Monday, May 9, 2011
HELLBOY by David Cutler
Big props to Michael for what I think is clearly the best Spitball pick so far--Hellboy might even be the first character we've done where all seven of us regular-types are big fans of the source material and count the creator as influential. Came along at a great time for me as well, as I'd been purposely trying to get some of the cartooniness out of my work recently and mostly hating the results. Luckily, HB's clean, iconic design was the perfect thing to ease me back into my default style and remind myself I'd prefer to be a cartoonist than a draftsman. Mike Mignola saves another life.