Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Although I must confess I'm not a big SIN CITY fan, I really like the way Miller handles blacks and whites to create his unique and distinctive noir look. A similar use of shadows and lights is what I tried here. Maybe that's why I decided to draw Kevin and his white glasses.
[The Dark Horse and Legend logos are property of Dark Horse Comics. Sin City and Kevin created by Frank Miller]
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Almost a month ago actor Donald Glover started a campaign to get the role of Peter Parker in an upcoming Spider-Man movie. There's been a lot of debate in the internet about whether having a black guy portraying Marvel's famous wallcrawler is a bad or a good idea, and even Stan Lee gave his two cents about it.
I myself have been a bit torn. I don't think it's necessary to have a black guy playing Peter Parker, as if the only way to create interesting black characters was to change white character's race. On the other hand, Spider-Man is a very well known character, and iconic characters end up beeing modified and versioned all along time. After all, if Shakespeare's plays have been set in WWII, in modern fictional Florida cities and even in the future, why can't Marvel have a black version of Spider-Man?
With that in mind, I decided to create a black version of one of Marvel's most famous characters. A lot of actors came to my mind, but none of them was more charismatic than Mr. T.
[Wolverine is a property of Marvel Comics]