Monday, October 09, 2006

American Comics/Girls

I didn’t know the world of comic books as a kid, so seeing stuff as an adult is very exciting. Today, B showed me Hard Boiled by Frank Miller and Geof Darrow published by Dark Horse. It has an obsessive amount of detail:





Which totally blows my mind.

Did any of the ladies out there grow up reading comic books? Also, why (aside from Tank Girl) aren’t there more age/sex/interest oriented American comic books? Am I missing out on another genres that exist but I just don’t know about?

10 Comments:

Blogger Mystic said...

What a neat blog here! I hope I learn some design and art here. I too love comics; my favorite is Asterix. Do you like them ?

October 09, 2006  
Blogger Faust Haus said...

Mystic-

Thanks- we can learn from eachother! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes!!!

October 09, 2006  
Blogger Faust Haus said...

Oh p.s. Asterix- I'll have to look that up!

October 09, 2006  
Blogger Eben Matthews said...

Yeah - Geoff Darrow is INSANE! He was also the main concept desiger on the Matrix films and has another great series with Frank Miller called "Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot" and a new book called Shao Lin Cowboy which is written by the Whachowski (sp?) bros. and is completely great and hillarious.

Comic Recomendations for you :

Classics -
• Dark Knight Returns
• Watchmen
• Ronin

Almost Classics -
• Hellboy
• Sin City
• Madman
• 300 (upcoming film)
• Red Rocket 7 (You would especially dig this)

New Discoveries -
• Y the Last Man
• She Hulk (Super funny)
• Stray Bullets

Lots of great comics out there --
Get readin' . . .

October 12, 2006  
Blogger Eben Matthews said...

Oh yeah -

ANYTHING by Moebeus - Fantastic stuff!

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous maria said...

ASTERIX is amazing!!!!! That's what I grew up with as well! In Europe they made movies out of them as well and the comicbooks can be found in LOTS of different languages and dialects with in languages!

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous naomi said...

I grew up with Asterix, Tintin and a bunch of comics that I found in this book store I went to all the time that I cannot, for the life of me, recall the names of right now. I do remember looking desperately for more and they were all kind of girly and had some kind of moral story attached to them.

October 16, 2006  
Blogger Faust Haus said...

Looks like a synonymous vote for Asterix. I'll be hunting it down and will let you know what I think.

As for you, Eben- clearly you reign supreme nerd and I am glad to know you :)

October 16, 2006  
Blogger Mystic said...

Asterix is great, but I think some of the good stuff are getting lost in translation. The same comics are translated by different people and come out not that great sometimes ( as I recently found out). I grew up with Asterix, Tintin and amarchitrakatha (Immortal picture tales in hindi) in India. What are the Cartoon Classics of the US ?

October 17, 2006  
Blogger wee-fi said...

Mmmm I love the use of colour in these. =)

October 22, 2006  

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