Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chance Meeting

Richard Corben's techniques were most seductive, bringing beauty to ugliness, and actually a bit of ugliness to beauty. Corben's work was sort of a bridge between latter day undergrounds and mainstream adult comics. Specializing more in sci-fi horror, this is a rare excursion to the land of Edgar Rice Burroughs:


Unknown said...

"were"? Isn't Corben still alive?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

I'm sure he is. This is a hazard with an autobiographical blog like this. Most of the material I post here is from the past, as are my references to the material. The art works WERE printed in the past and certain techniques WERE used to create the work, and my experiences with the works WERE what they WERE.

If these creators are still creating, I may or may not be aware of it. All I'm doing in this blog is coming at the material from my (past tense) point of view, not closing the book on the subjects or creators.

Thanks for asking.

Anonymous said...

Richard Corben has recently been doing stories for Dark Horse's Conan comic . . . so chances are good that he is still with us.

I agree with the opinion that he can bring ugliness to beauty . . . not so much the versa!

Rafa Garres said...

Corben and Eisner the best comoic book artists ever.
"Non plus ultra".

Anonymous said...

Were there only two pages?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Two pages is all I have, and I believe that is all there is, just one of those little 'riffs' that panel artists do here and there. If there ARE more, I'd be the first to want to see them.