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Mar 06 2021 1:08pm
DeCarlo Rules: I'm wondering now if that 9-11-2011 Sunday strip was the only one Dan Parent ever drew. IIRC the strip was drawn for the longest time by Henry Scarpelli, and then in more recent years (2000s) by Fernando Ruiz...  Thanks for the shout, Hanna!

Mar 05 2021 10:16am
Hanna Barbera Montana: The daily cartoonist showcases the first and last of the Archie comic strip - https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2021/03/04/first-and-last-archie-comic-strip/

Mar 03 2021 7:44am
DeCarlo Rules: They never say things like "cancelled". Things just come to an end. ARCHIE #713 came out six months ago, and there have been no new issues solicited since then...

Mar 02 2021 10:15am
Tuxedo Mark: Has it been cancelled?

Mar 01 2021 11:04am
DeCarlo Rules: It seems like my prediction of the ARCHIE series launched in 2015 came true... it lasted 5 years (or 47 issues, which would have been 4 years if it were published monthly). Oh well -- that was four issues more than Manga SABRINA...

Feb 22 2021 12:48pm
Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Picture This!!" from Cheryl Blossom #4: https://riverdalereviewed.com/2021/02/22/comics-picture-this/

Feb 11 2021 11:54am
DeCarlo Rules: Can't remember the last Archie floppy comic I bought that wasn't a #1 issue...

Feb 11 2021 11:52am
DeCarlo Rules: Not retired, but it seems like floppy one-shots will be more frequent compared to series.

Feb 11 2021 11:08am
Tuxedo Mark: Vol 2 of the The Riverdale Diaries graphic novel series is now available for preorder. It stars Veronica and will come out on November 16. Oddly, Vol. 2 is available on Kindle, whereas Vol. 1 seems to be a physical-only release.

ARCHIE COMICS FOR DECEMBER 2016

Started by Oldiesmann, September 21, 2016, 01:06:21 PM

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DeCarlo Rules

Quote from: BettyReggie on September 22, 2016, 05:29:18 PM
He did do the cover Archie #10 of them dancing at the beach.

Okay, I just checked that out. I don't know... he made Veronica look pretty weird, all tall and skinny with these huge feet. It's almost like he stuck Veronica's head on Big Ethel's body.


BettyReggie

I think he did this. I have this one.
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DeCarlo Rules

December is a good month for the digests. My three favorite digests all come out in December a week apart.

12/07


12/14


12/21

irishmoxie

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on September 23, 2016, 05:32:17 AM
Quote from: BettyReggie on September 22, 2016, 05:29:18 PM
He did do the cover Archie #10 of them dancing at the beach.

Okay, I just checked that out. I don't know... he made Veronica look pretty weird, all tall and skinny with these huge feet. It's almost like he stuck Veronica's head on Big Ethel's body.



I love Archie beach scenes but this one was so bad I couldn't buy it.

Speaking of bad art, does anyone know what constitutes breakdowns versus finishes as listed in the most recent Archie issue. The inking was so bad on it. Comparing this to Fiona Staples... Wow

irishmoxie

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on September 23, 2016, 10:07:57 AM
December is a good month for the digests. My three favorite digests all come out in December a week apart.

12/07


12/14


12/21


Hopefully chock full of Christmas stories. I bought some Christmas themed Giant issues over the summer and I'm saving them to read around Christmas.

BettyReggie

I preordered my comics from Midtown Comics
After Life With Archie #12
Archie #15-Eisma & Zullo. That other one is ugly.
Reggie's
A Blank one
Hack
Charm
Pitilli
Caldwell
Jarell

irishmoxie

Quote from: BettyReggie on September 23, 2016, 05:57:06 PM
I preordered my comics from Midtown Comics
After Life With Archie #12
Archie #15-Eisma & Zullo. That other one is ugly.
Reggie's
A Blank one
Hack
Charm
Pitilli
Caldwell
Jarell

I like that other one. It's like Cheryl's possessed by the devil.

DeCarlo Rules

September 24, 2016, 12:14:17 AM #22 Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 12:37:26 AM by DeCarlo Rules
Quote from: irishmoxie on September 23, 2016, 12:03:45 PM
Speaking of bad art, does anyone know what constitutes breakdowns versus finishes as listed in the most recent Archie issue. The inking was so bad on it. Comparing this to Fiona Staples... Wow

Breakdowns are also known as layouts. This is just a rough blocking out of the figures and panels, so you can see how the story will be told, and where all the characters will be placed in each panel, sometimes with the balloon placement to indicate where artwork shouldn't go because it will be covered with dialogue. The pencilling on the figures still needs to be finished, and then inked, background details drawn in, and so forth. In the example below, the left page shows Jack Kirby's layouts or breakdowns for a Captain America story (the lettering was then added on top by Sam Rosen). You can see Kirby's written notes to the penciller in the margins. The finished page on the right was then completed by another artist, George Tuska.



In this second example from the same story, you can see an interesting anomaly. Sometimes the penciller didn't always follow the layouts slavishly, but chose to show the same scene from a different position, even though the basic information conveyed is identical -- Panel 1 on the top of left hand page in the layouts shows a different camera angle and composition to the shot than Panel 1 on the top of the right hand page.




Here's a different kind of example. Sometimes the same artist who will produce the finished art will do his own breakdowns/layouts, as a stage of working out how to tell the story before committing to working on the details of the page. In this case, they're called "prelims" or preliminary art. Here artist Wallace Wood is working out how to tell the story on this page, but you'll notice that when he gets to the final page, he's made a number of changes from the way he originally laid out or broke down the story.



Jingles


I should be getting from Archie Comics Betty and Veronica DD and Jughead and Archie Comics Annual.

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