Three Panel Soul is a webcomic illustrated by Ian McConville, and written by Matt Boyd. I think this webcomic is a really good one because they try conveying a certain feeling with only three panels. The original comic was called Mac Hall, but apparently the site was hacked, and they moved it to Three Panel Soul.
This one is one of the older ones, and by far one of my favorites:
I love Milo Manara‘s artwork, even though some might find it weird because he does comics in an erotic (and even pornographic) approach. I knew him from his collaborative work with Neil Gaiman, Endless Nights. Milo Manara had done the artwork for the story of Desire of the Endless in Endless Nights. And now he has represented a portion of the ancient human history (for people who are offended easily, please don’t look at the images below, for they are sexually explicit. You have been warned!). I found it very great and I wish I could have found a bigger resolution. You might recognize the images because most of them are taken from major artworks and represented in another way. I think the way of representing the human history like this looks like the Aurelian column, like I mentioned in my other blog.
kukuburi, the webcomic I love because of its intricate art, which I posted about here and here, is back from its hiatus yet again! Yay :)
The comic is by Ramón Pérez, and is about Nadia, who has a daily routine as a delivery girl in the bustling Big City and is disrupted one day when she passes through what seems like an ordinary white picket gate and into another world. As Nadia stumbles through this newfound land, and tries to find her place within it, she encounters its strange denizens and discovers all is not beautiful as it appears to be…
Enki Bilal is a French comic book creator, comics artist and film director. I have known about him since last year, when one of my friends lent me one of his comic books named The Black Order Brigade (Les Phalanges de l’Ordre Noir) and I really like his illustration style, so I was very surprised to discover that he made an illustration for Star Wars. I don’t really have much information about this particular illustration though, but it seems like it’ll be part of a book that will be published in the fall of 2010.
“When Coraline steps through a door in her family’s new home, she finds herself in another house, strangely similar to her own. But also very different!
The food is better, the toybox is full of fascinating things, and Coraline is made very welcome. But then it becomes clear the other mother and father who live there want Coraline to stay, and never go back to her real parents, and she faces a terrible struggle to be free.”
The storyline is very intruiging, and the artwork is captivating as well. (The ISBN is: 978-0-7475-9406-2) There is also a movie of Coraline, directed by Henry Selick, as expected. I haven’t watched it yet, but I suppose it will be amazing as well. Here is the trailer:
I recently bought (and immediately read and finished) Clover as a collected full edition, which is by the manga artists group CLAMP. I do not want to give any more spoilers than the back cover, so here’s the synopsis from the back cover itself:
“Kazuhiko is a young, but already deeply wounded, black-ops agent of a baroque, retro-tech world-pulled out of retirement to escort Sue, a mysterious waif, to a destination she alone knows. Sue and Kazuhiko have never met… yet she knows him, having grown up since the age of four with her only human contact being two distant voices: that of her elderly “grandma” – Kazuhiko’s commander, general Ko; and that of Kazuhiko’s dead girlfriend, the beautiful singer Ora.
And Sue has been kept in that cage all these years because of what she is, and what the Clover Leaf Project found her to be: a military top secret…and the most dangerous person in the world.”
I think the artwork is amazing, well of course coming from CLAMP, that was expected already :) The ISBN of the book I bought is 978-1-59582-196-6
Here are some pieces of art from the manga:
Here is the music video made for Clover, don’t watch it if you don’t want any spoilers, although it doesn’t give much away it can make the reader unpleasant to know about one or two details..
My friend Özgün had posted about Sandmanhere, but I was reminded of it because my boyfriend tried not to give spoilers since I hadn’t finished reading the whole storyline. I recently finished the entire series, and I think it is my favourite comic ever. The art of Sandman is amazing, and the story that Neil Gaiman tells, giving references to uncountable myths, other comics and other stories are astounding.