Monday, June 05, 2006

Jordi Bernet At Super-Con




On May 20-21 I attended SUPER-CON in Oakland.
It was a small convention, but it had some very
good artist guests, among them ALEX NINO,
ADAM HUGHES and SERGIO ARAGONES.
I had the opportunity to meet one of my long
time favorite comicbook artists JORDI BERNET.
Jordi was there promoting and signing the
new english language collection of his strip, called
THE BEST OF JORDI BERNET'S CLARA
( published by Auad Publishing/ Big Wow Art ) He was also
doing sketches for fans who lined up in a small,
but steady line. I had him do a couple of sketches
for me, including this full figure of his most
famous character, Luca Torelli from TORPEDO 1936.
The man drew with amazing confidence. He just
zipped through that drawing. Apparently, he
will be doing a three issue run of DC Comic's
JONAH HEX. If you're not familiar with his work,
by all means search him out. DC's recently defunct
SOLO featured a rare offering by the man. His work
to me looks the way ALEX TOTH'S work might have
looked like if inked by JOE KUBERT. In fact, Jordi is
a big fan of the aforementioned Mr. Toth, who passed
away on may 27.
And speaking of the legendary TOTH, I had the
opportunity to participate in what what was probably
the last interview with Alex, a couple of weeks before
he died. Storyboard artist PAUL POWER, my brother
ANSON JEW and I conducted a couple of hours worth
of interview with him on May 2 and May 8. I'll have
more info on that at a later date.

4 Comments:

At Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 4:59:00 PM PDT, Blogger Jamie Baker said...

wow. you can clearly see the effortlessness. Just amazing. I am bummed that i caouldnt make it to SUPERCON, and it would hav ebeen nice to hook up with you, Benton...

 
At Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 9:03:00 PM PDT, Blogger HoDeanie said...

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At Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 9:34:00 PM PDT, Blogger HoDeanie said...

What can I say, he's ALMOST as good as that Benton Jew guy ...

 
At Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 7:13:00 PM PDT, Blogger Les Toil said...

What's sad is as much as I try, my art will never be as loose and organic as Bernet's and Toth's. I suppose it will when I get in my 70s and start not caring that every f@cking line has to be perfect and planned.

Thanks for sharing Benton.

 

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