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Art – James Jean

July 10, 2009

For those who don’t know, I’m a bit of a comic book geek.  I think it probably started with the original Christopher Reeve Superman movie and has just grown since then.  Maybe at another date, I’ll delve into what I love about them, and why I consider them to be at least as valid a storytelling tool as film.  Their quality and importance are not limited by the medium, which is not to say that there aren’t perceived limitations.

Anyway, for now, I just want to direct people to one of my favorite comic artists – James Jean.  I first came across him as the cover artist for a series called Fables, and it’s hard to imagine a better intersection between artist and story.  I’m not an art critic, nor a connoisseur, but I do feel its impact, and there is something about fluidity of Jean’s linework and his attention to the fantastical that grabs my eye and doesn’t let go.   I encourage you to go his website – and take a look at his style.  Below are a few examples.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 11, 2009 7:47 am

    Gorgeous stuff. Have you ever tried Promethea?

    I ADORE Promethea:

    Get ready. DC is about to release the Absolute Edition. Highest recommendation.

    • ajhagg permalink*
      July 20, 2009 11:48 pm

      I remember getting the first three or four issues of Promethea way back when they first came out. I’m a big Alan Moore fan, but aren’t most comics lovers? Anyway, I did enjoy it, but it was one of those times in my life when comics had to be sacrificed for food, so I never got very far with it. I should probably go back and get the trades.

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