Here’s an odd anecdote from one Joe critique: Well into my (ongoing!) phase of manga-influenced artwork, I drew a faux cover illo for an assignment. Looking it over, Joe suggested, “Your composition needs more tension.” (Contemplative beard rub.) “What if, say, you drew a tentacle reaching in from off-camera and grabbing your heroine’s wrist?” Needless to say, in those innocent, naive days of the carefree 80s, neither Joe nor I had any idea that the words “manga” and “tentacle” would one day take on a very different and entirely more ominous implication….
- Adam Warren talking about his time learning from the legendary Joe Kubert at the Joe Kubert Art School. (via comicbookwomen)
Sure, PRAY! But—