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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Ybrik Evoli

7 Comments:

Blogger St John Street said...

The colour of this one exudes such energy and movement love it!!! take care

5:59 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

AWESOME! The art is pack with energy.
Love it Paul.

7:33 PM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

thanks linton and jerry...!!!

10:39 PM  
Blogger m cho said...

Awesome as always, Mr. Rivoche! I've loved your work since I was a teenager gawking at the awesome Mr. X poster at my local comic shop in Hamilton...and I really appreciated your articles in Draw! They were damn thorough and more than worth saving and re-reading.

Cheers to you,
Mike

3:30 AM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

thanks a lot michael!! Nice to hear from another fellow Torontonian.

beautiful blogs you have! We share a love of Kirby.....!!!

I even love Kirby's DIALOGUE!!! AND EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!
So there, you Kirby-dialogue-haters out there...
It all worked for me.

5:19 PM  
Blogger m cho said...

I gotta say, I love Kirby's dialog too. It's CYCLOPEAN!!! I know others have said his writing is awkward, but I just think its better to read the man's words as he intended instead of filtered through a mediocre copy-writer. For every "weird" phrase, theres a beautiful and poetic line like "I feel! I anger! I fight!" or a shakespearean exchange of dialog like the one between Kalibak and Orion in New Gods. Like the man said: "DON'T ASK! JUST BUY IT!"

Err, that was getting a bit off topic there...sorry, Paul.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

No problem michael...you said it well. I agree...his dialogue matched his art perfectly in style. That was the point. They worked together!!!! You have to keep his dialogue in context. If you rip it away from his art, and compare it to "regular" dialogue, why of course it appears over the top. But in its native habitat that dialogue SANG!!!
I too am a New Gods lover. I inhaled that series whole when it came out. It truly invaded my brain. I loved it so much. Went to the drugstore as often as possible looking for new issues!

One timeless scene ---in "The Bug" page 14---when Orion's face surprises the woman--he wakes up--what a great scene! Then he jumps up, into action, saying (about sleeping) : "Enough! This is the practice of lizards and idiots!"

Hilarious, and perfect for the character...

AND---a big subject for another day--in many ways Kirby was, dare I say it, profound. Far more so than many pretentious 'talking heads' modern comic writers. Look at the themes he covered! From The Holocaust to genetic engineering to---you name it!!!!!!

5:22 PM  

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