Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lance Pigeon covers Stalker 3



























Original cover by Steve Ditko and Wally Wood; DC 1975. Lance Pigeon does not currently have a website.

22 comments:

  1. lol If I can reanimate Mr. Wood, then I've done my job here. Sorry to disappoint you guys. Is it just a general disdain of 3D used for illustration or is it something more specific to my interpretation?

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  2. Ugh... this one is just odd...

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  3. Although i'm not a big fan of 3D I think it's great that you have used it instead of illustration. It's good to have some experimentation going on :)

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  4. Aw c'mon, guys...this would've blown your minds in 1993!

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  5. I like 3-d fine. I think what is most distracting to me is the type treatment. Maybe it doesn't need to be 3-d. It would feel less gimmicky and the art could be more of the focus. Just my 2 cents. Take it with a grain of salt...

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  6. It's strange. The more I look at it, the more I like it...
    I like the fact that it is so imperfect and "1993-ish". 3D is so boring these days.
    Not sure if I would like to read a comic in this style, but as a cover it works for me.

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  7. Thanks everybody for the comments. Most of the swelling has gone down. :-) Thank you Mr. Taylor for the additional feedback. It was not my intention to be "gimmicky" by handling the text and logos in 3D. While doing a comic cover in this manner was new to me, it's been my personal experience that a consistency of style used for logo and image works better than 2 clashing ones although I do see your point is not without merit. I can see how the brightness of the logo not matching the low lighting of the scene could be distracting.

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  8. Yeah. Good point about the brightness of the type compared to the artwork. That might have a lot to do with why it was distracting to me.

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  9. I love this cover due to the retro feeling it gives me. Its citchy and fun. It would be cool if an underground magazine had this type of cover in a fantasy anthology.
    That said I must agree with Dieter. This would not do as a comic though.

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  11. Thanks Lars. :-) Actually the image I used was really never intended for this purpose but a pro cartoonist friend convinced me to format it like the cover and submit it here. I must admit that nearly all 3D comics I've read weren't very good but if you and Dieter are open minded enough to the possibility, I would suggest you take a few minutes to check out a recent short 10 page comic I did using 3D called Addiction at http://leroysquab.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d32vs4j . I suspect you might find the 3D works better than you might think. ;-) Unfortunately, you'll need to sign up (free) for an account there at DeviantArt to see page 8, due to adult content.

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  12. I've checked it out.
    It looks like you've drawn over the images,(or is that some photoshop-filter-effect?) what makes it a little interesting. Too bad there's 3D underneath that.
    I'm open minded enough to appreciate new things, but 3D in comic-form hasn't convinced me yet.

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  13. Thanks for checking it out anyway, Dieter. It's a bit of both. Yeah, 3D comic's a hard one to convince, for sure. :-)

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  14. Lance this SUX!! But your choice of background image is pretty rad, check out jose villarrubias work (if you haven't already) that's what it kinda made me think of

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  15. Well Betty, tell me how you really feel! :lol: The background is my own, rendered in Bryce and then painted over in photoshop. Thanks for the tip... I'll check out Jose Villarrubias. ;-)

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  16. great covered!
    love the banner across the top
    lots of weight and dimension
    your version is much scarier than woods

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  17. In all fairness to you lance, I hate 3-D and I wouldn't know what was good 3-D or what wasn't. Villarubias doesn't do 3-D rendered stuff but he does do insanely beautiful digital effects for photos etc, and the way he blends colour and balances his images might give you some cool ideas! :)

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  18. No problem, Betty. Although my 3D doesn't go over terribly well here, I still love this site! Thanks for turning me onto Villarubias. I love his stuff!

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