Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Jesus is just alright with me. I prefer Captain Marvel.

I was just fooling around, sketching.
It seems to me more and more lately that the best comics artist of the "Golden Age" had to have been C. C. Beck. Yes, Cole drew loopier, Eisner more cinematically, Raboy more heroically and Lou Fine feathered everything. But for sheer, direct storytelling and staging, clarity and fun, Beck is my choice. His Cap always seems to be in the exact right place for tension and drama, and Beck knew how to draw him simply and beautifully. Looking at his work, I sense that he knew anatomy and perspective as well as anyone, say Mac Raboy, but knew how to abstract and short hand it like no one else before or since.
Also, as I said somewhere else on this blog, I like Mar-Vell a lot too. K-TAAANGG!!


mikecarloooyeah said...

Hey Stephan, these last few posts are real cool. It's refreshing to see some pencil, ink, marker on paper. I find that inspirational.

Shazamaholic said...

The issue of BILLY BATSON & THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM you drew was the best of the series! Please return to that title and draw more CAPTAIN MARVEL!!

sdestefano said...

thanks very kindly, 'aholic! I enjoyed drawing that issue, and would consider drawing more, if offered.
(To be honest, I hear rumblings that title may not be around much longer....)