One of the greatest things about the meduim of comics is that the only limit to a comics creator is their imagination.
Artists can gleefully draw the most crazy and over-the-top images, and writers can grin as they come up with gruesome and shocking plot twists and situations. All without having to worry about budgets or actors or, frankly, physics!
There is virtually no topic that is taboo and the comics that are appearing on shelves today are, in my humble opinion, some of the most boundary-pushing literature available.
Granted, some of these things are done for pure shock value and the hope of squeezing more sales out of a title, but when approached properly…
Pandas flipping you off are just the tip of the iceberg.
Every week there’s at least two “indie” or creator-owned titles that I’m excited about in my To Read pile (this week is Brian K. Vaughn’s “Saga” and Tom Morello’s “Orchid”), and while these might not be crazy, over-the-top violent or twisted, they are darn interesting books and a testament to what the right imaginations can do with comics.
But I’m still holding out hope for that Panda…
Today’s page comes to us via Ron Salas:
Ron Salas is a graphic designer and comic artist whose illustrations have recently graced the covers of Dracula: The Company of Monsters as well as the interiors of 28 Days Later from BOOM! Studios and his creator-owned Existence 2.0/3.0 with writer Nick Spencer. His illustrations can also be found on the Comic Twart collective sketch site that features new illustrations from today’s leading comic artists. A graphic designer by day, you’ve probably seen people wear his art on apparel from Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, Disney, and others.
Have good start to the week, friends! Let’s meet back here Wednesday, yeah?