Late Night Fun – How Different Artist Interpret The Same Layout

Being the age I am, when someone mentions of the Guardians of the Galaxy I think of Yondu, Martinex, Charlie-27 and Starhawk… I also think of the work of Jim Valentino. Jim of course was one of the founders of Image Comics and runs Shadowline which puts out a lot of amazing books. Check out Shadowline's website here.

I had the privilege of working with Jim on both Savage and Shadowhawk.

Think about him, I remembered a very cool post he did on his facebook page a few weeks back that I had wanted to share with the BC readers. It's a series of images where he did the layout for the page and multiple artists worked independently on a version. It was fascinating to me how these varied. Here is the set up in his own words:

In March of 1996 Rob Liefeld ran a storyline called "HATE" in all Extreme titles. He (or editor Eric Stephenson, or both) asked me to lay out pages 7 and 8 which would appear in each book. This is my original layout and then, different artist's interpretations of same.(In order of how I uploaded them–Bloodpool Special #1, Youngblood Vol. II #5, Supreme #36, Maximage #3 and New Man #2 (where the artist was so lazy, or so incompetent, he left out the background that was laid out for him). I don't know who the individual artists are anymore, but, well, here it is–

JV1 JV2 JV3 JV4 JV5 JV6

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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