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anna ([personal profile] brooms) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-11-26 01:22 pm

Axel Alonso spoils Avengers Academy

Axel Alonso’s comment in a recent interview on CBR, talking about diversity in Marvel characters:

Also, Striker just came out of the closet in “Avengers Academy,” and Wiccan and Hulkling continue to play a huge role in “Young Avengers/Avengers: Children’s Crusade.” I feel like I’m just getting started.”

“Just came out?” Or… about to come out? Christos Gage has been tweeting:

“Regarding Striker: Make sure to pick up AVENGERS ACADEMY #23 in a couple weeks. I’ll have a lot more to say when the story’s out!”

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[personal profile] nezchan 2011-11-26 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I should have added lazy as hell backgrounds and one BAD tangent where Striker is getting decapitated by the horizon line. Seriously, that's a beginner mistake, it's not something we should be seeing on a mainstream title.
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[personal profile] ravenous_raven 2011-11-27 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
Seeing as how I figured out not to do that from drawing for fun, I'm with you on this. Sad to see such a mistake on what's being printed and published...
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[personal profile] nezchan 2011-11-27 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
You think that's bad? The artist does it TWICE on the same page!

Those backgrounds would make my layout teacher cry. If I tried to pass in work of that quality, he'd probably throw me out the window.

Someone get the artist a copy of Loomis, stat!
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[personal profile] blunderbuss 2011-11-27 07:53 am (UTC)(link)
Man I've been doodling for years and I didn't know that. Why's that a bad thing?
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[personal profile] nezchan 2011-11-27 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Because it's a tangent, the enemy of artists everywhere. Tangents are considered drawing errors that kill the illusion of depth very quickly. The idea is that when a background line intersects with or continues a foreground line, the eye tends to consider them both at the same distance away, in this case the line of the (very lazy, boring, and featureless) horizon in panel 1 continues onto the character's neck (a major division point of the body) and out the other side, making it look like he's just hanging there. It happens again in panel 3.

Chris Schweizer, who did Crogan's Vengeance, has a very good guide to tangents here that's good to check out.