Monday, May 30, 2011

I'M BACK!



I hope you all will forgive me for the time I've taken away from my blog. It's been a loong time and I want to get back into the swing of things.

I have been quite busy. I am currently on location in New Orleans working on a film. New Orleans is a beautiful and vibrant town. I hope to get some sketching done while I'm out here.

I'm posting a page for a short Warren style comic story called Second To None that I both wrote and drew and will add color to. It will appear in Bela Lugosi's Tales From The Grave#3 for Monsterverse.
It will be out around Halloween this year. I would love to do more short stories like this. The 8-10 page story is probably my favorite format as a cartoonist. It gives you an opportunity to write a story that has a beginning, middle and end that can be in any place time or genre. Anthologies of this type that support short comics stories apparently don't do well in the comics stores. However, historically they are often looked upon fondly in retrospect, when you look at great anthology books like Creepy, Eerie, Blazing Combat, Two-Fisted Tales, the EC horror books. I've been looking at a lot of old horror, war, crime and romance anthology books from the 40's, 50's and 60's lately. Theres so much great art that has gone completely unrecognized. ( I could do a whole post on Gene Colan's war comics he did for Atlas. It's a whole period of his career where I think he was doing some of his best work! FANTASTIC stuff. But I'll save that for another day ). Anyhoo...enjoy the page. I'm hoping be back to my monthly schedule so stay tuned.



3 Comments:

At Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 1:33:00 PM PDT, Blogger Roberto Zaghi said...

welcome back Benton! Glad to see such a great b/w page, I guess you had a lot of fun inking it! I do like the contrast and the atmosphere here. You're absolutely right about the 8 pages format and I hope one day you'll share some of those Colan pages with us.
R.

 
At Monday, June 27, 2011 at 3:42:00 PM PDT, Blogger benton jew said...

Thanks Roberto! Hope to further improve with the contrast and atmosphere. As Colan had mastered it.

 
At Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1:58:00 PM PDT, Blogger crazy_asian_man said...

Good to see you back on the net, B!
:)

 

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