Doctor Fate #4 has hit the stands, some reviews below :) (Also a ComicVine Cover of the Week!)
"The fluidity of [Liew's] style is mesmerizing, with the layouts and characters’ points of view always deserving of second looks to observe the care taken in creating this book."
"... I’m loving the more personal approach that Levitz and Liew are taking with it so that it can find its own voice and stand out from that point of view."
"...a lithe and charming monthly read... [a] beautifully rendered artistic display"*
*to be artfully selective :p
"There is a charm and originality to what Levitz and Liew have done reinventing Doctor Fate that for some reason makes this book completely irresistible... Doctor Fate is everything that the DC You relaunch was supposed to be about without any of the garbage that has killed so many other titles before their sixth issues."
"With well defined characters and a special attention to the sacred and mundane, Doctor Fate #4 is an example of what DC is doing right with DCYou."
"... the art has never dropped below beautiful... Interactions between Khalid and the Helm itself are beautifully colored, with huge swirls of power giving weight to the incredible power hidden in both Khalid and the Helm."
Some interiors below! :)
Thoughts on Pixar's Inside Out: I remember the sheer wonder of the early Pixar movies - Toy Story in particular. Since then they've devolved a little into formula; a more sophisticated one than the story arcs that most mainstream animation manage for sure, but it's that sophistication itself that becomes troubling.
Everything about a Pixar movie is precisely calibrated, even it's flights of fancy. In Inside Out, the sequence where the characters end up in a realm of Abstract Thought reminded me of the God sequence in Studio 4C's Mind Games
But whilst the latter left your mind reeling with possibilities, suggested meanings, Pixar's sequence did exactly what it was intended to do, and no more.
And that extends to the movie as a whole. Part of the wonder of animations like Totoro and Mind Games is the feeling of anarchy, of the meeting of imaginations, an openness. With Inside Out, you might be moved, you'll laugh, be dazzled - but it'll be exactly in the same way as everyone else. It's a sort of contradiction - a studio filled with incredibly imaginative minds, making movies where the wildest imaginings become part of a preconcieved cookie cutter plan.
Out next month
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art and cover by SONNY LIEW
On sale SEPTEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Life is getting harder for the new Doctor Fate. Now, an ancient god wants to destroy him, a mystical flood threatens to drown him, and the riddle of the Sphinx eludes him. Also, homework.
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is featured in Tessa Wong's piece for the BBC:
Meanwhile copies of Boom Studio/Archaia's Hacktivist with a variant cover arrived in the mail :)
And finally, a pics taken at http://lil-monsters.net/ at Jaya Shopping Centre! Big thanks to Andrew for the invitation to sign some books and do some sketches there :)
Spoke to a a few folks about both books:
And here are some reviews:
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye:
Covers for the new Dr. Fate series from DC Comics, written by Paul Levitz. I'm handling cover and interior art, with Lee Louhridge on colors, Nick J. Napolitano lettering, edited by Brian Cunningham, Andy Khouri and Amedeo Turturro :)
Issue #1 is out on June 17th!
This image was cropped for the solicits due to sensitivity over the Germanwings tragedy.
There's rain. Lot's of rain :p