There's also a prose series called "Super-Wizard from Space" by Wil Alambre which has some fantastic Silver Age weirdness filtered through a Fletcher Hanksian lens. Stardust faces enemies like the Secret Living Language and the Super-Devil from Double-Hell (who is secretly his old ally, the Diabolical Devilman)
Well, all right. Here you go, anyone interested in that.
I NEED TO KNOW LITERALLY EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SUPER-DEVIL FROM DOUBLE-HELL.
Sweet Christmas. I was pretty impressed with myself when I realized I wrote and drew more pages featuring Stardust than Fletcher Hanks did himself (I’m the dude that did Super Wizard.net) but this guy just might have me beat. Some napkin math indicates he’s written like 500 pages of the adventures of Stardust.
The world’s been waiting too long for a grim and gritty reboot of Pizzaman
CHAINSAW VIGILANTE #2 New England Comics. By Ben Edlund and Zander Cannon. 1993.
Some early, very pretty, Zander Cannon work.
CSV is probably the most indy comix thing New England Comics ever published.
Little piece of digital inking advice I’ve learned from years of doing this sort of thing for projects with strict style guides;
Okay, so, anyone who has experience with digital inking knows the temptation to zoom in and out constantly to tinker with all of your details at different levels. The problem is, this freedom to enhance all you like can get you lost in the rabbit hole of tweaking details at 300% that look aesthetically awful at regular web viewing and print size. It’s an easy way to lose track of the big picture.
When I was on Ugly Americans, one of our most tightly enforced rules on the show was a set zoom level. You had one brush size and one zoom level, and everything on screen had to have the same lineweight. As Aaron Augenblick told us “you can’t zoom in on paper.” This is a piece of advice I’ve carried with me to this day, because I realized even if you aren’t going for a stylistically intentional uniform lineweight, it really helps keep your art decluttered and create easy atmospheric perspective in your line work.
When I was doing the short Nicky Two-vests pitch comic it was really my first time working on a big, print-size 11x17 comic page. The first couple pages I did I couldn’t resist the temptation to go in and utilize the ridiculous resolution to add little finnicky details all over the place. The result was awful and basically had to be redone. That was when I decided to try out this technique, choosing a fixed brush size and fixed zoom level for different depth of field and sticking to that. It helps keep the important focus of the image big and bold, the background subdued
For my personal use, I ink with the Frenden Hairpin Sable in Manga Studio 5EX which readjusts to be the same size on screen as you zoom, but the same technique works in photoshop if you adjust the brush to approximately the same size on screen as you go.
"Are you some kind of doctor…?"
"My dear lad I’m every kind of Doctor."
I only got into the series in the last year or so. I’m not really sure why I waited so long. It’s precisely the sort of goofy, weird, deranged and low budget thing that I always like. Even in episodes where a dude in a crushed velvet suit is judo chopping a guy in a paper mache mask there’s so much love and pure joy forced into every second.
BTW, Jon Pertwee or nothing. Matt Smith will do in a pinch.