ANDY FISH

ANDY FISH is a comic book artist


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Monday, June 8, 2015

SIGN UP FOR THE HISTORY OF COMICS CLASS! Runs Jul 13th - Aug 17th!

HISTORY OF COMICS ART!
6 part Session begins July 13th

Whether you are a student of the craft, a working professional or a casual fan, this course will take you through the periods of comic art with a look at the turning points which have led to comics becoming one of the world's most popular art forms.

In this class you will read dozens of comics in PDF form that capture the essence of the period we're discussing each week.  You'll SEE the evolution of storytelling as creators learned their way and publishers pushed their audiences.

Class 1 - THE GOLDEN AGE July 13, 2015

The art was crude the stories sometimes ridiculous and the world was in turmoil when Superman hit the stands in 1938 ushering in the age of superheroes in the newly created art form of the Comic Book.  Creators unable to find work in the more lucrative comic strip fields (at the time) slummed it in comic book sweatshops sometimes churning out 64 page books over the course of the weekend.

With World War II comic sales were in the millions and everyone read them as cheap fun entertainment.

Class 2- POST WWII and PRE-CODE HORROR July 20, 2015

With the end of WWII in 1945 and just as the art was improving publishers found their readership dwindling as superheroes were abandoned.  Soon Horror Comics became the rage with stories that shocked moms and appealed to adults because of their camp nature.

More and more publishers pushed the envelope in terms of outrageous content leading to parents groups and congress to investigate the correlations between Comic Book and Juvenile Crime!

Class 3- THE SILVER AGE

The implementation of the Comics Code restricted content, gone were the monsters which ushered in a return of the Superheroes where science now played a big part of them.  College kids started to create fan clubs and Stan Lee launched Marvel Comics creating a more sophisticated level of comic book for a more sophisticated reader.

Class 4- THE BRONZE AGE





Those new sophisticated readers generated by Marvel Comics soon became working professionals in the comics field leading to a whole new level of comic art-- Comics as Relevant entertainment!  Batman hunted Nazis, Green Arrow's Sidekick got addicted to drugs and the Green Lantern faced racism head on in the swinging 70s.  Frank Miller reinvigorated DAREDEVIL as a film noir style comic, and Batman became the Dark Knight of a future apocalyptic Gotham City.

Class 5- Comics Grow Up





From Alan Moore's SWAMP THING to Dan Clowes EIGHTBALL comics were now a respected form of entertainment.  We'll read some seminal classics of story and art.

Class 6- THE GRAPHIC NOVEL




Comics become full on literature with Graphic Novels by Will Eisner, Darwyn Cooke and many others including the japanese classics like ADOLF!

This intensive six week session is loaded with information, and each week we'll have a lively discussion of what we just read as well as a look at other creators from the era you should check out.

It's a fast, fun all levels informative series.
Sign up today-- space is limited!



SIX WEEK COURSE
$144/USD (payment plan available)


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Check out the NEW blog

I know, I know, you like the flashy nonsense here on the old blog-- give the new blog a chance!  C'mon change your links and bookmarks.  This old site is going to go away.

NEW BLOG

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

UPDATE YOUR LINKS

You're missing my brilliance aren't you?  Why not update your link?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

This Blog Is GOING AWAY! UPDATE YOUR LINKS!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

WHY ARE YOU READING THE OLD BLOG?? GO TO THE NEW ONE!

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Graphic Novel Recommendations: BIGFOOT by Pascal Girard


Pascal Girard's sophomore effort in the graphic novel field is an entertaining slice of life of a Canadian teen-ager in the age of social media and how it impacts his life.  The art style is simple and clean and works perfectly for the story.

Jimmy is a high school kid who discovers a friend has posted a video of him dancing up on YouTube, and now he's not only become a thing of ridicule in his school, but he's become a quasi celebrity among the mouth breather's who spend their hours watching such trivia, and Jimmy can barely cope with it.

His Uncle spots what he thinks is Bigfoot in the woods and gets Jimmy to post it online "like he did" with his own video, and the Uncle soon learns that being an internet celebrity is not something to strive for.

It's a simple story, told very straightforward.  Jimmy is not all that likeable but that's what makes him a somewhat socially awkward teen boy.  He seems real.

I'd recommend it.  It's available on Amazon in USED condition for 1c-- you are not going to find a bargain like that anywhere.

BIGFOOT GRAPHIC NOVEL

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