I just started using twitter. Well, I have used it for business and helped other businesses with it for years … but, FINALLY, I just set up an account for promoting my comics and art.
You can find me at @ScottRThornton.
Anyways, I just thought it was cool that one of my my favorite writer/artists, Jeff Lemire, just retweeted me.
Here is some weekly inspiration. I clipped some of these because of the color schemes. I love the color used in Deadly class. I also love the texture used by Greg Smallwood in Moon Knight. As a graphic designer by trade there are lot of interesting layouts integrating type that I like and have pulled some inspiration from. I think I may make this a regular feature. I do this anyways for myself. I keep a folder of inspiration and reference. Why not share!
Another week another trip to the comic store. I can’t wait to dive into Reborn, Jessica Jones and Moonshine this week. I can’t decide which to read first. I grabbed Rockstars simply because I’m a sucker for Image number one’s. I’m just hoping to get in on the ground running with the next Walking Dead or Saga. Unfortunatly there hasn’t been anything great lately. Mayday, Motor Crush and Violent Love were some recents image number one’s that all fell short. Violent Love sounded promising, a Bonie and Clyde type of story that had some cool art but was it was a let down. I am always on the lookout for a good Christmas comic too. People watch the same Christmas specials and movies each year, but there aren’t many great Christmas comics that you want to revisit each year. DC Rebirths Holiday Speicial, isn’t one of them, although the flash story was ok. I had to try it out thought. I also grabbed Optimus Prime for my son, it looks good, I’ll be checking it out but it will be hard to top “More Than Meets the Eye” for me. That was just just a fun story. I picked up handful of dollar bin X-men books to fills some gaps and a stack of older IDW Transformers to give Logan for Christmas! Until next week!
Here is my haul this week. Walking Dead is still my go to book. I don’t usually talk about it because it is so popular and over saturated in pop culture because of the show. But, I have been reading it since the beginning and it still is as good as it’s ever been. For the rest … I am still really digging Invisible Republic. It so underrated I hope it sticks around. Moon Knight is good, but it loses something without Greg Smallwood doing the art. When he is on the book it goes from good to great … maybe even borderline classic. I love his style for this, I plan to search out all of his older books. Check Smallwoods work out here.
It seems crazy, but people are raving about this Flintstones book so I thought I would check it out. It isn’t a kids book. In the story, Bedrock is the first society ever. The first generation to leave the wild and begin a civilization. This allows the creators a great vehicle to comment on our current civilization, examing serious issues like gender norms, depression in veterans, capitalism, genocide, the shallow nature of materialism. I’m not doing it justice, but it is really interesting and after reading the first six issues I decided to add it to my pull list.
I missed a few weeks of posting. Here are my latest pickups from this week. Deadly Class remains the best book out there right now, but has some tough competition. I finally got to read Reborn and that blew me away. It’s only at issue 2, but it has so much potential.