Winter Funk

Winter has really been kicking me down this year…

I tend to get into a pretty bad funk during the cold months of the year and crawl inside a shell of depression.

This year for some reason that depression has been worse then normal…

In an attempt to fight that I am putting together a list of movies to have on for background noise in the house this week. Movies that have always been sources of inspiration and motivation to create to me.

So far on my list I have the following items:

Anyone have anything else that inspires them that I should add to the playlist?

Old Strips – Horror High

At one point I was going to a gag panel comic about a High School filled with Horror Icons…

Did a handful of them before I came to the conclusion that it would be best not to do something based off of someone elses IP.  (click to see images full size.)

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Comic Art – Walt Simonson

I have a bad cold.
It Sucks…

But that means I have been laying around in bed most the day watching British Mystery shows and reading comics.

For comics I have been bouncing back and forth between The Essential Defenders and The Essential X-Factor.

This has made me remember just how much I loved Walt Simonson’s work on X-Factor when I first started reading comics as a teen…

Anyway, I have recently stumbled on an amazing blog called Marvel Comics of the 1980’s They have some amazing original art pages featured on their blog. Here are a couple of Walt Simonson pages that just really jumped out at me.

I actually had a poster of this cover on my wall for most of High School. I would sit and stare at it and study the line work. One of my top ten favorite covers to this day.
I actually had a poster of this cover on my wall for most of High School. I would sit and stare at it and study the line work. One of my top ten favorite covers to this day.

 

The covers to X-Factor 24 thru 26. I never realized at the time that the three of these formed one image... I was not until I saw this that it sunk in!
The covers to X-Factor 24 thru 26. I never realized at the time that the three of these formed one image… I was not until I saw this that it sunk in!
Actual covers together.
Actual covers together.

 

I am ashamed to admit that I never really gave Thor the time of day. It was not until just a few years ago that I finally read some Thor just because of Walt's run on it...
I am ashamed to admit that I never really gave Thor the time of day. It was not until just a few years ago that I finally read some Thor just because of Walt’s run on it…