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Comic books
I've always been a little bit addicted to comic books, all kind of comics (classic French and Belgian BD, some Japanese, American comics, and so on. One of the reasons because I like them are because I love drawing, not drawing beautiful things like landscapes or good-looking people but funny situations or expressive illustrations like the ones in comic books, and also buildings and appropiate backgrounds for the scenes.
Anyone are interested on it? I'm going to post some pictures of the ones I like.

Iznogoud the infamous (I think it is completely hylarious, text by René Goscinny, a genious, and drawings by Tabary)

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I thought i was the only one.

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Calvin and Hobbes, I've been reading it since I was 12.

The snow series are the best

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brilliant pic! A bit Hamlet to me...

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I really love the snowmans



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The first one is like a re-interpretation of Xiang warriors

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I'm reading this now, about the history of Iran


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but funny situations or expressive illustrations like the ones in comic books, and also buildings and appropiate backgrounds for the scenes.
Absolutely. One of my favorite comic quotes ever is from the introduction to one of the Calvin and Hobbes collections. It says smthing like, "Bill Watterson draws a great end table." - Charles M. Schulz Appropriate backgrounds for a scene can make or break a comic.. Some just have such an instantly recognizable and beautiful style...

::cheers:: I'm a pretty big comic book fan.. I mean, from the US press dailies -- Boondocks, calvin & hobbes, etc -- to the BDs (Boule et Bill is the definitive French ancestor to Calvin & Hobbes, right? <g>) to the indie presses... Phoebe Gloeckner, Adrian Tomine, hell, even Frank Miller! Sam Brown and exploding dog have a bit of a thread around here, so I won't post his stuff. I think online comics have come a long way as well. It's not just Penny Arcade anymore, but Cat and Girl, Dinosaur Comics ...

Well, have a looksie.
Derek Kirk Kim - the 10 Commandments of Simon, Adrian Tomine - "you'd hate me if I dressed that way...", Cat and Girl - the Sincerity Machine, Dinosaur Comic, Phoebe Gloeckner - why I hate comics...
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My favorites were Iznogoud and Neil Gaiman's Sandman

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Sandman was great. ^^

I loved Wendy and Richard Pini's Elfquest when I was little... The sweeping story lines were very LOTR...

Currently, I'm dying over Brian K Vaughn's Y: The last man... "In the summer of 2002, a plague of unknown origin destroys every last sperm, fetus, and fully developed mammal with a Y chromosome - with the exception of amateur escape artist Yorick Brown and his surly male helper monkey Ampersand."

--- Basically, it's a world initially left w/o armies, truckers, garbagemen, or air traffic control tower operators... except for Yorick. Vaughn is a snappy writer and the text is rife with in jokes. Good read, but it's far from done and the story's draggin a little.
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We have a thread already on anime & manga...
Hopefully we can use this one on comics from other countries
or just for more general sequential art

Here are two by Ton Beek
born 1925, Dutch
http://lambiek.net/artists/b/beek.htm
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Peter Newell
From 5/3/1862 - 15/1/1924, USA
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^I found a whole series of his comics here on the Naps of Polly Sleepyhead
http://www.nonsenselit.org/newell/polly/index.html
*warning*: there are racial jokes

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Tove Jansson
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Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip



The stories about Moomin and his relations and friends are one of those rare works of literature that are equally enjoyable by children and adults all over the world. Drawn and Quarterly is just releasing the first volume of the complete syndicated comic strips that author Tove Jansson illustrated until 1960 that center around the same Moomin troll family as her books did (which she also illustrated).



These stories are perfectly suited for the comic medium, and it was a total surprise to me that these strips existed because I had only known the stories in their book form while growing up. Drawn and Quarterly has also been publishing one strip a day on their website and you can read more than 90 as a preview. The wonderful thing about Tove’s work is that it has such a simple, appealing and original design and that her stories and characters are funny, engaging, twisted and real.
http://meathaus.com/2006/10/27/moomin-the-complete-tove-jansson-comic-strip/


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I only seem to have children's comics

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