This week my column over at Monster Popcorn is talking about my absolute favorite movie, The Rocketeer. The film is an adaptation of the comic book of the same name created, written, and drawn by the incredible Dave Stevens. To simply say that Dave Stevens has influenced me as a cartoonist would be a tremendous understatement. Stevens’ artwork inspires me in a way few other cartoonist have. His absolutely beautiful line art and brush work are rivaled by none, and is this impossible vision to which I aspire with my own artwork (to which I fall embarrassingly short).
This week I attempted to draw Dave Stevens’ creation, The Rocketeer, for the very first time in my life with better results than I expected.
If you get the chance, check out my column about the film here. If you’ve never heard of Dave Stevens, or his comic that inspired The Rocketeer, I strongly encourage you to check it out for yourself. It’s available in collected form from IDW Publishing.