You are viewing laura_gaijin

 
 
16 December 2009 @ 12:15 pm
December Wrap-up!  
Wow, it's been this long since I posted? How sad. Well, my buddy Tom Fiester just alerted me to the fact that Complex.com has their Top 50 Covers of 2009 list up, so I thought I'd go through it, see what I contributed. :)

47. Planetary #27

33. MY COVER!!! Uncanny X-Men #508!!

...and that's pretty much it. Most of the other covers were done by illustrators; James Jean, JH Williams III, Marko Djurdjevic, etc. So I feel pretty good about the company I'm in. :) Three other Wolverine Art Appreciation covers made it onto the list; Paolo Rivera's Spider-Man #592 was at #10, and the #590 cover was at #48. Skottie Young's Captain Britain & MI-3 #12 cover made it to #13.

SO, what's been happening in Laura-coloring-land? Well, from what I hear, The Rocketeer comes out today. I have not yet seen a copy of this book (my comp copies from IDW are in the mail), so I can't vouch for the printing, but everyone else who's seen it says it's awesome. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! Apparently Augie de Blieck seems to like it...

The following issues were completed recently, and sent off to the printers:

The Stand: Soul Survivors #3 (there will be a month hiatus between 3 and 4, as Mike & Izabella Perkins enjoy their new parent status; everyone say hello to little Natalia Perkins!)

Siege #1

...and right now, Ultimate Avengers Vol. 2 #1 (aka #7) is on my desk.

Yes, I colored Amanda Conner's cover for Marvel's Girl Comics. There's an interview with editor Jeanine Schaefer over at The Beat. And of course there's whinging in the comments. But why should we ghettoize girls into their own book? If I'm a dude, can I buy the book? Isn't the title "Girl Comics" misogynistic and stupid?? OH NOES DRAMAZ!! Whatever, all right? I'm wracking my brain for when I last colored something drawn by a female penciler, and I think it might have been in the late '90s when Joyce Chin and I paired up on a portrait of 7 of 9 from Star Trek Voyager for a gaming magazine. And that wasn't even comics. I have colored a few things inked by Rachel Dodson, and I've worked with several female writers (most notably Jen Van Meter on Black Lightning), but that's pretty much it. Why? Because I am in the superhero clubhouse. Not just the superhero clubhouse, but the big-numbers, hot-selling, VERY male-centric super-superhero clubhouse. Women creators do not often cross trajectories with this particular clubhouse, either by choice or circumstance -- so hell yeah, I'm *thrilled* to color Amanda Conner. I hope I get to do it again. I hope I get to participate in this project more than just this one cover, because I'd be working with new-to-me artists, and that's ALWAYS awesome to me.

*whew* Rant over! Enjoy your comics, kids!
 
 
( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
full of vacuumtriestine on December 16th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
That Logan van Gogh picture is one of my favourite things on the internet.

Also ♥ to girls in comics; I admire you all.
dewlinedewline on December 16th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Never mind that Logan's home town of Calgary was founded but three years before Van Gogh died, that cover is FUNNY. Besides, with all the time travel that Logan's done and likely to have done...who's to say it wasn't Van Gogh's ear on that claw?

*laughs*
Stephanie: BSGbodhipuff on December 20th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Just saw this. I <3 you sooo much Laura.
( 3 comments — Leave a comment )