Archive for January, 2008

The Process

The StormJoe Infurnari’s The Process made the shortlist as a result of the gorgeous artwork and the brilliant concept.

Infurnari’s artwork is truly spectacular, he not only conjures up a weird fantasy world but also visualises the creative process at work.

This comic truly is a masterpiece of layout design. Each page is a work of art and some pages take on the complexity of a modernist mandala. Sprays of colour and complex interweaving of images that I have only ever seen successfully realised in Blade of the Immortal, until now. While Hiroaki uses his technique for the occasional center piece, Infurnari treats us to visual spectaculars far more regularly.

If that wasn’t good enough Infurnari, gives a glimpse into his creative process with detailed comments and rough sketches. It is great to see the artistic process at work and dissected so thoughtfully and reflectively.

If you consider yourself a fan of comics then The Process is a title that demands your attention with a visual insistence and a degree of intellectual playfulness rare in the form.

Nomination reviews

dan2.jpgWhile I consider the nominees I’ll be posting a series of mini-reviews to give you a flavour of their work.  Better still go check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

And the nominees finally are…

Well the Geekies are finally under way. The shortlist is:

Aaron Diaz for Hob,

Meredith Gran for Octopus Pie,

Rebecca Sugar for Pug Davis,

Jenny Romanchuk for The Zombie Hunters,

D.J. Coffman for Hero By Night,

Evan Dahm for Rice Boy,

Nicholas Gurewitch for The Perry Bible Fellowship,

Tom Siddel for Gunnerkrig Court,

David A J Berner and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj for Shades,

Joe Infurnari for The Process,

and Klio for SPQR Blues.

Long term readers will note I haven’t actually gotten around to reviewing all those shortlisted but I can assure you I have avidly read all of the titles. Please comment on who you think should win. Remember the awards are for best art, best writing, most originality and invention and webcomic of the year 2007.