ratio of colour, then I jot down some notes: stuff I liked, first impressions, etc. That's when I thought of my other Cat and Mouse piece. I could incorporate a cat and mouse theme again so I am not completely copying his work.
So my gangsters are now cats, and mice and birds are their prey.
Now to think of a clever name....the original is 100 Bullets...hmm 100 cats, no, Oh I know! 9 Lives!