Archive for: Cerebus

Open Thread: Is Cerebus the Worst Comic Ever?

Assault on the earth-pig!

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The Art of Invisibility–the Gerhard interview

A lengthy interview with the background artist of Cerebus.

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Gerhard- Craft, Credit, Cross-hatching and Completion

On Boxing Day of 2010 I had the opportunity to speak to Gerhard, the long-time background artist and environmental designer on Cerebus, one of the most sprawling pieces of visual fiction ever created. While reading back over the completed interview, I kept coming back to points that we touched on but didn’t really explore. I’d […]

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Visual Aliens Part II

In the first part of this post, I introduced the notion of a visual alien, an isolated unit which is drawn in a markedly different visual style from its surrounding. I also postulated that there were two basic reasons to include a visual alien: Distinctness (to underline the alien’s difference from everything else) and Virtuosity […]

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Visual Aliens Part I

Thoughts on visual aliens: comics characters drawn in a different way from their surroundings.

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