Frank Quitely C or D

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i bought a Val McDermid book after she answered all the same questions on celebrity university challenge as i could. unfortunately it was quite poor, a silence of the lambs copy which actually had the characters go and see silence of the lambs at one point. she's gotten better in later books, i don't doubt.

koogs, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 12:50 (ten months ago) link

Ty for the link, I’ll definitely check this out! I loved his work on The Invisibles and the last chapter is an all time fave.

gyac, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 13:22 (ten months ago) link

If you (or anyone else) has yet to read Flex Mentallo please do so ASAP as it's one of the all-time greats. Really anything the two of them collaborated on is top of the heap.

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 13:31 (ten months ago) link

also all-star superman, the greatest superman story ever told

at the risk of doxxing myself and/or dropping a name, i've had the opportunity to work with vin/frank a couple of times and meet grant morrison and they were v gracious about my stammering acknowledgement that the scene in a-ss where superman's warmth and kindness saves someone from suicide was a massive help to me in a difficult time, which i was unable to stop myself blurting out

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 13:37 (ten months ago) link

Seriously @ that sentiment. Glad you got that moment.

But also there can't be more than, what, a couple hundred people in that country of yrs? I'm surprised you don't all live on the same street.

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:04 (ten months ago) link

fuck you, we have four streets and we're promised running water by 2022

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:06 (ten months ago) link

Second the awww at bg and weirdly enough I have the same feelings about The Invisibles; the part where Edith tells the story of her miscarriage and the flashback frame to it later gets me every time

Ty for Flex Mentallo rec, I’m definitely going to get that. :)

gyac, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:09 (ten months ago) link

Really the entire narrative of Flex is another of those heart-hitching Mozzer/Quitely moments for me. I reread it every couple of years and it gets me every time.

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:12 (ten months ago) link

yeah, flex is v special too - morrison and quitely together have a unique ability to bend readers' minds that neither of them can quite achieve when they're apart

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:13 (ten months ago) link

gyac, if you wanna cry your eyes out the morrison/quitely animal-soldiers miniseries we3 will definitely have that effect

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:14 (ten months ago) link

(The only non-Quitely GM work I can think of off the top that hits quite the same emotional chord for me is the ending of The Filth when the purpose of all the subsequent depravity and degradation is revealed.)

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:14 (ten months ago) link

(This discussion is legit getting me a little misty.

Shut up and leave me alone.)

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:16 (ten months ago) link

I actually own we3 but have never read it! But I will!

I also love their work together on New X-Men.

gyac, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:18 (ten months ago) link

I have given non-comics people NXM to read and they really dig it until Quitely ends his first run.

(I like to think that this is in part because they can perceive just from the artwork in the following arc how big a turd Van Sciver will become in subsequent years.)

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:21 (ten months ago) link

i think quitely's work does seem very legible to non-comics-readers in a way that is pretty unusual, so i'm not surprised to hear that, really - probably doesn't help that much of the nxm art post-quitely is pretty ugly and murky iirc

my wife loves superman from the reeve movies but doesn't care about comics much; however, she she did come with me to the quitely exhibition at the kelvingrove museum and ended up being impressed enough to buy a fairly pricey limited print of quitely's superman flying over kelvingrove, which now hangs proudly in our living room

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:29 (ten months ago) link

Jealous rn.

Yeah, Quitely is the rare double threat of A+ draftsman and A+ storyteller.

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:32 (ten months ago) link

Anyone know an ETA for Jupiter's Legacy v3?

ILX Moderator: It's Like a Pressure Wash for Your Insides (WmC), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 20:11 (ten months ago) link


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