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Prometheus Eternal Illustrates Artistic Inspiration

Prometheus Eternal 1 Bill Sienkiewicz
Bill Sienkiewicz

Creative inspiration is a tricky subject. It flows neither smoothly nor orderly. Ideas can come from anywhere, bounce off associations and take on entirely new shapes before settling into any definitive form. The process never exists in a vacuum; there are always other works which provide kindling for the imagination. In short, it is a fluid, discursive experience. It is also one of the reasons that creators are always well-served by searching for inspiration outside of their comfort zones. As Wesley Craig advised at last year’s New York Comic Con, aspiring artists need to “get their heads out of comics.” The recent one-shot, Prometheus Eternal takes this lesson to heart. A co-production between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Locust Moon Press, its seed is the museum’s painting Prometheus Bound by Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders. The museum and publisher gathered together a diverse group of comic talent to explore both the specific painting and the myth of Prometheus in general. The result is a fascinating collection of reflections on the creative process and the eternal resonance of ancient myths.
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Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List

Nothing But Comics has hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday one of our staff members made a list of their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week we’ve aggregated all the list together Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten All Time Favorites: The Master List

UNCOVERING THE BEST COVERS, 10-01-15

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Creighton is caught in the grip of . . .

Sons of the Devil Franics Manapul
Sons of the Devil #5 by Francis Manapul

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Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Cosmo

Nothing But Comics is about to hit our two year mark and in observance of the sites anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite series, runs or issues of all time. This week it’s Cosmo Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: All Time Favorites Cosmo

UNCOVERING THE BEST COVERS, 3-27-14

Want to know what covers caught our attention this week?

Curious what our eyes fell in love with at first sight?

Well, here they are, the most memorable images on the stands this Wednesday . . .

Cosmo is simply in awe of  . . .

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Sandman: Overture #2 by Dave McKean

For a brief moment, I held it in my hand & pretended this thing of beauty was mine . . .

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12 DAYS OF COMICS – DAY 10: THE SANDMAN Preludes and Nocturnes

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

10 DOZERS DREAMING

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9 Loonies Laughing
8 Heaths-a-quipping
7 Shields-a-spinning
6 Orcs-a-staining
A BOULDER NAMED THE THING
Numerous Norse Words
Astonishing X-Men
Sex (not for love)
and Preacher Volume 3 
 
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Uncovering 2013: The Year’s Best Covers

Comics, like film, are in their essence a visual medium, and one of the purest examples of this are the covers which grace each issue. They announce to us what expect from a given title, evoking the tone and mood of the story within. They sometimes form our first impression of a series, inspiring us to pick up something from the shelves that we wouldn’t have considered otherwise. In other words, they play a vital part in our experience of comics.

So, for my post today, I have compiled a list of the covers which stood out for me as the best of 2013. I have separated them into two groups: a top tier of ten, followed by a second set of runners-up. Within each grouping the titles are arranged alphabetically. I’ll admit that narrowing down this list was not as easy I thought it would be. Even with 20 entries, it could have easily run longer. At the end of the day, however, having too much outstanding art to pick from is never a problem, but something to be savored.   

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