Artist Steve Lieber talks about how writers can better deal with their artist collaborators, including debunking the old myth: “Comics have an unlimited budget.”
“Have you heard this aphorism: “Comics have an unlimited budget?” Remember it, because it’s wrong and you’ll want to humiliate and belittle anyone who brings it up. Your artist has to draw the stuff you are writing about, and his or her available time is your budget. Comics are drawn on deadline, and there are only so many hours in the days between when you send off your script and when the artist has to complete the story. If she spends all those hours drawing the 30 separate bicyclists you describe on page 1, she’s not going to have much time left for the alien armada on page 22.”
More at the link.
Marvel just released a couple more pages from Steve Lieber’s first issue of “Superior Foes of Spider-Man” to accompany an interview with the writer Nick Spencer. Here are the pages, along with the reference he shot for that all-important ad on the back of the Daily Bugle.
What is the secret of Boxcat? Steve will not say.
A Hawkguy convention sketch by @Steve_Lieber, colored in @MangaStudio 5.
I drew a sketch of Hawkeye and Pizza Dog at the Stumptown Comics Fest, and used it to play around with the coloring tools in Manga Studio 5. Here’s the result.
The original art might still be available at Periscope Studio’s Etsy store.
Learn to extract everything useful and discard everything else.
Indeed. One of our favorite @steve_lieber pieces.
Looks like Periscope just re-added my Comics vs War print to the Etsy store. Still proud of this one. See how many characters you can identify among the dead!