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Legends of the DARK CRYSTAL Comic! Opinions?

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by Laszlo, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Max Kim, the artist, would like to hear from you folks.
    What do you think of his art?

    Here is his page:

    IMO he did an awesome job so far! His style captures the essence of the characters very well.

    The comic will be released March 2007 ! Can't wait!
  2. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Very nice--you're right on about the "essence" of the characters. It's there, without them seeming static or like carbon copies. I think there's a lot of room for these representations to stay true to the original and still have their own lives.
  3. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    I can't wait for this to be on sale...they look awesome. Thanks for giving us a bit of direction, so we'd be able to see it!
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    WOW! Double WOW! This is amazing!! Is this the style the book will be drawn in???

    I was afraid it would be more manga stuff (which I'm NOT a fan of and would have bought anyhow) but this is AWESOME!!
  5. Verona

    Verona New Member

    And the guy behind this great art is also very sweet.
  6. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Does he have photos of himself somewhere? :)
  7. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    This art is awesome! I definetly can't wait for this to come out!
  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I forgot: Is this TokyoPop also?
  9. Verona

    Verona New Member

    Yes it is.
  10. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Max sent me an E-Mail... :)

    "Thanks for the comments everyone. I really appreciate it. I know I
    probably won't please everyone, but I'll try to do my best
    regardless... I'd post this message myself, but I can't seem to get an
    activation e-mail that'll let me into the forums.. :p Anyways, thanks
    again everyone!" - Max -
  11. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I'm glad I saw this thread, because I'd actually forgotten about this project. Seeing the art makes this a must-buy for me.

  12. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I really liked the preview comic in the back of return to Labyrinth.
  13. Verona

    Verona New Member

    I wish I could see that one. Example, someone?
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I LOVE the artwork for the Dark Crystal book!
  15. BalconyHeckler

    BalconyHeckler New Member

    I think it looks so amazing. It's like he channeling Brian Froud. Visually, it surpasses the Labyrinth manga. Max, it looks great. I can wait to purchase it in March! :)
  16. Giar Fraggle

    Giar Fraggle Member

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really love this guy's art. Especially the Gelflings, they're so cute! And the Mystics and Skeksis looks so awesome! I was afraid the comic wouldn't retain any Froudness, but it retains a surprising amount!

    Even though I doubt I'll ever buy the comics, the art is simply lovely.
  17. DTWolf

    DTWolf Member

    The back of vol. 1 of Return to Labyrinth includes a 25-page preview of the upcoming Dark Crystal graphic novel. If you want to see, stroll over to the manga section of a large-sized bookstore and take a look.

    In stark contrast to the shoddy drawing in Return to Labyrinth, the Dark Crystal pages are truly well done. I'm looking forward to it--I won't be buying more of the Labyrinth graphic novels, but I will definitely be picking up Legends of the Dark Crystal. It seems both art and story are going to be high quality.

    And the work in those links was marvelous too! Thanks for sharing.
  18. Verona

    Verona New Member

    I was looking for some scans of that preview but can't find it! :mad:
  19. fluffmuppet

    fluffmuppet Member

    Amazing artistry, but the Gelflings don't look like gelflings to me..they need to look more innocent..I think he draws 'em really anime esk hehe..its good though!
  20. Giar Fraggle

    Giar Fraggle Member

    If they were anime-esque, they'd have huge, shiny eyes and impossibly spiky or long hair. ;)

    (Yes, I know not all anime is like this. I'm generalizing.)

    But I really like this guy's style, to me it's a real feat to be able to develop your own graphic novel style without slipping into anime.

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