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Sunday, June 06, 2010 

Photo-referencing is a bad idea for artwork

Comics-Comics Mag has a short entry with a few panels from a special reprint of the current Jonah Hex's first issue, where the artwork was done almost entirely in photo-referencing, or photo-realism, so much it's hard to believe they even call this a comic book anymore. I know where some of this problem may have originated though: with an "artist" by the name of Greg Horn, who'd done work for Marvel like this that was more photo-realist than it was really artwork. How do they expect anyone to buy that these are comic books if they're going to stray so far from authentic cartooning?

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I actually like the Hyper-Realistic style of art, can't stand Giffen or the style of most of the Manga stuff, this "Photo" stuff Isn't comics

I don't mind it if it's done right. When it's done wrong, it's blatantly obvious and can actually take you out of the story.

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