The great conundrum of comics press and criticism is that way too many of us struggle to talk about—or at least to fully and vibrantly capture—the artistic side of comics, which is what makes comics, well, comics. We can endlessly debate continuity, criticize character choices, pick apart plotting, but how many of us offer the artistic component the attention it deserves? How many of us cut deeper than comparing one artist to another, or trying to force into insufficient words how we respond to style and basic storytelling choices?
State of the Art is a video series produced in cooperation with Image Comics that shows artists at work as they discuss their series, their artistic journeys, their work process and more, all as we witness one of their characters come to life. Today’s installment features Daniel Warren Johnson, writer/artist on Skybound’s metal-as-f#ck Murder Falcon, the second issue of which hits stands November 14th. We’ve also got a righteously appropriate added bonus for this video: the savage sounds of Texas’ Power Trip. Check out the video below, and be sure to follow throughout the coming months as we feature other Image Comics favorites on State of the Art.
Murder Falcon #2
Writer/Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson
Colorist: Mike Spicer
Publisher: Skybound/ Image Comics
Release Date: November 14, 2018
Metal doesn’t happen with just one man…and neither does saving the world! As monsters attack the city, Jake and Murder Falcon must recruit a bassist to join their fight. Luckily, they know a guy.