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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 30 August 2005 at 10:41am | IP Logged | 1  

"In December, Dynamic Forces will ship Storyteller: The First Thirty
Years
, a 200+page volume featuring hundreds of illustrations by
Perez as well as a career-spanning interview by Christopher Lawrence,
and an all-new cover by Perez."



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Would think something like this would be fitting for JB as well, no?

-C!
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Taavi Suhonen
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I think my Christmas wish list just got one item longer....

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Matthew Hansel
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There is also a George Perez DVD out, NOW, from Twomorrows.  I bought it and watched it...it focus is George drawing in his studio...which is neat, but you can't really see all that well what the hell he is drawing.  The music is a tad annoying as well.

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John Papandrea
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I have the Perez DVD myself and wished there were more video of him drawing and inking!

A treat none the less to see a master of his craft at work.

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Gerry Turnbull
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John, ive been thinking of getting this, can you tell me more about the contents?

Gerry

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John Papandrea
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The DVD starts with the interviewer at the front of George's home. George is filmed in his studio as he discusses pieces of art he has hanging on his wall. (Some original and some just prints) Really corny music is playing in the background.

They eventually get to his drawing table where George is creating a Witchblade double cover which will contain the various versions of this character. He is filmed drawing only 2 of the many versions of the character. (about 10% of the cover)

It is interesting seeing the process. He starts with blue pencil outline and continues on with drawing in pencil. He uses reference books for the different versions of the character as well as using references for guns etc.

Interjected between this are interviews with some writers and artists about the influence George has had on the comic industry. (Mark Waid, Phil jimenez etc)

In the extras there are some pics of unpublished Perez art as well as a recent example from JLA/Avengers from pencil to inks.

A good DVD but could have been better. There should have been more of George drawing AND inking. If the creators were concerned about the length of the DVD, they could have filmed George drawing the entire piece and sped the film up. (IMO)

 

 



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James Stewart
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Hey Gerry do they have this video here?Might indulge in it myself.
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Gerry Turnbull
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James, FP wont be stocking it, apparently things like that dont sell!( and wont when they dont stock it, especially when theres the demand, both myself and a pal of mine would both have bought it, and im sure you would have too)

it would be nice to have had the choice though.

it can be ordered direct from twomorrows for $34 plus $7 airmail shipping.

which seems quite reasonable.

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Eric Nolen-Weathington
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I would have loved to show George drawing the
entire 2-page spread, but unfortunately he wasn't
able to work for long periods of time (this was at the
onset of his illness), and he also had to juggle
working on that with inking the Donna Troy series.
He can't ink at all right now, because he can't
concentrate enough due to the pain he's in. He's had
to pass off the inking of the Witchblade pages to
someone else.
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