I woke up at 3 this afternoon and stumbles over to RX comics to get a Joe Wight (who did Twilight-x ) written zombie comic and I grabbed Snarked too because it was all of a dollar.
I’d heard about Langrige’s Muppet stuff before but Snarked is the first I’ve read of his.
This first page that’s meant to show the Walrus dude being lazy fit in perfectly with how I felt. This walrus speaks to me. Also I like the oysters welcome sign on his door. Fucking pussy hound (oyster walrus).
I like this pun
I really like all the back up shit he put in this–It’s got games and puzzles that all relate to the story. It’s got a full page wanted poster of a missing character, a diary of how another character from after the story and even a full page of the newspaper the walrus reads.
There’s a draw your own version of the Snark monster page in it too. Here’s mine. (I’ve been reading Elektra again)
Return to the planet of the living dead felt like it would make a great Twilight zone comic issue– like my pal Kate’s comic I typed about on here earlier this week. It kind of reads like the actualization of two kids in the 80′s talking about what would happen if space marines met zombies.
I’m not sure how the book was broken up since both Wight and Huchison draw– I’d assume Huchison drew it but so much of the art looks like Wight to me.
I’m always impressed by how Wight writes military dialog. He doesn’t try to explain or dumb down anything. The characters feel talk like they’re in it “bronco one is feet dry and weapons hot”
I like this panel
I was looking at Garcia Lopez’s Star raiders book again tonight– this book is so cool.
and this title page
the layouts on these space pages kill me. — even Roy Jones is forced to lean back.
And up on comic art fans there’s a photo of how his originals for it look.
“water colors, colored inks and a little bit of a grease pencil for shading.”
here’s a page from Atari force that was up there as well. I love it when an artist shows the characters really integrated into the backgrounds– it’s one of those things that feels like magic to me when it works. That last panel where he shows the room inside the ship from outside the ship– that’s like magic.