Thursday, October 16, 2014

Arrow 3-02: "Sara"


There's a new episode of Arrow to dissect, as Oliver and his gang deal with the repercussions of last episode's shocking ending.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Arrow 3-01: "The Calm"


Arrow is back! I'm doing my recaps in illustrated form this season. To enlarge images, right-click and open in a new tab. Here goes nothing:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Arrow comics: Season Two overview


The new season of Arrow kicks off next month! To get us all in the mood, I've put together a comic book overview of all of Season Two.

This is kind of a long one! If you need super-large images, right-click and open in a new tab for a huge, expandable version.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Duran Duran comics: Save a Prayer


Let's wrap up this series of comic books with the meditative, melancholy vibe of "Save a Prayer."

As always, larger images are after the jump.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Duran Duran comics: Hungry Like the Wolf


I have a natural distrust of anyone who doesn't like this song. Here's what the video looks like as a comic book.

Larger versions after the jump:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Duran Duran comics: Rio


Today's Duran Duran comic book: their justly-celebrated "Rio" video.

Since much of this video's totally awesome visual style comes from those geometric frames that Russell Mulcahy kept throwing in there, I wanted to preserve that by not adding frames of my own. Also? It's impossible to extract a coherent linear narrative from the images. Just sit back and look at pretty pictures.

Bigger images after the jump.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Duran Duran comics: New Moon on Monday


Another Duran Duran comic! This time, their video for "New Moon on Monday" is getting the comic book treatment. Since all I'm really doing is digitally altering screenshots from the video in Photoshop, only a microscopic bit of actual artistry is going into this, but still, I think the end result is neat.

Out of deference to the boys, all of whom apparently despise this video*, I've cut their hilariously overlong climactic dance sequence down to a single panel.

*They have nothing to be embarrassed about. It's a thoroughly charming video, albeit with a few moments--i.e. the aforementioned dance sequence--that could've used some judicious editing. It's still one of my favorites.

Bigger versions after the jump: