Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wonder Woman Retroactive!

First up, two pages from one of my favourite sequences from the Retroactive Wonder Woman book. Y'know, horses really are hard to draw!

An interview I did before Wonder Woman Retro came out is now up at Comic Book Resources. I blab on and on about Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman's costume and a bunch of other stuff Wonder Woman related! The piece includes the first page of the art from the story I drew for Darwyn Cooke's New Frontier one-shot -- Wonder Woman and Black Canary visit a famous Club for Gentlemen. I loved how that story turned out (though the reviews for my particular portion weren't well did get a mention on the Playboy blog! Woo!).

A few reviews for this current story have shown up online...not all that favorable.
Starting with the comments following the interview:

"I don't recall the art of the Wonder Woman of the '70s ever being that bad. Granted, the WW art wasn't that stellar back then, but the new retro story doesn't capture that '70s flavor at all, IMO."

"I didn't mind the art, although it looked older then the 70s. I like J. Bones art normally, but this was slightly lacking. The story was terrible though, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. "

"The art is dreadful--I read JBone was instructed to draw like Sekowsky (sp?)-- but it's soooooo clunky and wrong and looks like ameture night (and I like JBone's work, normally) "

Longer reviews at Comic Utopia, Too Dangerous For a Girl, and a much more glowing review (of my art, at any rate) at Chuck's Comic of the Day.

And finally -- the Comics Alliance wrote up a post about me that makes all those negative reviews melt away! The headline reads "The Art of J.Bone is Like a Playground for the Eyes". *Sigh* Like a hug from the internet!



eamon said...

I am not really a fan of Wonder Woman aside from Darwyn Cooke's version in New Frontier and the original stories...but I picked up Wonder Woman Retroactive solely based on the fact that you were drawing it, good sir! (I was pleasantly surprised that Denny O'Neil wrote it) It was an excellent read, well worth the $4.99 I paid for it. It is a rare chance I get to compliment an artist I am a fan of directly (or indirectly? I'm not sure what a blog comment counts as) but, for what it is worth, excellent job and keep up the spectacular work!

R. George R. said...

Awwww, man! I avoid comic book “reviews” like ebola! I don’t wanna see that crap, Mr. Bone! Show me the good stuff! (More of your pages.) If I must internet hug you...

Bubbashelby said...

Your art is so fucking beautiful I'd be willing to bet you shit diamonds.

j. said...

eamon - Thank you for taking a shot on the book. I appreciate your comments. I, too, am a big fan of Darwyn's Wonder Woman. I kinda wish DC had let him take over the character...but then he wouldn't have given us those great Parker books.

R. George R. - Sometimes I can't help myself :) I read the reviews and then regret having done so. I take comfort in the knowledge that even guys like Darwyn get negative reviews.

Bubbashelby - Ha! Not quite able to shit diamonds but thank your for thinking so :)


Jason Chalker said...

I'm paraphrasing here, but "Those who can't do, Review."

Your art is great! I pretty much ran to the comic book shop once I read your post and I was not disappointed by anything in that book except that it could've had less ads and more of your art.

*internet man-hug*

j. said...

Jason - Aw, thanks man. I appreciate the internet man-hug. Does that mean we hug but don't let our "mouses" touch?


Anonymous said...

All your work is great. I can't say enough good things about it. I just wish you were on a monthly.

I'm casting my vote for Wonder Woman and Black Widow,

James M

Jason said...

Don't let the negative comments and reviews get you down. I loved your Retroactive issue of WW!