Posts Tagged ‘Namor’

Page 1 – Jim Woodring

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Jim Woodring is a cartoonist and illustrator probably best known for his series of critically acclaimed Frank books, as well as his self-published comic Jim and the construction of a seven-foot tall dip pen.

Jason is a long-time fan of Woodring’s work, and set to work trying to convince him to contribute to the Fantastic Four No. 9 Project. Woodring was apprehensive at first, never being a fan of superheroes, but Jason charmed him. And paid a lot of money. Jason’s insistence on having Woodring contribute to the project comes from seeing the similarities in the Kirby original of some of the furniture in Namor’s lair to various objects and designs in The Unifactor, the world in which Frank takes place.

Fun Fact: Of all the contributors to the Project, Jim Woodring is the only artist whose work appears on Jason’s body in the form of a tattoo (it is up to your imagination what and where).

Jim Woodring’s blog and website can be found here.

Page 9 – Josué Menjivar

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Josué Menjivar is the biggest Jack Kirby fan Jason has ever met. He insisted on doing this page for free, but compromised when Jason agreed to buy all of Josué’s comics in exchange for drawing the page.

Josué is the writer and artist of Way Off Main and Everyday Things. You can find his art and comics at freshbrewedillustration.com.

Page 20 – Kurt Dinse

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Kurt Dinse is a comic artist and illustrator from Chicago, IL who made the mistake of befriending Jason at the Columbus, OH Small Press and Comic Expo (SPACE). Despite being “friends”, Kurt still charged Jason an insane amount of money to draw this page, which is why there has been no new pages for the project. Kurt’s unique art style and twisted sense of humor is fully on display with this page.

Kurt, a former punk rocker, is best known for his comic series One Year in Indiana, and the barbarian homage/parody, Hurr. His work can be found at Pungent Basement Art, and recently he became the newest member to join the art collective, Ok, PANIC!, of which Jason and former Fantastic Four No. 9 contributors Pat Kain and Eric Shonborn are all a part of (though Pat Kain has moved on to bigger and better things).

Page 7 – Patrick Kain

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Pat Kain is a cartoonist and friend of Jason’s whose enthusiasm for the medium of comics is inspiring. Pat has done a variety of mini comics and has contributed art to many publications including Taffy Hips, The Buyer Beware Anthology, Purge, and Your Turkish Guidebook.

Pat’s work can be found at his blog, pbkain.com.

Page 10 – Anders Nilsen

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Anders Nilsen is an illustrator and comic creator living in Chicago, IL. He is best known for his works Big Questions, Dogs and Water, and Monologues For the Coming Plague.

Considering the downbeat tone of Nilsen’s comics, Jason was pleasantly surprised to find this recreation to be full of sight gags and humor. The image of Mr. Fantastic riding a trike was well worth the cost of the commission.

Anders Nilsen can be found online at andersbrekhusnilsen.com.