Monday, August 9, 2010


...done fresh out of artschool, around 96, for the story of Balder (or Baldur) from Norse mythology. At this time I tried to keep my illustration work separate from my comics. It was also my Dave McKean is God-period.


  1. What do you mean, McKean has ceased to be God? This is what happens since I quit watching TV some years ago, God has ceased to be and I didn't even know.

    I read your Melville reviews. I find Melville to be the gratest noir director of all time, so I guess if we run into each other on the street we'd exchange a few punches.

    Have a nice day!

  2. I'm still a big fan of his pen and ink drawings, as in Cages, when he keeps things simple, not so much the multi media stuff.

  3. I find Melville interesting, but in the end I prefer American film noir. Not sure if I have a favourite noir director, but The Big Combo by Joseph H Lewis is a pretty good one.

  4. I agree with you on McKean. But last night I was talking with my gf about it, wondering: why is it that comic artists use a "clean" style for everyday life scenes (eg: in Cages the black guys talking about jazz), and use "experimental", "arty" style for dreamlike situations? It ends up being a cliché. Why can't it be the other way round? That's what I like about Dan Clowes or Charles burns, they narrate bizarre scenes with a E.C comics aesthetic; or on the other hand Alberto Breccia depicting conversations between two guys (eg: Mort Cinder and the anticuarian) in a semi-abstract Rorschach test approach.

    Nice talking to you. Big Combo is ace.