May 13 2019
Platinum (1897-1938) Golden ( 1938 -1955) Silver ( 1956 – 1970 ) Bronze (1970 – 1985) Copper (1985 – 1991) Extreme ( 1992 – 1998) Movie ( 1998-present)
(!974) I began to study styles before I was born; to see what influenced the artists I was influenced by. I really like the naturalistic proportions on some of Will Eisner’s figures.
( 1991) This style was popular when I was in highschool; and my main first influence.
( 2000 ) I was no longer collecting comicbooks during this period. But appreciated the coloring, and forms.
(1958) Began to appreciate the variety of facial expressions, ( which in the Copper age, were mostly angry faces).
(1941) When I was a teenager, I thought the golden aged ‘lacked’ fine detail. But now I see the qualities the Golden Age had, that the copper age often lacked – such as naturalistic subject matter, physiques, and creating drama with fully drawn figures, and compositions. The copper age often had covers with close ups of single figures above the waist, or dynamic covers with similar action poses, and lacking a sense of unique plot or story; just like a group of bodybuilders posing and flexing – or a professional portrait photo) – Every Era has qualities that I appreciate, for different reasons – by studying them, it enables me to have more repertoire, beyond copper age/ or modern age stereotypes.
2nd issue in Art Book Collection Volume 1
Some panels worth studying for application to new comics scenes ; by reinterpretation. * These scans are not perfectly flat – I didn’t remove the binding to make perfect scans; just wanted to give an idea of Golden Age GGA( Good Girl Art) – as I am discovering it
*Cover: lions. Pg1: 2nd panel background, costumes Pg2: Panel 2 female figure, Pn3, expression female left pn 4 female tribal costume pn5 background figures Pg3: pn 1 safari hat, costumes, pn 3 figure female, pn5** costume, pn6 costume pn7 costume. Pg 4 pn1 costumes, pn3** female figure, pn 4** female figure, pn 6** female pose, Pg5: pn 1 costume, pn 2 scene pn4** scene and main female figure, costumes, pn5 scene. pg6: pn 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. **panels that I would like to study ( to reinterpret ) – thus far: