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Old 03-21-2016   #21
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Honestly, I think the majority of good mainstream artists in comics are wasting their talents. They just seem to get stuck doing bits and bobs for the biggest publishers.
Most of my favourite comic artists never got to do a really great project.

Perhaps this is more true for Sienkiewicz. I don't really know if he does anything outside comics.

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Sienkiewicz did an incredible job inking some really lousy superhero comics.
True. It's in many ways almost an artistic statement- whatever nonsense scripts he's given, he just uses them as an excuse for frantic mark-making. I'd say he elevates them. It's far more 'punk' than the likes of Gary Panter. Like i said, incongruent parts.
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Al Columbia rocks, and I think they made a huge mistake in selecting him as the replacement artist for Alan Moore's Big Numbers; his style was not suited for that at all. I think someone like Dave McKean, Jon J. Muth or Kent Williams would have made more sense.
Actually, Miguel, Columbia was Sienkewicz' assistant on the first two issues of Big Numbers, & back then he worked in a style very similar to McKean & Sienkiewicz, as witness his first collection of stories, for Tundra publishing.

Breccia once did a three or four page wordless adaptation of a Lafcadio Hearn tale that you could build entire lectures on comics narrative technique around. He is that good.

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I suppose it's too obvious to point out that Sienkiewicz did the art for The Clown Puppet comic adaption?

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Actually, Miguel, Columbia was Sienkewicz' assistant on the first two issues of Big Numbers, & back then he worked in a style very similar to McKean & Sienkiewicz, as witness his first collection of stories, for Tundra publishing.
Yeah, I knew that. There is a fascinating account of the Big Numbers fallout in Eddie Campbell's Alec: How to Be an Artist.

I read somewhere that Al Columbia hated Big Numbers and found it boring. Also, his art style in Doghead is miles away from what was required for this project, at least to me.

Also, Campbell said that he offered Moore to work on Big Numbers but he rejected the idea. He was kind of disappointed because he got to work on what he called a "penny dreadful that costs thirty five bucks", which would be From Hell, and that Big Numbers was the superior idea.

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I suppose it's too obvious to point out that Sienkiewicz did the art for The Clown Puppet comic adaption?
I was going to ask "is it any good," but then realized that our definitions of what constitutes a good adaptation probably differ in significant ways...

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Just noting that he died a couple of weeks ago. Magnificent drawer.

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