Better Late than Never

I know, I know.

I’m a little late to this party, but I finally found a few minutes to sit down and read the first few issues of Nick Spencer’s Morning Glories series from Image. I haven’t been too familiar with Spencer up until this point, but I plan on rectifying that very quickly.

I’m not a reviewer, so I won’t go into details here but I will tell you that I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read thus far and can’t wait to see what happens next. If there’s a better compliment to give a comic book writer, I haven’t seen it.

Before I grabbed the book myself, I had been hearing about Morning Glories since it’s release. The most often used line in critics’ circles was the comparison to Lost.

From where I’m standing, that’s not the quite the compliment they were intending.

If people had said ‘Morning Glories is The Lost of the Comic Book World, but with a cohesive storyline and world building that makes sense’ than yes, that’s a compliment.

Praise/Non-praise aside, I’ll tell you that Morning Glories is worth your time.

Today’s page was penciled, inked and colored by the very talented Chase Conley:

Since I was a child, I would draw to pass the time. When I wasn’t outside with friends I was drawing. In about third grade I discovered comics. I was hooked from that point on. I went to the middle school of the arts where I was introduced to fine art at a very young age and this became another love of mine. I loved the hands-on work we did there, and I was exposed to many different forms of art at a very early age. This helped in my growth and kept me motivated to be the best because of my competitive nature. I continued to pursue art through high school and landed a few portrait gigs during my time in school, once I realized you could make money having fun, I just got focused and made sure I was as well-rounded as possible so I could take on any opportunity that presented itself. Portraits are rather boring sometimes, so comics and anime were still my escape. I love to tell stories visually, and do so to this day. I practice everyday to sharpen my storytelling abilities, as well as my traditional aesthetic in hopes that I will become as good as those that came before me. As I’ve gotten older, I have developed a love for animation, video game character design, as well as illustration.  My goal is to be successful as possible in these fields.

We’ll see you on Friday, Folks.

-sohmer

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