This week saw the passing of the great Ray Harryhausen who was the genius behind the stop motion effects in Clash of the Titans. He was 92, so he had a really long an amazing career – but as this is a Medusa comic the greatest impression he has made on me will always be that incredible Medusa sequence. I remember just so scared the first time (and second and third and many times after) I watched that movie I’d always have to cover my eyes when Medusa’s eyes glowed and turned that first guy to stone. There was a real genius in Harryhausen’s work that transcends technology and time – it’s not about the technology but it’s about how you tell the story. So I just wanted to say thanks – you really inspired me.
So I had a sad moment last weekend when I realized that my usual shop, Kinokuniya, has drastically reduced their selection/stock of Copic markers. Luckily, we’re basically finished with our Medusa/Perseus “flashbacks,” but still, it looks like I have no options left except buying the markers online. They’ve also gone up in price :( Ah, if only I could find an alternative.
Hey, it’s been a while since we’ve had a good old 3 panel comic in the present time! Who would’ve guessed that our Maddie, an M-for-Monster office lady at Love Inc, would go on such epic and artistically-challenging adventures? Our black and white comic strips sure have come a long way.