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Monday, October 06, 2008

Names of great creators that Bill doesn't believe exist!

Farel Dalrymple, Rafael Grampa, Tomer Hanuka, and Vasilis Lolos, all names debated by Bill to be fabrications of my imagination. The names represent something different to me, creators who fabricate in order to drive my imagination.

Farel Dalrymple's drawings were most recently seen in the pages of Omega the Unknown and Meathaus SOS. I first fell in love with his style after discovering Pop Gun War, an urban fantasy.

This image above is from Mike Mignola's Jenny Finn. The artist who accompanied Farel on this project was a guy by the name of Troy Nixey, who has an incredible talent but not a strange enough name to convince Bill that he is make believe.

Above: Tomer Hanuka is a fellow Meathaus representative, drawing his own unique tales in Bipolar, collected in Placebo Man. The stories in this collection are far out, almost subconscious dreamworlds. Often times you'll find Tomer working alongside his brother Asaf Hanuka (Pizzeria Kamikaze), another name that Bill believes to be fake.

Similarly, Rafael Grampa and Vasilis Lolos have worked in cahoots. Their compilation, 5, with Becky Cloonan, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, has won many awards.
Rafael Grampa has a great style and his paneling and effects expand the medium. His is, as I see it, a mix of Paul Pope and Frank Quietly. The small details are innovative and cinematic.

Below: Vasilis Lolos works on projects such as Pirates of Coney Island and Last Call. His style, to me resembles Becky Cloonan's (American Virgin)and Nathan Fox's(Pigeons from Hell) also both really cool art styles worth a look, but not weird names.

So here is proof that they do in fact exist, strive on the form and are successful at maintaining my interest for the future.

Thank you to all the artists named here for keeping comics going into the future and for putting your heart and back into it! Furthermore, most if not all of the books mentioned here are currently available from our distributor, so please, come in and ask any of us, if you're interested.

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At 10/06/2008 9:52 PM, Blogger josh said...

good grief...figments of Jared's imagination spilling over into reality. I think this may be the end of sanity as we know it. Actually though I enjoy all of these guys' work as soon as I realize (someone points it out to me) just whose stuff I'm looking at.

At 10/07/2008 9:45 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Jared trys & SUCCEEDS! What a great post! I'm so glad that the comics medium not only offers up such a variety of artistic styles and sensibilities, but unique names and personalities too!

At 10/07/2008 1:48 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I remember trying to explain that the comic HATE was written and drawn by Peter Bagge...

At 10/08/2008 12:29 PM, Blogger Mr. Hawthorne said...

Fantastic post!!


At 10/09/2008 12:39 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

thanks guys for the kind words...i tried...and i was holding in my excitement about these guys art for awhile now and i had to spill!


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