Art gossip, and a wish list.

May 14, 2009

Art gossip, and a wish list.

May 14, 2009

So, how are you all doing? Since this was the first evening all week I actually made it home from work before 10 pm, I thought I’d check in with you guys. There is one thing you can actually do while at work, however, and that’s post and read updates on Twitter. So I must admit that I do. Well, yesterday Andy Diggle tweeted about getting his first look at the new Daredevil art, which of course had me and presumably most Twitter-enabled DD fans curious about when us mere mortals will get a look at this art. Heck, I’d take just getting a name.

As far as the latter goes, there’s a rumor going around that doesn’t appear to be completely far-fetched. A couple of interesting sketches out there (maybe Francesco would be kind enough to post the link in the comments, because I don’t have it) point a tentatively suspicious finger at a well-known collaborator of Diggle’s. If you can’t figure out who I’m talking about, you’re losers. And that’s a hint, not an insult. πŸ˜‰

Regardless of who is penciling away in secrecy out there, I have a few humble wishes I’d love the next artist to deliver on. While I prefer a grittier, more realistic style, I think I’d be down for a slight change of tone if that’s the case. However, I don’t want to see any of the following;

  1. Foggy’s recent sense of style reverting to some kind of plaid disaster with over-dimensioned bowties. An occasional bowtie? Fine. Plaid bowtie? Please God, no.

  2. Any white cane shorter than four and a half feet. Seriously. It’s amazing to me how artists will use photo references to accurately render the most miniscule of details, but messes up on one of the most common “accessories” in the book.

  3. Matt’s office (assuming he has a job) still missing a computer. Those of you who know me well, will know that this is not the first time I’m complaining about this, but the most important piece of office machinery of the last few decades has been conspicuosly absent from Matt’s office since Daredevil #25 (vol 2). Foggy has one. We know Dakota had one. Where’s Matt’s?

What is your list of DOs and DON’Ts for any new artist coming on? And, who would you like to see?


  1. Gloria

    O, indeed, praying on my knees for no more plaid bowties.

    I suggest a noisy campaign if the Fogster reverts to his old dressing habits… well, relatively old: while drawn by Colan he wore rather correct suits(even three-piece suits)+straight tie.

  2. Robert

    Oooh, interesting link, Francesco.

    I’d never read Andy Diggle until he took over Thunderbolts and, to be honest, I haven’t been that thrilled with the few issues I’ve read so far. That said, it’s only been a few issues and I don’t think you can judge a writer on that, so I’ll reserve judgement until his issues hit the stand.

    However, it does strike me that he’ll be quite different from Bendis and I agree with you, Christine, in that I think the art may very well be different. From what I can tell of what I’ve seen of Diggle, he’s in the ‘four panel a page’ school that’s quite popular (and that I’m not particularly keen on). If I’m right about that, then I think there could be a substantial change to the look and feel of the book.

    But, as I say, I know very little about Diggle, regardless of the artist to be announced, so it’s wait and see for me.


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