Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What Do Artists Do All Day?

One of my favorite comic book artists is a man named Vincent Deighan. But most people know him by his pen name, Frank Quitely.

I don't want to get into a whole Frank Quitely love fest here... because that honestly deserves to be done right, in it's own post. But I do want to note that today is the release of Frank's first art book, 'Graphic Art: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely'

My copy should be arriving later today, so I can't as of yet attest to it's quality. But at 368 pages, how could it NOT be awesome?

To celebrate, here is a really wonderful short film about Frank, and comic artists in general, titled "What Do Artists Do All Day?" It's not super long, and offers a really insightful look into Frank's life.


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  2. Huh. The video's not working for me. I love his work, a synthesis of Moebius and Mike Kaluta, who admittedly share sensibilities. Quite frankly, though, I have a couple friends who stubbornly insist on calling him Frank "Quietly", so that they equally stubbornly miss the play on words. Anyone else run into this?

    1. Hmmm.. I double checked, and it works for me. Maybe just Google it? It's definitely worth a watch.

    2. Found it on youtube. Thanks. It was really inspiring.

  3. I am suddenly and absolutely in love with Frank Quitely's work.

  4. I just got my copy, and it's -really- nice! It's obviously only his DC stuff, so it's not a complete retrospective. But it is thick, oversized and printed on nice 100lb gloss text. The book compiles a lot of his short sequential stuff, interspersed with cover galleries.

    1. I just ordered the book; can't wait to paw through it!

  5. Great video, and seems like a great series. Looks like I have some hours of watching what artists do all day. I had coincidently picked up that issue of Jupiter's Legacy on the way home from Vermont this weekend, even more psyched to read it now.

  6. Really liked this video. A nice quiet look into a day. Some good shots of working and artwork. Thanks Dan.

  7. I am not familiar with Quitely's art, I will have to check his work out. The Star Wars battle aftermath piece shown as an example looks superb. But I am wondering what is the deal with the Boy Wonder crotch shot on the cover of his book?

  8. Reminds me of Geoff Darrow. Wonder if thats an influence. Great video Its been a long time since Electric Soup.

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