Sunday, January 20, 2008

Here's a page I pencilled for Brave and Bold #11

7 comments:

Dylan said...

Good to see you posting again Jerry, great stuff as ever. You are just the master at folds and drapery!

Urban Barbarian said...

Always awesome!

HartCactus said...

Jerry, can i buy pages from you?

please email me...

shield51@sbcglobal.net

thanks,

Hart

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SidB said...

Hi Jerry

If you ever get the time to expound a little, could you talk a bit about how you developed such a crisp and clean look to your work? Or was it more of an intuitive thing? I admire the precision your work has always had from the start. It's not a subject I've ever seen discussed anywhere...

Sid

Papa Kev said...

Jerry,

We have a project to talk to you about. How can we contact you by e-mail or phone?

best regards,

Kevin Spengel
spengel at gmail.com

Jerry Ordway said...

Hi all,
I haven't posted in a long while, but I do appreciate everyone's comments. First off, to HartCactus, I sometimes sell pages through Spencer Beck, The Artists Choice, so check with him for stuff. Often he reps inkers I've worked with, and they sell their stuff there too.
To SidB, I think I gravitated to the clean style because that's the art I grew up with-- Joe Sinnott, Wally Wood, Frank Giacoia, and many others. Also when I started in comics, in 1980, reproduction was really at its worst, with fine lines and crosshatching not printing all that well. I opted to go for a clean look, and used as much solid black ink areas as I could, to compensate for the also poorly printed color. Additionally, my first full time assignment was on All Star Squadron, a comic set in 1942, so all these things gelled, for me to attempt a sort of clean retro style which fit the book. Rich Buckler, the penciller, was known at that time for drawing in a Neal Adams inspired look, and I also wanted All Star Squadron to stand apart from that somewhat 1970's generic look. I am a HUGE Adams fan, but I didn't wanted to find myself lumped into the wastebin of being another Neal Adams CLONE. I wanted to develop my own look, and be individual, despite the various artistic influences that inspired me.
To Kevin Spengel, I am under exclusive contract to DC Comics, so I would be unable to work on a project unless it was done by DC. Sorry. Thanks again for posting. Best, JER