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Wolverine a Montreal Canadian fan?!

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A couple of weeks ago, I was re reading The X-Men: Days of Future Past story line because they are adapting that great story to the big screen with Bryan Singer coming back to the X-Men franchise as a director next year and fell on that drawing of Logan about to drink a Molson Ex beer. It got me thinking, what if I had claws like Wolverine, I would definitely drink my beer the way I sketch it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, I might have push the envelope by drawing him as a Montreal Canadian fan, but I like to think that he might enjoy a cold one while watching is favorite Hockey club.

Enjoy!

Comic books that should be adapted for the big screen.

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Trough the years, I’ve read some comics books that felt like if I was watching a movie such as Frank Millers Sin City & Marvel The Ultimate’s (which Marvel just released The Avengers movie based on that book)  I’ve written down a short list below of comic books that to me, are obvious choices to be  adapted for a television series or for the big screen. Also, if your are looking for some good comic books to read, that list is golden.

 

Television adaptation:

Y: The last man

Publish by DC comics/ Vertigo

Written by Brian K. Vaughan drawn by Pia Guerra

On a Wednesday morning in July of 2002, all the male species on Earth dies except Yorick Brown, a amateur escape artist and is monkey Ampersand. What save them for the plague? Is the talisman Yorick had just acquired for is girl friend or maybe is new acquire Capuchin monkey? We follow is quest as he try to reunited himself with is girl friend that is currently in Australia. With the help of some new friends, Yorick will try to survive a dangerous journey after the down fall of society.

 

Rising Stars

Publish by Image Comics/Top Cow

Written by Michael j Straczynski

A comet pass over a small town causing all the new born to be gifted and shared a common bond. The story tells  the tales of the Special and how they rise and fall. One really good take on “What if ” super hero existed in the real world.

 

Midnight Nation

Publish by Image comics/Top Cow

Written by Michael j Straczynski art by Gary Frank

David Grey, a police officer is investigating a murder, when he track down the potential murderer, he touch’s a strange man and lost a part a himself and seems to have as fallen trough the cracks of society. He will need to travel a long road to try to get back what was stolen from him.

 

Supreme Power

Publish by Marvel

Written by Michael j Straczynski art by Gary Frank

What if Superman was raise by the government instead of is loving adopting parents? Amazing art and a great story line.

 

 

Preacher 

Publish by DC comics/ Vertigo

Written by Garth Ennis art by Steve Dillon

We follow the adventure of Jesse Custer, An small town alcoholic preacher and Cassidy a Irish vampire. Jesse as hit the bottom of the barrel concerning is religious belief but everything changes when suddenly  is possesses by the Genesis entity and give him a very special power, the voice of God. This series will never be made because of the Catholicism bashing it gets and all the other crazy stuff that goes down in that epic adventure, just go & read it.

 

Movie adaptation:

 

Ronin

Publish by Dc Comics

Written and drawn by Frank Miller Colors by Lynn Varley

We witness the reincarnation of Ozaki, a Samurai warrior from feudal japan into the 22nd century to battle an evil spirit. A really good graphic Novel that would really make a great movie  because of the way our society is turning today with technologies & myths.

 

Old Man Logan

Publish by Marvel

Written by Mark Millar and drawn by Steve McNiven

In a not too distant future, the superheroes as fallen, the villains as won. Most of them died in battle.  Very few of them are alive, Logan A.K.A the Wolverine is one of them, trying to live a quiet peaceful life with is family, but every month, The Banners come make a visit and beat the hell out of him to remind him who is charge now. Logan is broke and he as issue paying the Banners. Hawk Eyes, need’s a driver to deliver a pay load all the way to the others side of the country.

 

Wanted

Publish by Image comics/Top Cow

Written by Marc Millar art by  J. G. Jones

The Killer of all Killers  finally gets a bullet  between the eyes. the organization decide to train is low life with no self-esteem son to replace him. Well this was already adapted for a movie but it was such a disgrace for the original  comic book, they just had to follow the comic book page by page, chapter by chapter, how hard can this be?

 

 

 

Superior

Publish by Marvel/ Icon

Written by Marc Millar art by Leinil Francis Yu

Simon Pooni a handicap kid is given the powers and appearance of  a Super Hero Movie Icon.  Superior is a great story about human weakness and the constant battle between good and evil.

Jeremy Geddes, photo realistic painter or CGI artist?

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There I was running in the snow last January, running to get to the book stores near my work, I really needed to escape during my lunch time. I am giving the long stare at this cover, February edition of Juxtapoz.

My surrounding is buzzing with people. Here I am, Mesmerized, looking at it for several seconds, my winter gear look similar to the Cosmonaut…Mission accomplish, we got lift off! Destination, Jeremy Geddes world, one that is fill with big empty city… a few Cosmonauts and dreamers lurking around. Here I am, not running anymore, looking at the most beautiful magazine cover I’ve ever seen.

 

 

 

At the  first glance I taught that Jeremy arts was made from CGI(computer generated Imagery) but it was not, it is oil painting.

I carried the magazine around to show it to my friends for a few weeks.( You liar! You don’t have any friends! The only friend you had back then was that magazine! and what did you do to that magazine? You cut it into piece to post it on your wall!! ) Every time I pull out the mag to show it to my friends they ask me : “ Do you mind if I keep that magazine? And my response was “ Oh no, I don’t mind, I’ve been carrying it around for weeks so I could finally gave it to you! (NOT) It was clear that I was not the only one that was moved by M. Geddes art work. You can have a view of is latest work at  http://www.jeremygeddesart.com/index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of is painting took 6 months to complete and we are not talking part time painting here. He paints 12 hours a day, seven days a week! That is dedication! Is cosmonaut series is mind blowing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He did also covers for the independent comic book Doomed, they look amazing also!

I’ve got the perfect excuse to visit new York this fall,

he will be exposing in NYC at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in October 20 to November 17 2012.

http://jonathanlevinegallery.com/