Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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haze

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swmcbf

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: This is how space should look, because this is how space does look
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 02:51:47 pm EDT (Viewed 373 times)
Reply Subj: Re: This is how space should look, because this is how space does look
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 02:26:01 pm EDT (Viewed 399 times)

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Do you realize how many comic book artists would put a contract out on your life if Marvel or D.C. took your advice? \:\-\)

Well the problem at the moment is that reality outstrips imagination. I want to see a bit more imagination \:\)

I don't just regard it as an artistic challenge either. Think of the following: Superman, Batman, Spiderman; one can't think of any of them without immediately thinking of Metropolis, Gotham or New York. Character and location are intimately connected, one feeds into the other, giving the character greater depth and emotional resonance.

When I think of Galactus and Silver Surfer, I think of "space", but this "space" is the space of an empty vacuum. For characters such as Surfer and Galactus, who are both already a big challenge to portray compellingly, the task is made even more difficult by these characters being situationally unrooted. This is why I think the task of making "space" compelling in some way is part of the task of reinventing these characters for the 21st Century.


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