Posts tagged ‘graphic’

September 15, 2010

Underground Comic Artist Takes On Che Guevera

by Matt Forcey

Heard of Robert Crumb? You should also know something about another legendary comic-book artist, the great Spain Rodriguez. Here he talks to Revel in New York about creating Che: A Graphic Biography.

Via The Daily Beast

September 4, 2010

Dante’s Divine Comedy, the Graphic Novel

by Matt Forcey

By Seymour Chwast

I took on this project with great trepidation because so many great artists have already interpreted this important work.

Never mind, I took advantage of the form to interpret the material in a contemporary manner. I changed scale and emphasis to fit the situation in opposition to the static, uniform boxes of most graphic novels.

Dante plays himself as he travels to the other side with classical poet Virgil.  They, and the other characters are depicted in 1930’s dress.  I meant Dante to look like a Dashiell Hammett detective, searching for the truth.  The Dante character looks for answers unseeable to mere mortals, by traveling respectively, to Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.

The following images are taken from my translation of Dante’s “Divine Comedy.”

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 Via Huffington Post