Sequentials That Are Inconsequential...

A blog by Comicbook Artist Daniel Irizarri for the exposition, culture, and criticism of sequential art, also known as COMICS.

Posts tagged rant

Mar 17

A Word on the Death of Moebius.

I think it’s quite clear around the internet that Jean Giraud was an inmensely loved, admired and revered figure. The collective comics consciousness truly mourned the passing of a genius and revolutionary of the artform. What’s interesting to see is how exactly it did so which is, in my opinion, the best way possible. 

It’s as if his death caused a sudden shock-wave across the earth in all directions, which forced us to be more creative and more imaginative in his absence. All around the internet you’ll see amazing tributes to his work and in those pieces you’ll see people attempting to reach, or at least approximate, some of those creative elements that moebius conceived. Maybe none of that will stick, who knows, but it’s nice to see a community aspire to more in honor of one of its greatest contributors’ passing. 


Sep 13

I Have Bad Days.

I know this. What’s funny is that, somehow, most of my grumpy moods and borderline depressions can be traced in one way or another to a lack of drawing. If I don’t draw for a long enough time, I don’t even feel like I have the right to call myself a Comic book artist. This leads to frustrations. Comic artists are always working on pages, they have everything laid out and they post picture of all the pages they’re working on splayed on their desks. I envy those guys so much. 

The good thing is that i’m drawing, and I feel better already and I’m going to keep writing and when i’m done i’ll be working those goddamn pages ‘til i’m up to my neck and sick of it, but even then I’ll smile and say “That’s the life of a comic book artist.”