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would never have occurred to anybody had he himself not cleverly im-
planted the suggestion into people's minds, while pre-emptively protecting
himself from accusations of vanity (or delusion) by 'modestly' claiming not
to subscribe to the idea. However, the notion of him perhaps being the
best Silver Surfer artist to date has doubtless now taken root.
can entrust something that important to a hired hand,
no matter how good he may be."
of the look of a page determined by an outsider."
It reflects my personality."
trusion of someone else's style on my page. I really
fail to understand how artists can tolerate this."
one. It is something that can be done away with."
for the purpose of reflecting the artist's personality. I'm not interested in
Moebius's personality (or that of any other writer or artist, come to that).
At least, it's not my primary concern when I buy a comic, book, or DVD.
I bought Parable because I'm interested in the Silver Surfer, not Moebius.
The purpose of a comic, or any other form of storytelling, is to say "Look
at that, look at him, look at them, look at the premise, the story,
the situation" - not "Look at me!".
it be comics, books, music, movies, poetry, sculpture, any form of art,
in fact - will reveal, to a greater or lesser extent, some aspect of the
creator's personality, whether he wishes it to or not. However, that
should be a secondary result, apparent only after enjoyment of -
and reflection on - the work itself.
collaborative nature of comicbooks, so it seems misguided (to say
nothing of egocentric) not to allow someone better qualified than him-
self to render the script in a way that makes it more readily accessible
to the reader, and also complements the art more effectively than
his own sub-standard attempts at 'graphology'.
|Here's how it should be done. Art by John|
Buscema, lettering by Phil Felix